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JJsmama
02-25-2010, 12:09 AM
If you had to choose between sailing longer in a very low cat stateroom or sailing shorter cruise in Higher/ Verandah, which would you do?

Example: Family of 5 choosing between 2 oceanview or Verandah rooms on 5 night Dream or 2 Cat 11 rooms on 2 b2b 5/4 night Dream.

kcashner
02-25-2010, 12:14 AM
Inside room with longer cruise.

A verandah is lovely--no question. However, there are lots of public areas where you can enjoy the ocean breezes.

Olga
02-25-2010, 12:31 AM
If you had to choose between sailing longer in a very low cat stateroom or sailing shorter cruise in Higher/ Verandah, which would you do?

Example: Family of 5 choosing between 2 oceanview or Verandah rooms on 5 night Dream or 2 Cat 11 rooms on 2 b2b 5/4 night Dream.

Personally I like my privacy and space. To be able to walk out in my robe and sit on my verandah with a book, cup of coffee, a snack and cocktail is priceless. Cramped public spaces and cramped sleeping areas just aren't for me. I'd be so miserable w/o a verandah that the cruise wouldn't be much fun :laughing:
Recently there was a thread of pics from some verandahs, awesome.
Consider your own tolerance level and you'll have fun whatever the decision.

KrisannB
02-25-2010, 12:37 AM
We took the PC cruise in a cat 10 and we did fine and I loved the long cruise! It was wonderful so many days on board - and we soon leave for the TA - I am not sure how I would feel though on a b2b because you would be repeating the activities, dinners, etc. but we love all the days on the ship!

Krisann

DisneyCruiser83
02-25-2010, 01:54 AM
I have been in a cat 10, 9, 8, and 6 on cruises lasting 3, 4, and 7 days. So I have really run the gammet of options. :) Now, if I were not concerned about price, of course I would choose the cat 6, but I am sailing on the EB TA in a cat 10 (upgraded from a 12). I am taking the lower category because it is a cruise I am really interested in. You should determine what is most important to you, but for me, I always try to take as long a cruise as possible. HTH Happy cruising!

JJsmama
02-25-2010, 02:21 AM
Thanks everyone.

I also would prefer a longer cruise than a b2b. However, the only time we will be in the USA during 2011 (summer), there aren't any long cruises out of FL. Only 5 nights and that does not seem long enough. I would really rather do East Carib instead of Bahamas b2b, but I am trying to work with my timeframe...

We have sailed twice. Both times with a verandah. At that time, we could get away with one room though and only had . We did enjoy the verandah, but did not really use it that much.

Maybe I will check into the Med again...

Pluto,
02-25-2010, 03:24 AM
after my first cruise a very short 7 night cruise in a cat 5 i said i will never cruise on a short cruise again since that time.
14 night repo in 07 cat 11
15 night repo in 08 cat 11
12 night inside rccl
7 night cat 12 gty got a cat 9. i know i said no more short cruises i guessed i lied to myself.dcl had no decent length cruises this year.
may 26 this year cat 12 gty 10 night.
in nov 2 cruises cat 11
next year a 13 night cruise a 6 night and a 7 night combine a repo than the first alaska.
i will much rather have a longer cruise inside than a short cruise verendah.
your not in your stateroom that much you are in there to do get dress and do the 5 things that start with the letter s. sleep,shower,shave,sex, going number 2.

mmouse37
02-25-2010, 06:37 AM
For me, the longer the cruise...the better!

We booked a back to back on the Dream....the MV and the cruise after for a total of 8 nights. I need 8 days onboard the new ship to explore!! Don't plan on any activities in Nassau....for that vacation the ship is definitely the destination!!! We booked Cat 9's.

MJ

Pattiwig
02-25-2010, 07:55 AM
Without a doubt the longer cruise.:cheer2:

Pooh_Friend#1
02-25-2010, 08:00 AM
Definitely the longer cruise.

jilljill
02-25-2010, 08:01 AM
On the Dream have you looked at the new cat. 8 family oceanview cabins that sleep 5 people? That might make it even more affordable to do a B2B cruise in an oceanview cabin. Also keep in mind the inside cabins on the Dream will have the virtual portholes showing real-time outside activity. The inside cabins might not be so bad with this new technology offering.

MouseMomx2
02-25-2010, 08:04 AM
A longer cruise, no question about it. We've sailed with a verandah and without and prefer not to have one. For us, it's just a waste of money and in no way comparable to extra days in board.

TnRobin
02-25-2010, 08:26 AM
Add me to the longer cruise crowd. While a bigger stateroom is nice and I would never turn it down, I am rarely in the room.

scootch
02-25-2010, 11:02 AM
Definitely cruise longer. We were upgraded to a verandah but spent so little time in the room, we hardly used it. We are cruising again and with that experience, I actually went down a level than I had originally booked for the first cruise before the upgrade.

has
02-25-2010, 11:03 AM
Inside cabin and longer cruise all the way.
Loved to sit up on deck with my Dr Pepper watching us pull into port, watch the beautiful sunsets and just watch the waves go by. Not crowded at all!

