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Old 01-12-2011, 11:43 PM   #781
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HallsofVA, or anyone who can help, what do you know about room 12514? It is a one bedroom suite. We are going in March. That is our room. Im concerned about what appears to be a big white ladder/moving bucket near our room and verandah?! Thanks for any help!
You can see 12514 labeled in the picture above your post (sorry, the black is a little hard to read). It looks like a good room. You don't have the slightly extended verandahs of the room next to you that are over the spa bumpout, but you're right by the Concierge Lounge so that should be convenient! Plus up there, you'll be so high up you'll see everything!

Regarding the cleaning trolley, others have asked about the trolleys around their rooms. I'd look more at recent pictures for their more likely placement, especially when not in use. They seem to retract, and they have the ability to roll them out of the way when they aren't being used. It's on a track that runs around that deck, and I think we saw somewhere many pages back where they could hide it without blocking anything. That ladder retracts or stores elsewhere, so it shouldn't always be hanging down as it is in the picture. (At least that's our practical assumption!)
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:34 AM   #782
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6508 is definitely not connecting. It is a lone 8D room sandwiched between a 9A and 8A room. There are very few instances where rooms of different categories connect. Enjoy!
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:59 PM   #783
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My apologies if there are any broken picture links!

Apologies in advance if there are any broken links in my posts in this thread. If you find any, please let me know. I was doing some organizing in my Photobucket account, and realized that I probably broke some links when I moved some of the dream pictures to a separate album. I've tried to move everything back, but you never know what might have gone astray!

Let me know if you see any, in here or any of my other posts on the board, so I can update them! Thanks!
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:40 AM   #784
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And either way, you'll be on a beautiful new cruise ship, in the Bahamas or Caribbean, rather than outside of Chicago, which is probably pretty cold and snowy right now!
You've got that right! Can't wait for that 'new ship smell'!
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Old 01-15-2011, 01:09 AM   #785
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HallsofVA, do you have an update on Stateroom 11000? I saw an early picture, but it was a little hard to see if the Veranda wraps around the spa bumpout. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
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Are there any pics of the middle of the Dream...we have room 7116
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:31 PM   #787
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Are there any pics of the middle of the Dream...we have room 7116
My apologies, but I never quite got the opportunity to label the left side of the ship. However, your room is directly across the ship from 7614, so where you see 7614 in the picture below, that's essentially where your room is and what it looks like, just on the opposite side of the ship.

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HallsofVA, do you have an update on Stateroom 11000? I saw an early picture, but it was a little hard to see if the Veranda wraps around the spa bumpout. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
The picture in the first post (relinked below) was the only one I got and labeled of that room, and it's admittedly not the greatest picture, especially of room 11000. From what we can see in that picture, though, it does appear that they stretched the verandah dividers out to the edge of the bumpout. Since your room stretches a little to the bumpout, you should have a little bit of bump. In fact, if you look carefully at the picture below, I think you can see your verandah divider cutting off the far left edge of the bumpout.

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Old 01-15-2011, 03:29 PM   #789
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The picture in the first post (relinked below) was the only one I got and labeled of that room, and it's admittedly not the greatest picture, especially of room 11000. From what we can see in that picture, though, it does appear that they stretched the verandah dividers out to the edge of the bumpout. Since your room stretches a little to the bumpout, you should have a little bit of bump. In fact, if you look carefully at the picture below, I think you can see your verandah divider cutting off the far left edge of the bumpout.

Steve and I are in 12008 for a 3 day in May and this picture really helps me visualize where we will be staying! I didn't realize that the verandah would come out so far. Yay!

