I'm thinking about Alaska for summer of 2003, and trying to decide between the Coral/Island or Dawn/Sun ships. I know the Coral and Island are brand new and might offer more amenities. But I'm thinking about a mini-suite, and based on the diagrams, the mini-suites on these ships don't look anywhere near as nice as the Dawn/Sun's do. They look like just elongated regular rooms, with no window in the bedroom area. The mini's on the Dawn/Sun look like they have windows near the bed and the sitting room, and larger balconies. I'd love to be able to swim on board, but I have a feeling swimming outdoors won't be an option. The Coral/Island says it has an indoor (retractible roof) pool. Do the Dawn/Sun have anywhere to swim in cool weather? Last question about the best location for a mini-suite. On the Dawn/Sun, many of them seem to be in the aft. Do people like this location? Would it be better to try to get one on the Baha deck, more midship? Pros and cons? Thanks for your help. I'm a first time cruiser / first time Alaska, and appreciate any advice.