Regal Princess / Royal Princess Obstructed View Balcony Details
I just got off the Regal and thought I'd share what I learned about my obstructed view balcony cabin.
So you can see that the deck 8 obstructed view cabins can have a minimal downward view. That is variable, though, since you can get a cabin that's between two lifeboats. Also, there are cabins that have a slightly lower style of lifeboat, which gives you a few more degrees down. But nobody on the ship can look straight down (I don't think so anyway), because the promenade deck sticks out farther than the balconies.
I made a video that has pictures, if pasting youtube links here is going to work:
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