My wife and I sailed the Lirica Jan/Feb 2008 10 day Caribbean. this was our second caribbean teh first was on the Sun Princess (10 days). We found the Lirica alright but definintly lacked staff and it showed in the service. Overall we try not to get involved in ship politics but it was very apperant that much of the staff seemed disgruntled. We did not have a terrible time but I am cruising Princess next year. Go with an open mind and remeber this was last year I am sure personnel change.