The Disney Cruise Line offers an unforgettable Disney vacation experience combining innovative technology with Disney’s world class entertainment, dining and entertainment. Last January The Disney Blog was invited to take a cruise on board the Disney Magic to experience Marvel Day at Sea. Over the next few weeks we’ll share some details of that experience.

Thanks to Stacey Frost, my wife and partner here on The Disney Blog and who you might also know as Stacey from Pixie Vacations specializing in Disney travel, we have a brief tour of our stateroom.

We were staying in Cabin 5128, a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah located on Deck 5. It’s a Category 05, which places it about the middle of the price range. What we liked about this particular room was how centrally located it was on the ship and yet because there were only a few rooms in the hallways it was a relatively quiet area.

One of the big features is the separate bathrooms, with one for bathing or showering and one for using the toilet. Both have a sink. It makes cruising with four people in the same stateroom significantly easier.

The other big innovation is storing luggage under the bed. There’s a lot of storage in the stateroom, but having a place to put away your suitcases that isn’t the closet is a nice feature.

While the verandah was nice, the floor to ceiling sliding glass doors also meant you could sit inside and watch the ocean go by too.

Our favorite feature is a beautifully soft queen size bed. It swallows you up and cradles you while the motion of the ship in the ocean rocks you gently to sleep.

A couple things to know about booking a Disney Cruise Line adventure whether you want this stateroom or any other.

    1. Book early if you can, ships tend to fill up and as prices go up as fewer rooms become available. Sometimes there are good discounts for Florida Residents or other certain classes.
    2. Having a travel agent can help you find the best discounts available. You should never have to pay more for a travel agent and often they can get you online perks that you can’t get by booking on your own.
    3. Know your stateroom. You may not need a verandah if you’re not planning on spending a lot of time in your room. Book early enough and you can sometimes get a room with obstructed water view, but still a water view, for an inside stateroom price.
    4. Travel documents requirements vary by which cruise itinerary you’re on. The best solution is to have a passport for everyone in your party. Sometimes emergencies happen and you’ll need to leave the ship, having a passport means one less worry.
    5. Travel insurance is relatively cheap for the amount of protection if can provide. Chances are you’ll never need it, but if you do, it can save you a lot of headaches.
    6. Have fun. You’ll notice that the pace of life on a ship can be as relaxed or as hectic as you want it to be. Decorate your stateroom door, go see the shows, hang out by the pool and check your Navigator App for all the fun things to do, what’s available to eat, and even menus for upcoming meals.

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stacey-frost-headshotIf you would like more information on booking a cruise aboard any Disney Cruise Line ship, please send an email to Pixie Vacations authorized Disney travel agent Stacey Frost ([email protected]), call (407) 454-1477 or fill out this form for complimentary travel planning. Your use of this free service to book your travel will help support The Disney Blog. Thank you.