Donna, You are correct. You are guaranteed a cabin in the category you book. But on the Allure and Oasis you have to take the extra precaution of selecting the proper category of balcony guarantee. I recently booked a September sailing on the Allure and chose the "inside" balcony guarantee. I ended up being assigned a cabin on deck nine overlooking Central Park, which I was pleased to get. Pryan needs to check his confirmation, either his hard copy or on "My Cruises," to determine which category he booked and to make a change if necessary.