We are new to NCL, sailing on the Sun on May 24th. We did the sail away balcony and just got our room assignment yesterday. Midship balcony on deck 9 (fjord) . We are super excited! We have only sailed Carnival before and always chosen our stateroom but we may be more open to doing sail away or GTY rooms in the future. We thought it was fun not knowing what we were going to get!