Maybe I'm just strange... but having a room aft or stern does have its advantages due to less traffic and talking in the passageways. Booking a GTY cabin may seem a little risky, but I have to say that I've gotten some great rooms at great deals by gambling a bit. And if the upgrade doesn't come through... no biggie... I still get the great meals, shows, and all of the other amenities of the boat for a good price.
Veedam - March 03
Grandeur of the Seas - March 04
Holiday - October 04