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Old 05-16-2012, 08:05 PM   #46
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Hmm. We have #7672 on the Dream for our December cruise. I wonder if we should ask the TA if there are any others rooms in our category available? Problem is that its an 8C category, and those are only located way up forward or way back aft, and I figured aft would be better for avoiding potential sea-sickness in case of stormy weather (I don't usually get sea-sick, and dramamine will fix it, but if there's a storm/choppy water I definitely feel it).

I'm not terribly sensitive to vibrations, and vibrations put DS5 to sleep and DH can sleep through anything. But if its as bad as you're describing ...

(It also made me notice that its a connecting stateroom which I don't care for since I'd rather not have a door where I could have a solid wall, and less noise.)
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:52 AM   #47
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Hmm. We have #7672 on the Dream for our December cruise. I wonder if we should ask the TA if there are any others rooms in our category available? Problem is that its an 8C category, and those are only located way up forward or way back aft, and I figured aft would be better for avoiding potential sea-sickness in case of stormy weather (I don't usually get sea-sick, and dramamine will fix it, but if there's a storm/choppy water I definitely feel it).

I'm not terribly sensitive to vibrations, and vibrations put DS5 to sleep and DH can sleep through anything. But if its as bad as you're describing ...

(It also made me notice that its a connecting stateroom which I don't care for since I'd rather not have a door where I could have a solid wall, and less noise.)
The vibration was constant...all night long..no pause. UGH!

We had a connecting door in this cabin as well, but whether or not that was going to be an issue, we didn't stay long enough to find out.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:35 AM   #48
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We had this cabin in Jan. and never felt anything like what is being described here. Sure we felt movement when docking, but that's nothing unusual and have felt that on each ship.
Thanks. Good to hear from someone with first hand experience. We actually like feeling the ship sway and roll (a little) at night - helps rock us to sleep.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:08 AM   #49
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I am so confused. It is amazing the night and day differences in the experiences. Can it really be just a matter of sensitivity? I mean, if it is vibrating as loud or hard as some of these posts say, I just don't see how others who have stayed in the same rooms don't feel it at all. . . . what to do, what to do? I am sure we can get another verandah room, but we have 7192 booked now and the verandah is enormous - it's the reason I booked the room to begin with. That, and the fact that other posters on this site really liked the room. Just wondering whether to take the chance or not. . . . seems like it is 50/50
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:32 AM   #50
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We were in 8182, the last cabin on the side before that large handicap aft balcony cabin. .
We've stayed in cabins 8166 (8C), 8184 (6A now 5E)and 8682 (6A now 5E) on the Dream. These last two are not handicap accessible cabins. They do not meet the handicap requirements. Door way too narrow etc.
Anyway balcony is an enormous wrap around and the room so huge it's probably the size of the 1 bedroom suites. Only felt the vibrations when the ship was docking. Did feel some swaying occaisionally. Apart from this no problems. Would book these aft cabins again in a blink of an eye.
(I won't post the photos since I don't want competition when rebooking.)
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:33 AM   #51
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I am so confused. It is amazing the night and day differences in the experiences. Can it really be just a matter of sensitivity? I mean, if it is vibrating as loud or hard as some of these posts say, I just don't see how others who have stayed in the same rooms don't feel it at all. . . . what to do, what to do? I am sure we can get another verandah room, but we have 7192 booked now and the verandah is enormous - it's the reason I booked the room to begin with. That, and the fact that other posters on this site really liked the room. Just wondering whether to take the chance or not. . . . seems like it is 50/50
As has been mentioned in previous posts and got me to thinking, I think it has something to do with the way the ship is being operated. Like if it is going faster vs slower. The vibration/noise was noticeably absent from our cabin on the last 2 night of the cruise. I am not sure if we were going slower all of that time but I do know we were the one time I looked out.

