We were behind a lifeboat on one cruise and behind a ton of lifeboat equipment on another. If the day includes tendering ashore, they start getting them read in the VERY early hours. Very noisy. Now we shell out the extra cash for a balcony. Don't be optimistic about an upgrade. We have not had one in eighteen cruises. But....we still have fun.....You will too!!!
75 year old cruisers