Posted March 28th, 2009, 06:37 AM
These are all the original 4 berths (copied from an earlier thread), so you can check that you've got one of them.
CAT I – Baja deck B107, 108, 111, 112, 116, 117, 120, 121, 124, 125, 128, 129, 132, 133, 136, 137, 290, 294, 295, 299
CAT DD – Caribe deck C226, 229, 230, 233, 234, 237, 238, 241, 242, 245, 246, 249, 250, 253, 254, 257
CAT D – Dolphin deck D166 to D179 inclusive
CAT E – Emerald deck E109, 110, 114, 115, 134, 135, 138, 139, 142, 143, 144, 146 to 153, 155
CAT E – Plaza deck P188 to P195 inclusive
As you can see, there are not many of them. We were in D151 last August, which is one of the re-furbished ones. It was fine, but at times the cabinets were a bit intrusive. This year I've requested one of the original 4 berths, which hopefully will work a bit better. I saw one of them last year, but it was made up as a twin. It did seem a bit roomier than ours, but didn't have as much storage. Hopefully that won't be a problem as we only used 3 of the 4 wardrobes anyway.
We loved Dolphin deck, which is why we're back there again. The back deck was rarely used by anyone, and it was great being able to pop out in the morning to check the weather. It's a bit noisy out there due to an airconditioning outlet or something, and it can be a bit damp underfoot at times. There's some synthetic carpet which they must wash down daily, and it takes ages to dry. These are all the bad points, but the good far outweigh them. There are some deck chairs there, and it very relaxing. It's completely covered though, just the opening at the back.
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