Hi, folks. I'm planning a first-time cruise (cruised Disney once, loved it) on Royal Carribean, and I could use some help. I've seen some great pictures of those room with a huge balcony on the far aft of RC's ships, and I'm trying to pick out the best one! Judging from the pictures, I have the impression that the "corner back" area is the best spot. I've jotted down a couple numbers: 1688, 1388, 7688, 7388, 8690, 8390, 9690, 9290. Am I on the right track here? Are any of these rooms better or worse than others? Any opinions are welcome! I didn't write down the category number for these rooms, but am I correct in assuming they're not that expensive? They're not suites, and they appear to cost the same as the side-of-the-ship balconies. Am I right? Also, we're planning this cruise for October 2006 -- yes, we are advanced planners! When is RC likely to open the booking for these dates? I'm sure these premo-cabins go fast. Anything else I ought to know? Again, any advice is welcome. Thanks.