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Old 11-01-2010, 10:32 AM   #106
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Am I right in assuming this is the front of the ship? If so, there are no portholes for the rooms on the front.
I have been wondering the same thing. We are booked in 6502.
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I have been wondering the same thing. We are booked in 6502.

They're square windows, not portholes.
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If you look at the pictures on the first page of this thread, you will see there are indeed portholes across the front. They are covered with glass to have a squared appearance.

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Do you mean the rooms that are facing straight forward? If so, those have square windows.
ther are NO SQUARE windowed staterooms on the Disney Dream or Fantasy... the staterooms in the front might look like the y do, but under that long, flat, rectangular glass window, there's still circular portholes...
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We're in 5192 (a 6B room), and I'm loving the fact that it looks like the balcony is mostly transparent despite being a "white wall verandah" room.
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Also, it appears the portholes are not as big as the ones on the sides of the ship which include seating. They seem to be at an angle also. I noticed this because I have an 8C on the Dream but am booked in one of these 9A's on the Fantasy. From what I can tell, the portholes are the size of the ones on the lower deck. Anyone else see what I'm seeing?
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Am I right in assuming this is the front of the ship? If so, there are no portholes for the rooms on the front.
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Do you mean the rooms that are facing straight forward? If so, those have square windows.
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I have been wondering the same thing. We are booked in 6502.
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They're square windows, not portholes.
Those who watched the construction of the Dream know there are round portholes on the front of the ship that are then covered over with the smooth windows that address both architectural and aerodynamic purposes. This in essence creates a double window, that we many not understand what impact that has on the view from the porthole until someone is actually in the room.
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:23 PM   #113
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Also, it appears the portholes are not as big as the ones on the sides of the ship which include seating. They seem to be at an angle also. I noticed this because I have an 8C on the Dream but am booked in one of these 9A's on the Fantasy. From what I can tell, the portholes are the size of the ones on the lower deck. Anyone else see what I'm seeing?
I think the size perception is a bit misleading, since if you match up the glass covering in size to the portholes on the front sides of the ship, they appear to be roughly the same size. In the picture that showed the portholes before they were covered over, I believe the paint extends onto the windows making them look smaller in that picture, but if you look real close, they appear to be the same size as the ones on the side. As mentioned in another picture, those portholes are extremely large, about the same size as the verandah doors/window opening.

The 9A rooms on the aft part of the ship, and the 9B rooms on Deck 2 all seem to have medium-size portholes, so there is the potential that these windows could be medium-sized as well, leaving only the 9A rooms on the sides of the ship with the large portholes.
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If you look at the pictures on the first page of this thread, you will see there are indeed portholes across the front. They are covered with glass to have a squared appearance.

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ther are NO SQUARE windowed staterooms on the Disney Dream or Fantasy... the staterooms in the front might look like the y do, but under that long, flat, rectangular glass window, there's still circular portholes...
I'd been debating booking one of the 9A corner rooms (7504 or 7006) because they look big, but I don't think I want one of those round window/ square hole views. And with the angle, I'm guessing all you'd see is sky anyway.

Can one of you stateroom gurus check out 7506 and 7008? They are Cat 9A but according to the stateroom diagram (http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com...amDeckPlan.jpg) they appear to be the same size as the 8Cs next door. Plus they have the same sized porthole. Am I seeing this correctly?
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I'd been debating booking one of the 9A corner rooms (7504 or 7006) because they look big, but I don't think I want one of those round window/ square hole views. And with the angle, I'm guessing all you'd see is sky anyway.

Can one of you stateroom gurus check out 7506 and 7008? They are Cat 9A but according to the stateroom diagram (http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com...amDeckPlan.jpg) they appear to be the same size as the 8Cs next door. Plus they have the same sized porthole. Am I seeing this correctly?
They do look like great rooms, and on the deck plan they do appear to be the same size. And yes, the portholes are the same size as the 8C portholes. If I had a choice, I'd pick 7506 between the two just because historically starboard has had better views in the existing ports and CC (assuming they back the new ships in like they do with the existing ships.)

I have one of the 9A corner rooms booked for the Dream, but booked 8C rooms for the Fantasy. That was based on 1, my disappointment that the 9A corner rooms have forward facing portholes and with the double window coverings and the bow below, I'm not sure we'll be able to see much out the window other than water and sky in the distance; and 2, my historical preference for aft rooms, though that may not hold true given the layout of the new ships.
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I think the size perception is a bit misleading, since if you match up the glass covering in size to the portholes on the front sides of the ship, they appear to be the same size. In the picture that showed the portholes before they were covered over, I believe the paint extends onto the windows making them look smaller in that picture, but if you look real close, they appear to be the same size as the ones on the side. As mentioned in another picture, those portholes are extremely large, about the same size as the verandah doors/window opening.
Another thing to note: When booking on DCL's website, the Cat. 9A and 9B rooms state "View:One large porthole window or 2 small porthole windows" while the Cat 8 rooms say "View:One large porthole window with seating." There is some difference apparently.

I'm booked in 7504 on the Fantasy. I'm not sure if I'll keep it or not because of this. It looks like it's bigger, but I'm not sure I'm sold on the forward view.
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What about rooms 8646 and 8648? 5B category? Do they look to be ok?
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It appears that the Royal Suites (12502 & 12002) have plexiglas up quite high to defer the winds at the front of the ship. The bedroom has the lower plexiglas because it appears to be more on the side of the ship. It also appears that the bump out rooms ie. 12506, 12508-1210 etc and their counterparts of the port side do have larger balconies. This is especially true for the middle of the bump two rooms 12508-12510. seeing as we have 12504 if this is true it is a disappointment. I can hardly wait for someone to be on board and take pix of the inside/outside of the staterooms!
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What about rooms 8646 and 8648? 5B category? Do they look to be ok?
They look fine. Take a look at the following picture. Deck 8 is the second row of porthole rooms from the top. The first verandah room to the right of the Deck 8 portholes is room 8662. 8648 is 8 rooms to the right of the portholes, and 8646 is the 9th room. Or you can count in from the right side, skipping the first verandah room on the right on Deck 8 that is showing (8644) and you have the two rooms next to it. Though your rooms are a different/smaller category than 8644 (Cat 4B), there doesn't appear to be any visible difference from the verandah perspective.

The only thing I'd mention about your rooms (which hopefully you are aware of) is that they are adjoining, not connecting rooms. Hopefully you realized that when booking them. 8648 is a connecting room, but connects to 8650 on the other side.

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Forward rooms!

Finally a good forward shot, thanks to some pictures posted in the photo thread:


And here's my new favorite shot, which also shows a good perspective of the corner rooms, where you can clearly see the distance from the side to the first porthole.
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