• On Feb 27, 2020
    Jobeth from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Thinking of booking a Disney Cruise where our little one will be about 11 or 12 months old. What is the best stateroom category for that age? Like is inside too stuffy?

    Hi Jobeth!

    So happy you stopped by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I applaud that you are starting your baby out on the right foot by cruising at a young age. Get ready to have fun with all the magic included and make memories with your family.

    You are probably the best judge of how much time you think you will spend in your stateroom. And I like to say that with Disney Cruise Line, it's not so much about the time you spend in your stateroom, but about the activities and entertainment you experience throughout the ship that make the cruise so magical. 

    I would think an Inside Stateroom would be so entertaining for your little one if you are sailing on the Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy. Two words: Magical Porthole! The Magical Porthole creates a real-time view outside the ship from four high-definition video cameras. Plus, there are some fun surprises that might pop up in the porthole like a favorite Disney character or a pirate ship. Talk about some pixie dust!

    Unless you want the breezes from a verandah, an Oceanview Stateroom should also be fine since it has plenty of natural light and virtually the same space. For your information, the smallest Inside Stateroom clocks in at 169 square feet and the largest Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah measures at 299 square feet (excluding concierge level). 

    My ultimate recommendation: choose what's best for your budget and you'll be good to go. Think of it this way: money saved on the staterooms can be used instead for onboard merchandise and Port Adventures.

    Disney Cruise Line understands that traveling with little ones can be challenging, so it helps lighten your load by providing bed rails, pack and plays, and strollers. These are all available on a first-come, first-served basis, and requests can be made to your stateroom host/hostess or Guest Services.  
    Cruise back by the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you need any help as you plan your adventure at sea. Wishing you and your family an amazing voyage! 

    SEA ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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