Would rather spend the money on the excursions or an extra couple of days at WDW than a cabin I sleep and change clothes in.

Heidi

ayumac
02-25-2010, 11:09 AM
Definitely a longer cruise. :thumbsup2

Being able to gain relationships with casts and guests is priceless, to me, at least. :grouphug:

NancyIL
02-25-2010, 11:10 AM
I will always choose longer/more frequent travel over luxury travel! We spent 14 nights in an inside cabin on a Celebrity Transatlantic cruise in September, and the cabin was 170 sq. ft. - smaller than an inside on DCL. We did juuuuuust fine!

aurorafan65
02-25-2010, 11:26 AM
longer cruise - I love the days on-board. Our last DCL we did an inside cabin. We always spend so much time by the pool & other places that we didn't care. We're going on the Baltic cruise & we did get an oceanview for that one.

Disney Magic Girl
02-25-2010, 02:21 PM
Longer cruise no doubt , sure the verandahs are nice but longer cruise = more pots of call and lots more fun!!!!:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:yay::yay::thumbsup2:th umbsup2

Euphscott
02-25-2010, 03:19 PM
Without a moment's thought - go LONG!

I've sailed inside, outside, and balcony. There is nothing to compare iwth more time on the ocean. And if I need to get out on a balcony - there is plenty of deckspace to be found with a few floors up!

jewelmicky
02-25-2010, 04:04 PM
LONGER CRUISE....without hesitation.

Melcatfish
02-25-2010, 04:11 PM
No contest, longer cruise wins hands down every time!

Mel
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hgon76
02-25-2010, 05:25 PM
Without hesitation----longer cruise!!!!:thumbsup2. I don't care if you put me up in the largest Suite on the ship. If it meant a few more days onboard, I'll gladly take an inside stateroom!:goodvibes.

orlandothebeagle
02-25-2010, 05:34 PM
long for us its a no brainer
deck 10 is my balcony

branv
02-25-2010, 06:33 PM
Definitely longer...which is why I avoided the temptation of switching from a 9A to a 5D by reminding myself that that extra cost could instead be used to pay the deposit when rebooking onboard for a whole other cruise :thumbsup2

Presentation
02-25-2010, 06:52 PM
Um…Wow. What a majority…….until me. Sorry I’m going to ruin the perfect score.

I really liked sailing in the Roy O Disney suite.


See our video link below.

NancyIL
02-25-2010, 07:04 PM
Um…Wow. What a majority…….until me. Sorry I’m going to ruin the perfect score.

I really liked sailing in the Roy O Disney suite.


See our video link below.

Nope, you're the second! Olga prefers at least a balcony.

I think most of us would LOVE to sail in the Roy or Walt suite - with someone else's money! :lmao:

Octoberbride03
02-25-2010, 07:10 PM
You should turn this into a poll. But in my house as long as we're on the ship we're good. We'll take the longer cruise every time.:thumbsup2

mca
02-25-2010, 07:38 PM
Um…Wow. What a majority…….until me. Sorry I’m going to ruin the perfect score.

I really liked sailing in the Roy O Disney suite.


See our video link below.

Just curious, how much and which cruise length?

tvguy
02-25-2010, 07:49 PM
Longer cruise. 7 Days is the shortest cruise I've ever done, 14 the longest, with a 10 day, the remaining five were all 7 days. Only way I'd cruise on the Wonder is if it was a B2B.
We had a verandah as a free upgrade on Disney, and we used it a lot, but even my money is no object kids agreed it wasn't worth paying extra for.

Dizzyworld
02-25-2010, 07:52 PM
We asked my children what they wanted to do when the Dream comes out....upgrade the cabin for a short cruise or down grade for a b2b? They didn't even have to think about it.....b2b. (Although we wish it was a straight 7 night cruise. C'est la vie.)

disney 2010
02-25-2010, 07:57 PM
Just had to get my longer cruise vote in :cool1:

#1 goof
02-25-2010, 08:05 PM
A vote for much much longer.:thumbsup2

GrumpyBelle
02-25-2010, 08:09 PM
I also vote for a longer cruise.

autodoc
02-25-2010, 09:38 PM
The longer the better --- :dance3:

Evil Queen 2
02-25-2010, 10:01 PM
I'd say longer cruise everytime. :cool1:

Of course for me the shorter the cruise the lower cat I would book. Only on a longer cruise would I think I might enjoy the benefits of a higher cat / larger room. For the short cruises I wouldn't be in the room much. :confused3

Presentation
02-26-2010, 04:07 AM
Just curious, how much and which cruise length?

January 24, 2010 4 day Wonder, kids sail free promotion
Room w/Tax
Adult $1,093.92
Adult $1,093.92
Child 13 $44.92
Child 9 $44.92
Child 6 $44.92
$2,322.60

Port upgrade cat 4 to cat 1 on the 4 day Wonder= $1,550.00

Total $3,872.60 for a family of 5, 4 day, Roy O Disney room