PamP ..... Yes, If your stateroom balcony is behind the "hump"your view will be somewhat cut off....you won't see the bow unless you are part giraffe...but the view looking out to sea is priceless!!! Bear in mind that sticking your head out into the wind will give you a good snootful of ocean breeze and might not result in the best of cruise experiences......balconies located behind the hump enjoy somewhat milder blasts of air when at sea!! They are beautiful cabins and nicely located!!Welcome to cruising....welcome to cruise-chat!! Visit us often!!!