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Old 11-29-2012, 11:14 AM   #16
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Do any of the Cat V rooms even connect? I know I booked my parents, sister and I in 2 Cat 4Bs because we needed 2 rooms with the connecting door and I did not see anything on the plans that indicated I could do that with 2 Cat Vs. I think Cat Vs connect to Cat Ts.

For us, even if some of the Cat Vs do connect, it would not work right now as there is only 1 accessible Cat V and I am not sure if I like the view/location based on the pictures I have seen.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:28 AM   #17
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Do any of the Cat V rooms even connect? I know I booked my parents, sister and I in 2 Cat 4Bs because we needed 2 rooms with the connecting door and I did not see anything on the plans that indicated I could do that with 2 Cat Vs. I think Cat Vs connect to Cat Ts.

For us, even if some of the Cat Vs do connect, it would not work right now as there is only 1 accessible Cat V and I am not sure if I like the view/location based on the pictures I have seen.
You are right. There are no Cat. Vs that connect to another Cat. V. They only connect to Cat. Ts and there are two that connect to Cat. Rs. So there is no chance for the OP to book connecting Cat. Vs.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:29 AM   #18
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Do any of the Cat V rooms even connect? I know I booked my parents, sister and I in 2 Cat 4Bs because we needed 2 rooms with the connecting door and I did not see anything on the plans that indicated I could do that with 2 Cat Vs. I think Cat Vs connect to Cat Ts.

For us, even if some of the Cat Vs do connect, it would not work right now as there is only 1 accessible Cat V and I am not sure if I like the view/location based on the pictures I have seen.
No Cat V's connect to another V. Only to either a Cat T (one bedroom) or a Cat R (Royal Suite).
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:28 PM   #19
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Are you truly sold on being in Concierge? Honestly, for the amount of time you spend in the room or the concierge lounge, its probably not worth it. We've stayed concierge, and while most people say "once you go concierge, you won't want to go back", we don't feel that way. It was nice, just not THAT nice...lol. I would rather be in 2 connecting verandah rooms on a different deck than be separated from my husband on a cruise!
Our family is just 4 of us, but we are now sold on always having connecting cabins. We did connecting verandahs on the Fantasy in June, and then connecting inside rooms on the Dream in August. Our kids love having their own "room".
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #20
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We, too, have gone Concierge in a Family Room with 4 - Cat V on The Dream. But, this last cruise on The Fantasy, we did 2 connecting 4C rooms on deck 7 and will NEVER go back to Concierge. We had 2 bathrooms, 2 decks, and so much more space!! We were closer to EVERYTHING! We kept the connecting door open all the time. My husband and I stayed in one room and our 2 children LOVED having their own room. Plenty of room for everyone. We will always cruise with 2 connecting rooms on deck 7 mid-ship!! Saves a ton of money, too!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:00 PM   #21
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I booked two concierge rooms (category V) on a 7-night cruise on the Fantasy for my family of six. Unfortunately, I was not able to get adjoining rooms. The rooms are directly across from each other (they are on either size of the concierge lounge). I've been calling periodically to see if any adjoining rooms in that category have become available and today I was told there is a category T (one bedroom suite) room right next to one of our V rooms. Problem is, it will cost $4,000 more to book that room. I want to go for it, but my husband is not in agreement and says being in different rooms is not a big deal. He thinks the kids will have fun "visiting" different rooms and it also allows us to see different sights (since we will have access to a room on the port and starboard side). Our kids are small (ages 5 to 10).

Any info that might help change his mind would be appreciated. Or, any information that might ease my concerns about having separate rooms would help too. Thanks!
Pretty easy answer. If you want to stay in concierge and want connecting staterooms.. jump at the Cat T and Cat V connecting.

Cat Vs don't connect to each other, just with the suites. With the age of your kids, you could probably all fit in a 1BR or RS, but don't think DCL will let you book 6 in either.

Enjoy your concierge cruise.. For us it is totally worth it. It is a totally different cruise in concierge.. so much more relaxing and everything is taken care of for you. My wife loves the concierge lounge with the free lattes.. Snacks are always available.. And if you get a 1BR, you can order dinner from any of the MDRs and have it delivered to your room.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:01 PM   #22
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Okay, so I called back concierge because clearly you all are correct that there are NO category V that are connecting (a quick search revealed that). Apparently, each time I called I used the term "adjoining" to refer to the rooms I'd like. Adjoining (and the rep is correct as I looked up the definition of the word during our call) means "next to" not "connecting." So, all this time I was calling back, they assumed I wanted rooms next to each other and just figured I knew that there were no category V "connecting" rooms. I. kid. you. not.

I was initally annoyed by that, but I was sloppy with the terminology, I suppose. And, my situation is still the same, so why bother getting annoyed. But, really--a family of six MUST book a 1 bedroom suite if they want to be in connecting concierge rooms? Am I understanding this correctly? That seems odd to me.

Anyway, I really think we need "connecting" rooms, after hearing what you all have to say. I will discuss with DH some more and hopefully convince him! Time is the resource we have in least supply, so I figure it's worth the extra money to ensure our week is perfect! If I can't convince him or it's gone by the time I do, we'll probably just downgrade. Wish me luck!
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:02 PM   #23
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Downgrade! You will save soooo much money. And you won't miss what you've never had. You get a few nice perks with concierge, but most people manage to have wonderful, relaxing cruises without having a concierge or access to the lounge. We never needed a concierge on our cruise, so I'm so glad we didn't pay extra. You will feel so much better to have the connecting rooms, and more importantly, it won't cause a fight with your husband!
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:20 PM   #24
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The concierge folks are who I called. I'm slightly annoyed that all these months they wouldn't just keep my name on a list to call me if they had an adjoining room available. They said I just need to call every now and then and check. This is the first time I called that they actually had anything. She said every single category V room is now booked and we are still several a months out! Crazy how fast they fill up!
Did you book with a TA? For us this it one of the advantages of using a TA besides the extra onboard credit. Whenever we have wanted a cruise and they don't have the room we are looking for he will call and keep checking for us. We just let him know what we want.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:27 PM   #25
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I was initally annoyed by that, but I was sloppy with the terminology, I suppose. And, my situation is still the same, so why bother getting annoyed. But, really--a family of six MUST book a 1 bedroom suite if they want to be in connecting concierge rooms? Am I understanding this correctly? That seems odd to me.

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It is an odd thing and this is one of the few advantages to the concierge suites on the classic ships. Even the Royal on the Dream/Fantasy can only accommodate 5 while on the classics it is 8. Maybe Disney just decided that there for this demographic adding the whole new category of the non-suite concierge room was a better choice then a 2 bedroom suite.

For us concierge is generally worth it, but we don't have a party of 6 yet either. But I agree that even though concierge is nice having connecting or close rooms to your kids is a must.
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I agree that with such a young family you should have connecting cabins. I don't think it would be much of a vacation if my DH and children were sleeping somewhere else. If you can afford it go with the Cat T and v cabins or downgrade to 2 connecting cabins in a another category. All 6 of you cramped in 1 small verandah cabin is not "cool", I'm sure that's why DCL does not sell their cabins that way.
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