We took our first cruise on HAL's Veendam in March 2003. We were upgraded from GTY inside to Cabin 313. The ship lists this cabin as having an obstructed view. However, only a short glance to the right or left out the window gave us some wonderful views. It was also a great cabin for "people watching" with the Lower Promenade Deck being a popular walking track because it circled the entire ship.