I haven't had one of these cabins but basically all it does is give you the chance to get fresh air. <G> I believe that you actually do have a limited view of the ocean but for the most part you will see lifeboats. I have also been told that they give the apperance of being larger, even if they may not be in reality.
They are better than an inside cabin and come
at a great price. There are at least 10 cabins
with partial views between the lifeboats. If you
have a brochure you can tell which ones they
are, or go to a website that has full diagrams
like Discount Cruises. I had one and was very
happy for the price.