War department and I are booked on Explorer 28 Jan 14 day Miami-Miami. We are gold Seven Seas types but have not cruised for over 5 years. Plus I've been accused of losing brain cells to bourbon. Ergo, need an update. I understand Miami port terminal J is under renovation. Will this be done by next Jan? No info on port website. If not at J, where? Parking? Is there still a block party? We are in F2-809 and even UN Bills excellent reviews have no mention of this cabin. Anyone been in it? Last experience was 5 years ago on Navigator-my favorite ship until they eliminated the cigar lounge. Had a problem with room set-up. After 2d day of cruise leaving Quebec City I released my strangle hold on the asst HotelMgr and set up was made. He/she said I should always have my TA call in room preferences as it has more authority than waiting until aboard. Still true? 2 days without Wild Turkey is 2 days too long. Walking down hallways with a drink in my hand is probably why I never made general.That episode I can laugh about now, but it wasn't funny then. Any help/insight will be appreciated. There is no roll call and it appears , although early, this cruise may not be fully booked. Any thoughts on an upgrade? I appreciate the collective wisdom you folks have.