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Old 07-20-2014, 12:40 PM   #1
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Staterooms at the back (aft) of the ship reviews please?

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First time cruiser here!

I'm trying to decide what stateroom to book. I love the look / shape of the rooms right at the very back (I presume aft) of the ship. The verandah's and views look stunning HOWEVER, what the cons of booking one of these rooms?

Is there more sway causing seasickness? Bad location to everything? Problems with soot?

Any advice would be much appreciated

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*Sorry, should of said for the DREAM.

No not the accessible rooms but it looks like they are next door. Category 5E

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Old 07-20-2014, 12:43 PM   #2
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Are you talking about the accessible rooms? These are reserved for people with some form of dissibillity or medical condition.
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:11 PM   #3
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What ship and floor? The Fantasy aft cabins have more vibration than the Dream. Magic class is very different than the Dream class.
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:16 PM   #4
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Hi sorry, should of said for the DREAM.

No not the accessible rooms but it looks like they are next door. Category 5E

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Old 07-20-2014, 01:19 PM   #5
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Over the last two summers we have been on the Dream (front-mid) and on the fantasy (aft). I would avoid the aft rooms in the future. It wasn't extra rough or anything like that, but the first day in particular had A LOT of engine vibration and some noise from it. The second day as well but less than the first day. We also started getting the same feeling the last 36 hours or so. It wasn't even to make you sick or anything like that but it definitely was something you needed to get used to.
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:35 PM   #6
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vibrations

My family looks at it like... if we didn't want to feel movement, we would stay on dry land. It's a boat... On water... In the open ocean, with the natrual currents that you have to get through.
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:55 PM   #7
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We have one of these aft rooms booked for feb. After reading reviews I am a little nervous about vibration but more excited for the extended verandah. We chose deck 7 to be a few below cabanas and yet be above the clubs. I thought with a 2.5 yr old who hopefully still naps the verandah will be our little Slice of heaven
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Old 07-20-2014, 03:21 PM   #8
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Our last cruise we were on the Dream in an aft room. We loved it! Yes, there was some vibration pulling into part but not a big deal. It was sort of our alarm clock. I'd wake up, step out on our verandah and go back to bed to snooze for a little while before getting up for breakfast.

As for the views - amazing! We backed into CC and had a gorgeous view. Booked after again on the Fantasy, same room number!

Taken from our verandah:

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We've been aft on the Dream twice now, 5192 & 5190 are connecting, we had the steward open the balcony divider, giving us a huge party area lol. The next year those weren't available, but the same cabins on deck 6 were, and they were even better! On 5 the balcony is a bit smaller because of the access area for the flag. I didn't notice any extra noise or vibration, but I sleep so well on a cruise I wouldn't hear it anyway lol.
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Old 07-20-2014, 04:33 PM   #10
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Thanks for all your feedback so far

Don't think I would mind the vibrations so much, its more the sway or rocking sensation I would be worried about
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:17 PM   #11
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I was in 5192 of the Fantasy. I was so nervous after reading terrible things about the aft cabins. However, I was exceptionally pleased with the location of my room. It was out of the way, very near laundry, and the balcony was amazing. I didn't feel the vibrations that folks refer to.

I was on an exceptionally rough cruise (Hurricane Sandy, Oct, 2012). The water did get rough enough so that the waves were crashing into our verandah door, and onto our patio, which was a little scary. I did find that during the rough weather the boat was a bit more comfortable towards the center of the ship, but not significantly. I would say that this was an isolated experience though. Generally, we loved the aft location.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:59 PM   #12
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We were deck 10 Aft on the last cruise I didn't feel the vibration that others have.
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I was aft on the Dream the last 2 years and completely loved the view. I loved sitting on the veranda at night and just relaxing. The veranda is very large and fantastic. I heard about the extra vibration the 1st trip but never felt it but this year it was very bad. It was very windy going in to CC and you could tell by how many times they attempted it. I was probably up by 6 am and no way to get to sleep again because the vibration was so intense. That being said I still thought the view and the bigger veranda was worth it and would book aft again.
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Thanks for all your feedback so far

Don't think I would mind the vibrations so much, its more the sway or rocking sensation I would be worried about
We sailed on the Dream in Aft, room 9166 and loved it. Down a quiet hallway past the elevators and stairs. Two quick flights up the steps and you are in Cabanas, and the pool, along with the drink stations. Perfect location in our opinion.

We did not mind the vibrations from the thrusters when pulling into port
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We have been in 9674 before on the Fantasy and had no issues at all - to the point that is where we are in November as well. Quiet location all the way around from our perspective. I would book again in a heartbeat!
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