The DH and I are thinking of switching from a cat. 5 to a 7 just to save a little money. I was just wondering how "obstructed" your view reall is, and if we would notice a big difference. Last time we cruised, we had a cat. 5, but it was one of the solid verandahs. The verandah did make me a little nervous, so I was thinking that maybe the Navigator would make me feel a little safe, can anyone offer their experiences? Thanks!!