glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

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? 

Tags: Obstructive view staterooms

9 Answers

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

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.

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

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.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

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.

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

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.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

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.

 

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

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)

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

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.

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

We would prob keep the shades closed too :/

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

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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