Well everyone - everything has worked out well. Would you believe last week the HAL agent advised they were able to give me our originally booked cabin with onboard credit and a dinner in the Pinnacle restaurant.
Our agent was able to get double the onboard credit offer as well as the dinner.
So I am now looking to enjoy this cruise. My agent said that a couple had just come back from a cruise on the ship and they said it was great.
Thank you HAL