Mickey and Donald On beach at Castaway Cay; ship in background; family flying with characters
  • On Jun 6, 2024
    Derrick from IA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I am deciding on staterooms for the Disney Dream. This will be my 1st Cruise. Does the AFT or back of the ship have a lot of vibration. I have been reading that it does. I have been debating if I should get a mid ship room with a veranda.. Any suggest?

    Hello, Derrick!

    Welcome back to planDisney! I'm super excited that you're expanding your horizons and planning your first cruise. I hope you'll find it as relaxing and enjoyable as my family does! 

    I generally recommend midship staterooms on a first cruise for a few different reasons. First, those rooms are centrally located so it's easy to get just about anywhere on the ship. That's a nice feature when you're getting your bearings and finding your favorite spots to hang out! Second, I feel like there is generally less movement (and any engine vibration) at midship. So if you've never cruised before and you aren't sure if you'll have any issues with seasickness it's a good idea to stay toward the center of the ship. I have found that midship on Deck 7 or Deck 8 on the Disney Dream fits our needs perfectly!

    You can explore the different Disney Dream stateroom types on this page. I will confess that I love having a verandah! It's so nice to let in a little fresh air, enjoy the sunshine while my kids are taking a break, or have a snack from room service (most items are already included in your cruise fare, so order away) in our own little space. Some cruises may have fireworks at sea, which you might be able to enjoy right from your verandah if you choose a stateroom on the starboard side of the ship!

    Derrick, choosing the right stateroom is just the start of onboard fun. The Disney Dream features incredible dining, Broadway-worthy shows, and enough recreation to keep your whole family busy! It will be an adventure to remember! I hope you'll sail back over if you have more planning questions for us. There are lots of choices ahead, but charting your course is half the fun!

    Keep moving forward!

thumbnail image for Amanda

Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Utah

Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Disney Cruise Line First Timer Tips | planDisney Podcast – Season 2 Episode 1

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 log 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.