World Dream: Aft Balcony Stateroom with Twin Beds (Review)

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Common among western cruise lines, Genting Dream and World Dream of Dream Cruises offer a unique cabin type on board – the Aft Balcony Stateroom. This aft-facing balcony cabin is a missing feature from most Star Cruises ships, including SuperStar Virgo, now known as Explorer Dream. The Aft Balcony Stateroom is not sold as a separate type of cabin class, so you can request a cabin change before your cruise at no additional charge, subject to availability. Here are some unique features of the Aft Balcony Stateroom when compared with the regular Balcony Stateroom.

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World Dream Aft Balcony Stateroom with Twin Beds

I’ve written about the various possible Balcony Stateroom configurations here:

I’ve mentioned in all my other posts that World Dream’s Balcony Staterooms are at least 20 square meters big laid out elongated from the corridor to the balcony, located from Deck 8 through Deck 15 and are everywhere from forward to aft of the ship.

That’s where the at least part comes in. This time, I picked the Aft Balcony Stateroom which was significantly bigger than all the other Balcony Staterooms I have been in before – yes, including the Balcony Deluxe Stateroom.

As the name suggests, my Aft Balcony Stateroom is located in the aft of the ship.

On first look, my Aft Balcony Stateroom looks the same as all other Balcony Staterooms I have been in so far.

While the standard Balcony Stateroom configuration is to have the two beds side by side with the bedding wrapped around both mattresses to form a Queen-size bed together, I had requested earlier via a call to Dream Cruises to have my beds in twin configuration.

Upon walking in, notice what’s appearing at the balcony.

Yup, the balcony I have in the Aft Balcony Stateroom is h u g e.

Using the side panels for reference, I estimate that I have about 4 times the size of a regular balcony in the Aft Balcony Stateroom.

Regular Balcony Stateroom Balcony for comparison

The huge balcony in the Aft Balcony Stateroom also get me reclining chairs, instead of rigid chairs in the Balcony Stateroom.

The reclining chairs come with a cubby so I can lie down like on a deck chair.

Both seats are also completely forward (aft?) facing, instead of being pointed towards each other in the Balcony Stateroom.

The aft view from the Aft Balcony Stateroom.

Out at South China Sea, the Aft Balcony Stateroom offers a commanding view of the calm waters.

Unfortunately, the World Dream was not moving much at South China Sea, so there was no wake to be seen.

With the wake, however, it gives off a relaxing cruising vibe, slowly moving away from mainland or returning back.

Being at the aft also means that there will be some noise coming from Zouk Beach Club at Deck 17.

Sunset on board World Dream

The other facilities in the Aft Balcony Stateroom are similar to my other previous Balcony Stateroom configurations here:

Conclusion

Overall, the Aft Balcony Stateroom might well possibly be Dream Cruises’ best kept secret in stateroom choices. With no additional charge to select your room by phone after booking (for direct bookings only), you get quite literally a super upsize of your balcony, if you are a balcony person. Being at the aft also means being closer to the aft elevator which links me to The Lido, Dream Dining Room Upper, and Dream Dining Room Lower directly for my inclusive meals, though it also means a longer walk to facilities in the forward part of the ship like the Palm Court and Zodiac Theatre.

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