I have done the shared accommodation and won't do it again. I'd gladly pay 150% and more to have a cabin all to myself. My last cruise I knew when and were I wanted to go, but I was waiting for a sale to pop up and it did. I ended up paying less than the original price and I got a two deck upgrade.
I don't like inside or oceanview cabins, so I got for balcony cabins. I'd consider a Cat 8A, but being right below the stores and such might not be preferable, I still like decks 8-11. I'd go deck 7, but there are no relguar cabins close to the central atrium, only suites..
2007 Victory & Triumph
2008 Conquest & Liberty
2009 Valor, Freedom, and Splendor
2010 Glory and Liberty
I gotta go where it's warm.....
Over 40 victim of fate.....