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mjaclyn
02-07-2012, 10:41 AM
We just reserved a Cat 5E on the Fantasy for 2013. We have only stayed in the Cat. 4 Staterooms but decided to go with the 5E this trip because it's a little less expensive and will allow us to go during DD's spring break week. I'm concerned that there might not be enough space in the room for all of us to unpack our clothes. Has anyone stayed in a Cat 5E on the Dream? If so, what are your thoughts on the storage space? Also, does anyone have any photos of the oversized verandah? Our room is located at the very back of the ship and the Stateroom reviews I've read said that the balcony is very large with 2 extra loungers in addition to the chairs. We are directly beneath Cabanas so I'm also a little worried that guests will be able to stare at me in my PJs while eating breakfast if they look over the railing. Does anyone know if the entire balcony is exposed or if some of it is covered so a little more private? Thanks in advance for the information!!

kimb96
02-07-2012, 01:04 PM
If you go to the disney site, you can see a picture of the oversized balcony. Just search for a cruise and when it brings up your cruise where you choose a stateroom, click on the little question mark to see a pic of the balcony. It looks very spacious and has two loungers in addition to two regular chairs with a small table between them. I'm booking a dream cruise this august and 5E is my first choice stateroom. It is gty status though so I may not get one.

Piecey
02-07-2012, 02:30 PM
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2643852

msbiscuit
02-07-2012, 03:32 PM
The category 5E cabins are mainly along the stern now. The ones on deck 5 (formerly 5Es) that are the much discussed 'can you see me now' cabins have been re-categorized as 4Es.
I've stayed in 5656 (then a 5E) on the Dream and enjoyed it very much! I didn't even think about people looking down at me. There is enough of an overhang that you can keep your chair closer to the door and be more secluded. If you are standing at the rail to look at the ship's underwater lights, etc., of course you can be seen. But, that applies to any verandah.
Oh, and storage? I had no problem with storage. 2 closets with plenty of hangers and some shelves, drawers next to the closets, drawers in the desk and extra storage in the coffee table that opens up.

mickey2000
02-07-2012, 04:09 PM
Here are some pics from other posters ! I have 7192 & 7194 Aft connecting rooms and connecting balconys that will be huge ! We will be decorating for Christmas with outdoor lights :lmao:
Floor above flag pole center room 7194 Extra wide balcony due to storage area along side room!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/a3916ce9-2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/DSCN1404.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/DSCN1405.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/DSCN1403.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/DSCN1401.jpg

mickey2000
02-07-2012, 04:15 PM
:thumbsup2:cool1:

mickey2000
02-08-2012, 11:42 PM
Any more pics !:thumbsup2

mammacaryn
02-09-2012, 07:01 AM
We booked 10658 on the Fantasy. There is a youtube video of this room on the Dream.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V8lJVsnv4c

mmouse37
02-09-2012, 09:04 AM
We will be decorating for Christmas with outdoor lights :lmao:


No sure if you are serious or kidding but in case you are planning on decorating with lights.....this is from the DCL website.

Question
What items are not permitted on board?

Answer
In order to maintain a safe and secure environment for our Guests and crew, the following are examples of items that Guests are not allowed to bring on board. These and other similar items will be confiscated upon being found.

