Wow! What a wonderful gift, and a wonderful daughter you are! Happy New year to you both! Oh, Dan, I don't know how you will possibly survive a few weeks in Hawaii in 2011. I feel so sorry for you... Sadly, you will be in paradise I agree with the peacefulness. We never even felt crammed in the buffet. Except our last day - CC day. We had a Exotic Rasul in the spa while everyone was pushing and shoving to get to CC - we emerged so relaxed and.... we went to the buffet for some breakfast, and it seemed like there were crying children all around us, and the line wasn't moving at all. I couldn't wait to get to Serenity bay - SERENITY NOW!!!! Otherwise, I was amazed at how un-crowded the ship seemed. Even disembarking was less crazy, because a porter met us at the bottom of the stairs, and Viola! no prob Bob! I can only read once a week, so updating once a week will work out great for me! Enjoy your term!