I got an auto upgrade back in 2000 I went from a Catg F to a catg C at no extra cost. This was a March cruise out of San Juan. But now I do not want an upgrade. We like the aft cabins and there is nothign better. I would not take the Royal Suite if given it. Give me my aft! Think of it this way. When you are in your car look out the drivers or passengers window then look out the back window and see how much more you can see! I had my first aft last year and if I am getting a balcony I gotta have a aft! Aft on the Explorer 9690!