Thanks for the input. We saw the TA yesterday and this is so strange. For RCCL in Jan. the oceanview is cheaper than in April and the balcony is cheaper in April rather than in Jan. We like both rooms so it would be when to go. We are from PA so our winters can be tricky. We are going toward April. Then thinking Hawaii too, so lots to think about. Our first Princess cruise is 5/23/04 so maybe we should cruise Princess before we decide on a ship, I do like RCCL a lot. Thanks again.