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Your Disney Cruise stateroom is your home away from home. Your own personal sanctuary on the fabulous Disney cruise that you will have spent months or even years planning. Countless hours will have been spent deciding which Disney cruise stateroom to choose.
Once on board a Disney cruise you will excitedly go to your stateroom and start to unpack and make it your own.
From the inside cabins to the largest of suites this will be your home for your cruise. However, there really are some things which you must not do inside your Disney cruise stateroom. There are safety issues, things that will cost you money, or choices which may cost your dignity!
Here is some guidance about what not to do in your Disney cruise stateroom!
Fire on a cruise ship is rare. However, when it happens it is serious. This is why there are certain items which are prohibited on a cruise.
Candles and incense are not allowed on a Disney cruise. Not even candles for a birthday cake. However, the restaurant servers will make sure that you will get a cake in the restaurant if they know you are celebrating a birthday.
You are not allowed to take anything onto the cruise ship which is a heat source. So no electric blankets, rice cookers (!) or irons. If you need to iron on the cruise there are irons available in the self service laundry rooms.
Use your common sense. Fireworks or pyrotechnics are also banned, but you weren’t planning on that were you? Disney has the only fireworks at sea so enjoy them on Pirate Night instead!
Your Disney cruise stateroom is your own private haven. Well, it sort of is. However cruisers, particularly those with a balcony must always be aware that you are on a moving cruise ship. Sometimes you can be caught by surprise!
You may have opened your curtains whilst in the shower whilst at sea. It can be a surprise to emerge from the shower completely naked and discover that you are now in port and have become the entertainment for the docking crew. Or the guy cleaning the balcony.
Just say no. Don’t assume that people cannot see you!
Disney cruise lines does not allow smoking in staterooms or on balconies. Each ship has designated smoking areas where smoking is permitted.
If you are caught smoking in your stateroom or on your balcony you will be charged $250 cleaning fee.
On the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder here are the designated smoking areas:
Deck 4, outdoors, starboard side from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM
Deck 9, forward, port side, any time
The designated smoking areas on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy are:
Deck 4, port side, aft, on the outside Promenade Deck from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM
Deck 12, port side, aft, the outdoor area accessible through the Meridian Lounge at any time
Deck 13, port side, forward, near Currents Bar, at any time
This may seem like an obvious one. If you cause damage to your stateroom you will be charged for it. However, sometimes damaged can be caused by accident.
You may have read some advice about how packing an over the door hanging organizer is a great idea. Beware. It really isn’t on a Disney cruise. Over the door hanging organizers are prohibited on Disney cruise ships. If you use one and your door is scratched or damaged it will cost you a $100 fine. There is plenty of space to store things in your stateroom, so just don’t risk doing this.
Decorating doors is a very popular activity and this is encouraged. However, you should only use magnetic fixings not tape. Your cruise stateroom and door are magnetic so it is easy to put decor on there using magnetic fixings. The only exception is that concierge staterooms on Disney Dream and Fantasy are wooden so magnets won’t work.
If you are thinking of sailing on a cruise on the Disney Cruise we always suggest contacting a Disney Authorized Travel Agent. We recommend Destinations in Florida – Get a Quote Now!. Their services are free and you may even get a discount!
Hang Things on Your Balcony
We know it is tempting. You come back from a swim and you have your wet clothes needing to be hung up somewhere. The back of your balcony chairs seems like the obvious place. All well and good until you return to your room and find out that your clothes have gone over board. It happens.
In every Disney cruise bathroom there is a retractable clothes line over the bath. We always take some Soft Grip Pegs with us so that we can get more on the line. Another great tip is to take a pack of balloons with you. When you need a creative drying rack to put in the bath tub you simply inflate the balloon and put your clothes on it to dry.
For a complete guide to packing for a Disney cruise click on the link below:
Be Really Loud
This may be your own private haven on the ship, however you do have neighbors. Always be considerate of those around you. A Disney cruise is your happy place so we are sure that you do not want to hear every detail of your stateroom neighbors argument. They don’t want to hear yours either.
Things Find Their Way into Your Suitcase
Disney staterooms are beautifully appointed. We know how tempting the bathrobe and that red cushion on the bed is. However, if you want those things you can buy them from the on board store. If you take anything from your cabin you will be charged. Just don’t.
Forget Something When You Leave
Unfortunately the time will come when you have to leave your Disney cruise ship. Make sure that you check everything to see that you are not leaving anything behind. Areas that you may miss are under the bed and in the safe.
Make sure you also check the table which doubles up as a place for storage – that one is easy to miss when you are packing.
What suggestions do you have for what not to do in your Disney cruise stateroom? Leave us a comment below!
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