• On Jun 18, 2019
    Melanie from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi ! This will be our 7th Disney Cruise and normally select our room (Deluxe Family Ocean View or Verandah). This time we opted for a “guaranteed 9C Deluxe Oceanview” and I’m wondering if this was the best decision. Curious to know others’ experiences.

    Hi there, Melanie!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I can “sea” that you love cruising with Captain Mickey and have secured your Gold Castaway Club status and working your way towards Platinum status!  When you realize how many Disney Cruise Line Guests are repeat Guests it’s pretty apparent that Disney Cruise Line knows how to hit the high seas!  After many voyages, I can still say that I find something new to experience each time I am onboard and look forward to three new ships joining the Disney Cruise Line fleet in the next few years!

    I am glad you asked the question about experiences with a Guaranteed Stateroom as opposed to selecting your actual stateroom for your upcoming voyage.  My family has often booked GTY staterooms and in fact we are awaiting our assignment for our own upcoming Alaskan adventure!  I anxiously check the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app for a stateroom assignment as we approach the two-week countdown since from my experience that is when they are usually assigned.  From our past experiences, we have never been disappointed with the stateroom assignment because we know we are guaranteed at least the stateroom category we selected.  So, as long as you go in with an open mind that you may find yourself on a different deck or part of the ship than you are used to, then I think you will be pleased with your assigned stateroom!  Plus, this is a chance to see or experience something different onboard during this voyage!  Then, you will know if it’s something you want to do again in the future or if you’d rather select your own stateroom when you make your reservation…because you know you will be back onboard again someday!

    Just remember, with so many activities, entertainment and things to see and do onboard, you likely won’t find yourself in your stateroom all that much!  And as I always say, any stateroom on the “Mickey Boat” is better than being at home!

    Wishing you a magical and memorable voyage!  Don’t forget to book your next vacation or placeholder while onboard getting you even closer to Platinum status!

    Happy Sailing!
thumbnail image for Stephanie

Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.