We sailed on Pricess Diamond in August of 2006 and loved it. The food in the seperate retaurants was very good. Weather is the biggest factor. We wish we had less rain. If you are going to get a balcony be aware that the lower your stateroom the larger your balcony will be. We didn't realize this and booked on the top balcony deck and had a very small balcony. The best balconys are on the rear or fan tail of the ship. A couple in our group of 14 had one and all 14 of us could fit on their balcony. Also the view is not obstructed by anything. You get to see both sides.