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Disney Cruise Line - Stateroom 8188 Report

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Review by: DIsneyMom2Boys21
Ship: Disney Dream Stateroom: 8188 Condition: 5
Deck: 8 Category: 5E Location: Aft
  Sail Date: 12/08/13   

Notes: I let a Disney Agent pick our room, she assured me we were in for a big surprise. (hint: verandah) She was so excited the room was available to snag for our first cruise: she'd personally stayed in it herself and had loads of wonderful things to say about this particular room. Still I had lots of questions since we were literally all the way on the back of the boat; would we hear engine noise? Is there any smoke pollution from the ship stacks? ect. I can say now that we've cruised that there was no smoke pollution or any kind of fuel smell; I didn't want an unpleasant vacation experience simply due to location. I will say it was unfortunate that a guest the floor above us decided to not follow the rules of no smoking on the verandah and we did find a few cigarette butts on our deck, one actually burned a hole in our lounge chair and was still sitting there when we found it. We alerted staff and the cigarette was cleaned up immediately and the guests above us were reminded that smoking was not allowed on your verandah. That was minor in the scheme of things. The views from this verandah are amazing. Absolutely nothing stands in your way. You are 1 deck above the flag that they fly on the back of the ship, the flag does not obstruct views. One of the neatest things my family enjoyed was when we backed into ports or left ports. We had the best view of all the action, it's an interesting process! I will say that when they turn the boat to back into a port we were literally shook awake. I don�t know if that was due to us being in the back? It seems as if everyone on board would have felt that, there was no sleeping through that and you pull into port very early. Maybe someone else can chime in and let us know if you feel that in other locations of the ship. We never heard engine noise and we enjoyed being so close to everything in the aft of the ship, you can be on the pool deck in seconds. A huge plus is elevators in the Aft aren't nearly as busy as mid-ship. We never had to wait. I didn't ever think we were too far away from anything on the ship in this location, but my kids were 8 & 10. I could understand how parents of young ones might feel this is a bit of a trek. This Deluxe Ocean View room is just like every other in its category with what you get, but you gain quite a bit of space with that large verandah. On our last night we encountered some rough seas and we were literally rolling around in our beds. My husband got very sick and for this reason has decided that all future cruises will be mid-ship. Do we regret this room? No way, I'm glad we got to experience it, you tend to not spend a lot of time in your room but we made time for the views from that verandah and our family photos from it are stunning, but we�ve booked our next Disney cruise stateroom mid-ship.


Ship: Disney Dream Stateroom: 8188 Condition: 5
Deck: 8 Category: 5C Location: Aft
  Sail Date: 10/28/13   

Notes: I chose this stateroom solely based on the easy to remember number... The verandah was ENORMOUS. Easily double the average depth and width, even though the stateroom is the same size as others in the category. This is due to a space between the room and the next one to starboard that is full of pipes and ducts. Sometimes this wasn't a problem, but late at night I could hear the pipes rattling and gurgling and it was frustrating for me. DCL couldn't do anything about it. The room is fantastic for anything that you want to do in the aft half of the ship, but it is a LONG way to things near the fore end like Senses, Walt Disney Theater or the retail promenade. I will not choose this stateroom again.


Review by: Mickey4me!
Ship: Disney Dream Stateroom: 8188 Condition: 5
Deck: 8 Category: 5E Location: Aft
  Sail Date: 02/10/13   

Notes: Wonderful location! HUGE deck! Room is dead center at the back of the ship and since we backed into each port, we had a great view. Very little motion felt and no noise. Very convenient to aft elevators, Cabanas and Deck 11. Will definitely book this room again.


Review by: Mickey4me!
Ship: Disney Dream Stateroom: 8188 Condition: 5
Deck: 8 Category: 5E Location: Aft
  Sail Date: 02/10/13   

Notes: Forgot to add that you have an EXCELLENT view of the fireworks from the balcony! Standing at the railing they shoot off the starboard side and provide a wonderful show.


Review by: lucy0558
Ship: Disney Fantasy Stateroom: 8188 Condition: 5
Deck: 8 Category: 6A Location: Aft
  Sail Date: 12/01/12   

Notes: We were very happy with this room. The verandah is huge with 2 lounge chairs; 2 regular chairs and one table. Beautiful views in every port. There is some vibration on the aft but not disturbing to us.Hardly any traffic in this short hallway, very quiet. Laundry wasn't far away. Would book it again in a heartbeat!


Review by: FriendOfFanatic
Ship: Disney Fantasy Stateroom: 8188 Condition: 5
Deck: 8 Category: 5C Location: Aft
  Sail Date: 04/21/12   

Notes: Extra long balcony with chairs and loungers. Rumbling when pulling into port. No connecting stateroom. Easy to get to Cabanas, but far away from the forward areas (Walt theater, spa). Did not hear our neighbors. Great views off the back of the ship. Small amount of soot deposited on balcony deck by ship exhaust. Muster station O in Tube.


Review by: Poohs4me
Ship: Disney Dream Stateroom: 8188 Condition: 5
Deck: 8 Category: 6A Location: Aft
  Sail Date: 06/03/11   

Notes: The room was not noisy and we really enjoyed the location. Out of the way of the main traffic pattern since it is on the back of the boat. The balcony is oversized with a place to be in the sun and a place to be out of the sun. There were only two negatives - 1) sometimes you can smell the diesel exhaust very strongly. 2) if you are at the rail people can look down on you from higher decks.


Review by: TexasDreamer
Ship: Disney Dream Stateroom: 8188 Condition: 5
Deck: 8 Category: 6 Location: Aft
  Sail Date: 02/24/11   

Notes: Loved it! Large balcony about 20' from door to rail At very center back of boat. Two deck chairs but no loungers like some of the aft balconies. Sleeps 4. Some vibration when pulling into port but that did not bother us. Muster station O in Evolution. Would definitely stay here again.

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