We are Siesta Key residents 1/52 of a year! Week 20 every year. Is it drying out there yet?
We cruised the Carnival Victory for New Years 2002. The ship was very crowded, especially the pools. It was almost impossible to get deck chairs as it seemed like they were all reserved. We ended up on the funnel deck a couple of times were is was very windy. The food was not bad and the service was good. We had an outside cabin and had plenty of room for the two of us. All and all it was a good cruise. We have been lucky as all 10 of our cruises have been at least good.
We can't help you on the Golden except to say we have seen the ship a couple of times and would like to sail on her someday. We have yet to sail on a Princess Ship. Which ever one you choose, have a great cruise!
Keith & Rita Ann