Thanks so much for the reply! I can't believe there are other cabins available! Are there quite a lot left? I was told all balcony rooms were sold out, and this was the best of what was left I was really dissapointed. I really did want at least a deluxe oceanview. I started to think wow you must have to book at least a year in advance for cruises.
I will be going back tomorrow to the agent and letting them know. Is it maybe better to phone princess cruises directly because I know we can't book online in Australia.
The cruise does sound terriffic i liked the fact you have some days at sea first then you arrive somewhere so at least you get a good break.
Thanks again for your help, you may have just saved me from looking at a lifeboat all night for 12 days!