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Old 11-02-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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Which stateroom to book on the Dream - newbie question.

Hi - I am booking two rooms for my family of five on the Dream (category 8) Is one side of the ship better than the other (i.e. better views of anything)? Or does it really make any difference at all? Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:48 PM   #2
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I was told starboard side is better for views of CC, and of embarking, disembarking. There is no "bad" side, I think starboard can just be more interesting.

We have never sailed DCL but we booked starboard for our June 2013 cruise.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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It is all personal opinion. Many people get really freaked out over which cabin/side of ship, etc. they have. In almost 30 cruises, I have been all over the classic ships and I've never found a "bad" cabin. I've had some experiences where a repair or two were needed, but this was handled when I reported it. I've been in cabins where I had serious noise from other guests, but nothing inherent to the cabin.

Some people really want starboard because they have a better view of Castaway Cay (I go to the island, don't spend a lot of time on board looking at it!) and/or because you can see the fireworks from the starboard side....but if you are in a porthole cabin, you'll still want to go up on deck to see them as your porthole view will be limited, and when we were i a balcony we got a note asking us to NOT be on our balcony during that time. On the negative side, smoking is permitted on open air decks on the starboard side.
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