Paid for "obstructed" view. have had cruises where "obstructed" meant we'd look at a lifeboat all day long. On this "obstructed" we looked over a life boat and could see the ocean all day through the upper half of the large window. That is, there are "obstructed" and "obstructed." Had a Cabin Crawl courtesy of a Cruise Critic meeting (attended by the Captain) and also found we could see many staterooms in the morning of our day in FLL between two cruises. Our cabin also had bunks hung on the wall for 2 more passengers, where we could bump our heads on the way to bed. Some "obstructed" did not have the extra bunks. It would be possible to reserve better ones.