To my fellow Princess cruisers. My husband and I spent a fabulous week on the Grand this past June. We were without our children and just loved every minute of the itinerary and the ship. We inquired of our TA about any upcoming cruises that we could share with our 3 children (2 teens, 1 pre-teen) as a surprise Christmas gift, that wouldn't break our bank. She sold us on Carnival Imagination, leaving 12/29. Now we KNOW not to expect Princess ambiance/service/etc..... on Carnival but will the differences be so broad scale that hubby and I will kick ourselves for the next 2 years for not waiting for a "deal" on Princess or RCI instead? We WILL have fun not matter what and this trip is truly for our kids, but I was just curious. Commnets???