Weapons and firearms (including ammunition, knives—including dive knives—swords, daggers or any other types of weapons) are not allowed onboard under any circumstances
Realistic replicas of firearms and weapons
Highly flammable liquids and combustible substances
Non prescribed controlled substances, illegal drugs, medically prescribed and synthetic marijuana
Power Tools and Tool boxes (except those tools of the trade utilized by vendors providing services)
Sporting equipment (i.e., baseball and cricket bats, hockey and lacrosse sticks, pool cues, ski poles, fishing gear and archery equipment.)
SCUBA equipment (i.e., tanks, spears guns /slings, dive knives, pry bar, and underwater scooter)
Kites, balloons, surfboards, wave boards, inflatable floats/pools (including pool noodles), and wagons
Bicycles, Segways, skateboards, inline & roller skates, any footwear with wheels, (i.e. Heely's type shoes)
Electrical appliances such as rice cookers, hot plates, coffee makers, electric irons, bottle sterilizer and bottle warmers, etc. Please note: A limited number of approved bottle warmers and bottle sterilizers are available upon request through Guest Services. Also all ships offer laundry facilities with irons and ironing boards. Valet laundry service is also available for a nominal fee.
Candles & Incense
DVD, VCR, or Blu ray players or, Playstation, Xbox, and Nintendo Wii gaming systems are not allowed because of compatibility issues with the stateroom TVs
Musical instruments
Large Ice Coolers (Please note: small, personal-sized coolers, no larger than 12" x 12" x 12" brought onboard for the purpose of housing medications are permitted as carry-on luggage.)
Homemade, pre-cooked or other perishable food items plus any open snack containers
Metal detectors are not allowed on the ship or on Castaway Cay, as any object found using thesedevices would need to be returned to the owner or donated to charity
Personal fireworks or pyrotechnics
Seasonal and celebratory lighting strings
Liquid oxygen

Cabin looks awesome...have a great cruise!!!

MJ

ruadisneyfan2
02-09-2012, 09:16 AM
We just reserved a Cat 5E on the Fantasy for 2013. We have only stayed in the Cat. 4 Staterooms but decided to go with the 5E this trip because it's a little less expensive and will allow us to go during DD's spring break week. I'm concerned that there might not be enough space in the room for all of us to unpack our clothes. Has anyone stayed in a Cat 5E on the Dream? If so, what are your thoughts on the storage space? Also, does anyone have any photos of the oversized verandah? Our room is located at the very back of the ship and the Stateroom reviews I've read said that the balcony is very large with 2 extra loungers in addition to the chairs. We are directly beneath Cabanas so I'm also a little worried that guests will be able to stare at me in my PJs while eating breakfast if they look over the railing. Does anyone know if the entire balcony is exposed or if some of it is covered so a little more private? Thanks in advance for the information!!

The actual square footage of the room itself is no different than other verandah cabins that are cats 5-7. We had 4 of us easily in a cat 5b but the cruise after that we stayed in an 8D which in size/storage is equiv to a cat 4 except has a window instead of verandah. The 8D did have a LOT more storage. So much that even with 4 of us (2 ad, 1 teen, 1 tween) we had cabinets that stayed empty, and this was with us cruising 7 nts, b2b. When I get home tonight, I'll dig up pics of both to compare.

Mickey2000, thanks for digging up my pics! All are mine except 1st one & I'm at work & no time to search for them. :goodvibes
I took those on our PC day of our b2b when they let us onboard but before guests started arriving. It was nice to see the various cabins with all the doors propped open. I chose 7194 b/c we have it booked for a future cruise. I should have checked out the Walt suite! :sad2:

tinkerbelltwins
02-09-2012, 09:27 AM
As an FYI, from what I've read in various threads most, if not all, of those 5Es have rectangular tubs instead of the round tubs. No big deal for my family. I actually prefer the rectangular shape over the round shape anyway.

My family and three other families have booked 5Es all in a row for a Fantasy cruise later on this year. We can't wait to open up the balconies and enjoy an even larger space outside.

mickey2000
02-09-2012, 12:46 PM
No sure if you are serious or kidding but in case you are planning on decorating with lights.....this is from the DCL website.

Question
What items are not permitted on board?

Answer
In order to maintain a safe and secure environment for our Guests and crew, the following are examples of items that Guests are not allowed to bring on board. These and other similar items will be confiscated upon being found.

