Thanks everyone for your reply's... I don't know if I got the ES rate, I do know it's past guest. The Carnival web site is where I found the lower price. I like booking thru the lines, because I know sometimes (we did it Last January) we had booked thru an agent, and some friends of ours booked with the line and they got onboard credit and a free excursion which we didn't get and our agent said she couldn't get those for us. I'd take the upgrade, but we have 3 rooms close together and from the looks of it the upgrade would be to a different deck. We are on 8 upgrade would be to 9. I told them just give me half, and I'll pay the difference for a balcony. There were 3 close by to our group. They wouldn't even do that. If the ship were full, I could understand it, but there are lots of rooms left, ofcourse that's from my perspective. I'll just have to keep trying... we have a month before sailing.