I posted a couple days ago looking for a cabin mate to sail with Princess - Emerald Princess from Ft. Lauderdale to the Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Maarten) and Princess Cay departing Sunday, November 22. That offer is still on the table, for the moment, but today I priced out a SWEET deal on Costa...the Costa Atlantica sails 11/28 from Miami to St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, and Nassau with a total of three days at sea. My single supplement rate for a balcony is $777 and some change. I would prefer to share a balcony cabin with someone, on either cruise, but need to make a decision by tomorrow, Wednesday October 7. Given the choice I would be inclined to sail with Princess but the only thing is, a balcony cabin is a little more than $1K single supplement rate, which would make it unaffordable for me to go alone, compelling me to take the deal on Costa.
I have sailed to the Western Caribbean (it was supposed to be Eastern but the itinerary was changed at the last minute due to a Hurricane in the Atlantic, but it was still a nice cruise. Went diving in Cozumel and Grand Cayman and it was superb!) with Princess back in 2004, have done a 5/4 with Carnival, although I forget the name of the ship (Miami to Mexican Riviera) a couple years ago, and also the Carnival weekender Miami to Nassau and back many moons ago.