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Old March 5th, 2013, 03:57 PM
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Default What is a verandah with whitewall?

I'm looking at the different categories of verandah stateroom, and some say that the balconies have "whitewall." I have an idea of what this is, but does anyone have a picture of one of these balconies? Thanks!
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I asked the same before. it means the half wall of the balcony is white not glass. You will have to stand up to see the ocean
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Agree, most have plexiglass so you can see through them, a few have a whitewall.
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I googled the pics. They are easy to find.
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This is the only balcony picture I have from my Magic cruise in May.

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Here are the differences.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 05:34 PM
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On the Fantasy/Dream the whitewall only comes up to about shin height so you are still able to see out while sitting. On the Magic/Wonder the whole wall is a solid whitewall.
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On the Fantasy, the wall was so low it had zero impact on enjoyment. We hardly even noticed it!
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On the Magic we stayed in the 6A balcony cabin with the "white wall". It was a total let down. From the pictures online it didn't look like it would be a big deal, but it was for us. We like to read and look out onto the water which was impossible as you had to be standing to see anything but the sky. Also, the wall blocked most of the ocean sounds but reverberated the other passenger's sounds coming from the surrounding cabins who left their balcony doors open. It was not very pleasant for our expectations. We were in room 7630.
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Thanks everyone for your replies, this definitely won't be an issue for us. Can't wait for my first Disney cruise next year!
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This is my second cruise. I enjoyed my first one but struggled with motion sickness. I thought that if I had a room with a balcony where I could sit and look out across the horizon it might help. I was so excited to try again, but just discovered that the room that I'm in for my cruise in April is one with the white wall. Has anyone ever had success requesting a room change this late?
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This is my second cruise. I enjoyed my first one but struggled with motion sickness. I thought that if I had a room with a balcony where I could sit and look out across the horizon it might help. I was so excited to try again, but just discovered that the room that I'm in for my cruise in April is one with the white wall. Has anyone ever had success requesting a room change this late?
What you say is correct looking at the horizon does stop SS, cruises sell at varying rates, you might still be able to change, the whitewall will not make too much difference, but if its important to you then ask
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Old March 11th, 2013, 05:28 PM
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This is my second cruise. I enjoyed my first one but struggled with motion sickness. I thought that if I had a room with a balcony where I could sit and look out across the horizon it might help. I was so excited to try again, but just discovered that the room that I'm in for my cruise in April is one with the white wall. Has anyone ever had success requesting a room change this late?
If there's a cabin available in a different category, you'll be able to upgrade. However, it will be an upgrade, and you'll pay today's rate, which is surely to be more than what the rates were when you originally booked. So you might do better to use the cash to stock up on SeaBands and dramamine.
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Here's an image I modified showing the different verandah types on the Dream/Fantasy ships.
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Here's an image I modified showing the different verandah types on the Dream/Fantasy ships.
Thanks for the picture. I am in the beginning stages of planning our first Disney cruise and I was confused about this.
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Here's an image I modified showing the different verandah types on the Dream/Fantasy ships.
They need a "like" button on the message board...this is a great photo/explanation; thanks!
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You're welcome! Now if only someone were standing on a passenger balcony so we could see how high the whitewall comes up on this ship... we had an aft balcony on Magic and the wall came about up to my elbows, and I'm 5'9". I don't think these on the Dream/Fantasy are that tall because they have more railings above the whitewall.

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