According to the website, depending on which ship, the Superior is about 211 sq ft and the Regular run from 169 to 180 sq ft. On the older ships like the Monarch they go as small as 122 sq ft and that was small for just my sister and I. It also didn't have a safe or refrigerator.
Teresa and Larry
#36-Carnival Splendor 9/16/12
7 night Mexican Riviera
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7 night Eastern Caribbean
Depends on the ship you are talking about. On newer ships (Radiance class, Voyager class & Freedom class) Superior ocean view and deluxe ocean view rooms are balcony rooms. On older ships (Monarch, etc) ocean view is SMALL SMALL SMALL and superior ocean view room is larger (by a small amout) but does NOT have a balcony. So in order to answer your question, we would need to know which ship.
I was referring to the Majesty of the Seas and the Sovereign of the Seas. Pics would be nice to if you have any showing the difference between the two types of rooms.
All I can reply to is the Majesty OTS which I have sailed on twice, most recently in February. All the Superior Oceanview rooms are on deck 9. The rooms have been redone with the recent refurbishment of the Majesty OTS. The windows are pretty large, but when you open the curtains you see the top of the life boats and the bottom of the suite balconies above. I didn't think they really obstructed the view at all, you just have to look between the boat and the balconies and you have a great view. There are pictures of our SO room in the photo gallery from our cruise on the Majesty in February.
Majesty of the Seas - 10/03 & 02/07 & 11/08
Enchantment of the Seas - 10/04 & 10/11
Mariner of the Seas - 10/05
Vision of the Seas - 10/06 & 09/07
Carnival Liberty - 10/07
Adventure of the Seas - 9/08
Ruby Princess - 12/09
Voyager of the Seas - 9/10
Carnival Spirit - 11/10
Oasis of the Seas - 9/13
The size difference is significant on Majesty... a standard room is 122 Square feet, Superior Ocean View room is 157 feet. Technically they are not obstructed views, just depends if something above or below bothers you, We sail in one on July 13th