Nordic Empress out of Tampa on Dec. 6, '03 is on my shopping list. Any comments on the ship? I understand the ship is older, and the cabins are smaller, but does the crew and the character of the ship make up for it? Right now, she seems an exceptional bargain, going for about half the price the Radiance of the Seas for the same timeframe. Is the Radiance of the Seas 1 1/2 times as good as the Nordic Empress, as the pricing would suggest? (Roughly $500pp vs $750pp for an outside cabin).