I called once we were within the 45 day window for cancellations. I was told that balconies were still available, but my upgrade would cost an additional $575 per person!!! Don't want a balcony that bad. I'm going to call the day before we sail and see if the price has dropped any. If not, I plan to be very happy with my oceanview window. After all, I WILL still be on the ship. A bad day cruising still beats a good day at work. Happy sailing!!