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Old 02-24-2013, 10:44 PM   #16
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We just finished a cruise on the Dream in an 8C and we loved the room. Basically it's the same layout as the standard verandah rooms with the verandah enclosed. The window was HUGE, almost floor to ceiling, and it was amazing the difference the little bit of extra room made. We filled an empty carry on with all the kid's toys and put it in that space and called it "the playroom". It was also quite cold for three of the four days of our cruise, so I'm sure we used the extra indoor space more than we would've used a verandah. I booked another 8C for our next cruise without any hesitation
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We just finished a cruise on the Dream in an 8C and we loved the room. Basically it's the same layout as the standard verandah rooms with the verandah enclosed. The window was HUGE, almost floor to ceiling, and it was amazing the difference the little bit of extra room made. We filled an empty carry on with all the kid's toys and put it in that space and called it "the playroom". It was also quite cold for three of the four days of our cruise, so I'm sure we used the extra indoor space more than we would've used a verandah. I booked another 8C for our next cruise without any hesitation
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THank you. THis is good to know. I do feel like larger interior space would be used the most. It would be nice to have a spot to divide the kids for sleeping and such. If you do not mind me asking, what floor were you on? Did you like the location? I am wondering if it is worth it to be up higher on the larger ships? Thank you for your review, it does make 8C sound great for us.
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We just finished a cruise on the Dream in an 8C and we loved the room. Basically it's the same layout as the standard verandah rooms with the verandah enclosed. The window was HUGE, almost floor to ceiling, and it was amazing the difference the little bit of extra room made. We filled an empty carry on with all the kid's toys and put it in that space and called it "the playroom". It was also quite cold for three of the four days of our cruise, so I'm sure we used the extra indoor space more than we would've used a verandah. I booked another 8C for our next cruise without any hesitation
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Actually, the cat 8s on the new ships has more floor space than the verandahs up until cat 4. I found that out after booking a cat 5 for our next cruise thanks to a pricing glitch opening day. I had no idea there would be half the storage cabinet space and less floor space than the cat 8 we had last year. Will stick with 8Ds from now on.

Regarding the floor, if you have young kids who take naps, you might be bothered during matinees on sea days on deck 5. Deck 6 wouldn't have that issue at all. We like the forward location for the rooms, where the 8As are. We don't feel nearly as much motion there and have experienced several 20+ foot swell days.
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Actually, the cat 8s on the new ships has more floor space than the verandahs up until cat 4. I found that out after booking a cat 5 for our next cruise thanks to a pricing glitch opening day. I had no idea there would be half the storage cabinet space and less floor space than the cat 8 we had last year. Will stick with 8Ds from now on.

Regarding the floor, if you have young kids who take naps, you might be bothered during matinees on sea days on deck 5. Deck 6 wouldn't have that issue at all. We like the forward location for the rooms, where the 8As are. We don't feel nearly as much motion there and have experienced several 20+ foot swell days.
Thank you! I think I will go for the cat 8 then. I would rather have more floor space and I don't have the budget for two cat 4 rooms. I will avoid the fifth floor too. 6 or higher sounds better for us. Thank you for your help.
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