I sailed the Golden Princess from Barcelona to Venice on the May 29 sailing. I had a fantastic time (my fourth and best cruise yet) and would highly recommend Princess. After a long day touring in port, it was nice to soak in a hot tub late in the evening and I found the ship had a nice range of ages and active people. I definitely recommend doing some online research and booking private tours. We felt we received a better tour for a much lower price doing it that way. I wrote a detailed 49 page review of my trip (including expenses, etc.). Let me know if you'd like to see it. Good luck in your selection!