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Old 10-15-2012, 02:51 PM   #106
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Looking to book Jan 2014 on the dream Cat 4B (Deck 8) Do they AC rooms have an oversized verandah?! Any obstructed areas on those rooms ? or any rooms on deck 8 with an outside verandah?!
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:05 PM   #107
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Thank you for posting this. I had no clue about this, and I do have one of those cabins. Great. ;0(
How many days before a cruise can you change your cabin?
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:42 AM   #108
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Can anyone tell me which rooms in Cat 4B have these? Or do all of the rooms in those cat have obstructed views? I was planning on booking one of those rooms once the 2014 schedule is released!
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:46 AM   #109
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If you haven't read the whole thread, the "obstruction" is really a big to do about nothing imo. There's video of the "obstructed" view somewhere in the thread if you want to decide for yourself.

I was in one of these cabins on the Dream (there's a picture somewhere in the thread with cabin #'s); if I hadn't read this thread I wouldn't have even noticed.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:18 AM   #110
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Yes, after reading the entire thread, I am not thinking this is a big deal.
I do appreciate knowing ahead of time though, so thank you!
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:42 AM   #111
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This is a old thread and except when the vessel was first sailed, it has not been a problem to gassingers.

There have been many trip reports and room reports that it was been mentioned and has not being a issue.

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:38 PM   #112
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Somewhat by accident, I found this video of a stateroom with the aforementioned obstruction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN7ZD3YGadg, Balcony is shown around 1:50.

After seeing that video, I must agree that it is a non-issue for us. Definetely not enough for me to try and change the room since the location and floor are exactly what we wanted (9th floor near middle of ship).

I'd like to thank the OP though for bringing this up.
I just watched this video and I honestly don't know what the big deal is. As I stated previously, we actually request the rooms on the Wonder and Magic that have this type of obstruction and are listed as a Navigator's Verandah. And the obstruction on those ships is more pronounced because it curves up so it affects your overhead on one side a bit. And we don't find it intrusive or obstructed in any way. You still have a completely open verandah and a small corner if you want to hide out in your PJ's
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:06 PM   #113
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Our January Disney Dream sailing will be our first cruise ever and we booked the GTY category that got us an obstructed view verandah. I'm just thrilled that I don't have to have an inside cabin -- even with the nifty real-time portholes! Anyway, I've read on other forums that those obstructed view staterooms aren't that bad -- you can still see plenty and the curvature of the verandah helps block the wind. I guess if you've had a full open view before you'd feel let down but we have nothing to compare it to so we're just going with it!
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:04 PM   #114
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I' having a tough time telling from the pictures if our room on the Fantasy will have that curve of metal on the verandah. We are suppose to be in 9530. It looks like the stateroom below us has it, but it doesn't continue up from what I see. I would like to know ahead of time. I'm not quite sure if it matters or not yet. I have watched the video and I am still trying to decide. I will need DH to watch it too. I know he doesn't like the way the verandas are on deck 11. So he may be more particular. Anyone have a clue if 9530 is one of these rooms?
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Not sure if it is one not. But we have had 9090 on the Dream and Fantasy which are both slightly obstructed. It's no big deal- just a slight curvature to the metal trim on one side of the veranda. It gives you little more privacy and the view is still awesome!
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:07 PM   #116
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I' having a tough time telling from the pictures if our room on the Fantasy will have that curve of metal on the verandah. We are suppose to be in 9530. It looks like the stateroom below us has it, but it doesn't continue up from what I see. I would like to know ahead of time. I'm not quite sure if it matters or not yet. I have watched the video and I am still trying to decide. I will need DH to watch it too. I know he doesn't like the way the verandas are on deck 11. So he may be more particular. Anyone have a clue if 9530 is one of these rooms?
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According to the Dream Photo, 9530 would have the slight obstruction on the forward side. But, Bear determined that some mid-ship stateroom numbers may be off, so, calling DCL would be best.
Our verandah, 7164, had the obstruction on the forward side. Didn't notice it from inside the stateroom nor when standing at the rail. Only when seated on the verandah was it noticeable when looking forward. I worked in a travel agency years ago and specific vocab was used to describe views such as oceanfront vs. ocean view vs. partial ocean view. In this case, I still think slightly obstructed verandah is a good adjective for these verandahs, especially when you are next to one that isn't obstructed at all.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:55 PM   #117
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We just got off the Fantasy and had room 8586 and I was very disappointed to see that we had a partially obstructed verandah that I didn't know about.

And yes, it does make a big deal. When I was sitting on the verandah, my whole view to the right was blocked.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:17 PM   #118
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:25 PM   #119
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It wasn't a big deal at all.... had no effect on our view. We have the same type of room again on tomorrow's sailing. It is nothing! :0)
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:17 AM   #120
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What about 7626, 7628,7630/32

does any of them have that panel, 7626 seems to have from the enlarged view ? anyone stayed in these?
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