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  • On Jan 13, 2022
    Parita from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going on the wonder in April as a large group.16 total rooms, all booked individually.All category 7a, and gty to be assigned by Disney. How can we make sure all the rooms can be close together, same dinner, fireworks?

    Ahoy there, Parita, and thanks for sending your message in a bottle to us here at planDisney! 

    Wow, that sure is a large group! I always love seeing groups like yours around the ship because you can really feel the magic surrounding the entire crew! I bet you've got some great plans (and maybe some awesome custom shirts) to commemorate this incredible Disney Cruise Line vacation. Plus, you're on the Disney Wonder - my favorite ship! Be sure to have an amazing time partying the New Orleans way at Tiana's Place and don't miss the French Quarter Lounge - in my opinion one of the best lounges in the fleet!

    Now to your questions!  I know coordinating that many staterooms is a task that could even give Professor Ludwig von Drake trouble!

    My first suggestion to large groups like yours is always to link reservations! Linking reservations allows you to see one another's plans, ensure the right crewmates are on the Port Adventures they've booked together, as well as making the request to have your staterooms on the same dining rotation! Linking reservations will also indicate that your group is together when the time comes for those reservations with Guaranteed Staterooms to be assigned. 

    To link your staterooms, be sure you have the confirmation number, the date of birth for one of your crewmates in each stateroom, and the last name on their reservation for each stateroom you'd like to link. Then head on over to the "My Reservations" section of the Disney Cruise Line website and select "add a reservation." With the size of your group, you might want to have a crew member assist, which you can do by calling Disney Cruise Line seven days a week - sometimes I call just to make sure I've done everything right!

    Please note, even with linked reservations, Guaranteed Staterooms are assigned based on available inventory, and there is a chance your group will have to be located across multiple areas of the ship. However, by linking your reservations, the crew members will try to keep you as close as possible depending on what is open at the time the assignments are made.

    Last, but certainly not least, FIREWORKS - which are currently shown twice to safely accommodate all castaways at assigned times! Linking reservations should also indicate your preference to the crew members that your whole party be assigned the same fireworks showing!

    Now, a lot could change by April, but be sure to check the "Know Before You Go: On The Ship" information as your embarkation date gets closer for the latest policies that may be in place. Oh, and don't forget to tell everyone to download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app - I think for your group, the chat feature alone would be super helpful to help everyone stay in-touch!

    I hope that helps give you a bearing on which direction to sail in as you finalize your plans, Parita! I wish you and your group a WONDERful time (see what I did there?) and if you see Louis the alligator around the ship, be sure to tell him to keep up the great work playin' with the big boys!

    Fair winds and following seas, 

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Meet the Panelist: Andrew, Missouri

Anchors aweigh! I’m Andrew - but you can call me PLANdrew! I’m a Disney husband and dad who’s been sailing with Disney Cruise Line since I was 15 years old. My family and I have embarked on incredible itineraries around the world, making magical memories on each exciting adventure. So, if “the line where the sky meets the sea calls you," I’m here to be your guide! As Maui would say, “You’re Welcome!” Learn More About Andrew

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