When you book a cabin in a catergory as a guarantee, you will not get a cabin number until Princess figures out where you will be. You might be in that catergory or another one above it.
How It Works: Depending on availability, Princess offers guarantees within specific categories as an alternative to an assigned cabin.
When You'll Know: Cabin assignments may be made at any time between the time of booking and several days before departure
If you book a cabin straight away, you get to pick your cabin.
SS Norway (12 times) '85 - '97; Radiance OS 06/01; Island Princess 11/04, Grand Princess 11/04/05, Golden Princess 7/21/06, Golden Princess 2/24/07, Explorer of the Seas 12/23/07, Island Princess 11/15/08
You may not get a cabin assignement until a week or two prior to sailing. Bookine a guarantee cabin is usually less expensive, but you have to wait to get your cabin number and you never know what part of the ship you will be in. Keep checking your Princess booking to see if you have been assigned a cabin yet. It may not even get assigned until the day you board the ship. I've had clients who have had this happen!