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Old 02-07-2012, 09:41 AM   #1
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Need Info on Cat 5E Dream/Fantasy Rooms - Oversized Verandah Photos?

We just reserved a Cat 5E on the Fantasy for 2013. We have only stayed in the Cat. 4 Staterooms but decided to go with the 5E this trip because it's a little less expensive and will allow us to go during DD's spring break week. I'm concerned that there might not be enough space in the room for all of us to unpack our clothes. Has anyone stayed in a Cat 5E on the Dream? If so, what are your thoughts on the storage space? Also, does anyone have any photos of the oversized verandah? Our room is located at the very back of the ship and the Stateroom reviews I've read said that the balcony is very large with 2 extra loungers in addition to the chairs. We are directly beneath Cabanas so I'm also a little worried that guests will be able to stare at me in my PJs while eating breakfast if they look over the railing. Does anyone know if the entire balcony is exposed or if some of it is covered so a little more private? Thanks in advance for the information!!
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:04 PM   #2
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If you go to the disney site, you can see a picture of the oversized balcony. Just search for a cruise and when it brings up your cruise where you choose a stateroom, click on the little question mark to see a pic of the balcony. It looks very spacious and has two loungers in addition to two regular chairs with a small table between them. I'm booking a dream cruise this august and 5E is my first choice stateroom. It is gty status though so I may not get one.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:32 PM   #4
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The category 5E cabins are mainly along the stern now. The ones on deck 5 (formerly 5Es) that are the much discussed 'can you see me now' cabins have been re-categorized as 4Es.
I've stayed in 5656 (then a 5E) on the Dream and enjoyed it very much! I didn't even think about people looking down at me. There is enough of an overhang that you can keep your chair closer to the door and be more secluded. If you are standing at the rail to look at the ship's underwater lights, etc., of course you can be seen. But, that applies to any verandah.
Oh, and storage? I had no problem with storage. 2 closets with plenty of hangers and some shelves, drawers next to the closets, drawers in the desk and extra storage in the coffee table that opens up.

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Here are some pics from other posters ! I have 7192 & 7194 Aft connecting rooms and connecting balconys that will be huge ! We will be decorating for Christmas with outdoor lights
Floor above flag pole center room 7194 Extra wide balcony due to storage area along side room!





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Old 02-09-2012, 06:01 AM   #8
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We booked 10658 on the Fantasy. There is a youtube video of this room on the Dream.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V8lJVsnv4c
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:04 AM   #9
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We will be decorating for Christmas with outdoor lights
No sure if you are serious or kidding but in case you are planning on decorating with lights.....this is from the DCL website.

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In order to maintain a safe and secure environment for our Guests and crew, the following are examples of items that Guests are not allowed to bring on board. These and other similar items will be confiscated upon being found.

Weapons and firearms (including ammunition, knives—including dive knives—swords, daggers or any other types of weapons) are not allowed onboard under any circumstances
Realistic replicas of firearms and weapons
Highly flammable liquids and combustible substances
Non prescribed controlled substances, illegal drugs, medically prescribed and synthetic marijuana
Power Tools and Tool boxes (except those tools of the trade utilized by vendors providing services)
Sporting equipment (i.e., baseball and cricket bats, hockey and lacrosse sticks, pool cues, ski poles, fishing gear and archery equipment.)
SCUBA equipment (i.e., tanks, spears guns /slings, dive knives, pry bar, and underwater scooter)
Kites, balloons, surfboards, wave boards, inflatable floats/pools (including pool noodles), and wagons
Bicycles, Segways, skateboards, inline & roller skates, any footwear with wheels, (i.e. Heely's type shoes)
Electrical appliances such as rice cookers, hot plates, coffee makers, electric irons, bottle sterilizer and bottle warmers, etc. Please note: A limited number of approved bottle warmers and bottle sterilizers are available upon request through Guest Services. Also all ships offer laundry facilities with irons and ironing boards. Valet laundry service is also available for a nominal fee.
Candles & Incense
DVD, VCR, or Blu ray players or, Playstation, Xbox, and Nintendo Wii gaming systems are not allowed because of compatibility issues with the stateroom TVs
Musical instruments
Large Ice Coolers (Please note: small, personal-sized coolers, no larger than 12" x 12" x 12" brought onboard for the purpose of housing medications are permitted as carry-on luggage.)
Homemade, pre-cooked or other perishable food items plus any open snack containers
Metal detectors are not allowed on the ship or on Castaway Cay, as any object found using thesedevices would need to be returned to the owner or donated to charity
Personal fireworks or pyrotechnics
Seasonal and celebratory lighting strings
Liquid oxygen

Cabin looks awesome...have a great cruise!!!

