Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Royal Caribbean International
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old July 10th, 2010, 10:46 AM
jacdenv24's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Posts: 643
Question obstructed aft balcony?

We have a corner aft balcony booked on the Explorer. I was just perusing RCIs website and noticed the aft cabin between us and the family suite is still available BUT is denoted as being "obstructed". How can an aft cabin be obstructed. Anyone been in these cabins? Thanks for any info.
__________________
Oceanus 1987
Splendor of the Seas 1997
Regal Empress 1998
Horizon 2000
Summit 2001
Sovereign of the Seas 2003
Noordam 2003
Zenith 2004
Mercury 2005
Princess Sun 2006
Princess Sea 2007
Constellation 2008
Mercury 2009
Constellation 2010


Celebrity Silhouette
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old July 10th, 2010, 11:01 AM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,812
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

Hmmm, we were on the aft corner on the Liberty, and didn't notice any obstructions along the back....maybe someone just back will have some insight, or a past cruiser on the aft.
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old July 10th, 2010, 07:04 PM
Donna's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 26,433
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default

The corners are great and even the one next to that, but once you get more in the middle, there are support beams in the way. You are also a bit back from the actually water. So either take the corner and the one next to it.
__________________

Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old July 11th, 2010, 09:00 AM
jacdenv24's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Posts: 643
Default

Thanks Donna! We've booked the corner aft so should be fine. Wish I didn't have to wait until Jan. though!
__________________
Oceanus 1987
Splendor of the Seas 1997
Regal Empress 1998
Horizon 2000
Summit 2001
Sovereign of the Seas 2003
Noordam 2003
Zenith 2004
Mercury 2005
Princess Sun 2006
Princess Sea 2007
Constellation 2008
Mercury 2009
Constellation 2010


Celebrity Silhouette
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old July 16th, 2010, 03:17 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2
Default

Deck 7 and above are good. Deck 6 aft are not due to the large amount of empty deck between the cabins and the actual aft of the ship. The Deck 7 corners on Voyager and Freedom class have oversized balconies that are about 10" x 15 ft. They also have the circular cut outs which give you a port/starboard view in addition to the aft view. Some of the superstructure of the ship is between you and the view which causes the "Obstructed View" designation. IMHO it wasn't a problem. You can go to www.voyager-class.com for some great photos of the aft cabins.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old July 17th, 2010, 10:42 AM
jacdenv24's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Posts: 643
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mysticks1 View Post
Deck 7 and above are good. Deck 6 aft are not due to the large amount of empty deck between the cabins and the actual aft of the ship. The Deck 7 corners on Voyager and Freedom class have oversized balconies that are about 10" x 15 ft. They also have the circular cut outs which give you a port/starboard view in addition to the aft view. Some of the superstructure of the ship is between you and the view which causes the "Obstructed View" designation. IMHO it wasn't a problem. You can go to www.voyager-class.com for some great photos of the aft cabins.
Mysticks-thank you so much for that link! What a great website-I feel like I've had a personal tour of the ship. I've been researching cruises and ships for 15 years and never came across that site-thanks again!
__________________
Oceanus 1987
Splendor of the Seas 1997
Regal Empress 1998
Horizon 2000
Summit 2001
Sovereign of the Seas 2003
Noordam 2003
Zenith 2004
Mercury 2005
Princess Sun 2006
Princess Sea 2007
Constellation 2008
Mercury 2009
Constellation 2010


Celebrity Silhouette
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old July 17th, 2010, 02:34 PM
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Mountains of SoCal
Posts: 606
Default

WOW....I booked 8390 not knowing how great it will be! I just figured I needed a nice private place to watch Canada/New England drift by ;>)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
10, aft, balcony, celebrity, class, corner, cruise, deck, exploere, freedom, obstructed, obstructions, room, seas, silhouette, splendor, splendour, view

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Obstructed Balcony View JLI219 Carnival Cruise Lines 3 December 17th, 2010 09:14 AM
obstructed view balcony Ca$h Carnival Cruise Lines 3 December 7th, 2010 03:48 PM
obstructed view balcony...is it really obstructed? ginnyanne Carnival Cruise Lines 5 June 3rd, 2008 02:55 AM
Balcony - Obstructed?? jtgeratee Carnival Cruise Lines 3 June 3rd, 2007 02:45 AM
Poll~ Which is better Corner balcony aft or balcony aft? wrangleroper Carnival Cruise Lines 5 January 18th, 2006 06:38 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:09 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1