Step 2: Choose Your Stateroom

Step 2One of the best parts of booking your Disney Cruise Line vacation is that you select your exact room at the time of booking. Your first task is to select your stateroom category from three main types of accommodations.

Within these three categories you can select from a few options. Add Deluxe or Deluxe Family to the title of your stateroom for additional square footage or to accommodate additional guest.

DCL Prep School Tip: While families of five can book the Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom (with or without a verandah), it will be a tight fit. I recommend booking two staterooms. Adjoining is nice, but to save several hundred dollars, I like to book one outside stateroom with verandah and one inside stateroom right across the hall.

Finally you need to decide what deck and ship location – forward, midship or aft. General rule of thumb is that lower decks are less expensive than the higher ones. Midship locations are often moderately more costly that forward or aft, but on some sailings the cost may be the same.

DCL Prep School Tip: If proximity to (or distance from) the Oceaneers Club and Lab is important, they are located on Deck 5 of every ship. To combat motions sickness choose a midship stateroom on a lower deck.

Concierge Staterooms

These staterooms are for those who want to splurge on a DCL vacation. All concierge staterooms offer verandahs, extra living space and dedicated guest services crew members. Concierge guests also have their own lounge, sundeck and are among the first to access reservations for signature dining, port adventures and cabanas on Castaway Cay.

Accessible Staterooms

DCL offers a number of accessible rooms in most categories, including concierge level. The rooms include wider doorways, bathroom modifications and other amenities to make cruising accessible to all. For detailed information on these rooms read our post on Wheelchair-Accessible Staterooms.