Dream Week – Staterooms

Today’s post requires a disclaimer. I’ll only be sharing one stateroom photo, and it is borrowed from dclnews.com. While I toured the ship, it was in port, the crew cleaning and getting it ready for a new round of guests. I was unable to take my own photos of staterooms, because none were really photo-ready. I saw several staterooms, and I do have a broader knowledge of the different types and categories, in addition to all the little nuances in between.

Disney Cruise Line’s smallest staterooms are the same size as mid-level rooms on other cruise ships. Their staterooms are designed with families in mind. If you have cruised on other ships before, I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the staterooms you find aboard the Disney Dream.

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When you enter the room, there is a holder where you will insert your room key, known aboard as your Key to the World card. This activates the electricity in your room. When you leave and remove the card, everything turns off. You won’t be wasting power on this ship.

Most of the staterooms will have a nautical theme and colors similar to the photo above, with a few Disney touches, of course. The queen bed is raised, so you can store luggage underneath. There is also a closet with ample storage space. The sofa toward the back of the photo above turns into a twin bed, and a second twin bed pulls down from the ceiling. A curtain divides the two sleeping areas, so if you are traveling with children, you’ll be able to put them to bed without having to hang out in a darkened room earlier than you’d normally have to. Most of the staterooms will have a split bathroom. That means the sink and toilet are in a separate room than the shower. The separated rooms make it much easier for families to clean up and get ready for the day, or for dinner after a day by the pool.

The largest room on the ship will sleep five. If your family is larger than this, you can be accommodated in connecting staterooms. These are available within every stateroom category on the ship.

I’ll share a quick list of the different room types aboard the Disney Dream from smallest to largest:

Standard Inside Stateroom – These rooms are best for families of 3 or 4. 169 square feet. All will have a queen-size bed and single convertible sofa. Some have a upper berth pull-down bed. Most have a bath with tub and shower, but these rooms will not have the split bathroom. Inside staterooms have a Magic Porthole that shows real-time footage of the sea outside the ship, with virtual appearances from beloved Disney characters.

Deluxe Inside Stateroom – Also sleeps 3 or 4, slightly larger at 204 square feet. All will have a queen-size bed and single convertible sofa. Some have a upper berth pull-down bed. Most of these rooms have the split bath, but not all of them do. You will also have a privacy curtain between sleeping areas and a Magic Porthole.

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom – Specs are exactly the same as the deluxe inside stateroom, only you will have an actual porthole window. Some do have obstructed views.

Deluxe Family Ocean View Stateroom – Sleeps 3 to 5 guests, 241 square feet. All will have a queen-size bed and single convertible sofa. Some have a upper berth pull-down bed or a wall pull-down bed. Most of these rooms have a split bathroom with round tub. It even has a seat to make bathing little ones easier. There are a few different categories within this room type to do with the window. Most will have one large porthole window with a seat (shown in the photo above), but some will have two.

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Navigator’s Verandah – Sleeps 3 or 4, 246 square feet (this figure includes the verandah). All will have a queen-size bed, single convertible sofa, and upper berth pull-down bed, if you need it for a fourth guest. Most have a split bathroom. The navigator’s verandah will be smaller than most, or it will have an obstructed view.

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Verandah – Same as above, only you’ll have a private verandah, full-sized with no obstructions.

Deluxe Family Ocean View Stateroom with Verandah – Sleeps 3 to 5, 299 square feet (including verandah). This room is just like the deluxe family ocean view stateroom above, with a private verandah instead of the porthole window seat.

Concierge Family Ocean View Stateroom with Verandah – Sleeps 5, 306 square feet (including verandah). These rooms have a queen-sized bed, double convertible sofa, upper berth pull-down sofa, full bath, and half bath. You will also have a private verandah. This stateroom has a little bit “fancier” decor than all the other staterooms. Concierge level rooms are tucked away on Decks 11 and 12 and feel very private. They have their own lounge, and you will receive extra personalized service. There is a private adult sun deck for concierge level guests. You have a private waiting area in the terminal before boarding the ship, and you get to board first. Another added bonus? These rooms are located very close the spa!

Concierge Suites – There are only 3 of these on the Disney Dream. The two Royal Suites are named after Roy and Walt Disney. Each is 1,781 square feet with one bedroom, two bathrooms, a dining room, media library, pantry, and wet bar. They are swanky. You get concierge level service on steroids. The other concierge suite is a 622 square foot suite with one bedroom, two bathrooms, living area, and walk-in closet. Again, your amenities and service in this room will be stellar. If anyone wants to call me and book one of these, you will make my year…probably more. 😉

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