With the exception of the suites all cabhins are the same size on CCL ships so you will not notice any differance once the door is shut. <G> As for upgrades, did you book GTY cabins or specific cabins? Makes a differance.Never ever book a cabin or catagory cabin that you will not be satisfied with. When you book a GTY expect to be assigned the very worst cabin in that cat. That way you will not be disappointed. How soon is your sailing? Upgrades are usually not made until the last month or so of sailing. Upgrades are also much less likely on popular sailings and ships as they tend to fill up and the better cabins actually sold for what they are and not by folks who book and pay for a lower cat expecting to get an upgrade. I hope you get what you want but really, never book below what you will be satisfied with.