We couldn't resist booking the 2016 -2017 Christmas New Year Golden Princess cruise back in October 2015 BUT when we were on board the Golden Princess we decided to upgrade from the inside accessible cabin on Emerald Deck to a Premium Balcony on Caribe Deck - starboard side this time.
Got a great deal (eventually) through the Future Cruise Consultant on board - $300 OBC (on board credit) 1 Specialty Restaurant Dinner. We decided as we didn't have to fly we might as well pay a little more for the balcony.
Auckland return will be such a pleasure. Have already put in the leave application at work!