Obstructive View Staterooms

Have you ever booked an obstructive view stateroom?  How bad was the obstruction?  Were you satisfied or dissatisfied with what you received? Was it worth the lower price?  Is there a resource that will show the view from the window of an obstructive view cabin? 

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9 Answers

My last cruise on Emerald Princess was an obstructed view cabin. The lifeboat covered the bottom 1/4 of the window. Otherwise, there was still plenty of view, so in that case I would say the discount may be worth it. In cases where the entire view is blocked, I would think an inside with a comparable "view" would be a better choice.

Try to find a site that has pictures of your particular cabin in question. There is a site, but I unfortunately do not remember it's name. Try using the search phrase "cruise ship cabin pictures", or perhaps someone here can fill in the blanks.

Also, keep in mind that what I think important may be of minor concern to you, and vice-versa.

We have not booked an obstructed view. If we got put into one as an upgrade, I would not complain... but I would not book one on purpose. I want a view, not just a window.

This web site has the option when you go to "Reviews" you can choose "Cabin Reviews" and pic the ship to get reviews of the cabins. You can also do a google search where you may get a You-tube home made video tour of the cabin.

Too late to edit my above post -- the site I was referring to unfortunately only features Princess ships, and can be found by googling "Princess Obstructed View". It has pictures of all obstructed view windows on the ships.

Thanks so much for the information. Some enterprising person should come up with a Website that does this for all the major cruise lines. It would be very helpful.

I agree, that would be nice. I am assuming that the pictures were taken by an employee since they all seem to be from the same angle. I can't imagine that so many different photographers would shoot the same picture in so many different cabins.

Jusme had good advice for the other lines - a wealth of info on YouTube or many of the reviews have pictures. Unfortunately, none of the exact cabin I am in Crying (Happy)

We ended up in one once. It looked right out at one of the lifeboats. We just kept the curtains closed. Funny thing is, it was an upgrade from an interior.

We would prob keep the shades closed too :/

It doesn't really pay to spend more money on this category if you are just going to keep the drapes closed.


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