Before embarking on our Disney cruise to the Bahamas at the beginning of the month, I had no idea what a stateroom looked like. Sure there was a tiny picture of a similar style room in the information when I booked the cruise. But I still didn’t know what to expect until the moment I stepped foot in our room on embarkation day. Much like my tour of the Wonder, I’m offering a photo tour of our stateroom: room 1046 on the Wonder. I hope it serves a purpose for someone who is considering traveling by cruise ship.
We chose an oceanview room for this cruise. While booking, I debated between an inside, oceanview, and verandah. Thinking that we wouldn’t spend much time in our room, we opted for the middle price point. Although it would have been nice to have a verandah, my instincts were correct and we weren’t in our room much. Ladybug hasn’t napped for almost a year and Buddy can sleep anywhere. He took most of his naps out in the fresh air of decks 9 and 10.
According to the Disney Cruise Line website, the oceanview rooms are 214 square feet and sleeps three to four people. Although it was a little cramped, we’re used to sleeping in tight spaces as both kids end up in our room at night quite frequently at home. So we weren’t bothered by the closeness. And the layout of the room was so well organized that it didn’t feel cluttered.
The door of the staterooms are made of metal. Many families opted to decorate their doors with fun magnets. Keep in mind when decorating that tape isn’t allowed on the doors. We plan to decorate on our next cruise. The fish to the side of the door in the above photo is where the stateroom host delivers correspondence to the tenants of the room- tickets for events, reservation confirmations, and the dreaded bill at the end of the cruise.
As you enter the room, you are met with a rectangular room leading to two small portholes looking out over the water. Just inside the door, you will find the bathroom on your right and a closet on your left, complete with life jackets and the room safe.
The bathroom is conveniently broken up in two. The first room to your right is the toilet and sink. There is also some shelving to put your toiletry items.
Next to the toilet is the shower and another sink. I actually loved having the two separate because it meant one of us could shower while the got ready in the other one. It was way more efficient than having to wait for the bathroom all the time. And having a tub made bathing the kids easy and just like home.
Perhaps one of my favorite parts of the room were the toiletry samples. I collect samples from all the hotels we stay in so I was excited. And let me tell you, these samples aren’t the cheap stuff, either. I’ve been looking for a new brand of shampoo because my old brand wasn’t cutting it anymore. I haven’t been able to find anything that made my hair look and feel good. One shower with the shampoo on the cruise and my hair feels and looks so much better.
After the entryway and the bathroom, the room opens up to the bedroom. A queen bed is the focal point of the space. At the foot of the bed, against the wall, is a dresser and next to that, a slightly smaller dresser. I loved all the detail on the blanket on the bed and the decorative pillow.
Beyond the bed, is the “living room.” A couch sits in the corner with a coffee table next to it. The couch can be folded out to form a bed if needed. That is where Ladybug slept. Across from the couch is a desk. A television that, when turned on, obviously, plays Disney shows and movies. It also broadcasts announcements from around the ship.
The living room can be partitioned off by a curtain. It was so convenient putting the kids to bed and not worrying about disturbing them if we turned on the light.
I loved all the little details in the room. Disney really knows how to add the little touches onto things to make the experience extra special. From the world map on the light fixtures and the hidden Mickey’s everywhere, they really added to the charm of the room.
On the far end of the room are two small portholes. The kids, especially Ladybug, loved waking up in the morning to see where we were.
We loved our oceanview stateroom. It was nice having the view of the outside. And with the amount of time we were actually in our room, we couldn’t justify booking a more expensive verandah. We plan on booking an oceanview room the next time we go.
Would you want a view of the ocean from your stateroom?
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