Hi Sandy - Did u book a 'guarantee'? U can never get less than the category u request and pay for but u have to take what they assign u however, that said, u can get some great upgrades. Paying in full doesn't mean u have to book a specific room unless u didn't ask for a guarantee in that category or it wasn't available - upgrades have nothing to do with whether or not u have paid. Sometimes those who get an assigned cabin do receive or are offered an upgrade but usually only if the ship doesn't fill up or is filling slowly. U usually find out at the pier or ask your TA to check on that for u before u leave. Wouldn't hurt to suggest to your TA that u wld like to try for an upgrade...I do, however, not recommend a guarantee for a first-time cruiser -preference is usually directed at past passengers first. Hope u are one of the lucky ones & happy cruisin'!