Tim, I have so many wonderful memories of the old girl. I sailed her for the first time over 25 years ago when Pacific and Island Princess were the only two Princess ships in Alaska. If you wanted to do a cruise/tour, you disembarked in Skagway, did your thing in Alaska, then flew back to Skagway and joined one of the two sisters. I last sailed PP a couple of years ago on a Scandanavia/Baltic cruise. She was just as wonderful as I remembered. I'm sorry to see her go, but as long as Princess keeps acquiring small ships like Tahitian Princess and continues to maintain Royal Princess as beautifully as it does, I will be a happy camper. If it were up to me, nothing bigger than 50,000 tons would ever be built.