Carol, here is my secret advise..... charm your cabin steward by asking sweetly if there are empty cabins on his deck. If he says, "yes".... Don't get him in trouble by telling the front desk that your cabin steward told you there were some empty cabins. Just play dumb with the hotel manager.
Sweet talk the hotel manager to move you. Talk to him privately with no listeners standing around you. You do have a charming personality.
If you want to change cabins it is best to do it now when you do have the opportunity to change cabins. I would choose Mid-ship or AFT. You will not have a port-hole but you will not be bouncing up and down from the waves. Lucy