Of all Disney Dream cruise ship cabins, 88% are outside (including 21 Suites, 881 Balcony rooms, 191 Oceanview), and 150 are Inside (19 of which are Deluxe). The number of all cabin categories is 31, including the "Guaranteed" categories VGT-Balcony, OGT-Oceanview, and IGT-Inside.
Follows the review of MS Disney Dream staterooms as furniture, amenities and included (complimentary) services:
- All Disney Dream rooms have queen bed (ample under-bed storage space, Posturepedic Sealy mattresses, deluxe bedding sets /Egyptian cotton linens), wardrobe, bathroom (vanity, sink, bathtub, shower, hairdryer), H20+ spa products (shampoo, conditioner, moisturizing body butter), living area (separated by curtain, sofa, desk, built-in drawer dresser), 22″ flat TV, iPod station, refrigerator, safe, direct-dial phone (voice mail), full mirror, individual air-conditioning. Some staterooms have additional upper/bunk bed (Pullman) for 4th person.
- Guests in all Disney Dream suites enjoy the following perks (bonus amenities and services): Disney theme artworks, marble bathrooms, upgraded bath products, robes/slippers), luxury mattresses and bedding sets (incl feather duvets, pillow menu), daily food (canapes, fruits), console gaming table, 2 large TVs, BlueRay/DVD /CD player (with media library), board games, priority services (check-in, Disney Dream cruise itinerary ports of call tendering), access to exclusive areas (Concierge Lounge and sun deck), free Internet, pre-dinner cocktails.
- Suite passengers also enjoy concierge services: (Disney cruise shore excursions booking, specialty dining-nursery-spa reservations, special requests, private parties/celebrations planning and assistance, in-room dining (all main restaurants menus).
- All balcony rooms feature a private veranda with sliding doors (kid-proof locks), plexiglass railings, outdoor deck furniture (2 chairs, 1 small table). Categories 6A and 6B have wall balconies, while categories 5A through 5E are with plexiglass. Staterooms 5188 and 5688 (deck 5 aft location) are with very small (triangle shaped) balconies.
- Royal Suites have master bedroom (plus hidden in the wall double pull-down and single pull-down bed), master bathroom (dual sinks, closet, whirlpool bathtub), large living room, dining area (pantry, wet bar), guest bathroom (shower, sink, WC), floor-ceiling windows, wrap-around private balcony (whirlpool bathtub).
- 1-Bedroom Suites have a master bedroom/bathroom, living room (double sofa bed /convertible), dining room, guest bathroom, expanded balcony.
- Family Verandah rooms (category V are with concierge service) have a queen (or 2 twin beds), a hidden bunk bed, larger living area (double sofa /convertible), split bathroom. Category 4E cabins (deck 5 location) are with expanded balconies (twice bigger than normal balconies) but are open to views from above.
- Oceanview cabins have large-size Porthole Window. Of those, categories 9C and 9D are with obstructed view (due to lifeboats). Of the Family Oceanview rooms, category 8A is the largest.
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- "Secret Balcony cabins" (aft on decks 5-7-8-9) are in Category 7A but with a slightly obstructed view due to deck location (at ship's stern). They are the last in the rows of categories 5 and 6. Their balconies are with Plexiglas railings and some have connecting door (to an adjacent category 5 or 6 balconies).
- There are 2 aft-facing (numbers 5188 and 5688) rooms with no obstructed-view but very small balcony (triangular). Being too small for a chair, they have built-in benches (sitting 2 people). Each cabin connects to an adjacent handicap 9A room (numbers 5186 and 5686), but the balconies are not connecting.
- With minor obstruction are numbers 8022 (connecting), 8164, 8520 (connecting), 8662, 7022, 7170 (connecting), 7520, 7668 (connecting), 9012, 9152 (connecting), 9164, 9512, 9652 (connecting), 9664. With significant obstruction are numbers 5024, 5524, 6178 (connecting), 6678 (connecting), 7182, 7680, 8176 (connecting), 8674 (connecting). With small balconies are numbers 5188 and 5688 (both connecting).
- "Connecting Balcony cabins" are most adjacent balcony staterooms (excepting on deck 10 / with steel dividers). These balconies can be connected by folding back their dividing panels. To connect these balconies, contact your cabin attendant; to unlock the divider. Once opened, these pairs of rooms share a long (double) balcony. If you have group-booked cabins, you can unlock all dividers and make a very long one.
- Category 8A ("Deluxe Family Oceanview” are all 12 staterooms with 2 large porthole windows but without split bathrooms. Four of these 8As are also known as “mini-suites” because are oversized and wall-divided into 2 (not completely separate by curtain or door) rooms. The “mini-suite” 8As have triple occupancy and no split bathroom. Their bathrooms are small (sink, WC, bathtub/shower). These cabins are with 2 TVs (facing the bed and the single sofabed). They are also connecting (max capacity 6 persons). Cabin numbers are 5020-5022 (connecting) and 5520-5522 (connecting).
- Another eight 8As feature open-floor plans. They are also oversized and laid out as an L-shaped room (no divider). Their capacity is 4 persons, and some cabins have a support (floor-ceiling ) pole in their center. Bathrooms are large and square-shaped, no split and without bathtub (have curtained shower). The open-floor 8As numbers are 5018, 5518, 6012, 6014 (connecting, support pole), 6016 (connecting, support pole), 6510, 6512 (connecting, support pole), 6514 (connecting, support pole).
- Some decks 11 and 12 staterooms in categories "1-Bedroom Suite" and "Concierge Family Oceanview" are with larger balconies due to deck location (“hump” of the ship). Larger balcony Suite numbers are 11002, 11006, 12000, 12006, 12012, 12506, 12512. Larger balcony Concierge Family numbers are 11004, 12008, 12010, 12508, 12510.
- Suite 12000 is located between both Royal Suites. A hallway leads to a foyer with doors connecting to Royal Suites, then is Suite 12000's entry door. This suite has the biggest balcony in its category and faces forward. However, its balcony's outer part is not private (can be seen from Deck 13 above).
- Disney Dream ship's smallest (and cheapest) "cabins for families of 5" are Category 8 ("Deluxe Family Oceanview"). However, it's always cheaper to book 2 connecting cabins (Category 11 "Standard Inside"). Also, consider the option of booking 2x Category 9 ("Deluxe Oceanview") or 2x Category 10 ("Deluxe Inside") cabins (larger and with 2 full bathrooms).
- For families of 6+, the only option is booking 2 cabins as none of the ship's categories accommodates more than 5 passengers (suites included).
- "Cabin upgrade" is an option when you book low-priced "guarantee" category and hope for a category upgrade. Booking “guarantee” stateroom means you get at least this category, but you're not assigned to a specific cabin, Disney just guarantees you a room (at this category rate) and waits to see how the bookings go. As most people book the cheapest cabins, they often sell out. In such cases, Disney may offer cabin upgrades to passengers with first booked lower fare, thus making cheaper cabins available for new customers. You can also request cabin upgrade upon check-in (at the cruise terminal). Depending on bookings, Disney sometimes upgrades cabins for a fee, but it's usually less expensive than if that category was originally booked.
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