Choose a less expensive room. We sailed in May when rates were better than mid summer when we usually cruise. I booked the cheapest inside, for 3 of us, and got upgraded at the pier, to a midships balcony
. Even so we spent very little time in the room and hardly any on the balcony, it is such a huge ship and there's so much to see you just don't get the time... It's easy to find your way around because of the digital signage. I felt like I was walking all week long though. It was great to see it, but our next ship will be Jewel in the S Carib..
Rather than booking so far ahead, can you do a last minute booking on the Promowave. Look at these prices - http://www.creative.rccl.com/Sales/R...ales_event.pdf
it pays to wait sometimes.