Inside Stateroom – Worth the Savings?

I’ll admit it, I’ve been spoiled on nearly a dozen cruises.  I’ve never had a stateroom that didn’t have a verandah/balcony where I could step outside and get some fresh air.

As you can imagine, I was a little apprehensive about taking the step to an Inside Stateroom.  That’s a stateroom that not only doesn’t have a verandah, but it doesn’t have a window to the outside.

Another reason Disney Cruise Line is great, is because the Dream and Fantasy offer Magical Portholes” in the inside staterooms which are a large round screen with a real-time view of the outside.  You can opt to have this turned on or off, and when it’s on it definitely lives up to its name of being “magical” because you’ll see some extra characters in addition to what’s happening outside.

The verdict is, I loved it.

Not only was the size ample for my wife and I, but the layout was perfect.  All of the beds on Disney Cruise Line are elevated far enough that your luggage can fit underneath with no problem.  Plenty of closet space too, considering that we both over-packed!

Is it the right fit for a family of 4?  It might be tight, but it’s going to be a very reasonable option at a slightly lower price.  You can look at rooms that have a sleeper sofa and a pull down bunk.  Plus, the Deluxe Inside category will have a split-bath too.

If anyone in your family enjoys a nap, is an early-to-bed person, or maybe not an early riser…this is perfect because the stateroom can be completely dark at any time if you want it to be.  But when you want it to be bright, it certainly can be.

Whether it’s for the aesthetics or the lower price point, an Inside Stateroom might be right for you and your family.  Let’s talk about the options and get to work on your next Disney Cruise!

Pete Herrick has been with Once Upon A Vacation since 2013 and has visited Walt Disney Destinations over 30 times and takes every chance to travel to just about any fun location in the world.  He and his wife Tessa live at Lake Norman near Charlotte NC.  Find him on social media @peteherrick (or e-mail



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