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Old February 27th, 2007, 12:51 PM
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Default First time cruisers, not sure which cabins to choose.

We are about to book our first family cruise. We are going with Carnival.
We are taking the Legend out of Tampa on 8/19/2007.
There are four of us, two adults with two teenage boys (17 y/o)
We wanted to book a balcony cabin and also an inside cabin across the hall. One agent told us for about the same price he could get us two adjoining balcony cabins with "partially obstructed views". He explained that this means lifeboats on the deck below us and the view would only be obstructed to about "knee height".
Does this pose a big problem? Will it be distracting? Do you think it is wiser to go with the two across from each other. I like the idea of adjoining (can keep our eyes on the guys alittle better). I can't really afford two regular balcony cabins. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 04:37 PM
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If the price is the same, I'd opt for the adjoining obstructed view balcony cabins.

The view is obstructed directly below, but you still have a full view of the water to the horizon.

PLUS you'll likely be able to have the cabin steward open the divider between the balconies, making it one larger balcony.
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totally agree with Kuki
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ditto

The balcony gives you an "extra room" when it is time to change clothes.
It's better for embience and times when you need privacy.
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