Posted November 13th, 2017, 02:44 PM
Unless "they" resite the traditional promenade deck on the upper decks, this is what you're going to get on the new Cunarder. Just is. This is indeed a re-tweaked "K-DAM" and as such there is simply no way the promenade deck is going to be any different. Placement of the lifeboats in this manner allows another deck of unobstructed veranda cabins and... $$$$$ talks more than our preferences. They just hope we'll "get over it" and will, no doubt, put a half dozen steamer chairs in some corner somewhere on the ship to say "see, there, we listened".
The rooms behind the boats on K-dam are actually sold as ‘partially obstructed’ as their view is still, well, partially obstructed by the boats. I think the problem would be that this wouldn’t just be a case of ‘moving the boats a bit higher’ - there would be significant cost involved through re-designing the davits and reconfiguring the superstructure to ensure there’s adequate clearance so they can’t bang into anything, making sure the weight higher on the ship doesn’t compromise stability etc - and at that it’s a significant cost that wouldn’t bring in any extra revenue, even if it didn’t particularly affect the price the lowest tier of rooms could be sold for.