Doing an unassigned can turn out to be wonderful, but can also not be what you'd like. However, you did book a guaranteed catagory, right? I believe we were on the Caribe deck on the Emerald, but not an inside. I had an inside on the Caribbean and was on the Riviera, that was a great deck. However, like Susan said, you're on board and the Emerald is a fabulous ship!