So the questions of the day is ... which is Better??? Given strict orders :no: that Princess will return to this households future cruise agenda I figured a hunting expedition was in order (then again its ALWAYS Fun when researching involves cruises). Always looking for different things of interest I figured comparisons were in line as there is plenty of time to research and scratch my head a few times. :bbat: Obviously there are considerations to take into account. Such as a return to the W. Caribbean or a return to some ports of call where we REALLY enjoyed our stops. While the research has begun (then again does it EVER stop???) we have only breached the tip of the iceburg so to speak but these 2 options popped out and both have their positives and negatives for which will be a future cruise on our TO DO List. The 14 Days on the Grand has some Gr8 ports but it IS port intensive. Probably NOT a BIG deal as we have always been of the nature that even in port one can enjoy themselves on the ship if they wish. So here is that itinerary ... The 2nd option that is available is a bit different as it would include a trip to the Western Caribbean on the Crown which is HIGH on our list. To make it worthy of comparison as U know how MUCH we hate to have to get off the ship after 7 Days I attached a 7 Day Eastern on the Ruby. So in essence its a Back 2 Back but does require changing ships and a stay over in Ft. Lauderdale. This option of course it a tad bit less cost efficient as it requires an additional hotel stay and it also is NOT quite as friendly when trying to use a Ghost Booking. Here is that itinerary ... Overnight stay in Fort Lauderdale ... to Board the Ruby on Sun. morning!!! So now here is where I need your help ... If it were your choice ( and I know 14 Days is NOT an option for lots of folks BUT if it was) what option if either would be more preferable to U and for what reason would one be more preferable to U over the other if U were researching the 14 Day option???