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Old September 29th, 2008, 10:04 PM
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Default RC Majesty of the Seas Deck 8 - Obstructed Views?

I booked a cabin on Deck 8 on Majesty of the Seas, but now I’m a little bit concerned about the obstructed view.

Do you have any idea of how obstructed is an obstructed view room? Do all rooms have the same percentage of obstruction?

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Old September 29th, 2008, 10:06 PM
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we have never sailed in one but noticed there were some cabins on Monarch that had life boats pretty much right in front of the window...you could certainly still see the ocean but its not really a view I would enjoy
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Old September 29th, 2008, 10:31 PM
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I was on Sovereign (sister ship to Majesty) last month in a deck 8 OV. Most cabins have lifeboats blocking the upper part of the view, but you can see the ocean if look slightly down. There are also several cabins between lifeboats with minimal view obstruction. Here's the list with minimal obstruction:

Port Forward: 8508, 8520, 8530, 8532, 8534, 8536
Port Aft: 8538, 8548, 8550, 8560, 8572, 8584, 8596
Starboard Forward: 8008, 8020, 8030, 8032, 8034, 8036
Starboard Aft: 8038, 8048, 8050, 8060, 8072, 8084, 8096
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RCL can tell you the percentage of obstruction. I had a quad (not by choice) with 25% obstruction and the view was fine with me.

Looking both directions, right and left





I would much rather have a deck 8 obstructed, a nice high deck, than deck 2 or 3 port holes for the money.
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We just got off the Majesty. We were in 8096, very small room, the obstruction didn't bother us. You could see the ocean and had daylight in our cabin. Being on the 8th deck was much better than being on the 2nd or 3rd deck. The only thing that I could complain about was right around the corner from our cabin was a Mens public restroom. It wasn't the noise that was the problem...it was the smell Morning, noon and night it smelled. We had a great cruise, just smelly when we came around the corner
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Old September 29th, 2008, 11:46 PM
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Here's the Deck plan - pink dots show the "unobstructed" or "less obstructed" obstructed cabins.

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I booked a cabin on Deck 8 on Majesty of the Seas, but now I’m a little bit concerned about the obstructed view.

Do you have any idea of how obstructed is an obstructed view room? Do all rooms have the same percentage of obstruction?

Thanks!
Well first I have been on the majesty of the sea's 3 times now, as recently as 2 weeks ago.
I noticed that all the cabins on deck 8 have obstructed views due to the hanging life boats(your muster station will be on deck 7). I would guess it really does obstruct your view as much as 40%, where as a some other cabins on deck 8 had as little as 10% obstructed.

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I was on Sovereign (sister ship to Majesty) last month in a deck 8 OV. Most cabins have lifeboats blocking the upper part of the view, but you can see the ocean if look slightly down. There are also several cabins between lifeboats with minimal view obstruction. Here's the list with minimal obstruction:

Port Forward: 8508, 8520, 8530, 8532, 8534, 8536
Port Aft: 8538, 8548, 8550, 8560, 8572, 8584, 8596
Starboard Forward: 8008, 8020, 8030, 8032, 8034, 8036
Starboard Aft: 8038, 8048, 8050, 8060, 8072, 8084, 8096
Thanks for the info. I phoned RCL here in the UK and was told that all cabins on deck 8 had a 99% obstructed view. Now I can at least book a cabin with a partial view.
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Thanks for the info. I phoned RCL here in the UK and was told that all cabins on deck 8 had a 99% obstructed view. Now I can at least book a cabin with a partial view.
So sorry that the RCL UK info was so WRONG!! DS and I did a boys cruise on monarch in 8538 and I would agree we had a great view, and even our prior OV cruise on deck 8 on sovereign in a obstructed view was such that when we looked straight forward, we saw a lifeboat, when we shifted out eyes down there was plenty of gorgeous ocean. Deck 8 obstructed view rooms on Sovereign class ships are among the great values in RCCI' fleet, from there we would have to pay more for an UPGRADE down to deck 2 and small portholes and the need to rely on elevators or so many more decks of stairs to get most places we wanted to be on a ship compared to the convenience of deck 8.
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Old March 4th, 2010, 10:22 AM
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Excellent info.
Thanks for the plan
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Old March 4th, 2010, 10:47 AM
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This just might win the award for dragging up the oldest post. Although any info on the Majesty obstructed view is appreciated.
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Old March 4th, 2010, 11:30 PM
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Hello. I have booked an exterior view warranty and RCCL has asigned us room 8504.

I have read all posts here, and I am really woorry about my OV room. Does anybody know how obstructed will be oru room? Has anybody got a photo of this obstructed view?

Any advice will be welcome!! Thanks

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Just got off the Majesty today. Absolutely no obstruction at all in cabin 8536 although it was a little close to the elevators during Spring Break time. The bottom of the lifeboats come to just the top of the window. I have a picture out the window if I can figure out how to download it to here.
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We were in 8076 on Majesty. I could see the ocean and all the landscape but if I looked up my view of the sky was blocked by the bottom of a lifeboat. I don't spend much time looking up so it didn't bother me..
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Old March 5th, 2010, 10:37 PM
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Here's the Deck plan - pink dots show the "unobstructed" or "less obstructed" obstructed cabins.

Emdia, according to the map 8076 cabin has the same view than 8504, hasn`t it? Therefore, I wouldn't worry about...

Do you have pics to share about cabin's view?

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Emdia, according to the map 8076 cabin has the same view than 8504, hasn`t it? Therefore, I wouldn't worry about...

Do you have pics to share about cabin's view?

Thanks

No sorry, I don't..
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Couple of years ago we were in 8532. We had found the OP and used those numbers in selecting our cabin. The window as actually between 2 lifeboats, one of which was the mini lifeboat that didn't even cover the room next to us. Always had a good view from the window of the water/scenery and people walking on deck..remember that is you are into
cuddly walks at night..never know who is watching from above.
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