This room is classified as obstructed ocean view - HOWEVER - the view is not obstructed almost at all!!! We thought it was a great deal! Off to the right you'll see a side of a lifeboat but it is a few feet away and off to the left it is completely open. Below the window is an access ladder to the lifeboats. There were only men working there once during out cruise but it was during the day - no big deal. Even when they stand up on that platform they can't see in the window. Below the little platform and ladder is the deck on level 7 so you'll see people walking by down below. This is a fantastic ocean view room! It is centrally located, easy to go just one floor down to shows, the atrium, etc. It is also mid ship so the rocking was not too bad. The first night we had really bad waves as we passed through the Florida Straight - the desk creaked pretty loudly as the ship flexed with the waves - but we heard that everyone had that problem throughout the ship that night - it wasn't limited to our cabin.