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We just reserved a Cat 5E on the Fantasy for 2013. We have only stayed in the Cat. 4 Staterooms but decided to go with the 5E this trip because it's a little less expensive and will allow us to go during DD's spring break week. I'm concerned that there might not be enough space in the room for all of us to unpack our clothes. Has anyone stayed in a Cat 5E on the Dream? If so, what are your thoughts on the storage space? Also, does anyone have any photos of the oversized verandah? Our room is located at the very back of the ship and the Stateroom reviews I've read said that the balcony is very large with 2 extra loungers in addition to the chairs. We are directly beneath Cabanas so I'm also a little worried that guests will be able to stare at me in my PJs while eating breakfast if they look over the railing. Does anyone know if the entire balcony is exposed or if some of it is covered so a little more private? Thanks in advance for the information!!
The actual square footage of the room itself is no different than other verandah cabins that are cats 5-7. We had 4 of us easily in a cat 5b but the cruise after that we stayed in an 8D which in size/storage is equiv to a cat 4 except has a window instead of verandah. The 8D did have a LOT more storage. So much that even with 4 of us (2 ad, 1 teen, 1 tween) we had cabinets that stayed empty, and this was with us cruising 7 nts, b2b. When I get home tonight, I'll dig up pics of both to compare.

Mickey2000, thanks for digging up my pics! All are mine except 1st one & I'm at work & no time to search for them.
I took those on our PC day of our b2b when they let us onboard but before guests started arriving. It was nice to see the various cabins with all the doors propped open. I chose 7194 b/c we have it booked for a future cruise. I should have checked out the Walt suite!
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:27 AM   #11
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As an FYI, from what I've read in various threads most, if not all, of those 5Es have rectangular tubs instead of the round tubs. No big deal for my family. I actually prefer the rectangular shape over the round shape anyway.

My family and three other families have booked 5Es all in a row for a Fantasy cruise later on this year. We can't wait to open up the balconies and enjoy an even larger space outside.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:46 AM   #12
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No sure if you are serious or kidding but in case you are planning on decorating with lights.....this is from the DCL website.

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What items are not permitted on board?

Answer
In order to maintain a safe and secure environment for our Guests and crew, the following are examples of items that Guests are not allowed to bring on board. These and other similar items will be confiscated upon being found.

Weapons and firearms (including ammunition, knives—including dive knives—swords, daggers or any other types of weapons) are not allowed onboard under any circumstances
Realistic replicas of firearms and weapons
Highly flammable liquids and combustible substances
Non prescribed controlled substances, illegal drugs, medically prescribed and synthetic marijuana
Power Tools and Tool boxes (except those tools of the trade utilized by vendors providing services)
Sporting equipment (i.e., baseball and cricket bats, hockey and lacrosse sticks, pool cues, ski poles, fishing gear and archery equipment.)
SCUBA equipment (i.e., tanks, spears guns /slings, dive knives, pry bar, and underwater scooter)
Kites, balloons, surfboards, wave boards, inflatable floats/pools (including pool noodles), and wagons
Bicycles, Segways, skateboards, inline & roller skates, any footwear with wheels, (i.e. Heely's type shoes)
Electrical appliances such as rice cookers, hot plates, coffee makers, electric irons, bottle sterilizer and bottle warmers, etc. Please note: A limited number of approved bottle warmers and bottle sterilizers are available upon request through Guest Services. Also all ships offer laundry facilities with irons and ironing boards. Valet laundry service is also available for a nominal fee.
Candles & Incense
DVD, VCR, or Blu ray players or, Playstation, Xbox, and Nintendo Wii gaming systems are not allowed because of compatibility issues with the stateroom TVs
Musical instruments
Large Ice Coolers (Please note: small, personal-sized coolers, no larger than 12" x 12" x 12" brought onboard for the purpose of housing medications are permitted as carry-on luggage.)
Homemade, pre-cooked or other perishable food items plus any open snack containers
Metal detectors are not allowed on the ship or on Castaway Cay, as any object found using thesedevices would need to be returned to the owner or donated to charity
Personal fireworks or pyrotechnics
Seasonal and celebratory lighting strings
Liquid oxygen

Cabin looks awesome...have a great cruise!!!

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Maybe they will be ok as they are led battery operated NO ELECTRIC or cords !
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Possibly....but the other issue is they ask that you don't hang things from the balconies.....towels, clothes, signs, etc.....I am guessing but I think it is to prevent things from falling off the ship and/or to keep the classy look of the ship intact. I know I have read it but can't remember where.

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As an FYI, from what I've read in various threads most, if not all, of those 5Es have rectangular tubs instead of the round tubs. No big deal for my family. I actually prefer the rectangular shape over the round shape anyway.

My family and three other families have booked 5Es all in a row for a Fantasy cruise later on this year. We can't wait to open up the balconies and enjoy an even larger space outside.
Thanks for the info on the shape of the tub. In December we were in a 5e that is now a 4e and it had the same shaped tub as the Magic/Wonder I was beginning to think I Dreamed! about the change is the tub shape. I have to say I will take the oversized veranda any day over the shape of the tub.
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