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Old September 22nd, 2011, 03:37 PM
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Does anyone know if the Dream has obstructed view balconies. I heard from a friend that they saw some balcony rooms that had some sort of screen over them. I do not think I would like these but do not know much about them.
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If you look at a ship layout, either online at the CArnival web-site or a brochure, any obstructed balcony will be marked...Plus, they usually discount them a bit, if you are willing to not have a full view.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 06:47 PM
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Dream does not have any obstructed balconies per se on the ship, though I have read a lot of complaints from people who booked a standard balcony over the promenade area, that the hot tubs that jut out, people in the hot tubs can see right into their balconies.

Only spirit class has the 7A obstructed balcony category. On the Dream the 7As are the cove balconys which people have loved because they are not obstruced and cheaper. They are in hull balconys which can be shut if the weather is bad. There is a cut out so you can see out thru the hull that encloses the balcony.

I would either book a cove or move up to a higher deck balcony where you will have more privacy.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 09:37 PM
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We just got off the Dream a couple of days ago and had a balcony on Deck 6. From Deck 6 and up, the balconies overlook the the walking deck that goes completely around the ship. You can't see the water if looking straight down, you have to look outwards, past the overhang of Deck 5 and the lifeboats hang underneath this deck as well. If you book the cove balconies (Deck 2) and look upwards, you'll see the bottom of the lifeboats and if you look down will be able to see the water directly below.

Hopefully I didn't confuse you.
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what about the aft balcony on the corners and close to the back....can you look straight down from there and see water...or deck??? ...or is the water obstucted there also. We have the last 2 aft balconies before the turn to the back of the ship. ( Veranda deck )
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Deck 5 has a walking deck that goes completely around the ship, so all the balconies above that deck will see the walking path.
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Thanks for all the info, I have booked a cove balcony for March. Hope we like it, otherwise just go back to our normal balcony rooms.
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We booked a cove too for Jan....will see. I'm sure it will be fine.
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We were not crazy about the Dream, but I wouldn't hesitate booking the Cove balconies. I think being close to the water and sorted shaded by the lifeboats, makes them ideal. If we ever book on this class of ships, we'll do the Cove balconies.
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Yes, I hope I like the Dream - my first time on her - I think I will - I just don't particularly like the itinerary only because I can't find an excursion that I really really want to do! Sighhhhhhh I do love the Eastern ports tho - so beautiful.
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Nope!!! No obstruction... Had a Wonderful view Every single Day. Booked another balcony view next year...Well worth the extra........Happy Cruising!!!!!
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So!!! Is that what they call them...........I had no idea!!! We booked a Cove Balcony again next year.....Being sheltered by the life boats, You can't get better then that....Happy Cruising!!!!!
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You will just love the Dream this will be my second time on her.. We are going again next year on the Dream...Once again will love the Dream...I prefer the Eastern Carribbean the best myself......Happy Cruising!!!!!!

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This will be our second time on the Draem and we loved the first time. We stayed in an inner room before. I am sure we will love the Cove.....
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Sorry, meant the Dream, fat fingered it i guess...................
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The Dream has so much to do...My second time on her...You will not be depressed...Happy Cruising.....
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Looking forward to sailing on her next week. First time on her.

I did click on the link of the rooms and we have a "Cove", what ever that is.
Guess I was thinking that the suites on the dream would be a little larger since it is a new ship and larger but looks just like the suite on the Spirit.
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Ok I'm confused. On all the pictures I see on balconies it seems they overlook something- running track etc. I would just as well have a window room! I like leaning over balcony seeing blue water- not running track. Are all balcony rooms like that on new ships?? Glad I have a cove balcony
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you can see water from all balconys, if you look out! now if you look straight down you will see deck 5 with the hottubs and walking path. It's not like it blocks anyones view of the ocean.
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I don't like that - I like being directly over the water! So glad I have a cove!
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