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Old 11-01-2010, 04:47 PM   #121
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First, the 9A corner rooms at the back of the ship appear to have 2 large porthole windows! (rooms 5186, 5686, 6186, 6686)
Just wanted to correct something I posted in the first thread. While I originally said that the aft corner rooms have two large porthole windows, I've come to realize that large is a relative term. They are larger than the small windows, but actually appear to be more of the medium sized windows as on Deck 2. I say that because the large porthole windows on the front and aft sides of the ship appear to be almost as large as the verandah openings, while these windows on the aft corner rooms definitely appear to be smaller than that. If you look to the right in this picture, along the side of the ship, you can clearly see the size difference between the aft 9A corner portholes and the aft side porthole Cat 8 rooms, with the side ones being much larger.
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how can you tell which rooms are connecting? I can't figure it out...
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how can you tell which rooms are connecting? I can't figure it out...
If you look at a copy of the deck plan, there is an indicator that shows which rooms are connecting. There is generally two dark arrows that point at each other, plus a little indicator on the line between those two rooms.

If you're looking on line on the DCL website (like when you're selecting a room) you can hover over a room and the description that pops up will say if it's connecting and which room it's connecting to.

On the Dream/Fantasy, it's quite hard to find rooms that don't connect, while the opposite is true on the Magic/Wonder.

If you're looking at specific rooms, post them and someone will let you know.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:22 PM   #124
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If you look at a copy of the deck plan, there is an indicator that shows which rooms are connecting. There is generally two dark arrows that point at each other, plus a little indicator on the line between those two rooms.

If you're looking on line on the DCL website (like when you're selecting a room) you can hover over a room and the description that pops up will say if it's connecting and which room it's connecting to.

On the Dream/Fantasy, it's quite hard to find rooms that don't connect, while the opposite is true on the Magic/Wonder.

If you're looking at specific rooms, post them and someone will let you know.
omg - that was so easy that I'm actually blushing with embarassment now...
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another crazy question/observation: i was comparing category 8C and 8A and noticed the the difference in the description was that one says split bath with round tub and one just says split bath. I thought all of the split tubs were supposed to be round. It doesn't show any differences in the pictures...
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another crazy question/observation: i was comparing category 8C and 8A and noticed the the difference in the description was that one says split bath with round tub and one just says split bath. I thought all of the split tubs were supposed to be round. It doesn't show any differences in the pictures...
The 8A rooms are oddly shaped (square instead of rectangular) with two large porthole windows in each room, so it may be that the bathroom is configured a bit different. Or it just could be a typo on the description. My TA has one of the 8A rooms booked for one of the initial Dream cruises, so I'm curious to see her report, since our friends have 2 8A rooms booked for our Dream cruise.
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I was scrolling back through the thread and saw some posts that didn't get responses when I was out at the theatre on Sat. night. Sorry for the delayed response!

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Thanks so much for your help....does anyone happen to know if it would be loud with a pool above us, and if so...how late are they open? We are wondering if we would be better going a floor down...but really like the idea of being as high as we can get!
We've had rooms under the pools on the existing ships, and noise hasn't been a problem at night, though it could get a little noisy during the day when they'd drag chairs around on the deck or wheel carts overhead. The adult pool stays open later on the current ships, while the Mickey pool closes the earliest. I don't' know that we know what hours they will keep on the new ships.

If you're a light sleeper, or need it quiet during the daytime for naps, then you may want to move a floor down until we get a sense for how good a job they've done with soundproofing and noise reduction.

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Another thing ...are the lower level concierge balconies,the ones that form part of the over-the-sea curved area on the sides (at the front of the ship), semi enclosed ?
They look like they have a perspex roof over them - and do you think their extended balcony areas will make the rooms dark inside (have also though about the same issue for the large concierge balcony right at the front of the ship, ie the one between the royal suites.
Yes, they appear to be semi-enclosed, with an opening very similar to what we see on the rainforest room. You can see from the picture posted below what they will look like.


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Which aft stateroom do you guys think would be the better...Deck 6 or Deck 7?
If you're talking about the rooms in the very back of the ship, Deck 6 has the deepest verandah (per the deck plans) but you'll have to contend with the double railing and the flagpole. If they don't bother you, then 6 could be a good choice.