I am speaking of the Fantasy. I think you just have to take your chance. There are good things about these cabins. You have no traffic past your rooms except the few people who have rooms past you. You are very close to the aft elevators and convenient to Cabanas and the pools and Nemo's reef.
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We've stayed in cabins 8166 (8C), 8184 (6A now 5E)and 8682 (6A now 5E) on the Dream. These last two are not handicap accessible cabins. They do not meet the handicap requirements. Door way too narrow etc.
Anyway balcony is an enormous wrap around and the room so huge it's probably the size of the 1 bedroom suites. Only felt the vibrations when the ship was docking. Did feel some swaying occaisionally. Apart from this no problems. Would book these aft cabins again in a blink of an eye.
(I won't post the photos since I don't want competition when rebooking.)
I thought the people told me it was handicap accessible but you are right the door was small. (8184) I can understand you wanting to keep this is secret, that cabin was HUGE! I would go for it! The ladies that got it were shocked! They had booked a small cabin and for some reason knew it would not work. It was 2 of the peoples birthdays and they called DCL and got upgraded to this one for $100. (So they said) So magical things do happen!
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:20 AM   #53
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I feel for people who have disliked the motion etc aft and there is both but to me I liked it. It wasn't obnoxious or disruptive to me personally but soothing? I do think it's a matter of sensitivity tbh? So, if you are motion and sound sensitive, I would definitely look elsewhere just to be safe, just my opinion tho.

We stayed aft for our first cruise and rebooked the same cabin for the Fantasy while on the Dream
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Have any of your submitted reviews on the wdwinfo Stateroom database? Most reviews are very positive.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:00 AM   #55
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I've noticed a HUGE difference in ships with Azipod propulsion systems vs. Conventional Propellers...

We sailed on Carnival Dream 2 years ago which was built with conventional propellers. The Rear of the ship was constantly "shimmy-ing" especially when the ship was really pushing hard.

My understanding is that Azipod propulsion (like Dream and Fantasy) "pull" rather than "push". Every other ship I've sailed on was azipod driven. And I have noticed a difference.

Just my observations.
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Sorry templed but the Dream and Fantasy both have regular shafts and props like the Classic vessels. They are not Azipod driven.

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My family sailed the Dream last August, we were in cabin 7184, felt no vibrations at all. Liked the fact that there wasn't much hallway traffic. We booked the same room on the Fantasy for July 2013.
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Sorry templed but the Dream and Fantasy both have regular shafts and props like the Classic vessels. They are not Azipod driven.

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Really? I could have sworn I saw azipods being installed. (picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue...)


But... after some research... (see!!! its VIBRATION FREE!... lol)

http://articles.maritimepropulsion.c...=/disney-dream

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The propulsion method of choice for Disney Dream, as for most present-day cruise ships, was diesel-electric, which amongst its many well-known advantages gives passengers a low noise and vibration free environment in which to enjoy the cruise experience.

Specifically, Disney Dream has altogether five medium speed MAN diesel engines (three 12-cylinder 48/60CR engines, plus two 14-cylinder versions) linked to two Converteam 19 MW propulsion motors, driving twin propellors to give a service speed of 22 knots. MAN's Common Rail (CR) fuel injection system not only makes the ship IMO exhaust gas emission compliant, it also promises a soot-free ride for junior, even at start up and under low engine loads, as he scoots happily down from topsides along the 765-foot long 'AquadDuck' water-coaster.

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templed,

Here's another article I found about the props. Seems the Dream class has different type of prop:

"[The Dream] is the first ship in the industry with a fixed/bolted propeller."

http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cr...he-scenes.html

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We were on the Dream 4/10 to 4/15 in Aft Cabin 8186. First, I love the cabin, the view is amazing and the oversize deck is great.

My observation about the vibrations was most noticeable while we were underway, and the Ship was traveling at 19+knots.

Once the speed lowered to below 19 knots, the vibration disappeared. Most of the time we were under the 19 mark, so it was never noticeable, and even when we were over 19, it wasn't traumatic. You feel it the most when you are in the bed. I did hear someone 2 floors below us say they were changing rooms on the second day, due to the vibrations.

The ships speed is shown when you turn the TV in the room onto channel 2 or 3.

The view from the room was worth it, got to overlook Castaway Cay twice on that cruise.
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