We had an obstructed view balcony (room 5190) it was fine. We were leery at first but found that it suited our needs. The obstruction was not that bad life boat comes to the floor of the balcony and in this room you can see to the water looking down in the left hand side other then that you can clearly look out. The room itself was nice a standard balcony room bed was comfortable, linens were always clean and the pillows were just fine. The stewards kept the room clean and we would actually recommend the obstructed view to anyone who does not mind or wants to save a couple of bucks. We are booking the same room on our next cruise. I would rather have a massage then spend more money on an unobstructed view.