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Old 02-07-2014, 12:01 AM   #16
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The different letters simply indicate location in many cases. Once the HA rooms were completed, they were inspected and the ones that did not meet the standards were removed from the list. They weren't going to rip out the existing bathrooms and install split baths so yes, those still have the HA bathrooms and no tub. The cat 8s are the same size as the cat 4s on the Dream/Fantasy. They just don't have a verandah.
I assume that means that the 8B, 8C, and 8D rooms are the same size as the 4A, 4B, 4C, and 4D rooms. It seems, based on this thread and other posts, that the 8A rooms are bigger, and the 4E rooms are smaller but have extended verandahs. Is that what you meant?

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Old 02-07-2014, 12:03 AM   #17
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Some people do not like the layout of the 9D corner cabins. As I mentioned there is no privacy curtain which bothers some people and the ceiling is slanted to give it an attic look. We personally LOVE the corner 9D's but there is no real obstruction. The porthole is slanted and a bit smaller so it is different than regular portholes.

You as the Original Poster can edit your own first post with all the info once it is gathered. That is what people usually do when an information thread is started. (keep all the info in the first post).
I will do that once all the questions are answered.

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How do I do that? Another idea would be to somehow make it part of an FAQ.

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since I don't know if there are any active mods on the cruise board currently.
I thought LBGraves was a moderator.

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Old 02-07-2014, 12:06 AM   #18
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I remember back in 2006, there was a list of noisy rooms on Decks 1 and 2 of the Magic and Wonder. Does such a list exist for the Dream and Fantasy? If not, such a list should be created, specifially for Deck 2. The problem iwth Deck 2 is that you don't know what is below, since the public deck plans do not show the crew-only areas. I know that on the Magic and Wonder, most rooms on Decks 1 and 2 are quiet, since they have crew quarters below. But some are very noisy, since they have a crew bar or a noisy mechanical area below. It would be nice if such a list existed for the Dream / Fantasy.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:17 AM   #19
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To go through each of my questions, and which ones are answered and which ones are not:

1. What is the difference between 9C and 9D? I'm guessing 9D is even more obstructed than 9C, but that has not been answered.

It seems that 9D is larger but has a strange layout that some may not like. Haven't seen an answer yet as to whether or not 9D is more obstructed than 9C, or even what kind of obstruction they have. It seems 9D has a slanted porthole, but not sure about 9C.

2. Do any oceanview rooms have the 2 small porholes, like the Deck 1 rooms on the Magic and Wonder? I assume not

It seems the answer is no.

3. What is the difference between 8A and 8D, when both are on the same decks? I'm guessing the 8A rooms are bigger. There have been posts about the 8A "mini-suites" and the 8A "open floor plan" rooms.

Since nobody has commented, I assume that my assumption is correct, that 8A is bigger.

4. Are any 7A rooms family sized? Do any have extended verandahs? Which ones are obstructed vs which ones are undersized? I assume that none are actually navigator's verandahs.

Nobody has answered that. I assume none are family sized. I assume the ones on Deck 5 have the extended verandahs. Is that correct? Are the two aft-facing ones on Deck 5 undersized, and all others obstructed?

5. Are any 6A or 6B rooms family sized? Do any have extended verandahs?

I assume the answer to both questions is no.

6. Do all 5E rooms have whitewalls? Are any obstructed?

It seems none are obstructed. Do all have whitewalls?

7. Do any Cat. 4 rooms have whitewalls? Are any obstructed?

I assume the answer to both questions is no.

8. Are the Dream and Fantasy identical when it comes to staterooms?

That was answered as yes.

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I will do that once all the questions are answered.





How do I do that? Another idea would be to somehow make it part of an FAQ.

Again, a mod or admin would have to do it.



I thought LBGraves was a moderator.

Used to be but not currently, same as myself.



Subscribing to the thread won't help others. I created this thread primarily to help others (and out of my own curiosity).
Anyone can subscribe to a thread to keep it handy.

You can contact an admin at : admin@wdwinfo.com

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Old 02-16-2014, 10:32 AM   #21
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Should I wait for more questions to be answered, or are they as answered as they are going to be?
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:56 PM   #22
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I've been on several cruises, but never really noticed a different between what deck our stateroom is on. Forgive me for being naive, but is it typically better to be on lower or higher decks?
We honeymooned on the Dream, our room was on deck 9 - it was nice and quiet - is this typically the same for upper decks?


