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Old October 8th, 2011, 08:26 AM
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Can anybody help me understand what the "Deckplan Codes" mean? D1, D2, D3 are cheaper than E1 or E2 but what is the actual difference? Does one get more perks with a "more expensive" catagory? I am looking to go on the Freedom of the Seas and as I have cruised many times before, I don't think I really understand these codes.
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Old October 8th, 2011, 09:07 AM
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As far as I know it'd just position, I am looking at ''Independence'' out of Southampton UK (or as Princess say London UK), & used to P&O jargon so it is baffling looking at a new system. ANOTHER THING!! Grrr! is does anyone else find the colour codes for the different grades on some ships so close that you can't really tell?...you think well ''its a sort of green... but there are none of those on Z deck so is it THAT green or this one?''
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You've asked the million dollar question! While I'm not an expert by any means I have noticed that the different room codes/colors can mean certain things. My guess is....

Besides the obvious room differences (interior, balcony, etc). Many room sections will have at least two color codes. I've noticed on my ship (Voyager of the seas) that interior rooms that are N/blue are standard rooms. L/pink seem to be rooms that connect to the room next to it (adjoining rooms), K/Tan have pull beds & sofas for extra guests. Etc, etc. Ocean view seems to have one room color as standard and the other color with pull beds, adjoining rooms, etc.

One thing to keep in mind though is that different room categories such as interior stateroom & interior promenade stateroom, are different rooms all together. The later room being slightly larger and having a widow overlooking the promenade of the ship.
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Thanks. Superior OceanView, Deluxe OceanView...............I just don't get it. I am assuming it has to do with ships location on a deck, but what is it. Is one really better than another? They seem to have the same square footage too!
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The various codes have to do with both the deck they are on, and their location on the deck. The cabins themselves may be the same size, but their location is different, and thus the cruiseline will charge a little higher price for the more desirable location. You'll notice that the highest price balcony cabin on RCI is the D1, which is mostly higher decks and midship and aft in location. As you move down decks and further away from the preferred locations, you will see the D2 and D3 balcony cabins. The E1 and E2 balcony cabins have a slightly smaller balcony and sq. footage and are on the lowest balcony decks for most part.
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As mentioned before, it's like the old saying about real estate: Location, Location, Location.

A D1 and D2 cabin is slightly larger in square footage than an E1, E2, E3. The "D" cabins also have a full size couch, while the "E" cabins have what we used to call a "love seat".

You will find D1 and D2 cabins side by side on some decks, but the D1 might have a higher price (what marketing genius made this decision?). Also, a D1 on a lower deck will be less expensive than a D1 on a higher deck.

As far as perks go, you won't get anything more by booking a D1 than you would booking an inside. Perks don't kick in until you get into suites.
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All the "D's" are the exact same cabin and balcony, the number after the D just defines "where" on the ship it is as previous posters have mentions. E's have a slightly smaller balcony and the cabin is slightly smaller. As the previous poster mentioned, in a "D" balcony you get a (3) cushion couch and in an "E" you get a (2) cushion couch (i.e., love seat). Other than that, it's pretty much the same. If you're sailing with just (2) passengers, an "E" is sufficient, if you've got (3) in the cabin I'd upgrade to the "D" for a bit more room (and it's literally that one extra couch cushion we're talking.
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Can anybody help me understand what the "Deckplan Codes" mean? D1, D2, D3 are cheaper than E1 or E2 but what is the actual difference? Does one get more perks with a "more expensive" catagory? I am looking to go on the Freedom of the Seas and as I have cruised many times before, I don't think I really understand these codes.
Thanks for any assistance!
The D1,D2 etc are the cat or class codes of the cabins.
Example D1,D2 and D3 balcony cabins of different prices.
The price is determined by the location and deck of the cabin

E1 & E2 are different classes of Ocean view cabins.
If you go to the Royal Caribbean webpage you can locate what each code
means.
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Still have trouble distinguishing the slightly different colours.
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Still have trouble distinguishing the slightly different colours.
Yeah, the colors are hard to distinguish - especially for us "older folks".
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Thanks everyone for the great info. I think I get it now
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