In a nutshell just great. Have done two Caribbean Christmas cruises on Aurora and have already booked the Arcadia for 2009. Added bonus is its 'child free' status. Arcadia is really nice and a few steps up from Oriana. My tip for you is to avoid the cabins directly under the Belvedere (A deck Cabins) They can be alittle noisy early morning. Some great deals currently being offerred by www.cruise.co.u.