Weapons and firearms (including ammunition, knives—including dive knives—swords, daggers or any other types of weapons) are not allowed onboard under any circumstances
Realistic replicas of firearms and weapons
Highly flammable liquids and combustible substances
Non prescribed controlled substances, illegal drugs, medically prescribed and synthetic marijuana
Power Tools and Tool boxes (except those tools of the trade utilized by vendors providing services)
Sporting equipment (i.e., baseball and cricket bats, hockey and lacrosse sticks, pool cues, ski poles, fishing gear and archery equipment.)
SCUBA equipment (i.e., tanks, spears guns /slings, dive knives, pry bar, and underwater scooter)
Kites, balloons, surfboards, wave boards, inflatable floats/pools (including pool noodles), and wagons
Bicycles, Segways, skateboards, inline & roller skates, any footwear with wheels, (i.e. Heely's type shoes)
Electrical appliances such as rice cookers, hot plates, coffee makers, electric irons, bottle sterilizer and bottle warmers, etc. Please note: A limited number of approved bottle warmers and bottle sterilizers are available upon request through Guest Services. Also all ships offer laundry facilities with irons and ironing boards. Valet laundry service is also available for a nominal fee.
Candles & Incense
DVD, VCR, or Blu ray players or, Playstation, Xbox, and Nintendo Wii gaming systems are not allowed because of compatibility issues with the stateroom TVs
Musical instruments
Large Ice Coolers (Please note: small, personal-sized coolers, no larger than 12" x 12" x 12" brought onboard for the purpose of housing medications are permitted as carry-on luggage.)
Homemade, pre-cooked or other perishable food items plus any open snack containers
Metal detectors are not allowed on the ship or on Castaway Cay, as any object found using thesedevices would need to be returned to the owner or donated to charity
Personal fireworks or pyrotechnics
Seasonal and celebratory lighting strings
Liquid oxygen

Cabin looks awesome...have a great cruise!!!

MJ



Thanks!
Maybe they will be ok as they are led battery operated NO ELECTRIC or cords !

mmouse37
02-09-2012, 12:50 PM
Possibly....but the other issue is they ask that you don't hang things from the balconies.....towels, clothes, signs, etc.....I am guessing but I think it is to prevent things from falling off the ship and/or to keep the classy look of the ship intact. I know I have read it but can't remember where.

MJ

DL1957
02-09-2012, 01:12 PM
As an FYI, from what I've read in various threads most, if not all, of those 5Es have rectangular tubs instead of the round tubs. No big deal for my family. I actually prefer the rectangular shape over the round shape anyway.

My family and three other families have booked 5Es all in a row for a Fantasy cruise later on this year. We can't wait to open up the balconies and enjoy an even larger space outside.

Thanks for the info on the shape of the tub. In December we were in a 5e that is now a 4e and it had the same shaped tub as the Magic/Wonder I was beginning to think I Dreamed! about the change is the tub shape. I have to say I will take the oversized veranda any day over the shape of the tub.

mickey2000
02-14-2012, 11:08 PM
Still looking for pics of 7192 !

momof2inmn
02-20-2012, 08:48 PM
It is gty status though so I may not get one.

What does gty mean?

WAHkoMom
02-20-2012, 09:25 PM
Here is a link to a picture of the verandah for Dream stateroom 10664.
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/dream-10664/p62201-img-0524.html

I couldn't believe I found these pictures, because we just got moved from a former 5E cabin on deck 5 to this one on the Fantasy! :cool1:

roberts3232
02-25-2013, 11:52 AM
As an FYI, from what I've read in various threads most, if not all, of those 5Es have rectangular tubs instead of the round tubs. No big deal for my family. I actually prefer the rectangular shape over the round shape anyway.

My family and three other families have booked 5Es all in a row for a Fantasy cruise later on this year. We can't wait to open up the balconies and enjoy an even larger space outside.



Ok, I am confused.
I just booked a cat 5e gty for a 7 night on the fantasy for Jan 2014. I keep reading that other people that also booked a cat 5e picked their rooms. When looking at the deck plans and rooms, I only see cat 5e that are gty. I've called Disney and asked if we can pick a room and you have to wait until they are assinged. I guess my question is how can you pick your room with the cat 5e? Are they are a gty? Thanks

mammacaryn
02-25-2013, 01:59 PM
Ok, I am confused.
I just booked a cat 5e gty for a 7 night on the fantasy for Jan 2014. I keep reading that other people that also booked a cat 5e picked their rooms. When looking at the deck plans and rooms, I only see cat 5e that are gty. I've called Disney and asked if we can pick a room and you have to wait until they are assinged. I guess my question is how can you pick your room with the cat 5e? Are they are a gty? Thanks

