Rose, glad to hear how great your trip was. I'm doing the same cruise in January 2002. You mentioned Harbor nights in St. Croix. I thought the itinerary said we'd be leaving St. Croix by 6pm. Was yours later? I keep hearing about the harbor nights party, but have ruled it out because I thought we'd miss it.
This will be my 1st cruise also, so I don't have much feedback. I have been to Aruba, Jamaica and Mexico. Mexico has better excursions. Aruba and Jamaica are a little boring, but there's always snorkeling.
I'll post a message discussing my trip when I get back. Have fun planning your next.