I was actually on the Crown last week and we had a very nice time. The ports were awesome to say the least. It was the most port intensive and best overall port cruise that I have been on. We were on the Eastern/Southern route. For our style and likes, we thought that the ship was about average. We had no complaints, but had nothing to jump up and down about. The overall cruise was GREAT but the ship was about average. We are in our early 30's and there were plenty of people our age on the cruise. These cruises are so port intensive that I don't think that the ship is the most important aspect. (I have never thought that in the past). This was our second cruise with Princess and I think we will stick to Carnival and RCCL. We just enjoy the more up tempo environment. Good luck and happy sailing!