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Old February 11th, 2010, 12:18 AM
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Default Pacific Dawn - Dolphin Deck Cabins

hi there

i am going on a cruise soon on the Pacific Dawn - i have a dolphin deck room category h - obstructed view -
can anybody give photos on what the room would look like
also in addition to that the disability rooms on this deck pictures as well

and lastly has anyone done north qld with pacific dawn - shore tours which ones to do???
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Old February 11th, 2010, 02:56 AM
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Just come off Pac Dawn Tasmanian cruise - and had restricted view cabin D125. We were upgraded from an inside cabin. But apart from the luck of the upgrade - we really liked this cabin. In fact, we liked it better than a non-restricted outside cabin we had one deck up on Caribe deck on another cruise

Some of the restricted view cabins are 4 berth and some are 2. Ours was 2. We were expecting a queen bed - as we have had in the past - but on arrival discovered it was a twin room (2 singles). This was OK by us - so we didn't make a fuss (also considering we were upgraded)

Why did we prefer it to the unrestricted view on Caribe? Firstly the queen size bed on Caribe deck was placed under the window. This made it difficult to actually look out the window - and also was not the best layout for usability of the remaining cabin space. The twin layout was MUCH superior - better use of space and we could walk right up to the window to see where were.

The BEST thing about the restricted view cabin however is that the window is not flush with the side of the ship. We have found in non-restricted view outside cabins that the sun beams into the cabin necessitating the curtains to be drawn closed. The restricted view is set back to allow for the boats - and hence is shaded -- MUCH BETTER!!!






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Old February 11th, 2010, 04:10 AM
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Hi there. I will be on the PD in November this year. At the moment i have a inside caban on Dolphin Deck 8. At this stage its D112 and hope to get a upgrade to a outside cabin on the same Deck. I nearly got D120 Again but i wanted a change of room this time.

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Old February 11th, 2010, 04:33 AM
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Dolphin deck also has an advantage in that it is only one deck up from the Promenade Deck - which has most bars, restaurant,etc. It is also the deck for the Casino and the upstairs entry to the Theatre ( which we always used as it was easier to get seats)

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Old February 11th, 2010, 05:25 PM
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hi there
Thanks for your feed back and pic's i am currently booked in for cabin d127 on dolphin deck so it would be the one next door. unless of course i get an upgrade. I am doing the tour - week Tropique that goes to Port Douglas, Cairns and willis island - get duty free shopping (for an hour i have heard) but that is still cool
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Old March 4th, 2010, 02:57 AM
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hi there
Thanks for your feed back and pic's i am currently booked in for cabin d127 on dolphin deck so it would be the one next door. unless of course i get an upgrade. I am doing the tour - week Tropique that goes to Port Douglas, Cairns and willis island - get duty free shopping (for an hour i have heard) but that is still cool
thanks again
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Would love to hear all about on your cruise when you return
we are planning on doing the same cruise June 25th 2011
Looking at outside Plaza Deck no idea though what,s that,s like
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Old March 4th, 2010, 09:54 AM
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We have been looking at booking on this ship for a Qld cruise this September.
Still unsure of what category cabin to book.
Farnzybabe, if you don't mind me asking, what category of inside cabin did you originally book before your upgrade?
That would be our dream, to book an inside and get an outside.
I have a friend and her husband who also want to book and when we were discussing upgrades, I said I thought we would probably have to book one of the insides up on a high level before we could hope for an upgrade to an outside cabin, but I don't really know, I am guessing!
How common are these upgrades?
We have been on one cruise, where we booked the cheapest inside cabins and were upgraded a couple of levels, but to another inside cabin.

Has anyone been on the Pacific Dawn and found any decks to be particularly noisy?
When i looked at the plans, I was worried about cabins that might be above or below some of the public areas.
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Hi we booked a T Grade cabin and because it has a port hole is classed as outside so if they upgrade as they did to us Dolphin deck outside its a really good upgrade,
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Why did we prefer it to the unrestricted view on Caribe? Firstly the queen size bed on Caribe deck was placed under the window. This made it difficult to actually look out the window - and also was not the best layout for usability of the remaining cabin space. The twin layout was MUCH superior - better use of space and we could walk right up to the window to see where were.
We had a cabin on Caribe Deck and the bed was against the side wall. I think it is only the cabins which have the capacity for 4 beds which are against the window.

Also, if you have a cabin with the beds against the side wall, and they are placed as twin beds when you want a queen setup, just ask the cabin steward and he/she will put them together for you.
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