Don't know...
We told our agent what room we wanted(5E category) when we booked and got it.
We booked Jan. 2012 for a May 2013 cruise.

churchlady
02-25-2013, 02:18 PM
Subbing! We are in 7194 in April.

sweetpee_1993
02-25-2013, 02:28 PM
Ok, I am confused.
I just booked a cat 5e gty for a 7 night on the fantasy for Jan 2014. I keep reading that other people that also booked a cat 5e picked their rooms. When looking at the deck plans and rooms, I only see cat 5e that are gty. I've called Disney and asked if we can pick a room and you have to wait until they are assinged. I guess my question is how can you pick your room with the cat 5e? Are they are a gty? Thanks

Nope. GTY happens when a room category is nearing sold out. Everyone who booked their 5Es ahead of you picked their room numbers. Now that the 5E category has neared sold out they will book only as GTYs and assign you a room. The "guarantee" part of GTY means you are guaranteed to be assigned a stateroom in the 5E category or higher. Not lower. You may not end up in a 5E at all. You could end up in a higher room category at the 5E price. There's no telling until your room assignment comes in usually anywhere from a month or so to a few weeks prior to sailing. Good luck! :goodvibes

heatherbelle
02-25-2013, 02:34 PM
Oh thank you for posting those pics of 7194, that's the room we have, so excited now.

Barkell
02-25-2013, 02:42 PM
Nope. GTY happens when a room category is nearing sold out. Everyone who booked their 5Es ahead of you picked their room numbers. Now that the 5E category has neared sold out they will book only as GTYs and assign you a room. The "guarantee" part of GTY means you are guaranteed to be assigned a stateroom in the 5E category or higher. Not lower. You may not end up in a 5E at all. You could end up in a higher room category at the 5E price. There's no telling until your room assignment comes in usually anywhere from a month or so to a few weeks prior to sailing. Good luck! :goodvibes

Thank you for explaining that it plain language. :goodvibes: We booked a GTY (also 5e, actually) room and didn't really know what the deal was. We sail 5/2/13.

sweetpee_1993
02-25-2013, 03:05 PM
Thank you for explaining that it plain language. :goodvibes: We booked a GTY (also 5e, actually) room and didn't really know what the deal was. We sail 5/2/13.

You're welcome. When we booked our first cruise everything on these boards was like jibberish to me. I would find something I didn't understand, search it, read as much as I could, try to figure it out, and if I couldn't make sense of it I'd email my TA who is also a friend. Glad to help out as I appreciated people being patient with me, too. :thumbsup2

Silverfox97
02-25-2013, 05:32 PM
Nope. GTY happens when a room category is nearing sold out. Everyone who booked their 5Es ahead of you picked their room numbers. Now that the 5E category has neared sold out they will book only as GTYs and assign you a room. The "guarantee" part of GTY means you are guaranteed to be assigned a stateroom in the 5E category or higher. Not lower. You may not end up in a 5E at all. You could end up in a higher room category at the 5E price. There's no telling until your room assignment comes in usually anywhere from a month or so to a few weeks prior to sailing. Good luck! :goodvibes

All correct. However, even if you are in a 5E GTY, if you really want to be put in the 5E (I know I would!!), you can put a "Do not upgrade" request on your reservation. They will tell you it's nothing more than a request, but I know that it does work. If you have a TA, they can accommodate adding that request to the reservation.

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sweetpee_1993
02-25-2013, 10:22 PM
All correct. However, even if you are in a 5E GTY, if you really want to be put in the 5E (I know I would!!), you can put a "Do not upgrade" request on your reservation. They will tell you it's nothing more than a request, but I know that it does work. If you have a TA, they can accommodate adding that request to the reservation.

