We have returned, recently, from a 14 days cruise on Grand Princess (Dec 22, 2012- Jan 5, 2013). The itinerary was split in two (seven days each). First one was Fort Lauderdale, Puerto Rico, San Martin, San Thomas, Princess Cays and second one Fort Lauderdale, Aruba, Curacao, Princess Cays.
It was our first time on a Christmas & New Year cruise and we were very happy that we have been on it.
The entertainment on the ship, was excellent with several bands playing at all bars each evening. The atmosphere was festive with beautiful season decorations and everybody's mood was cheerful. Our favorite band was "Soundtrack", playing at Wheelers bar. Their singer Ana, from Colombia, has a beautiful voice, a variety of songs and always tries to accommodate the customers' requests. We have stopped most of the evenings there, before dinner, having few drinks and listening to the music. Also very entertaining evenings were a Crooners bar, where the pianist Maurizio was one man band singing crowd favorites.