I am currently booked on the Navigator OTS 8th deck balcony. I just learned of a price drop but it's a "guarantee" room on the 6th deck. If we choose this option then we won't know our room number until 2 weeks before the cruise.
Has anyone had a Guarantee room before? How are the balconies on deck 6? Is there an obstructed view or life boats overhead? Please help.
If the specifics of a room are really important, then a guarantee may not be for you (unless the price difference is substantial). I've had several guarantees. In general it is typical that you will wind up aft or stern as these are the rooms that folks don't reserve. Also, a guarantee isn't for a specific floor, it is for a category. Say it is a Cat M guarantee. That means you are guaranteed at least a Cat M room. You can't do worse, but you may get any Cat considered better. Note that some of these "higher" categories could still include things like obstructed views.