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  • On Feb 13, 2023
    Tina from Berkshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there a lot of walking on the cruise ship if your cabin is not on the middle from one end to another

    Ahoy Tina,

    Thank you so much for coming to planDisney with your Disney Cruise Line question! I am happy to give you some thoughts on walking on a Disney Cruise Line ship.

    I do not find the amount of walking to do on a Disney Cruise Line ship to be excessive. One of my favorite things about a cruise is how convenient everything is! My family tends to say that you can be back to your stateroom from anywhere on the ship in five minutes, possibly 10 minutes at most. This is a significant convenience if you have forgotten something essential in your stateroom, or are running late getting ready for dinner!

    That said, you will need to do some walking to get from location to location on your Disney Cruise line ship. You can consult the static deck plan maps for the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy and for the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder to see where your stateroom is located on the ship in relation to other destinations on the ship. For the Disney Wish, I suggest checking out this interactive map. This is also available for the Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream, Disney Magic, and Disney Wonder. You can find these by changing the ship name from the menu at the top of the interactive map page.

    One thing to note is that on the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy, there are elevator banks at the front, mid, and aft of the ship. On the Disney Wish, there are no mid elevators. We sailed recently on the Disney Wish and did not find this to be troublesome in our navigation of the ship. Often when you are heading to a public location, you are going to be headed to the forward or aft area of the ship, so simply choose the elevator bank closest to your destination to help you get around.

    Also, if you are looking to minimize the amount of walking during a day, I have found that I tend to head to one area of the ship and stay there for large portions of the day. For example, earlier in the day I might want to head up to the pool deck to spend time relaxing and reading. I might grab lunch at the quick service locations on this deck, or at Cabanas or Marceline Market, depending on which ship I am on. These locations are all situated on the upper decks of the ship. In the evening, I head to my rotational dining. Before and after that, I tend to want to see a show in the Walt Disney Theater, or head to a lounge for a relaxing drink. These locations tend to be on the lower levels of the ship.

    Overall, I have found the amount of walking needed on a Disney cruise to be quite manageable. I hope that these thoughts are helpful for you, Tina! Please feel free to sail on back to planDisney if you have further questions in planning your magical cruise.

    ~ Mona Leigh
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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