Yes you could get an obstructed view. When you book a GTY that only means that the cruiseline can place you in any cabin that is at or above the level you booked. The only way to be sure that this does not occur is to book a specific cabin or at a cat level above the obstructed views..
Question for Jim
I was also wondering if my cabin has an obstructed view.I have a booked balcony #7158 on Carnival spirit. I know it is near the elevators but don't know if it is aft, forward or if the view is obstructed? Can you help. thanks Toddie
Toddie! You are going to LOVE that cabin! It has an extended balcony. While it is the one most forward so one side will basically be a solid wall instead of someone elses balcony you will have a good deal of privacy and the baclony is huge! I'm betting you will spend some time out there. It is also not obstructed. The balconies are not obstructed at all with the possible exception of those on deck 5 which would look down on the lifeboats. They are not considered an obstructed view however.