Disney Dream Questions for the Experienced Ones

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Disney Dream Questions for the Experienced Ones

Looking into possibly doing a 3 night cruise next March and found some options on the Dream. I have a few questions for anyone who's been on or knows people who have been on.

Since we've never cruised before and have no idea if we will like it or have any sea issues, it would be a simple 3 night Bahamian cruise out of Port Canaveral.

Questions:
1. For 2 adults who like quiet, especially at night, what decks would be best? My limited research suggests 9. We don't want to be too near a lot of activity areas, !ik e pools, lounges, etc.

2. Is there less ship movement felt in the mid section rooms versus either end?

3. I would splurge for a deluxe oceanview stateroom with verandah. I need space and after reading one of Kristen's reviews of the smaller inside deluxe rooms from a few years ago, as well as the post about whether to verandah or not to veranda, we would verandah laugh

4. Is there any particular benefit to being on one side of the ship versus the other? I'm guessing since it's an out and back trip you'll eventually see both sides of the ocean. But that's just a guess.

Welcome any feedback and advice!

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JeffC wrote:
Looking into possibly doing a 3 night cruise next March and found some options on the Dream. I have a few questions for anyone who's been on or knows people who have been on.

Since we've never cruised before and have no idea if we will like it or have any sea issues, it would be a simple 3 night Bahamian cruise out of Port Canaveral.

Questions:
1. For 2 adults who like quiet, especially at night, what decks would be best? My limited research suggests 9. We don't want to be too near a lot of activity areas, !ik e pools, lounges, etc.

I like Deck 6 personally. We were Deck 8 forward (directly under the bridge) on our last cruise and the noise from above drove me nuts. I can say for sure that the 9 forward area gets a lot of foot traffic coming and going from the bridge. Being towards midship or aft might not be as bad.

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2. Is there less ship movement felt in the mid section rooms versus either end?

Mid section, and lower on the ship, is generally believed to have the least movement. There are different kinds of movement to consider. I don't have issues with the motion of the ocean, but I do have a big problem with the subtle vibration from the engines. I tend to stay away from the aft of the ship because of that. On the other hand, Becks swears by her room that's 6 aft looking off the rear of the ship because of the huge balcony.

JeffC wrote:
3. I would splurge for a deluxe oceanview stateroom with verandah. I need space and after reading one of Kristen's reviews of the smaller inside deluxe rooms from a few years ago, as well as the post about whether to verandah or not to veranda, we would verandah laugh

If you can verandah - do verandah. So worth it.

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4. Is there any particular benefit to being on one side of the ship versus the other? I'm guessing since it's an out and back trip you'll eventually see both sides of the ocean. But that's just a guess.

Yes! When you pull into Castaway Cay, the Starboard side (right side when looking forward) of the ship has better views of the island. Especially if you are in the midship or aft area.

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Thank you so much, Kristen! This info is incredibly helpful awesome

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Well I did it! I booked a cruise on the Dream for Joe's 40th birthday. He does not know yet. eek

March 1-4. Cabin 7624. I took as much of your advice as possible within the short booking notice. I think we did ok.

Now to figure out just what the heck I did. And how/when I tell Joe!

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Oh how exciting!!!! I can't wait to hear about the reveal! I am still trying to figure out how to fit one in this year.

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You guys are going to have a great time, and I am way jelly. You'll have to send some of that Carbibean sunshine my way.

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