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Wow HallsofVa this thread is great!! I have never cruised on DCL and am looking at booking an 8D on the Dream in 2012, but have sooooo many questions that I feel stuck in making a decision. I don't know if one end or one side of the ship is better (which is more likely to have a view of Castaway Cay/port?), or if what is below/above will be noisy (I am a VERY light sleeper)??? I hope you don't mind giving me a little advice. The available rooms are 6172, 6170, 6670, 6666, 5166, 5016, 5516, 5678. Which do you think are best and why? I am thinking no on all of the deck 5 rooms (5016 and 5516 seem to be right near a protrusion at the front of the ship that would somewhat block the view toward the front, and 5166 and 5678 seem to be over Evolution night club so I worry about noise). Of the deck 6 rooms, I am thinking 6670 may be the best bet IF the Dream backs into Castaway Cay (is that right?) and 6666 would be ok except that it is by the elevators and that usually wakes me up at night. Thank you so much for any advice!!!
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Wow HallsofVa this thread is great!! I have never cruised on DCL and am looking at booking an 8D on the Dream in 2012, but have sooooo many questions that I feel stuck in making a decision. I don't know if one end or one side of the ship is better (which is more likely to have a view of Castaway Cay/port?), or if what is below/above will be noisy (I am a VERY light sleeper)??? I hope you don't mind giving me a little advice. The available rooms are 6172, 6170, 6670, 6666, 5166, 5016, 5516, 5678. Which do you think are best and why? I am thinking no on all of the deck 5 rooms (5016 and 5516 seem to be right near a protrusion at the front of the ship that would somewhat block the view toward the front, and 5166 and 5678 seem to be over Evolution night club so I worry about noise). Of the deck 6 rooms, I am thinking 6670 may be the best bet IF the Dream backs into Castaway Cay (is that right?) and 6666 would be ok except that it is by the elevators and that usually wakes me up at night. Thank you so much for any advice!!!
Photos from recent Dream cruisers, have shown the ship backed into Castaway Cay, which would make the right, or starboard, rooms the best for a good view of the island. Given the length of the Dream, you may want to be more aft than forward to improve your view, but it depends on how much of the island you want to see at once, and how good of a zoom you have on your camera.

I'm with you on not booking the rooms on Deck 5, especially if you are a light sleeper. The 8D rooms on Deck 6 are all connecting rooms, but your thoughts on 6670 being your top choice sounds good. (I don't know if I could book 6666 since the room number gives me the creeps, but it would work for me since I like being by the elevators.)

I have an admitted personal preference to not book connecting rooms unless I need them (carryover from the other ships where they were hard to get, versus the Dream where they are hard to avoid), so I paid the extra $20 for my cruises to move up to the 8C rooms on Deck 7. I have 7678 booked for 3 cruises on the Fantasy at the moment for that very reason!
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Photos from recent Dream cruisers, have shown the ship backed into Castaway Cay, which would make the right, or starboard, rooms the best for a good view of the island. Given the length of the Dream, you may want to be more aft than forward to improve your view, but it depends on how much of the island you want to see at once, and how good of a zoom you have on your camera.

I'm with you on not booking the rooms on Deck 5, especially if you are a light sleeper. The 8D rooms on Deck 6 are all connecting rooms, but your thoughts on 6670 being your top choice sounds good. (I don't know if I could book 6666 since the room number gives me the creeps, but it would work for me since I like being by the elevators.)

I have an admitted personal preference to not book connecting rooms unless I need them (carryover from the other ships where they were hard to get, versus the Dream where they are hard to avoid), so I paid the extra $20 for my cruises to move up to the 8C rooms on Deck 7. I have 7678 booked for 3 cruises on the Fantasy at the moment for that very reason!

Does that mean those of us with the aft facing rooms will have killer views at CC??
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Does that mean those of us with the aft facing rooms will have killer views at CC??
Generally, yes, though it depends on what you want to see. You'll have a great view of the island, but if you want to look at the beaches and cabanas, the view will be better for those toward the starboard side. If you look straight off the back of the ship you'll probably have a good view of the tram station and roadway, with some visibility to the Family beach to the side, and a lot of green island looking straight ahead.

If you look at the picture below (which is of the Magic, but still works), this was taken from the beach at Castaway Rays, which is at the end of the beach area closest to the ship. You can see how the aft part of the ship points more to the inland part of the island, than toward the beaches. Thus my reason for thinking the view is best off the starboard side.


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ok.....maybe im overthinking this....but i was wondering if there is a way to know what side of the ship will face the ocean when dockedat port??..in other words, if my room is 9090, when we are docked, will i have a nice ocean view, or the yucky concrete port??,,...this is a shout-out to HallsofVA!!
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Generally, yes, though it depends on what you want to see. You'll have a great view of the island, but if you want to look at the beaches and cabanas, the view will be better for those toward the starboard side. If you look straight off the back of the ship you'll probably have a good view of the tram station and roadway, with some visibility to the Family beach to the side, and a lot of green island looking straight ahead.

If you look at the picture below (which is of the Magic, but still works), this was taken from the beach at Castaway Rays, which is at the end of the beach area closest to the ship. You can see how the aft part of the ship points more to the inland part of the island, than toward the beaches. Thus my reason for thinking the view is best off the starboard side.



This makes me even more excited for our first cruise next month. If all holds true, we should have some killer views from 9664, 9662 & 9660!
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