We just had confirmation today that we got E711 which was one of my top 4 rooms! What are the chances? The two with the larger balconies were of course booked, but 710 and 711 were still vacant, so I snapped up 711. That hopefully means we will not only have a brilliant room with a fully covered balcony, but being on the starboard side... a great view of the glaciers etc as we leave Alaska from our own room??? Brilliant!
Thank you all again for your comments. Happy travelling.
PS - If anyone is taking that same tour, let's rendevous for a drink!