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Old 01-08-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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Stateroom Categories: I am confused

Can anybody tell me the differences among staterooms that all have the same category number? What is different among cat 4a, 4b, 4c, etc., and why are they different prices for ones that sleep the same number of people (5)?

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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Location. Midship vs Fore/Aft. Upper decks vs Lower. Etc.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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That makes sense. I have not given much thought to location on the ship and don't think it really matters to me, as we are all mobile and don't have any special needs. Is there any reason other than convenience to pay more for a certain location?
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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Extreme Fore and Aft cabins can have more motion when the sea is rocky. (Think of a teeter-tawter.) Mid-ship, especially on a lower deck, experiences less motion. Anyone prone to seasickness may desire a lower deck, mid-ship location.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:46 PM   #5
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Can anybody tell me the differences among staterooms that all have the same category number? What is different among cat 4a, 4b, 4c, etc., and why are they different prices for ones that sleep the same number of people (5)?

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There are also differences in the categories, like ocean view as to the size of the port hole. If you look at the DCL web site the break down of each category will tell you what the difference is, ie: Single port hole vs. Single large porthole with seating.

Lots of info on the cruise line's web site itself.
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On the new ships, there are differences among the staterooms in terms of porthole sizes, balcony sizes, room sizes, etc. as well as location.

on the classic ships, it is location only. They were given the ABC designations to correspond to the new ships when the Dream was released. Prior to that, it was cat number only.
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There are also differences in the categories, like ocean view as to the size of the port hole. If you look at the DCL web site the break down of each category will tell you what the difference is, ie: Single port hole vs. Single large porthole with seating.

Lots of info on the cruise line's web site itself.
Is there such thing as an Oceanside stateroom with seating, but not a deluxe family stateroom? I can't seem to find that option online...

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Old 01-08-2013, 07:14 PM   #8
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Is there such thing as an Oceanside stateroom with seating, but not a deluxe family stateroom? I can't seem to find that option online...

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Ocean side? Which ship(s) are you asking about?

Though deluxe family staterooms usually have verandas
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Ocean side? Which ship(s) are you asking about?

Though deluxe family staterooms usually have verandas
Oops. Darn auto correct. Lol
Oceanview! Haha
We had a deluxe family ocean view in 2011, it had the large porthole with seating (Dream)

We're booking for March 2014 and the only options online are ocean view (with what shows a smaller porthole) or deluxe family ocean view with large porthole that we had before. Just wondering if anyone knows there is just a regular ocean view with larger porthole. Hopefully this all makes sense
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Oceanview! Haha
We had a deluxe family ocean view in 2011, it had the large porthole with seating (Dream)

We're booking for March 2014 and the only options online are ocean view (with what shows a smaller porthole) or deluxe family ocean view with large porthole that we had before. Just wondering if anyone knows there is just a regular ocean view with larger porthole. Hopefully this all makes sense
LOL!!! Auto correct has bit me in the bumm any number of times.

It looks to me from looking at the DCL web site, that the ocean view staterooms have either the smaller port hole or the large one with built in seating.
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