Thanks for the great article--I have a question -how do the small ships of Princess compare? We just booked the Holyland for next fall on the Pacific.
These small ships are really in a category of their own. The price may include some airfare discounts, but everything else is discretionary spending. The ships are small for more personalized service and the focus is on destinations, with almost a port per day itineraries.
I suggest you read our cruisemates reviews on these ships, plus Oceania and Azamara to really get the feel.