Donna,Did you find that you used the balcony cabin much on the Trans Pacific Deb?
I cruise solo, and was on the Spirit last year to Oz. I sprung for a balcony and the final price went down 1000k by sail date. I had $600 OBC on this leg alone.
I won't do a balcony this time, but will probably do a 4K..I figure when a couple sails, it still comes out of the same pocket, but they pay tips, excursions, and everything else for 2, so paying the cabin alone for double doesn't bother me to much. My total bill still ends up being a lot less than most couples. LOL
I have a one time upgrade from OV to balcony as my Diamond perk but wondering about it. I do like the 4Ks too.
Have checked into using miles for the one way flight back and have enough based on this years levels anyway. Coach is okay if it is free LOL.