Is there a special reason you're going on this cruise? When we went on our Alaska cruise in 1998, I had just finished 5 mos. of chemo. I had booked an inside guar. cabin. I wrote RCI & told them I what I had just gone through, & we received an upgrade to an outside cabin (mid-ship). We were happy & wrote them back to thank them. Have your ta request an upgrade, especially if you have a good reason. Never hurts to ask!!