I also have an aft cabin booked for April '09 on the Independence. Perhaps we will be neighbors! I have suffered a bow cabin before - absolute misery in rough seas or if the ship is hurrying to a morning port through semi-turbulent seas. Aft was highly recommended to me, so we will give it a try. My only hesitation is that I am right under the Windjammer - will foot noise and people moving chairs wake me up or keep me awake at night?
RCCL Independence 4/4/09 - Revenge of the JUGS
Carnival Liberty 3/25/07 - "Spring Break" J.U.G.s (Just Us Girls) Cruise - plus my kids
Carnival Liberty 11/20/05 "I ain't cookin' Thanksgiving dinner" Cruise
NCL Norway - "I'm Pregnant with a 1-year-old" Cruise
Carnival Destiny 6/28/98 - "Honeymoon from Hell" Cruise
Royal Caribbean - 1988 - "Ex-Husband" Cruise