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Old June 21st, 2007, 06:11 AM
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I read quite a few cruise websites regarding 8A guaranteed balcony rooms and all say unobstructed balcony rooms would not be given if ordering 8A.

However, I read one or two posts that said one could get an obstructed balcony room w/8A order.

Does anyone know for sure?
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I think your booking a Cat 8 guarantee, which provides for Cat 8A or better. What ship are you booking? I think most of the obstructed view balconies are on Fantasy-class ships, but they don't have a Cat 8 to my knowledge.
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obstructed view balconies. If you have a CCL book it list the cabins with obstructed views and what decks. AS Triumph and Victory they are on 6B and Spirit class is 7A and 2 rooms that are 9A upper deck room 5241 and 5243. Fantasy class is V23,25,27,34,38,42. None listed 8A or higher. You shouild be able to go to the CCL site and pull up the info on the deck plans.
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Sorry - I'm talking about the Carnival Legend.
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It states on my comfirmation a unobstruted guaranteed cabin Cat 8A or above
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While I've never been on a Legend-class ship, looking at it's picture does warrant concern. Most obstructed-view balconies have their view obstructed by the lifeboats. On Conquest-class, this isn't a concern cause the balconies are above the lifeboats and extend out beyond the lifeboats. If you look at a picture of Legend-class ships, the balconies behind and directly above the lifeboats don't do this. They are recessed behind the boats while the balconies in the other sections of the ship extend out further. You may want to book a specific cabin number rather than going Cat 8 guarantee on this class ship.
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Legend is Spirit class. 7A Upperdeck 5142 thru 5191 and 5224 thru 5239 and 5245. And the 2 that are 9A on upper deck 5241 5243.
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I read quite a few cruise websites regarding 8A guaranteed balcony rooms and all say unobstructed balcony rooms would not be given if ordering 8A.

However, I read one or two posts that said one could get an obstructed balcony room w/8A order.

Does anyone know for sure?
Thank you
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My PVP told me you'd never get an obstructed balcony with an 8A guarantee since the obstructed balconies are 7A and that would be going down in category
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Thank you so much...I'm very much relieved.
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No: Not in a Cat 8 cabin.

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