Disclosure: I wrote this post after a complimentary media preview cruise about the Disney Fantasy. I’ve seen been on two 7-day cruises aboard the Disney Fantasy that were not discounted. All opinions are my own.
When I went on my first Disney Cruise Line cruise, I was curious about the staterooms on board the ship. I’d always heard that the rooms on a cruise ship are tiny, which makes sense, given the nature of a cruise ship. However, this is not the case with the Disney Fantasy rooms. During the media preview cruise (as well as subsequent cruises with my family), I had a deluxe oceanview stateroom with verandah, and was impressed with the size. While it was certainly smaller than a standard hotel room, it definitely had enough space for families of 3-4. My family of four is able to fit in a Disney Fantasy stateroom with no problem – including all of our belongings for a 7-day journey. There’s lots of space for clothes, toiletries, and personal items.
Disney Fantasy Staterooms
The deluxe oceanview stateroom with verandah offers a pull-out couch, as well as a regular bed. If you are traveling with two children, they also have a bunk bed that comes down. The stateroom attendant will put this down every evening and put it back every morning, so it’s not in the way at all during your vacation. In my experience, the stateroom attendant comes by early in the sailing to learn about how you want the room prepared.
A small desk has several plugs for devices and room for lots of items. You can get another by unplugging the wave phone on the desk. There are also USB ports in the alarm clock by the bed.
The double closet and numerous drawers will easily hold all of your clothes for the week, and storage is also available in the trunk/coffee table and under the bed. We usually unpack all of our belongings, and store our luggage under the bed. There’s plenty of room for each member of your family to have two drawers. On the first day on the Disney Cruise Line, I also like to hang up any clothes that need to be hung, and head to the laundry room to iron anything that needs a little bit of ironing.
There are lots of other types of staterooms on the Disney Fantasy as well. These include Inside Staterooms (Standard and Deluxe), Oceanview Staterooms, and Concierge Rooms. For larger groups, connecting rooms are available. While we don’t typically spend too much time in our staterooms, we do like having the verandah. It’s definitely nice to sit outside and enjoy the ocean breeze.
A few tips on the Disney Fantasy staterooms:
- The lights and TV do not work if you don’t place your Key to the World in the slot by the door. This is different from the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder.
- Leave your personal hair dryer at home. There’s one in the desk drawer, and it has a special plug. A regular hair dryer won’t work in this plug.
- Wave phones are offered in each room. These phones can be used to call other Wave phones on the ship. Although this can be very convenient, we actually prefer to communicate through the Disney Cruise Line app.
- Room service of standard items is available 24-hours and is free. You can also receive delivery of premium items for a fee. We love all of the restaurants on board the ship, but it’s also fun to order room service as well.
- The doors are magnetic – bring magnetic hooks from home to hang up items vertically (I used one for my hanging toiletry bag).
- Many guests also decorate their stateroom doors with magnets. Bring some from home, and they will immediately customize your door and make it easier to spot among all of the other identical stateroom doors.
- There’s no iron in the room, however, there are a few laundry rooms with irons on the ship. These rooms also have washer and dryer facilities.
Check out the attached video for a full tour of my stateroom. Note that power strips are no longer allowed on the Disney Cruise Line, so you’ll have to leave yours at home.