If you've even been on any Caribe deck balcony you've been spoiled. We never cared about being seen from above and the extra room came in handy. The regular size balconies were even OK but from what I've seen on the new Royal the minuscule balconies are much to small for me. I don't mind losing a little room space but having to squeeze in just to let someone else pass by is a little much no less having a third person try & join you on the balcony is next to impossible.
There are lots of pluses about the new ship but lots of things I hear about I don't like. Someday we'll experience the new design but in the mean time we'll be sticking with the older ships.