Our TA just called with our cabin assignment on the Oosterdam. We signed up for a balcony room but did not know where we would be till now so I don't know how to tell if this is an upgrade or not. Our room will be 8112 on the navigation deck, port side near the back. Is this a good spot?
You are in a VA which is the highest category Verandah cabin ... after that you move up to the Superior Verandahs...
Upgraded? well, it all depends on which category you were booked into... on HAL there is no balcony guarantee (as I just explained on another thread) Your Travel Agent actually has to pick a category and then you may be in a guarantee in that category. Find out which category you were originally in (or if you have the guest copy of the HAL booking it will be on there) and you will see if you were upgraded.