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Old 10-28-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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How do you choose a room category??

Hi All,

I am a DCL newbie... I want to book the Fantasy for our honeymoon as soon as the dates are released. How can I find out information on what rooms/floors are the best for honeymooners? Anyone have any suggestions on location/type of room/so on?

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Old 10-28-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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I think the first few things you need to determine are:

~ time of year you may want to sail
~ amount you are planning to budget
~ if either of you are affected by motion sickness.

I see you have stayed at Pop and CSR. The Fantasy is equivalent to/surpasses a Deluxe WDW resort and rooms in all categories reflect that feel. So, read as many Trip Reports and ship reviews. Cruise Critic is another forum that has a lot of reviews.

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Old 10-28-2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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We will be sailing at the beginning of May. We are flexible on the budget. With that said, I don't want to spend money for extras that we won't use! And we are not sure about getting sea sick. This is the first cruise both of us will take. Do some rooms make you feel more sick because they move more?
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:48 PM   #4
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We will be sailing at the beginning of May. We are flexible on the budget. With that said, I don't want to spend money for extras that we won't use! And we are not sure about getting sea sick. This is the first cruise both of us will take. Do some rooms make you feel more sick because they move more?
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If you worry about getting sea sick it is a good idea to get a stateroom in the middle of the ship. The higher floor and far aft or forward will make the seas feel more. But, it is not that much, so most people are ok.

It all depends on what you want! I would choose a stateroom with veranda so you can sit out there and enjoy the ocean together. Very romantic! Bit either way you can't go wrong, the Fantasy is amazing!
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:59 PM   #5
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We will be sailing at the beginning of May. We are flexible on the budget. With that said, I don't want to spend money for extras that we won't use! And we are not sure about getting sea sick. This is the first cruise both of us will take. Do some rooms make you feel more sick because they move more?
You may feel more movement being forward or aft. We were in an aft stateroom on Deck 7 and could feel a lot of vibration. For your first cruise, you may want to choose something mid-ship maybe Deck 5 or lower. Our family has taken a total of 7 cruises but we began with a mid-ship stateroom and then progressed to aft and higher decks.
If you would like to have natural lighting in your stateroom, choose an ocean view or verandah. If you don't mind not having a porthole or verandah, an inside would be fine and those on the Fantasy have virtual (digital display) portholes. If you know you and your husband will be up on the sun deck a lot, then an inside would be fine.
Many cruisers recommend reading the Passporter: http://www.passporter.com/dcl/guidebook.asp
Or, you can glean much info from the Cruise Critic site.

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We prefer a cat 11. My husband hates the split bathroom. He is very tall and broad.
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On our first (and only so far) cruise, we had cabin 5190 on the Fantasy. For newleyweds, it would be great. There was some vibration, but not rocking or movement that would cause motion sickness (everything makes me sick). Perks of it...laundry is right across the hall; close to aft elevators so could get to Cabanas easily; the hall ends 1 room past yours, so very minimal traffic; balcony is oversized and you look out at the beautiful sea all you want. We loved it!
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:47 PM   #8
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First, decide whether you want an inside, porthole, or balcony. Honestly, for a honeymoon, I'd get a balcony--nice romantic place to hang out. There will only be 2 of you, so size of cabin is not a huge issue. We've gotten great deals on some of the balcony cabins with minimally obstructed views--yes, we found the obstruction when we looked for it, but it didn't affect our enjoyment of the balcony at all.

Midship cabins and those on lower decks will have the least motion.

Call your TA and tell him/her what is important to you. My recommendation is always a TA who has been on the class of ship you are considering --in your case, one of the newer ships. He/she should have some good ideas for you.
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