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Old July 21st, 2004, 01:40 AM
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We 're book on a December Carnvial cruise to the Western Caribbean and we have a room on deck 5 with a balcony, obstructed view. Not sure what this means we're going to be looking at during the cruise. Can anyone tell us what obstructed might mean? Should we upgrade to a cabin without the obstructed view?
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Old July 21st, 2004, 08:05 AM
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Probably going to be a lifeboat. Check the Carnival website, go to the ship you're going on and check the deck plans to see the obstructions. Only you can decide if the cost to upgrade is worth it. Have a great time.;-)
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Old July 21st, 2004, 10:03 AM
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partially or full obstructed view? there is a difference. If its a partially obstructed view then you will most likely be seeing part of the lifeboat or the rigging that hold the lifeboat. Partially obstructed views aren't all that bad. Fully obstructed views are a waste of money. If your cabin is a fully obstructed view then i would definately pay to be upgraded.
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Old July 21st, 2004, 03:36 PM
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Did you get a discount for this room or are you paying the same as what you've pay for a balcony with an unobstructed view? If you're paying the same price, I'd change to a room with a view.

We were upgraded from a guaranteed Oceanview room to a balcony with an obstructed view, and that was great! First balcony we'd ever had. But, if I'd paid for it, I'd want the whole view!

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Old July 22nd, 2004, 06:02 PM
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In our group of six cabins, three are balconies, one has a fully obstructed view with french doors and two have balconies with partially obstructed views. The travel agent said of the partially obstructed view cabins, you can look straight out and see the ocean but if you look down you will see lifeboats. The fully obstructed has a lifeboat right in front of it but has french doors that can be opened. We booked that one for our kids (ages 19 - 24) who were originally going to be in an inside cabin but none were available. I figured since they were not even going to have a window to begin with, having a cabin with doors that can be opened, even if there is a lifeboat in front of them, wouldn't be so bad.



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