I use a travel agent and have full control of my bookings. I tell my TA what I want and she does it all. If there is a problem she has more clout with the Cruiseline than I do.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!