I agree...pools (at least some) should be open late , or 24/7.
To update all, and in particular, pcboston and LisaK. we just got back from the Caribbean Princess (Aug 27-Sep 03), and the pools were only
open until 12 Midnite !!! We were cruising with our kids for the first time,
and...the one night we could get out for a hot tub and swim (at about 12:30 am or so), ALL the hot tubs/pools were closed/ netted off. I had always liked the Princess pool policy....but, unfortunately, the pool hours (0600 (or 0700) to midnite) were posted, but only on a desk card in the cabin. I do hope this does not continue as an ongoing policy....maybe more due to the fact there were 500 or so "kids" on board that week (overall, handled quite well by Princess security). :?