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Everything You Need to Know about Disney Cruise Line

For nine years in a row, Disney Cruise Line has earned top spots in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Cruise Lines rankings. This year, they topped out as the Best Cruise Line for Families as well as the Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean.

Disney Cruise Ships

Why Disney Cruise Line is the Best

It’s easy to see why Disney Cruise continues to surpass others in the industry.

Not only do you get a beautiful ship with amazing onboard experiences, but you also get the benefit of first-class Disney entertainment!

Disney Cruise Line offers families to experience Disney at sea which gives them the same customer service you get in the parks while sailing to destinations all over the world.

Everything You Need to Know about Disney Cruise Line

Everything You Need to Know about Disney Cruise Line

When it comes to a Disney Cruise, you are going to be impressed at the different features of each of their ships.

There are six ships total in the fleet with more to come. Here is a glimpse of each of the ships:

Disney Cruise Ships

Currently, there are five cruise ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, but new ships are scheduled for delivery in the next few years.

Types of Disney Cruise Staterooms

While all Disney Cruise rooms are a bit different based on category & type, you will be able to find that they do have many things in common.

Interior Room on Disney magic

Interior Stateroom (Disney Cruise Room for 4)

This means that you will have no view of the ocean.

It is the smallest & most affordable of the Disney Cruise staterooms.

Standard interior rooms do not have the split bathrooms that exterior staterooms have.

Magic Port Hole on Disney Dream & Fantasy

Interior staterooms on the Disney Dream, Fantasy, Wish & Treasure have a virtual porthole which is really cool!

One of the benefits (besides price) is that interior rooms usually do not have as much sway as other rooms because of where they are located on the ship.

Another perk is that no light to wake you in the morning, so you can sleep in as long as you would like without having any natural sunlight letting you know it is morning.

Disney Dream Room with a View

Oceanview Stateroom (Disney Cruise Room for 4)

With this type of stateroom, you will have a view of the ocean, but the window will not open.

There is usually a window seat area so that you can sit & enjoy the view. There are curtains for you to close when you need to have less light or need to get some sleep.

If you tend to get seasick, having a view of the water may help curtail the symptoms as it is said to help your brain deal with balancing the equilibrium.

Veranda Room on Disney Wonder

Verandah Stateroom (Disney Cruise Room for 4)

Not only will you have a view of the ocean, you will get a small seating area outside of the stateroom.  

We always like this room because of the “extra” outdoor square footage.

Each room has a door that can be propped open to let in fresh air.

Another perk to having a veranda room is that you can place your wet swimwear out to dry.

Family Deluxe Verandah Stateroom (Disney Cruise Room for 5)

These rooms are a bit larger and give you extra seating!

 If you choose this room, you will find that it not only features a couch (that turns into a bed), but also has a chair. The extra seating is a nice addition.

Concierge Stateroom on Disney Dream

Concierge Stateroom (Disney Cruise Room for 6 or 7)

Talk about luxury. These fancy Disney Cruise line staterooms have a separate bedroom area, and private balcony with their own private lounge area that is packed with cold water and snacks.

This extra space is great for big families who aren’t easily confined to one small room.

The private lounge gives you a quiet space to get away (without having to be far from your own stateroom).

Inside your desk on Disney Cruise

What You’ll Find in Disney Cruise Staterooms:

All staterooms regardless of class or size will have the following items:

  • Split bathrooms (in most staterooms) and privacy curtains between bed & bunks
  • Throw Blanket
  • FREE Toiletries (body wash, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap & lotion)
  • Post Cards & Notepaper
  • A refrigerator
  • A hairdryer
  • Television
  • Housekeeping services twice a day (morning; typically before lunch & evening turndown service)
Captain Mickey Mouse

10 Disney Cruise Facts

Even the most seasoned Disney Cruisers may think they know everything there is to know about Disney Cruise Line!

If you think you know everything, read through these facts and let me know if you learn anything new:

1. If you haven’t already noticed, the Disney ships have a unique look that makes them easy to spot at port. Each is painted in Mickey Mouse-inspired colors.

Disney Dream Ship

They all have a black hull, white superstructure, yellow trim and two giant red funnels with a Disney Cruise Line Mickey Mouse logo.

2. Disney Cruise Line was the first cruise line to have yellow lifeboats. In order to do this, Disney had to ask permission from the U.S. Coast Guard.

3. One of the trademarks that Disney uses when it is about to leave port is to play the first seven notes of the “When You Wish Upon a Star” song melody.

4. The Disney Magic and Disney Wonder are both longer than Main Street U.S.A at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

5. The Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream are longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Disney Cruise Line Fireworks at Sea6. Disney Cruise Line was the FIRST to have Fireworks at sea!

7. Most staterooms on Disney Cruise Line ships have a split bath. A sink and tub/shower are in one room and a sink and toilet in another.

8. The swimming pools on Disney ships are heated when the water temperature drops below 75 degrees.

9. The Disney Magic and Disney Dream interiors are in the Art Deco style, while the interiors on the Disney Wonder and Disney Fantasy are in the Art Nouveau style.

10. Each Disney ship has an atrium lobby statue celebrating a classic Disney character.

  • Fantasy: Minnie Mouse
  • Dream: Donald Duck
  • Magic: Mickey Mouse
  • Wonder: Ariel
  • Wish: Cinderella
  • Treasure: Aladdin

Disney Cruise Line Destinations

Wondering where you can go on your Disney Cruise? These are just some of the possible destinations.

Feel free to join our Disney Insider Tips Facebook group & ask questions. There are plenty of us who have been on a Disney Cruise that can help you prepare.

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