Hi Bop and everyone,
I have also cruised on the Dawn and The Grand and I loved both of them. My husband liked the Dawn better because it was the "classic" ocean liner with the wrap-around teak promenade deck. My favorite was the Grand because of the choices that were provided - choices for dining and for entertainment. It also has a teak wrap-around deck but not in the classic design of The Dawn. I love Princess so much that I am willing to room with my mother on The Sea Princess in April to the Western Caribbean because my husband won't go. He says he is tired of the Caribbean. Anyway need to spend time with my Mom.