• On Sep 29, 2019
    Cindy from CT 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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    Looking to go on the Dream in February. This will be our second Disney Cruise. I'm having trouble deciding on what deck and side of the boat to reserve. Is there a preference to Deck 8 or 9 and Starboard or Port side and ship location?

    Hi there, Cindy!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am so glad you found us while resEARching your next Disney Cruise Line vacation!  As a previous Disney Cruise Line Guest and Castaway Club member, you are already pretty well aware at how amazing Disney Cruise Line vacations can be,  but with unique itineraries to choose from – and different ships to sail on, you can be guaranteed a new experience each time you step foot onboard!  

    Choosing a location on the ship is always a tricky thing for me – in fact, I have a hard time deciding on where to stay no matter what kind of vacation we go on, but one thing is for sure…I would rather be in any stateroom on “the Mickey Boat” than back home!!  But, over the years we have found our favorite parts of the different ships and will often find ourselves looking in general areas repeatedly when booking our next voyage.  I think that you will be perfectly happy with either Deck 8 or 9 on the Disney Dream, but I always recommend that Guests look to see what is above them and I always prefer to book a stateroom that is not directly under a restaurant or late-night venue (but that is really only because my children are subpar sleepers…).  As far as which side of the ship to stay on, the only consideration I would recommend thinking about is when you visit Disney’s Castaway Cay!  While always at the discretion of the ship’s Captain, the ship will often dock with the starboard side facing Castaway Cay giving you an incredible view of the island!  But, aside from that consideration, I think you will be more than happy with any room onboard the Disney Dream for your upcoming vacation.

    Oh - and a tip for once you are onboard and trying to navigate your way around to get back to your stateroom -- just look down at the carpet!  If the map on the carpet is right side up, you are headed towards the front (forward) part of the ship!  If it's upside down, you are headed to the aft!

    Hopefully this information helps guide you in making your decision, Cindy!  If we can be of any other help once you get your voyage booked, please come back and “sea” us!

    Happy Sailing!
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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

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