Checked online today & found out that we have our room assignment on Mercury for Alaska sailing May 5..pd for a catagory 12 guarantee back in November '03 (that would be the inside rooms over the engines on the lowest level..)..assigned a catagory 9 cabin on the Penthouse deck..inside cabin..forward in the ship...does anyone know if that room might change again? or now that we have a number that is it?
When I checked Yahoo travel, they only list outside staterooms available..inside are sold out.
We are pretty happy as we might have been stuck in the back right over the engines...our last cruise with Carnival, we were upgraded to an outside cabin..it was on the lowest deck..plus side...very quiet, with just cabins over our heads for 2 more floors..downside...it was 10 floors up to the pool and buffet..always had to get an elevator...on NCL we were just one floor down from the pool, but were under the back patio area & deck chairs were being dragged around in the morning..so...looks good so far!
Our TA thought were upgraded more than one time on Carnival..but we never did have a room number until we arrived at the dock..he thought we had a room number & then it was gone..so he thinks they changed our room at the last minute..
It's a gamble...but that's part of the excitement!