Thanks so much for all the info. It was very helpful.
Our cruise is at the beginning of December, so since it's the off-season we're hoping maybe we'll be lucky to get an upgrade, if not to ocean view maybe at least to the higher deck. But either way, we're very excited about the cruise and will be happy with whatever cabin they give us. We live in New York City, so we're used to the noise (car alarms, fire trucks, police alarms, loud music etc. all night long) so that shouldn't bother us
I booked this cruise over the phone with local travel agency. I will be checking the prices and if they drop I will contact my TA and see if there's anything she can do for us.
But no matter what, I know we'll enjoy this vacation.
Thanks again, have a great day