Here are the top-rated Disney cruise ships for family cabin comfort:
This large ship brings to mind the elegance of classic ocean liners upgraded with the latest bells and whistles for the new generation.
You can choose from several floor plans offering a variety of amenities and various sizes. For example, you will get a Sealy Posturpedic™ queen mattress, Egyptian cotton sheets, flat screen TV, couch, desk, refrigerator, and lots of storage space in a ‘standard inside stateroom.’ In an ‘oceanview stateroom with verandah,’ you’ll have the same basic amenities with a balcony and larger bath facilities. Plus, the option of drinking the best cup of coffee of the day on your private ‘deck.’
Of particular interest are the virtual portholes in the inside cabins. One of the biggest drawbacks of choosing an inside space is not being able to see outside. While ‘virtual’ is not reality, you still feel a positive effect as the scenes from a live outside feed dance in the room.
Each cabin on the Dream also has a “Wave Phone” that you and the kids can use to call/text other passengers, and receive messages.
This is the sister ship, one year younger, of the Disney Dream. The favorite improvements of the Fantasy are longer voyages – making your choice of a cabin even more important.
Like its sibling ship, the Fantasy has the standard higher-end amenities in all staterooms. However, if you want the upscale experience that can be compared to having your own private cruise, book the Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah. This space is almost 1800 sq. ft. – larger than my first apartment after graduating from college!
Art Deco-style furnishings of classic Disney, personal robe and slippers, full media library, and spa bath and shower products are the upgrades. Included are two baths, whirlpool tubs, 3 TVs, pantry, wet bar, and the large private verandah with floor to ceiling windows in the living room. On that balcony you have a hot tub, a variety of comfy deck furniture, railings and dividers of plexiglass, and child safety locks. Concierge service, which includes access to a private lounge, will book all your activities and dining reservations both on and off the ship.
The top-ranking mid-sized ship in the Disney Cruise Line for best cabins is the Wonder. She carries about 1800 passengers (one-third of them will be kids); and sails to Alaska, the Bahamas and Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal, and Central America.
With last year’s renovations, passengers have upgraded their evaluations to a top-rating for the reimagined stateroom spaces.
All new bedding, improved storage areas, and bunks that fold down from the ceiling are earning praise from family cruisers. Inside cabins have a porthole mirror, and balcony rooms are designed with kid safety first. Aboard the Wonder, there are 24 categories of accommodation plans, ranging in size from over 1000 sq. ft. to 184 sq. ft. cabins. Finally, sufficient outlets in each room keep the typical device charging tension to a minimum!
Keep in mind that all the choices for cabins on these three top-rated Disney cruise ships, and all other ships, fall within one of four categories: inside, outside, balcony or suite. Decide how much time you and your family will spend in the room, check the prices, and plan according to your needs.
Angela is a professional freelance travel writer and published indie author – AngelaMinor.com