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We're booked in #8502 on the Fantasy,which is on the front of the ship. Can't quite tell where it is.
Take a look at the picture below. Deck 8 is the top ribbon of windows across the bottom front (Deck 7 being in the middle, and Deck 6 being the bottom row.) Mentally divide the space into 7, to represent the 7 portholes that are hidden behind the false front on each row. 8504 is the corner room and gets the first porthole on the left (as you face the ship), and 8502 is the room next to it, getting porthole #2 from the left (as you face the ship.) We are booked in 8006 which is the corner room on the right as you face the ship, and gets the 7th and last porthole.


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From all indications they are the same size as the other OV cabins--one big porthole. No "two small porthole" cabins as there are on deck 1 of the Magic/Wonder.

The "smaller porthole" cabins you see on the Dream are for crew--no deck 1 cabins are visible on the deck plans.
Actually, we've come to realize that the Dream/Fantasy also has medium sized portholes. The two portholes on the 9A corner cabins at the rear of the ship are medium-sized, rather than being the same large porthole as the Cat 8 (and at least some 9A forward) cabins.

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We are in 12016, I'm assuming that's deck 12, but I don't know how to find it on the boat. I keep counting and it's not coming out right. I think our room is toward the front of the ship, maybe that's why I can't tell. Any thoughts?
Take a look at the first picture posted above, showing the left/port side of the ship. 12016 is a Cat V cabin that is located one double-wide Cat T cabin behind the back of the Deck 11 bumpout and up a deck. If you look closely at the Deck 12 verandahs (which is the deck below the "roof" on the front half of the ship), you see two dark spots. My guess is that your cabin is probably right next to/in front of those first dark spots.

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I'm sure that's temporary....just there for painting or cleaning windows or something.
It [platform outside royal suite and spa villa] appears to be on a movable track, so may not be temporary, but who knows where it will be stored when not in use.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:30 PM   #128
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Anyone else surprised by the placement of the porthole for the forward corner Cat 9A rooms? From the outside it appears that these rooms must be huge to have the porthole so far over.
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Anyone else surprised by the placement of the porthole for the forward corner Cat 9A rooms? From the outside it appears that these rooms must be huge to have the porthole so far over.
That's why so many of us booked the 9A corner rooms to begin with - They look very large on paper! There was originally some speculation that they'd have a sideways porthole as well, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

However, after seeing the design of those rooms, I'm somewhat concerned that those rooms will be dark, especially in the corner section that won't get direct light from the forward facing porthole. But that's the tradeoff for getting a room that's 2-3 times wider than the other rooms in the same category.
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Do the Royal Suites have plexiglass all the way up? Also the 1 BR #12000 in the middle?
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Do the Royal Suites have plexiglass all the way up? Also the 1 BR #12000 in the middle?
From the first picture below, it appears that the plexiglass goes up very high on Deck 12. From the second picture, the Plexiglass appears to stretch completely across the ship, and there doesn't appear to be any difference where the Cat T room falls between the two royal suites.

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Anybody else concerned how shaded the balconies, and dark the rooms might be, on decks 9 & 10 under the overhang of the public decks & concierge suites above .....

.............I don't think I'd like to be in a verandah cabin above deck 8 myself (unless I was offered concierge of course ).
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Do the Royal Suites have plexiglass all the way up? Also the 1 BR #12000 in the middle?
It's open on top but the plexiglass looks very high. It's going to be needed though, the wind can be brutal at the front of a moving ship. We were in basically the same position on the Norwegian Epic Trans-Atlantic cruise this summer. We were in the center forward Courtyard Villa on Deck sixteen, luckily we had an enclosed Solarium with windows that opened instead of an open verandah. Even, opening the window a little bit at times caused a sort of wind tunnel effect. Hopefully, the high plexiglass rail will be a good buffer.

I do have to add that the views from the front of the ship are absolutely amazing!!
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Anybody else concerned how shaded the balconies, and dark the rooms might be, on decks 9 & 10 under the overhang of the public decks & concierge suites above .....

.............I don't think I'd like to be in a verandah cabin above deck 8 myself (unless I was offered concierge of course ).
We've sailed 4 times on Deck 8 of the Magic, and three of the rooms were on the sides under the Deck 9 overhang, so I don't see it as being much different. Yes, the overhang was too large to watch the firewords from our veranda, but it was also nice being able to be out there on days where it was raining or super sunny and still being able to enjoy the balcony. The rooms always seemed to get plenty of light, but then again we've never been in one with out the shade of the upper deck, to assess the difference.
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HallsofVA,

Just want to shout out a big THANK YOU for answering all these questions! It sure is fun to dissect the dream and speculate what it will really be like!
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