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Old 04-25-2014, 08:05 AM   #23
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6B - Whitewall, Decks 5, 6, 7. Some may be family size (Cat. 4 if it had no whitewall), but I may be wrong
6A - Whitewall, Decks 8, 9
None of the 6A-6B rooms are family size. Regular size room and balcony with the whitewall that comes up to about shin height.
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:28 PM   #24
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I've been on several cruises, but never really noticed a different between what deck our stateroom is on. Forgive me for being naive, but is it typically better to be on lower or higher decks?
We honeymooned on the Dream, our room was on deck 9 - it was nice and quiet - is this typically the same for upper decks?


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Which deck is "best" is a personal preference. Lower decks have less motion. If you are sensitive to motion, then a low deck midship is best. Higher decks put you closer to the lido deck but further from the gangway and the indoor facilities. Lower decks put you closer to the gangway and indoor facilities, but further from the lido deck. Higher decks are usually more expensive, since they are perceived as better, and can possibly have a better view.

The quietest decks are ones where you have just staterooms above and below you. Check the deck plan. On the Dream and Fantasy, for example, most of the rooms on Decks 7, 8, and 9 are very quiet, since they have only staterooms above and below. Same with some of Deck 6. Deck 10 has the lido deck above, so you need to check the exact location of your room. Same with Deck 5, which has public areas below. Deck 2, unfortunately, you have no way of knowing what is below, since Disney does not make most of Deck 1 public, so you are taking a gamble. It also has public areas above. If you are below the seating area of a restaurant, that is usually quiet. If you are below the galley, that is usually noisy. But you are still taking a gamble with what is below.
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To go through each of my questions, and which ones are answered and which ones are not:

1. What is the difference between 9C and 9D? I'm guessing 9D is even more obstructed than 9C, but that has not been answered.

It seems that 9D is larger but has a strange layout that some may not like. Haven't seen an answer yet as to whether or not 9D is more obstructed than 9C, or even what kind of obstruction they have. It seems 9D has a slanted porthole, but not sure about 9C.
I will be in a 9C room on the 24th and will follow-up with good pictures from it and a room report... It will be cabin 7002 on the Fantasy
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3. What is the difference between 8A and 8D, when both are on the same decks? I'm guessing the 8A rooms are bigger. There have been posts about the 8A "mini-suites" and the 8A "open floor plan" rooms.

Since nobody has commented, I assume that my assumption is correct, that 8A is bigger.
I have read online, but will not be able to confirm until March 2015, that the "Mini-Suite" 8A rooms (5020, 5022, 5520, 5522) are about 324 sq. ft. (18x18).
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I have read online, but will not be able to confirm until March 2015, that the "Mini-Suite" 8A rooms (5020, 5022, 5520, 5522) are about 324 sq. ft. (18x18).
Wow, really??? That's almost a whole 100 sq ft larger than advertised!!!! Unbelievable!!!
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I wonder why they chose Deck 5 for the extended verandahs.
They didn't. The ship sort of "juts out" just under those cabins(I can't remember why), and without the extended verandah, you wouldn't be able to see the ocean, only the ship underneath of you. Personally, I wouldn't stay in one again; you can see others and they can see you if you are on the extended portion of your verandah.
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5E - Supposedly these are oversized balconies, but I'm not sure why they are downgraded. Maybe since they are so far aft? Or maybe they have whitewalls and were originally Cat. 6, and thus 5E is an upgrade?
Not downgraded - your second statement is right; they were Cat 6 & upgraded due to their over sided Verandahs. The 'whitewall' is only about shin high, very different than the full whitewall Verandahs on the Magic/Wonder.

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Wow, really??? That's almost a whole 100 sq ft larger than advertised!!!! Unbelievable!!!
I have my doubts, i suspect that it is closer to a (still larger than stated) 300 sq ft. I am booked in room 5520 next March and I plan to measure so everyone will know.

here are two great "mini-suite" reviews.

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you can see the rooms in the reviews are mirror images of each other, and have different couch/desk placement.
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