Matelot...Thats a lot of info. More than i could have asked. Thanks loads the link provided was really helpful. A great insight to whats going on. I have looked at travel agents but only the big names Thomas cook etc do it and i don't think i would gain much.
I've looked at the rooms you can pick with TA and Im guessing they are below the Centrum!! lots of stamping noise from above reported. Think ill try nearer the front and hope for calm seas. Will i actually get the cabin i pay for if i book with RC or could it change?
Thanks for the drinks info looking forward to how much that will cost. Can i bring my own alcohol on board? bottle of spirits for example?