Just an update on how well the "rolling of the dice" went: We booked an unassigned room at the cheapest rate, unappealing room location. We got "bumped up" to the Aloha deck in a room with a nice location. Also, the cruise rate went down $200.00 (which we got credit for). So far a VERY nice beginning to our cruise...and we haven't even left yet!!!! Can only go downhill from here....right??