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Old 11-03-2010, 11:10 AM   #181
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On more recent pictures we've seen, the platform up front that was by the royal suites seemed to have moved or been gone, so it may be moveable and/or removable.
It is on rails and is used to wash the windows.
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:15 AM   #182
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Ok... feeling confused. HEEELP!
Haven't looked at the Dream or Fantasy yet...
Where is the best place to find out the differences between the verandah rooms?
My head is spinning-LOL

On the DCL website you can find the stateroom descriptions. One way may be to find the ship you are looking for, and click on the stateroom information for that ship. I know there is a stateroom category comparison tool out there. That will cover the differences between categories 4, 5 and 6 (the three non-concierge verandah categories.) The lettered subcategories (A, B, C, D, E) distinguish placement on the ship, with A being the more expensive, and E being the least expensive based on the perception of how good a location is. Your choice there would come down to personal preference. (For example, I don't personally like the 5E rooms on the Dream, since they are located above the night clubs.)
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:17 AM   #183
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It is on rails and is used to wash the windows.

Yup. I want to see it rolling across the bumpout. You can see the track there and how it curves to match the bumpout, but I'd still like to see it when it is moving along there.
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:21 AM   #184
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Yup. I want to see it rolling across the bumpout. You can see the track there and how it curves to match the bumpout, but I'd still like to see it when it is moving along there.
I would guess they will only wash the windows when they are at the dock between cruises?

Don't think anyone wants window washers looking into there cabins WHILE?
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:28 AM   #185
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I would guess they will only wash the windows when they are at the dock between cruises?

Don't think anyone wants window washers looking into there cabins WHILE?
Actually, on the WBTA, my FIL and I stood on our balconies and watched them wash the windows one morning. They had a cool little thing that hung the hose over the side and helped it spray back and forth like a snake. I think we also saw them washing the windows during one or two meals. That may not be normal procedure, and perhaps they had to make an exception given the length of the cruise and the number of days at sea without stopping, but we definitely weren't docked or between cruises!

Course, the morning they were washing the windows while we watched was as we were approaching St. Maarten after 5 straight days at sea across the Atlantic. Perhaps they just wanted to make her pretty before seeing another ship (the Epic) in port!
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:01 PM   #186
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Awesome inside pictures!

Awesome pictures of the dream on USA Today site, including a picture in a suite, stateroom pictures, and confirmation that there are Fish!

http://travel.usatoday.com/gallery/D...ey-Dream/A7859
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:57 PM   #187
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Was wondering if room 5522 is a sideways room and also does it have two windows?
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:09 PM   #188
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We have 6X90 and 6X92 (don't remember what the X is, possibly a 1 or 6) aft, connecting cabins and we have another cabin that is also right in the middle/aft with us, with the "hidden" door in the middle.
BUT, looking at Deck 5, it looks like those two cabins would be ideal since if the are booked with families connecting (like I am on Deck 6), the balcony divider can open and they will have LOTS of space, if the hidden door part of the balcony is included. Did that make sense? LOL
I am still wondering how this flag pole thing will work out so we can have our privacy and keep our baloncy door and binds open.
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I figured out the flagpole!!
If you look on Deck 5...on the railing, just below and to the right of the actual flagpole above, you'll see a square-looking metal thing that the ropes to the flag will wrap around. They WILL eventually get the balcony dividers up, and then the solid door on Deck 5 aft will be where the CM's comes out to raise the flag!!





I drew a black square around where the ropes will tie up. A yellow line marks approximately where the rope will go to raise the flag....remember, only in port. And a gray line marks about where the balcony divider will be.

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Old 11-03-2010, 05:11 PM   #189
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Ok, wondering what everyone's thoughts are here. We currently have 10660 booked. My inlaws want to join us. Do you think 10658 would be better than 10662? To me it looks like 10658 has a larger balcony that wraps kind of around to the side. I am looking at that wrong?

We had an aft room on another cruise line. Loved the view from it and the extra space in the aft verandah.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:19 PM   #190
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Was wondering if room 5522 is a sideways room and also does it have two windows?
It's a square room and has two large porthole windows. We think it will be somewhat sideways, given the two windows.
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Ok, wondering what everyone's thoughts are here. We currently have 10660 booked. My inlaws want to join us. Do you think 10658 would be better than 10662? To me it looks like 10658 has a larger balcony that wraps kind of around to the side. I am looking at that wrong?

We had an aft room on another cruise line. Loved the view from it and the extra space in the aft verandah.
10658 looks slightly larger, and the verandah is bigger, and the window/door points out to the side, that should give a better view of the water than the one that looks straight off the back, where you're looking at the ship's wake.
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Does anyone know if the verandah of 5524 on the Dream is obstructed? I asked before booking and was told no. I have a fear that it is (like the secret verandahs on the Wonder). Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Thanks HallsofVA!

Where is your favorite verandah (non-concierge)?
It would be the same layout on the Fantasy, right?
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:27 PM   #194
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Awesome pictures of the dream on USA Today site, including a picture in a suite, stateroom pictures, and confirmation that there are Fish!

http://travel.usatoday.com/gallery/D...ey-Dream/A7859
Thank you, Great pics.

Funny that a RCL commercial comes up before the DCL pics. lol

Can't wait to see this ship in person!
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:33 PM   #195
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Does anyone know if the verandah of 5524 on the Dream is obstructed? I asked before booking and was told no. I have a fear that it is (like the secret verandahs on the Wonder). Any information would be greatly appreciated.
It depends on your definition of obstructed! But from the picture below, I do think it has an obstruction. As mentioned in the first post, if you sail in that room, I would encourage you to complain about the obstruction, since it has the same classification as the room next to it, but has a more obstructed verandah. (Customer feedback is what led to the downgrading of the secret verandah and SPH rooms on the existing ships, I've heard.)

Assume you know where your room is, but it's the first verandah on the right next to the portholes on Deck 5.

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