Lifeboat view?! Boo?!?

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  1. moore523

    moore523 Mouseketeer

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    I just read our stateroom review and it says that we have a lifeboat view from our verandah. I tried to search the forum for pictures--but just trying to get an idea of what that will look like. We are on the Dream in 6592.

    Anyone have a picture!? Thanks!!
     
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  3. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

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    Rest assured there are no cabins on the Dream that I am aware of that have a lifeboat in front of your verandah. The lifeboats are probably right under your verandah but that does not restsrict your view looking out. You may not be able to see straight down to the water below, but you will have a perfectly fine view out and to the horizon.

    I would consider this a non issue in the scheme of things. From your sig it looks like this will be your first cruise. I doubt this will much of an impact on your overal enjoyment of the cruise.

    MJ
     
  4. darkwing818

    darkwing818 DIS Veteran

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    As noted by the PP this is not a big deal. We've stayed on both decks 6 & 7 and have really enjoyed the verandahs on each. It's great to just sit & relax with a glass of wine. ::yes:: Nothing to worry about.
     
  5. LoveDisneyx4

    LoveDisneyx4 Mouseketeer

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    I bought the Passporter book and it says that we have a "white wall" verandah?? So I did the same as you--frantic to find pictures of our "view" and "white wall"--our first cruise as adults (with kids, too) so I"m sure all will be well. We are sailing on the Fantasy on deck 10.
     
  6. luv2cruisedisney

    luv2cruisedisney Mouseketeer

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    as others have said it is really no big deal

    Here is a pic of what you will see

    Your view is only impeded if you stand at the rail and look straight down :3dglasses

    [​IMG]
     
  7. daisywithak

    daisywithak Mouseketeer

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    We were in room 6558 on the Dream and we did not even notice the lifeboats. I was worried before hand, but as pp stated, you will only notice if you are looking directly down. It will not be an obstruction to your view or enjoyment at all!
     
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  9. moore523

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    Thanks everybody--your posts definitely made me feel better! Although, that picture makes me a bit nervous, lol! I'm sure it will be fine!
     
  10. gfamof4

    gfamof4 Mouseketeer

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    We will be in room 6592 on the Fantasy next week. I will post a pic for you when we get back. I'm assuming the rooms on the Fantasy are the same as on the Dream.
     
  11. kcashner

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    Basically, all the verandah rooms on the new ships have a "lifeboat view" if you stand at the edge, lean over, and look straight down. Most people look OUT from their verandah, not down.
     
  12. owl0306

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    this :thumbsup2
     
  13. owl0306

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    whenever someone complains about life boats I think about that scene where they complain about them taking up space, and then I think of the last scenes when they wish they had life boats
     
  14. moore523

    moore523 Mouseketeer

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    Thank you SO much--I so appreciate you doing that!

    And I'm not complaining about the actual lifeboats. I'm whining about the view--there's a difference! ;)

    From the pic, I just thought that it looked like--even sitting down--you'd see the lifeboat. As I said, the posts definitely made me feel better!
     
  15. Momfromva

    Momfromva Missing Castaway Cay

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    We stayed in a deck 6 room on the Dream last year. I was also worried about the view of the lifeboats. Just as previous posters have said, they only prevent you from looking directly down at the water. In fact, we loved the location of our cabin so much, we'll be staying on deck 6 on the Fantasy in a few weeks - with the same view.
     
  16. jendeli

    jendeli Earning My Ears

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    We had room 6614 above a life boat and still had an incredible view. No worries.
     
  17. stmize

    stmize Dvc member since Nov 2010--WDW mom of ds 17 & dd 1

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    We'll be in 6594 on the dream in nov.
     
  18. jpod523

    jpod523 is awesome

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    I'll be in this stateroom in April, too!!!!!! Just got our gty assignment. I wonder about the lifeboat too, but I actually prefer it over a room that would be down the hall. Last year we were in 5162, a 4E with a HUGE verandah. I absolutely loved it and would stay there again in a heartbeat, but I don't think I would enjoy being in one of the rooms right above it.

    It was awkward sometimes being on the huge verandah knowing pretty much everyone on that side of the ship could see you. We saw our upstairs neighbors many times. We still had some verandah under cover, but it was kind of far back and couldn't see the horizon well if we were back there. I don't like to butt into everyone else's business, so I feel that overlooking a lifeboat will be more comfortable for me. haha. Still loved the huge verandah, and I'll miss it this time, but oh well. ;-)

    though I'd still love to see a picture if anyone has one!
     
  19. "Cinder" Ella's Mom

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    We were in 6542 on the Dream and were happy that there were no lifeboats beneath our verandah. We were on the starboard side and the lifeboats were all way to the right of us (at least 6-8 staterooms down). That being said, they were under the verandah, not blocking views at all.
     
  20. SPLASHsDAD

    SPLASHsDAD Earning My Ears

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    We stayed in 6592 on the Dream back in 2011. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the stateroom, because we expected to be overlooking the lifeboats. That particular room overlooks space between the lifeboats, so you can see straight down to the water.

    Enjoy!
     
  21. Bear3412

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    Have you seen this photo? http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/7012f594.jpg

    So is this photo incorrect to where your room was located?

    If so this is bad, as I always reference these photos to all.

    TIA
     

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