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Old April 11th, 2008, 11:22 AM
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Default Legend 7A #5156 completely blocked view or not?

My wife and I are going on our first curise and got this room:
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Curious if anyone knows how obstructed this view is. We booked an Ocean View Guar and ended up with this Obstructed balcony view. I have seen conflicting reports as to the extent of the blockage on this forum.

Some say the boat is completely blocking the balcony others say the top of the boat should be right below the railing so our view down would be blocked but thats about it. From what I can tell on the Deckplans the boats start on the deck below and unless they take up two full decks they shouldn't be blocking much of our view.

Thanks, for any info you guys might be able to share.
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The plus side is that you got upgraded to a balcony. The obstruction is the life boat in front of you. I'd take walking outside to just looking through glass any day.
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The plus side is that you got upgraded to a balcony. The obstruction is the life boat in front of you. I'd take walking outside to just looking through glass any day.
Yeah, I figured thats what the obstruction is, but what I'm wondering is how much of an obstruction is it?

From what I can tell the boats start on the floor below us are the boats 2 stories tall? Or how much of our view will they be covering up?
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The life boats are almost two stories high and can carry up to 150 people each.

You are on the upper deck and will see the top half of the lifeboat as well as the arms that swing them out. You will have to look around the life boat if you want to see something.
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The life boats are almost two stories high and can carry up to 150 people each.

You are on the upper deck and will see the top half of the lifeboat as well as the arms that swing them out. You will have to look around the life boat if you want to see something.
OK thanks, I was hoping it would be a little better view, but at least we have a balcony we can relax on.
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looks like we have the back of a boat right in front of us.
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I think they should be like half of the regular fare. I just don't think I could stand to look out my door and see those orange and white lifeboats hanging there. Honestly, they were not that much cheaper than an 8A cat. balcony cabin. I did price them, but I booked an 8A guarantee. My PVP said that I had a good chance of being upgraded to at least an 8B. I'll take my chanced on that.
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I think they should be like half of the regular fare. I just don't think I could stand to look out my door and see those orange and white lifeboats hanging there. Honestly, they were not that much cheaper than an 8A cat. balcony cabin. I did price them, but I booked an 8A guarantee. My PVP said that I had a good chance of being upgraded to at least an 8B. I'll take my chanced on that.
we booked ocean view guarantee not this room. They "upgraded us to it" I'm not sure which would of been better, but we'll find out soon enough.
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