Pick a Cabin: Disney Wonder Deck Plan Decoderby Donna Heiderstadt | August 01, 2016
The second of Disney’s four ships, the 2,713-passenger Disney Wonder joined her nearly identical sister, Disney Magic, in 1999. To say this ship is family-friendly would be an understatement — the splash park and kids clubs plus character meet-and-greets are all about the little ones.
The cabins — ranging from inside staterooms up to two-bedroom suites — were designed with families in mind, too. Bathtubs are a standard amenity, and most cabins also have a split bathroom (a full bathroom plus another half bath). That arrangement makes bedtime a breeze even in a small cabin.
So which category should you choose? We broke down Disney Wonder's deck plan and have all of the details on what each cabin offers:
Standard Inside Stateroom — With their palette of cheery red, white, and blue, nautical stripes, musical notes, and porthole mirror, these 184-square-foot cabins on decks 2 and 5-7 rank among the most visually appealing at sea. They sleep three or four in a queen-size bed, sleeper sofa, and pull-down bed — and even have a bathtub.
Deluxe Inside Stateroom — If more room is a priority — perhaps for a stroller or other baby gear — check out these similarly decorated 214-square-foot cabins on decks 1-2 and 5-7. They also sleep up to four guests but have the added bonus of a split bathroom — a full bathroom containing a tub, and a second half bath.
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom — These 214-square-foot cabins on decks 1-2 and 5-7, also showcasing a sophisticated nautical motif, have a large porthole window or two smaller ones. They sleep up to four in a queen bed with a privacy curtain to separate it from a sleeper sofa and pull-down bed, and they have a split bathroom. Connecting cabins are available in this category if you're traveling with the whole family.
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah — These cabins on decks 5-8 provide a total of 268 square feet of space, including a 55-square-foot balcony. Some of the balconies are partially enclosed and known as “Navigator’s Verandahs.” Three or four passengers can stay in these staterooms, which have a queen bed, sleeper sofa, and pull-down bed — with a privacy curtain to separate the bed from the sleeper sofa. These cabins have a split bathroom, and some also connect.
Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah — If you’re a family of four or five and space is a priority, these deck 8 cabins are a bit roomier (304 square feet, including a 55-square-foot balcony). They have all of the features of a Deluxe Oceanview but include a second pull-down bed. Some of these cabins connect as well.
Concierge One-Bedroom Suite with Verandah — These suites, which have an art deco-inspired design, measure 614 square feet (including a 90-square-foot balcony) and are located on deck 8. The master bedroom has a queen bed, a full bath with a whirlpool tub, and a walk-in closet. The suite can sleep up to five — it also has a sofa bed and pull-down bunk. Passengers staying in any of the concierge suites get some extra amenities, including Wi-Fi, a choice of pillows, and access to a media library of DVDs and video games.
Concierge Two-Bedroom Suite with Verandah — The two-bedroom suites in this category have an additional bedroom, of course, plus a second full bath and a second walk-in closet. The space totals 945 square feet, including a 140-square-foot balcony. The suites, located on deck 8, sleep up to seven passengers and have a living room with a dining table, a wet bar, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah — Measuring 1,029 square feet (including a 185-square-foot balcony), Disney Wonder's top suites, located on deck 8 midship, sleep up to seven in two bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen bed, while the second has two twin beds and two pull-down bunks. There's also a pull-down bed in the living room. The suites — the largest on the ship — include two full baths (one with a whirlpool tub), a half bath, a dining area, a walk-in closet, and a wet bar.
Accessible Staterooms — If you need a stateroom with added features, such as a roll-in shower, grab bars, and a height-adjusted vanity, you can choose from all cabin categories on Disney Wonder (with the exception of Concierge Two-Bedroom Suites and Concierge Royal Suites). Keep in mind the accessible cabins do not have split bathrooms.
Donna Heiderstadt is a New York-based contributor to ShermansCruise who has also written for Coastal Living and Islands.