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Old 02-01-2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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Lifeboat view?! Boo?!?

I just read our stateroom review and it says that we have a lifeboat view from our verandah. I tried to search the forum for pictures--but just trying to get an idea of what that will look like. We are on the Dream in 6592.

Anyone have a picture!? Thanks!!
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Rest assured there are no cabins on the Dream that I am aware of that have a lifeboat in front of your verandah. The lifeboats are probably right under your verandah but that does not restsrict your view looking out. You may not be able to see straight down to the water below, but you will have a perfectly fine view out and to the horizon.

I would consider this a non issue in the scheme of things. From your sig it looks like this will be your first cruise. I doubt this will much of an impact on your overal enjoyment of the cruise.

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Old 02-01-2013, 03:47 PM   #3
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As noted by the PP this is not a big deal. We've stayed on both decks 6 & 7 and have really enjoyed the verandahs on each. It's great to just sit & relax with a glass of wine. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:14 PM   #4
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Same reaction about our view!

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I just read our stateroom review and it says that we have a lifeboat view from our verandah. I tried to search the forum for pictures--but just trying to get an idea of what that will look like. We are on the Dream in 6592.

Anyone have a picture!? Thanks!!
I bought the Passporter book and it says that we have a "white wall" verandah?? So I did the same as you--frantic to find pictures of our "view" and "white wall"--our first cruise as adults (with kids, too) so I"m sure all will be well. We are sailing on the Fantasy on deck 10.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:33 PM   #5
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as others have said it is really no big deal

Here is a pic of what you will see

Your view is only impeded if you stand at the rail and look straight down

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:53 PM   #6
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We were in room 6558 on the Dream and we did not even notice the lifeboats. I was worried before hand, but as pp stated, you will only notice if you are looking directly down. It will not be an obstruction to your view or enjoyment at all!
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The attached thread are pictures with locations of rooms and activities overlayed on it. This might help

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2586763
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:41 PM   #8
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Thanks everybody--your posts definitely made me feel better! Although, that picture makes me a bit nervous, lol! I'm sure it will be fine!
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I bought the Passporter book and it says that we have a "white wall" verandah?? So I did the same as you--frantic to find pictures of our "view" and "white wall"--our first cruise as adults (with kids, too) so I"m sure all will be well. We are sailing on the Fantasy on deck 10.
White walls are only on the Magic and Wonder. Not the Dream or Fantasy.

The most you would get on the Fantasy is a shin-high edge that will not block any views.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:18 PM   #10
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We will be in room 6592 on the Fantasy next week. I will post a pic for you when we get back. I'm assuming the rooms on the Fantasy are the same as on the Dream.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:32 PM   #11
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Basically, all the verandah rooms on the new ships have a "lifeboat view" if you stand at the edge, lean over, and look straight down. Most people look OUT from their verandah, not down.
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Basically, all the verandah rooms on the new ships have a "lifeboat view" if you stand at the edge, lean over, and look straight down. Most people look OUT from their verandah, not down.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:42 PM   #13
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whenever someone complains about life boats I think about that scene where they complain about them taking up space, and then I think of the last scenes when they wish they had life boats
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Basically, all the verandah rooms on the new ships have a "lifeboat view" if you stand at the edge, lean over, and look straight down. Most people look OUT from their verandah, not down.
We were in 6542 on the Dream and were happy that there were no lifeboats beneath our verandah. We were on the starboard side and the lifeboats were all way to the right of us (at least 6-8 staterooms down). That being said, they were under the verandah, not blocking views at all.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:18 PM   #15
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We stayed in 6592 on the Dream back in 2011. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the stateroom, because we expected to be overlooking the lifeboats. That particular room overlooks space between the lifeboats, so you can see straight down to the water.

Enjoy!
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