You are lucky! From everything I've heard, the Grand will be dry-docked the week before you are scheduled to travel on her. She's suppose to get the new LCD "Movies Under the Stars" screen along with new carpet and other general refurbishments. Have a grand time!
She was starting to show some definite age in 2002. We sailed the Golden first, and she was great. In comparison, the Grand, the Ship we saw shortly after she was built-1998-1999, I think--she was talked about as a new ship coming out when we were on the Sun in Feb.1998-was showing some wear and tear and basic trauma. The nice thing about our "Grand" trip, was that we had the same capt as we had on the Sun! A nice guy. She deserves a good "spruce-up". Happy Cruising! Lynne