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Oh yes! Good thinking! Definitely put the do not upgrade request in if the 5E is what you're after. I've not done it personally but read it a few times. ;)

ruadisneyfan2
02-25-2013, 10:42 PM
Friends of our sailed in 7194 in Nov. They loved the huge verandah but said the room vibrates a lot, not so bad they wanted to change cabins. Also smoke from the exhaust sometimes goes directly to that verandah and sometimes is bad enough to leave soot on everything.

Not to be a downer but just being honest. Overall they said they still LOVED it but then again it was their 1st cruise ever so no other experience to compare it to.

:goodvibes

mickey2000
02-25-2013, 11:35 PM
Friends of our sailed in 7194 in Nov. They loved the huge verandah but said the room vibrates a lot, not so bad they wanted to change cabins. Also smoke from the exhaust sometimes goes directly to that verandah and sometimes is bad enough to leave soot on everything.

Not to be a downer but just being honest. Overall they said they still LOVED it but then again it was their 1st cruise ever so no other experience to compare it to.

:goodvibes

That's just the opposite of what we experienced Dec 8th Fantasy 7192 & 7194 smooth as glass :thumbsup2 No our room did not vibrate. Compared to 12 other ships I have been on it was perfect! Two mornings a little soot but no smoke? The room steward hosed off both balconies each time :thumbsup2
It was soooooo goooood we booked the same two rooms again for 2014 :):):):)

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su_A_ve
02-26-2013, 02:09 AM
Shhh,,, say they are awful... Then nobody will book them :) I have a feeling that some of them will be redone into a suite or a new 4e cat at a higher price, specially the bigger rooms.

ruadisneyfan2
02-26-2013, 06:01 AM
That's just the opposite of what we experienced Dec 8th Fantasy 7192 & 7194 smooth as glass :thumbsup2 No our room did not vibrate. Compared to 12 other ships I have been on it was perfect! Two mornings a little soot but no smoke? The room steward hosed off both balconies each time :thumbsup2
It was soooooo goooood we booked the same two rooms again for 2014 :):):):)

Well, that's good to hear. Maybe she was just sensitive.
You know what they say about opinions. ;)

justmestace
02-26-2013, 08:34 AM
I'm really, really surprised that they allowed the Christmas lights to remain up. Normally, the room steward would remove even the battery operated kind...not remove, but turn off....a silent "reminder" that they aren't allowed.

mickey2000
02-26-2013, 09:27 AM
I'm really, really surprised that they allowed the Christmas lights to remain up. Normally, the room steward would remove even the battery operated kind...not remove, but turn off....a silent "reminder" that they aren't allowed.

Was told they were ok because of batteries. Electric with extension cords NO.

Mirror in room had lights along with a tree, Santa & Snowman. All were led with no electric.

Cibahwewah
02-26-2013, 09:29 AM
We had 10658 on the Dream. We loved the oversized verandah. Yes, it was a rectangular tub. Plenty of space to unpack. A little vibration while docking, but it was brief. Very little noise from upstairs. Some secondhand cigarette smoke from nearby. Yuck! Close to stairs/elevator. We booked it before it became a new category so they didn't increase our fare. On Pirate Night we watched the fireworks from the verandah. Awesome view. Worth it!

roberts3232
02-26-2013, 10:26 AM
Don't know...
We told our agent what room we wanted(5E category) when we booked and got it.
We booked Jan. 2012 for a May 2013 cruise.


Thank you! I did mention it to out TA! Thanks for all the help! I can only hope.... lol

roberts3232
02-26-2013, 10:28 AM
You're welcome. When we booked our first cruise everything on these boards was like jibberish to me. I would find something I didn't understand, search it, read as much as I could, try to figure it out, and if I couldn't make sense of it I'd email my TA who is also a friend. Glad to help out as I appreciated people being patient with me, too. :thumbsup2



Thank you! I did have my TA make the note! My fingers are crossed! lol

KingRichard
02-26-2013, 11:29 AM
How about 6192.

I can tell you the first night it did vibrate a bit. The one thing for sure being dead center the room pivots back and forth a lot.

I would take this room again no problem.

Rough measurements were 15x18 feet. Yes that large. 2 chairs and 2 loungers.

The flag was never a problem.

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