OK Dissers, I need you advice on the best way to go about this. My PIF date is Aug 13 for Oct 27th cruise. I was supposed to get a commission on the 9th that would have covered it but the deal just fell through which is rare. We owe about $2,500 still. We are traveling with 2 other families so we want to make things work. Commissions will (most likely) be coming in at the end of the month and in September. Option 1: downgrade to a Cat 11B to lower the balance to $1,900. This will make things tight, but barely manageable. We can then hope to upgrade later based on availability. It might end up costing more for the veranda...or less...or the same. Option 2: cancel all together, sit on the money and re-book when we can. Running the risk of the ship selling out, prices going up. Also having a chance of special rates being offered. Option 3: Any other ideas? Thanks for your input.