I'm the one going with Carole and couldn't agree more. On Royal Princess, the regular cabins are exactly the same size in all the categories so why spend more just to be up higher. I was a little concerned being near the main entertainment lounge but that doesn't last all night. I think I thought upgrade wondering what we would get but I generally never get upgrades either so if I don't, no biggie. Susan and Carole will be cruisin' soon!