• On Jan 3, 2017
    Brandie from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Our family of 7 is planning a cruise for Nov 2017. We are looking at Nov 6th or Nov 27th from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas and Castaway Cay. 27th will be the Merrytime cruise. We have been to DW but never a cruise. Suggestions on which stateroom?

    Hi Brandie!

    Planning for your first Disney Cruise is so exciting! Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel to ask about your stateroom selections. I’d love to give you my opinion on where my family enjoys to stay while onboard!

    Booking two connecting staterooms will be a perfect fit for your swashbuckling crew! It looks like the itineraries for both cruises you’re interested in are on the Disney Dream. Spend some time on the Disney Cruise Line website looking at the difference between the four main categories of staterooms: Inside, Oceanview, Verandah and Concierge. You will find different options and price ranges within each category, too! Once you've chosen the category of staterooms that will work best for your family, take a look at the virtual Deck Plan of the ship (and be sure to select the Disney Dream in the drop-down). Here, you will be able to see where within the ship the category of staterooms are located. Also, you'll be able to see which rooms adjoin! I LOVE exploring the ships via the virtual Deck Plan!!

    My family's preference is to stay on Decks 6-9. We've stayed on Deck 10 before, but quickly noticed that being under the pool deck and Cabanas, the casual dining restaurant/buffet, can be noisy. Also, since you'll be sailing to Castaway Cay on both itineraries, we love choosing a stateroom with a verandah on the starboard side of the ship because you'll see gorgeous views of the island while the ship is docked!

    If you choose a Very Merrytime Cruise aboard the Disney Dream, it would be the perfect way to kick off the holiday season! I'm so excited for your family to experience a Disney vacation on the high seas!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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