Posted November 4th, 2010, 12:58 PM
Last edited by TTz; November 4th, 2010 at 01:13 PM
I am going to take some time and post all I can about this. Both to answer your questions and to get it into the archives. I asked this same question myself, did a lot of research and never really got a solid answer.
I was on the 10/16/2010 sailing of the dream. I booked 10202 and my friends in 10201 and 10203. None of us were handicap, but we all understood that we could get bumped if someone needed it and actually fully expected to. But we didn't.
10202 = VERY large room. I would say it is probably about 1 3/4 of a statndard room. Not quite 2 cabins together. We had plenty of space, storage and living. it has a sofa that pulls out to a bed and a pullman bed from the ceiling. So this cabin can sleep 4. The beds can be either 2 twins or 1 queen. We left it in the Queen position.
The bathroom is a full wheel chair accessible cabin with roll in bathroom and roll in shower. There are handles on the walls and the shower has a fold down seat. The fixtures are all handicap accessible.
The cabin is a 4J obstructed, so it does have a large window. I will say this and believe what I am typing. With the curtains open, you CAN see in the window during the day. It is some what shielded from the tint on the windows....but you can see in from the outside. So if someone is out on the "secret deck" looking in....they will see whatever you might be doing. BUT, with that said....there really wasn't much foot traffic out there during the week. At night....you MUST close the curtains. You can see right in with no problem. As far as obstructed....yes, a bit. But you can see out and it's a nice view.
The cabin does have all the normal stuff...refrigerator, safe, hair drier, etc... I think the pictures will speak for themselves.
One thing I do want to mention though and I included a picture to explain this....the forward hallway on Lido does not go from Port side to Starboard side. It is split in the middle by crew doors/stairs. If you are in 10202 and want to go to 10201, you can not just walk next door. You have to go all the way back down the hallway to the stairs/elevators and cross to the other hallway and walk all the way back up. Or go outside and cross the "secret deck" to the other side, which is much faster.
Ok, the outside part.... Yes, it can be windy out there. I actually spent quite a bit of time out there both day and night. 85% of the time it was just fine. One night we had really strong winds and it was nothing but a struggle to walk form one side to the other...darn near blew me right over. There are benches out there and you can get down to deck 9 via the starcase. Very nice place to spend quit time or when the ship is coming into/leaving port.
Would I stay in this cabin again? YES!! I would not even think twice about it. It was a great cabin! Yes, there is a bit of walking involved simply because you are all the way forward...but you're also on Lido....so everything it right there.
Take a look at the pictures. I have also uploaded them onto http://www.cruisedeckplans.com
. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to send me an email to [email protected]
Enjoy the pictures!
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