We just had a client who did a balcony guarantee and they actually got an upgrade to a cabin with a bigger balcony. Problem is it was directly across the hall from the self-serve laundromat!! All they heard were people talking and the door slamming all the time. I tried to get their cabin changed, but the ship was basically sold out, so there was nothing we could do about it. Obviously, they weren't happy with the cabin, but they knew that was the chance they took.
Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don't.
Do you like to gamble??
47 Cruises & Counting! Favorites: Paul Gauguin to Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises in Europe; any of the Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America for 12-nights in the Baltics & Russia; RCCL for 14-night Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America for 14-day Alaska cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days in Hawaii including a 7-night NCL cruise; Oceania for 25 days in Asia; & 3 months touring Europe by train. And many days spent in all-inclusive resorts!