Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Feb 26, 2015
    Greg from CO 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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    My wife and I are wanting to do a cruise in May 2016. There are 6 of us 2 adults 4 kids 12, 9, 7 & 5 at the time of travel just wondering what is the best way to book with the understanding that we need two staterooms or are there any rooms for more th

    Welcome Aboard, Greg!

    A cruise is a perfect vacation for your large family! Since you have six family members, you will definitely need to book two staterooms. I would recommend connecting staterooms, which means there is a door connecting the rooms together.

    One of the "hidden gems" on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy are the category 8E Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms. There are only a handful of these on the ship, and they are positioned sideways with two large portholes, instead of the usual one porthole. I was lucky enough to be in one of these for a recent cruise on the Dream, and the room is humungous! One drawback is that each room only sleeps three people, so you could not put all four of your children in the same room to sleep. Also, the bathrooms in these rooms are not the split bath.

    Two connecting Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandahs is another wonderful option for your family. Not only is there a door inside the rooms, the wall between the verandahs can be opened up to make a larger area.

    If you don't mind having an inside room, we have been on Deck 8 in two Deluxe Inside Staterooms and been perfectly happy. My daughters LOVED the virtual portholes, and the rooms are nice and dark for sleeping anytime!

    No matter which rooms you choose, you will be on a Disney Cruise ship, which is the best place EVER to be!

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.

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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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