You better make up your mind, there is only 4 on the ship. I wouldnt pay the extra, especially for a short 4 or 5 day sailing. Your hardly in there. We had a balcony on the Carnival Pride just because there are sooo many of them, it lowers the cost. We went out on it a few times, and really enjoyed it. But for 1400 bucks for 4 or 5 days!!! Skip it.