|Ship: Disney Fantasy||Stateroom: 9174||Condition: 5|
|Deck: 9||Category: 5E||Location: Aft|
|Sail Date: 12/14/13|
Notes: Loved the large verandah. Daughter was in 9176, there is adjoining doors in the cabin and on verandah. Made for a great play area for our 20 month old grandson. Quiet hall, little vibration felt when coming into port and in rough waters. Perfect view of Castaway on the verandah. Would highly recommend this stateroom.
|Ship: Disney Dream||Stateroom: 9174||Condition: 5|
|Deck: 9||Category: 6A||Location: Aft|
|Sail Date: 04/22/12|
Notes: We were hesitant about taking the aft room, but it really was great! There was never any foot traffic and we loved our view. It was quiet and not very breezy. The deck was very large and it was so nice to have it to get away from the crowded deck on top.
We brought zip ties and ended up using it to hold the deck divider closed, which kept blowing open and banging in the wind. It worked great the entire cruise and wasn't a problem after that.
The walk was of course longer from the aft, but my 4 and 8 year olds never had any complaints.
As far as vibration goes you can definitely hear and feel it, but only when arriving into port. It was no big deal and the kids slept through it each time.
I would definitely stay in this room again.
|Ship: Disney Dream||Stateroom: 9174||Condition: 2|
|Deck: 9||Category: 5E||Location: Mid|
|Sail Date: 02/16/12|
Notes: We booked cabins 9174 and 9176 at the back of the Dream on our last cruise - they are connecting room cabins, as well as deck space. The deck space of 9176 is slightly bigger than that of 9174 as it benefits from having the deck space of the small store area next door too. It was great having such a huge amount of deck space, especially with the two combined, and we were even able to have a couple of loungers and a table out there on both verandahs (there's not enough space for loungers on the port/starboard verandah cabins - only enough for 2 chairs & a table). We also loved the views afforded from the back of the ship - even though its solid white walled, its still a little lower than those on the Magic/Wonder.
There are a couple of downsides though ;
By far the worst is the verandah gets quite grimey from the smoke stack fall out each time the ship is in motion. As a result, the deck & furniture are almost permenantly covered in little flecks of soot. This is why I give it a below average mark for condition. Annoyingly, from our direct experience, DCL are totally not interested getting these verandahs properly cleaned on a regular basis, during your cruise (its too big of a space to expect your room attendant to do it given their limited time per cabin). Despite repeated complaints to housekeeping (and even to housekeeping management) during our 4 night cruise, nobody came to clean it despite the fact it really was unacceptably dirty. The verandah only got a hose down on disembarkation morning - ready for the next guests. So do take some wet wipes with you, or lay down towels first, so at least you won't get any white garments picking up black bits.....and have slippers/flip flops ready for walking on deck to avoid black feet!
Also you do get occasional loud music/partying noises coming from the very,very top (non public) deck late at night, as you are right below the staff members/crew's own bar/entertainment area...but you only hear this at night if stood outside on your verandah.
The room is also prone to excessive vibration when coming into port.
Are these good cabins ?...well we have re-booked them for our next cruise, so positives do out weigh the negatives (just).
If booking 2 cabins together again however I would book 9674 and 9176 as though these cabins don't connect, the overall deck space would be very slightly bigger.
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