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Old 01-31-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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Fantasy 8a or 4a

We are booked on the 2/16/2013 Fantasy 7 night cruise. We currently are in a cat 8a stateroom. My travel agent said we could upgrade to a 4a for about $700 is it worth it? We like the extra space of the 8a, but are not sure about not having a split bathroom or verandah. We will be DW, 2 DDs age 9 and 11, and myself.

I know this is a personal preference issue; just looking for opinions of those would have traveled in both types of staterooms. As a family we have only traveled in one bedroom suites on the Dream up until now.
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We have cruised in cat 10, 8 & 4. I would not spend the extra money for a cat 4. The cat 8s are roomy and the 8as have the special layout with two portholes. Love the location also. That $700 would more than cover our shipboard expenses for the cruise.
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We are booked on the 2/16/2013 Fantasy 7 night cruise. We currently are in a cat 8a stateroom. My travel agent said we could upgrade to a 4a for about $700 is it worth it? We like the extra space of the 8a, but are not sure about not having a split bathroom or verandah. We will be DW, 2 DDs age 9 and 11, and myself.

I know this is a personal preference issue; just looking for opinions of those would have traveled in both types of staterooms. As a family we have only traveled in one bedroom suites on the Dream up until now.
Well, you get a nice verandah. Ask about a difference to a 5a instead. But ask for location. Deck 8 or 9 are nice and quiet. But deck 10 can be noisy, as you are right below Cabanas and the pools.
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Tough choice...I'd stay with the 8A, tons of room as noted by others & the 2 giant port holes are great. The only caveat I have is; we have 2 DDs also the split bathrooms are a God send; but for $700 we'd work around it.
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Everyone, thank you for the advice.

Based on what I am reading and considering the cruise is just over two weeks away, we may wait and see what an upgrade at port would cost.
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Well, you get a nice verandah. Ask about a difference to a 5a instead. But ask for location. Deck 8 or 9 are nice and quiet. But deck 10 can be noisy, as you are right below Cabanas and the pools.
If she wants the large room size, she should stay away from Cat 4E & Cats 5A-E. Apart from concierge, the larger square foot rooms are cats 4A-D & the Cat 8A-D.

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Everyone, thank you for the advice.

Based on what I am reading and considering the cruise is just over two weeks away, we may wait and see what an upgrade at port would cost.
Good luck; no matter what, you'll have a great time 8)

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