We are planning our first cruise aboard the Magic--the Eastern Caribbean--scheduled to leave after Thanksgiving. Friends recommended the 7day--said we would regret anything shorter. She also said we HAVE to have a room with a veranda. Price is an issue. I was wondering if anyone booked below a category 7 has ever been upgraded (by Disney!)to a category above that. I wouldn't mind risking it--don't personally feel it is a must to have a veranda. We are booking now for November. Also, is it difficult to upgrade (on our own) to a catgory that includes a veranda closer to departure date? I'd appreciate any and all advice! We used the boards to plan a trip to Disney last fall . I can't tell you how much it helped in our having the best vacation ever! Thank you, thank you, thank you!