Hi... I thought we would reply to this site as we just recently won a 7 day southern caribbean cruise with the new Crown Princess ship. Not only is the ship new, but we are "new cruisers ourselves". We have appreciated obtaining additional information as well which we have found useful on this site. So thanks. We are cruising December 2-9, 2006 departing from San Juan to Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Thomas.