Wow this is confusing. SO much information on the net....I could use a little help! Taking the family on an Alaskan cruise...and cannot seem to get past picking a cruiseline and/or ship. We've sailed both Princess and Hal before, but it's been many years and now the more I read the more indecisive I become! First off, there are 5 of us....my wife and I are mid 40's.....our 2 boys age 11 and 13 along with my mom who's a very healthy and energetic 75. My kids are *not* interested in the kids programs...they mostly have a tendancy to hang with us as we always do the group/family thing. They love a good game room however (so does their dad!). That said, I've kind've narrowed my search to the aforementioned lines...we'd like the kids to experience Glacier Bay. Never cruised Celebrity and hear they're great...but alas, no Glacier Bay. -The Diamond/Sapphire Princess is a consideration, but my concern is the size of the ship and crowded conditions at Horizen Court/buffet, port embarkation, excursions, etc. -The Coral/Island is a consideration, but we're trying to book a large suite (for 4 of us - we're splurging) and these 2 ships really don't have the diversity in accomodations as that of the larger Princess ships. -The HAL Zuiderdam/Oosterdam/Westerdam is also a consideration, but I'm worried about it being TOO low key of an atmosphere. We really wanna be pampered....and this is how I remember HAL (sailed the Noordam many years ago), but I also recall it as being not quite as family oriented as the Princess ships, with less diversified evening fun. I've read reviews where there doesn't seem to be a lot of ship's activities after dinner, and the shows aren't that great? I'd love to hear others opinions and recommendations! Thanks!