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Old 01-16-2011, 10:05 AM   #796
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ok..duh...i just starting reading, and realized you guys were discussng my question already..sorry!
i just need to figure out what side of the ship im on...im not familiar with cruise lingo!annabug
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:07 AM   #797
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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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Which cruise and which ship? And do you really want to see the ocean or the city/port or other attraction? I ask, because this is one place where Castaway Cay is different. From the pictures just posted above, the left side of the ship faces the ocean, and is the side that the dock is on. So you look down, you see the concrete, look out you see the ocean. But many like to be on the right side, that faces the developed part of the island.

On our one trip to Nassau, we were on the right side, and looked at Atlantis rather than at the dock.

At Grand Cayman, the right side generally faces the island, while the left side looks out to the ocean (or to the next cruise ship depending on how many ships are anchored in port that day.)
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:09 AM   #798
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ok..duh...i just starting reading, and realized you guys were discussng my question already..sorry!
i just need to figure out what side of the ship im on...im not familiar with cruise lingo!annabug
You're on the left, or port side of the ship. Rooms with 0 or 1 as the 1st number after the deck number are on the left, while rooms with 5 or 6 as the 1st number after the deck number are on the right.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:17 AM   #799
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ty! we are on the dream 5 night in june.....so then if 9090 is on the left, and that side is docked....does the right provide a nicer view of this island?, what about for when we are at bahamas?? any advice? is it worth canging my room to directly across the ship?/ i just feel like i am spending so much on the room, i want to feel REALLY HAPPY when i m in it!!
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ty! we are on the dream 5 night in june.....so then if 9090 is on the left, and that side is docked....does the right provide a nicer view of this island?, what about for when we are at bahamas?? any advice? is it worth canging my room to directly across the ship?/ i just feel like i am spending so much on the room, i want to feel REALLY HAPPY when i m in it!!
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How much do you plan on being in your room when in port? I love the view from the right side of the ship at Castaway Cay, and still lean toward picking that side when booking, but I don't know if I'm that tied to it where I'd go worry about switching, unless I could easily get a room at the same rate. And it depends on what you want to see in Nassau from your room, and how they dock the ship (I haven't heard about how they dock the Dream in Nassau.) Our one time in Nassau, we still liked the right side, since it looked out to Atlantis rather than to the dock, but the town was pretty too as seen from the dock side!

We used to head back to the ship early at CC, just after lunch for naps, so we spent a lot of time on the ship while at the island. Now that the kids are older, we're off the ship while at the island longer than we're on the ship. So it may not really matter. Even if you're on the left side of the ship, you'll get to see the island first, until they pivot the ship around 180 degrees to back it into the dock.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:38 PM   #801
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I have a question about rooms in the 6070-6076 range. Our other two cruises we were midship (right). These look closer to the front (and left side) and right next to the main elevators/stairs. Has anyone stayed that close to the main elevators/stairs? Is it a good thing or a bad?

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Old 01-16-2011, 03:56 PM   #802
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I have a question about rooms in the 6070-6076 range. Our other two cruises we were midship (right). These look closer to the front (and left side) and right next to the main elevators/stairs. Has anyone stayed that close to the main elevators/stairs? Is it a good thing or a bad?
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To me those rooms look just a bit forward of mid-ship. I use this link to compare floors on the dream and if you compare those rooms to the entrance lobby on deck 3 you see that they're just a little toward the forward end.

We have 6084 on Jan 30 and I consider it mid-ship. Regardless, I've stayed forward before and loved it, we were right below the adult pool and the spa.
I know I have not liked staying Aft due to engine noise.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:30 PM   #803
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I have a question about rooms in the 6070-6076 range. Our other two cruises we were midship (right). These look closer to the front (and left side) and right next to the main elevators/stairs. Has anyone stayed that close to the main elevators/stairs? Is it a good thing or a bad?

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On the Dream, they've pushed the aft elevators back a bit, and the midship elevators forward a bit, which puts a lot of distance between the aft and midship elevators, and very little distance between the forward and midship elevators. So it's hard to judge "midship" by proximity to the midship elevators anymore, if you're looking for true midship.

The Dream has more of the activities and restaurants near the midship elevators, and has moved the night clubs aft. So being near the midship elevators is probably a convenient place to be. Given you're so close to the forward elevators, they should be a good alternative if the midship ones get crowded. And they seem to have redesigned the midship elevators to hopefully ease some of the congestion and problems on the Magic/Wonder given the small midship elevators that were spaced too far apart to enable you to get from one side to the other depending on which elevator arrived first.

So I think it looks like a pretty good location. You're currently above the port adventures desk which shouldn't be extremely noisy. If you move much further forward from where you are, you'd be approaching the Buena Vista Theatre beneath you, but currently you have restrooms that buffer you from the theatre so I think you're good.

If you move across the ship from where you are, you'd be above conference rooms, which should also be quiet depending on what's going on in there.
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thanks so much hallsofva for all of your suggestions/advice....and pics posted with room #s was sooo helpful....much appreciated

i decided to stay with 9090 on left side, for now anyway!! thanks again!
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Thank you for the help. I guess it would be fun to see things from the other side of the ship. I don't think any rooms are available on other side (but they do sound nice and quiet-above conference rooms). We like to use the stairs a lot so it might be nice to be so close.
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For our sailing on the Dream, we have cabin 7584. What I have not been able to find is a deck plan that shows clearly the cabins that might have one of the walls that have cables and or water lines running between them and their neighbor. I had been told that those cabins on the Magic and Wonder could be a bit noisy. I would like to avoid one of those, but I can't tell anything from the few deck-plans I have seen so far, they are just too small for my old eyes to figure it out.
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For our sailing on the Dream, we have cabin 7584. What I have not been able to find is a deck plan that shows clearly the cabins that might have one of the walls that have cables and or water lines running between them and their neighbor. I had been told that those cabins on the Magic and Wonder could be a bit noisy. I would like to avoid one of those, but I can't tell anything from the few deck-plans I have seen so far, they are just too small for my old eyes to figure it out.
Well, what do ya know! We'll be in 7584 on the Dream in April and will be glad to report back to you.
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I'm just glad that a person in a wheelchair can see out on the balconies at the back of the ship. We have always complained about the solid metal wall on the balcony of the handicapped accessible rooms on the Magic and Wonder. We purposely booked an accessible room on the port midship for the maiden voyage.
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I'm just glad that a person in a wheelchair can see out on the balconies at the back of the ship. We have always complained about the solid metal wall on the balcony of the handicapped accessible rooms on the Magic and Wonder. We purposely booked an accessible room on the port midship for the maiden voyage.
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For our sailing on the Dream, we have cabin 7584. What I have not been able to find is a deck plan that shows clearly the cabins that might have one of the walls that have cables and or water lines running between them and their neighbor. I had been told that those cabins on the Magic and Wonder could be a bit noisy. I would like to avoid one of those, but I can't tell anything from the few deck-plans I have seen so far, they are just too small for my old eyes to figure it out.
I haven't seen any deck plans of the Dream with that detail on them. Heck, we have a hard enough time finding two deck plans that agree completely with each other, much less with the virtual deck plan on the DCL website. Let us know if you find the type of plan you're looking for!
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