Totally Confused - Category 4E - Fantasy - May 2014

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by BWVPam, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. BWVPam

    BWVPam Loves being at WDW!

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 1999
    Messages:
    2,508
    I hope someone can help me. I am really confused about booking a category 4E (Deluxe Family Verandah Stateroom) . Want a larger cabin because there are four of us (me, hubby, son-23 and daughter - 19) Have been told by travel agents that all of these rooms are the same size, but see on here that these rooms can be smaller because the verandah is larger. Help
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. Meghatron

    Meghatron DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    2,723
    AFAIK a 4E is a recategorized Cat 5 because of the larger verandah. If you want a larger room go for 4A-D.
     
  4. peachygreen

    peachygreen DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,308
    My understanding is that the 4E's were reclassified cat 5's because of the oversized verandah. They are the size room wise of a cat 5 room and sleep 3 or 4. The inside space is not increased just the verandah space. The 4D's and up are larger inside space.
     
  5. Lisa Lisa

    Lisa Lisa DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,382
    The 4E rooms on the Dream and Fantasy are all on deck 5, some foward and some aft. All are the same size as category 5/6 rooms with extended verandahs. These rooms actually used to be category 5, but DCL reclassified them as cat 4s because of the desirability of the extended verandahs. I have stayed in one of these rooms and really enjoyed it, but we are a family of 3 and didn't need the extra inside space. I understand DCL's rationale behind reclassifying these rooms, but the "4" in front confuses a lot of people.

    ETA: Not all of the 4Es have the upper pull-down berth. Ours (5162) didn't.
     
  6. kuhltiffany

    kuhltiffany DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    693
    We've had a 4E and a 4C. The 4C is bigger inside, might have a Murphy bed and has a round tub with rainfall shower. The 4E has a larger veranda, rectangular tub. We found the 4C much more comfortable with 4 of us, especially on a 7 day cruise...
     
  7. Timon

    Timon DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 1999
    Messages:
    8,069
    You need to get a new TA :rolleyes: :rolleyes1 :p ;)
     
  8. Silver Queen

    Silver Queen DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,890
    We stayed in a 4e on our Jan. 12 Fantasy cruise. We had booked a category 6 VGT and were pleased with our stateroom, however,the inside of the stateroom is standard size. The extra room comes with the larger verandah. Bottom line, we liked the room but would never pay extra for it. Other than the larger verandah you're just getting a regular stateroom.
     
  9. Meghatron

    Meghatron DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    2,723
    You can't book a Cat 6 VGT. Either you had a VGT, which is a highly restricted non-refundable reduced rate that guarantees you a Cat 7 or higher, or you had a Cat 6 GTY, which is the same as a normal rate without restrictions prior to PIF date.
     

Share This Page