I posted this on the community board, but will add here in case any of you NCL experts don't make it there too often: When making our final booking for Hawaii in August, my TA convinced me to book a suite gurantee. She said we had a good chance of being upgraded since we had booked early, and they are a "preferred" agent for NCL. We've used this agent many times, and trust her, but what are your upgrade experiences on NCL or otherwise? I have always wanted one of the aft suites, but I know we will be happy with the mini-suite if that is what we end up with. Just curious if you would just spring for the extra $ up front to know you were getting the aft suite? We usually book the lowest category outside cabin, but don't see this as a typical vacation, and have done our savings to go - maybe I'm just looking for someone to convince me to book the aft suite?