I noticed this on the Legend that the fwd open decks now have these 8' tall glass partitions that block the openess. During the day they are actually uncomfortable to be at since there really is no airflow and it's quite warm under, and behind them. The Legend did have one fwd deck that had a chest high wall but it was only opened one night and day of the cruise, never did find out why it was not open more. The Valor had an open deck and had the tall glass also. I can understand there reason if there is an activity area behind them but not when it just the ships bulkhead. And at night there pointless too dirty to see anything. Long story short I would think people want and appreciate the feel of moving through the water so why stop it.
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Commodore Enchanted Isle 09Sept98 rm465
The Glory had the glass also. We did not like it at all. You have to walk to the sides of the ship to get the air/wind. I prefer the openess of the decks. Most of the time we would end up on the aft deck 10 or 11. It's all open and great. I don't know why they have the glass like that, but a different design would be nice.
Carnival legend November 2009
Carnival Glory October 2007
Carnival Elation November 2006