• On Jan 27, 2023
    Jazmin from Essex Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Planning on booking a transatlantic trip on the Dream. Looking at the state rooms when a verandah room state restricted views is that just to the left and right or could there be something blocking the outward view? Ie lifeboat etc

    Welcome, Jazmin!  

    Oh my goodness, just thinking about a luxurious transatlantic crossing aboard the beautiful Disney Dream has me so excited for you! I know this is a very special trip, and with so many days at sea the precise view from your stateroom is a critical selection. I’m happy to share my experience on this ship for you to make the best decision for your family.

    My absolute favorite thing to do onboard is to simply sit and stare at the sea. The view from our Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah has always been important to me, so I study the obstructed views carefully. I’ve found that category 7A (limited view or Navigator’s Verandah) rooms on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy have been a great way to save on our total cruise price but still offer the joys of an ocean view. If you look at an exterior photo of the Disney Dream, these rooms are both forward and aft where the white curvature of the ship limits some of the balconies just before the large round portholes on decks 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. This angle doesn’t block the primary view out to sea, and in fact I’ve found it helps block some of the wind coming onto the verandah nicely.

    The lifeboats on the Disney Dream are secured at deck 5, but not blocking any verandah staterooms. I love to walk along deck 4 just under the lifeboats for a panoramic ocean view protected from the sun. When we take my son to the Oceaneer Club on deck 5, the lifeboats are in direct view out of the portholes at the youth club entrance. These do not block the view of any Guest staterooms but are still interesting to see from other parts of the ship.

    I encourage you to make your reservation for the itinerary and price that is best for your family as soon as it’s available, Jazmin. You may always call Disney Cruise Line to confirm the exact description of obstruction in the room you selected, and they can help confirm or change your stateroom to be exactly as you expect for this journey.

    Crossing the Atlantic feels so nostalgic and relaxing but evokes the spirit of adventure in so many of our favorite Disney movies! I wish you an incredible sailing and know you will feel at peace staring at the ocean from your beautiful verandah. Please bring any other questions you may have as you plan this bucket list voyage to our team of cruise specialists at planDisney. 

    “See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me,” and I know it will call you too.  
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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