we went on the grand princess out of galveston. first cruise and now we are hooked!!!!!!!!! the ship is big but we never felt crowded, we did anytime dining and were always seated within 5-10 min. ( there were 8 of us, we did set up reservations but sometimes late in the afternoon.) lots of stuff to do and their daily newsletter is a must to read from cover to cover as it gives you an idea of daily activities. staff was wonderful. food great anad they do try hard to please even the most finicky eater. we had a balconey room anad hubby says that will be a staple when we go again. we did the western carb. can't wait to save our pennies to go again !!!!!!!!!!!