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#1
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Joined Nov 2006
if the difference was 100 dollars between the two is it worth the money to go regular balcony over obstructed,what do u all think.its first for us and i want to get it right.ty all in advance
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#2
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On Carnival? Most of the obstructed balconies are obstructed only below the balcony, but a few of the cabins have one of the taller lifeboats that comes up to the top of the railing. Which cabin(s) can you choose from? I think its about cabin 5167 and forward that have the taller boats.

Here are photos someone posted on webshots:
http://good-times.webshots.com/album/387233377EkueYx
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#3
Seminole, Florida
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Its always hard to put value into prospective. To me it would be well
worth the money not have an obstruction, I love the view, out, forward,
aft, up and down. If as cherylandtj said, if your view is only blocked
below your balcony then you may enjoy the view and same some money.
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#4
Birmingham, Al
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Joined Feb 2005
Check the cc board for rooms! You might get some idea of how obstructed. Check the ship plans and pictures - you might be able to tell from that. I have family that has gotten great views on "obstructed" cabins and had no problem with the view.