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Old 01-21-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Rooms with two portholes

Does anyone have any information about the O8A category on the Disney Fantasy? The information that I have says that it has two large portholes and one bathroom. I'm trying to decide if I should try to upgrade or not, and I was interested in your opinions on this type of room.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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Here are several threads that came up with a search in title only for "8a".

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....8&highlight=8a
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....8&highlight=8a
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....8&highlight=8a
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1&highlight=8a
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:53 PM   #3
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That's correct. They're square-shaped, have 2 large portholes and one bathroom. Personally, I love them!
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:20 PM   #4
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My understanding is that they were originally designed to be handicapped-accessible but for whatever reason are not designated such. But that's the reason for the square shape and 1 bathroom - and I think most do not have a tub just a shower.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:01 PM   #5
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We have sailed in 5520 on the dream and have it booked for our next 2 cruises. It has 2 very large portholes, a dividing wall between the sleeping and sitting area, 2 tvs, the bathroom is not split, but does have a tub, and it only sleeps 3. We absolutely LOVE this room. It is massive compared to any other room. Although I do love a veranda, I far prefer the space this room provides, and the portholes are so huge you get a much better view from inside the room. Our last cruise wAs a b2b, and we could only get this room for the first leg, second leg was a veranda. Both my daughter and I felt almost claustrophobic after going from so much space to the standard sized cabin, even with the veranda. We'll always book this cabin when it's available!
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:05 PM   #6
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8A cabins

We just booked 6512 on the Fantasy. Would you rather have the extra space or the split bath?
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:37 PM   #7
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Personally, I would rather have the space. One poster mentioned that they sleep 3-- we have 4 people in our party. Are there different versions of this room because Disney booked us for 4 in this room?
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:50 PM   #8
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Personally, I would rather have the space. One poster mentioned that they sleep 3-- we have 4 people in our party. Are there different versions of this room because Disney booked us for 4 in this room?
I think some of the rooms on deck 5 only slept 3, but we have 4 in our family.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:09 PM   #9
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Ok...found the other threads about this topic. It answered a lot of questions. Thanks for linking me. I think I'll keep this one. Those rooms look so big that I don't think we will miss the verandah.
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I had this room booked but changed it because for us we really need a sink outside the bathroom. It was a tough decision though because it looks great other then that.
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We LOVED our 8A room (6514). We had one with a pole Amazing amount of room. You won't regret keeping it.
My pics might be in one o fthose links above, but easier to just post again. Unless you have a wider-angled lens you really don't get an good impression of how big these are!
Enjoy it!

And yes, the ones with the divider wall only sleep 3 but the open plan ones sleep 4.



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Thanks so much for posting the pictures. This helps a lot! I assume that is a bunk bed I see on the right side of the picture. It's all about the bunk beds for my DD6 and DS9. Did you have 4 in your room? The bathroom wasn't a big deal?
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Thanks so much for posting the pictures. This helps a lot! I assume that is a bunk bed I see on the right side of the picture. It's all about the bunk beds for my DD6 and DS9. Did you have 4 in your room? The bathroom wasn't a big deal?
Yes, on the right that's the sofa that becomes a bed, and the top bunk pulls down from the ceiling above it.
There was four of us and the kids loved the bunk.
The bathroom really wasn't a big deal for us. We're not high maintenance though so shared the bathroom amicably!

The only annoying thing was the bathroom door opening into the front door (see below). Never had a crash, but I could see the possibility!

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We LOVED our 8A room (6514). We had one with a pole Amazing amount of room. You won't regret keeping it.
My pics might be in one o fthose links above, but easier to just post again. Unless you have a wider-angled lens you really don't get an good impression of how big these are!
Enjoy it!

And yes, the ones with the divider wall only sleep 3 but the open plan ones sleep 4.



was this on the Dream? This is our exact room (if so) that I booked for May!
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was this on the Dream? This is our exact room (if so) that I booked for May!
Dream and Fantasy should be the same as far as I know.
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