When setting sail on Disney Cruise Line there are many decisions to be made; departure port, itinerary, ship, length of sailing, etc. One important decision is choosing your stateroom. While price may be a big factor in your decision for choosing your stateroom there are other things to consider such as the room type, size, and ship location.
The first thing to consider for me is the ship location.
- Do you want to be near any specific area of the ship? For example, I prefer to be near the aft stairs so I am close to the drink station and the buffet.
- Do you want to be mid-ship, forward, aft? Each end of the ship has a different feel to it. For those that don’t want to feel much of the motion of the ocean, I recommend a room that is mid-ship where you should feel the least amount of rocking.
- What deck do you want to be on? Some room types, like the Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah are only on certain decks of the ship usually on deck 8 on the Disney Magic or Disney Wonder, and decks 10, 11, and 12 on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. Inside Standard Staterooms are going to be found on the lowest deck of the ship, usually deck 2. You will again feel less rocking the lower your deck.
- Do you prefer a certain side of the ship? Depending on how the ship parks at the dock at your destinations, you might want to have a room on a certain side of the ship. For itineraries stopping at Castaway Cay, a Starboard Side Room is often requested.
The second thing to think about is the size of the room that you want. Depending on when you book and the size of your party, you might have limited availability for the room type that you can choose. The majority of rooms on Disney’s ships can hold 4 people. Family Oceanview Staterooms and Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandahs can hold 5 people. These rooms are also very spacious and among the largest in the cruise industry.
After you have answered the questions of stateroom size and location you will know which staterooms are available to you. Your Tiggerific Travels Agent can help you decide which room is best. Check out the slideshow beneath the descriptions to see some examples. Here are the available options:
- Inside Standard Staterooms – These rooms are found on the lowest decks of the ship and hold 3-4 people per rooms. They have a single bathroom.
- Deluxe Inside Staterooms – These rooms are found throughout most decks of the ship which have rooms. They do offer a split bathroom where the bath/shower and sink are in one small bathroom and the toilet and another sink are in another small bathroom. They hold 3-4 people. On the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, they also have magic portholes with a screen that features live footage outside the ship.
- Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms – These rooms are found on the lower portion of the ship. They have either two small porthole windows on the lowest deck, or one large porthole window on the higher decks. They hold 3-4 people and have the split bathroom.
- Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms – These rooms are found on the middle decks and have a large porthole window. They sleep up to 5 and have the split bathroom.
- Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah – These rooms are on the higher decks and have balconies. They sleep 3-4 people and have the split bathroom.
- Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah – These rooms are the largest without being a suite. They have a Verandah and sleep up to 5 and have the split bathroom.
- Concierge Level Rooms – With different amenities available depending on if you are on the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder or the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, these rooms offer special services like Concierge Staff, Private Lounge just for Concierge guests which includes beer and wine and some other adult beverages, specialty coffees and smoothies. All suites are Concierge Level Rooms and some Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah are Concierge Level. On the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy Concierge Level guests also have a private Sun deck available to them.
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