Posted May 19th, 2017, 05:35 PM
I 'feel' your angst. I went through the same thing when I was booking our cruise last February. I just wanted to find pictures, so I would know what I was getting. Soooo....I took some pix for future cruisers like you!
We were in the very end of the group of balconies towards mid-ship and the lifeboats -- E624.
The balconies are very nice and completely covered. We were traveling with another couple and there was plenty of room for the 4 of us. We could have gotten at least another couple of people out there if we had desired.
The view straight out is just fine as is the view to the Aft. The view towards the front of the ship (which you would have to stick your head out from the balcony to view forward), you will see part of a lifeboat. It really didn't distract us (and for the price difference, it was worth it). One advantage of this balcony is that there is one solid wall next to the lifeboats, which means you only have (potentially) one noisy 'neighbor', as we heard no sounds from the lifeboats.
I would book this same location if we were to travel on the Coral again.
I hope the attached pictures help.