I wish I was going with you on Sunday. I just got back from the golden yesterday and I had an absolutely awesome time. The current cruise director staff is great (they will all still be there when you get there). They completely make you feel like they are old friends and want you to have the best vacation possible. I highly recommend pool games and dancing lessons with Sly. He is a hoot!
Also, you may end up going to Curacao and Isla Margarita instead of Barbados and St Maarten (I did). Just an FYI.
Lastly, I was hoping you would be kind enough to do me a small favor. When I left I failed to get the email addresses of a few cruise directors staff. If you do not mind, I would appreciate it if you would get them for me. Please let me know. Either way have a superb vacation (sorry for the length).