Once you have decided that you are going on a Disney cruise the next big decision that you have to make is which of the Disney Fantasy Cruise Staterooms you are going to choose. It really is essential to understand exactly what each Disney cruise stateroom category offers.
There are many things to consider in your choice of Disney Fantasy Cruise Stateroom. It can all get a bit confusing so we will break it down so that you can have all the information that you need to make the best choice. Here you will have everything that you need to make the right choice of Disney Fantasy Cruise Stateroom.
How Much Does a Disney Fantasy Stateroom Cost?
Let’s start with the bottom line. Money. The choice of Disney cruise stateroom is usually going to be dictated by your vacation budget.
Staterooms on the Disney Fantasy vary a lot in price and so it is a crucial decision for your budget.
So just how much does your choice of stateroom matter to your vacation budget? All prices depend upon the season, the exact cruise taken and the date that you booked. However, as a very rough guide here are some approximate prices that you would pay for on average stateroom for two adults on the Disney Fantasy for a 7 night cruise.
As we said, these prices are pretty approximate, but will give you an idea of how prices vary between stateroom categories.
An Interior Stateroom will start at around the $3000 mark for two adults for 7 nights.
If you want an Upgrade to an Ocean View the cheapest one will start around $3200 for 7 nights.
Within these 2 categories you can expect variations of up to $200 or $300 depending upon where the Interior or Oceanview Staterooms are located on the Disney Fantasy.
The price difference between an Inside and an Outside Stateroom on the Disney Fantasy is often in the range of $100 to $300 for two adults. The Interior Staterooms are very popular on the Disney Fantasy and the Dream as they have the virtual porthole feature. Often you can get an Oceanview Stateroom for not much more money than an Interior.
Disney Fantasy Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah start at around $3500 for 7 nights for 2 people. The price range of staterooms with a Verandah on the Disney Fantasy usually varies by up to $700 depending upon the type of cabin you choose. There are a number of different types of Verandah stateroom and this reflects the big price difference. Some Verandah Staterooms on the Disney Fantasy are up to 500 square feet larger than others. Some have obstructed views from the balcony. This will all reflect in the price difference.
As you would expect, the Disney Fantasy Concierge Staterooms are the most expensive on the ship. They start at around $8000 for 2 people for 7 nights, but can be considerably more. The One Bedroom Concierge Suites are available for around $11,000 and upwards. If you want the ultimate in luxury and your wallet will stand it you can book the Concierge Royal Suite on the Disney Fantasy. You will be around $25,000 poorer if you just have 2 guests in the stateroom.
All of these price guides are approximate and are for 2 people. If you want to add two or even three more guests (some staterooms sleep up 5) they will be a fixed price to add. Additional guests are proportionally cheaper than the first 2 guests.
As you can see prices for each stateroom on the Disney Fantasy vary a lot. Unless you are a Concierge guest you will be enjoying exactly the same facilities on the ship whether you pay for an Inside Stateroom or a Verandah Stateroom. This guide will help you to decide whether a more expensive stateroom is worth it for you and your family.
Why Are Disney Staterooms Nicer Than Most Cruise Lines?
There are many good things about Disney cruise staterooms compared to other cruise lines.
SizeThe first consideration is that size really does matter and Disney cruise staterooms are pretty much the largest in the industry in their class.
Disney Fantasy Inside Staterooms are sized between 169 and 204 square feet. Compare this with Disney’s main competitors Royal Caribbean who offer between 114 and 164 square feet. So their largest inside stateroom is still a bit smaller than Disney’s smallest stateroom.
Size definitely matters when we are talking about a small space. Cruise ship staterooms are traditionally not as large as hotel rooms. If you consider that a Disney World Value Hotel Resort will give you about 260 square feet of space and we think of this as being pretty small, you will begin to see why every square foot counts.
The Split Bathroom Disney is famous for introducing the concept of the split bathroom. In other words in most of the staterooms there are two bathrooms. One room houses the toilet and a sink. The other room has a bath, shower and an addition sink. This makes sharing a whole lot easier.
Clever Design When you are in a limited space the design of the room really matters. Disney excels in this area. They have made sure that the space is used wisely. You can never have too much storage space. All of the Disney Fantasy staterooms have a good amount of storage space. It is useful that you can store your suitcases under the bed, there is plenty of closet space opposite the bathrooms, and there is drawer, shelf and cupboard space in the living area. There is even storage in the coffee table in the Disney Fantasy staterooms.
It’s That Disney Magic You want to know that you are on a Disney ship without it being Mickey Mouse everywhere. Disney has managed to create beautiful, classic stateroom design. You know you are sailing with the Mouse, but the design is classic and luxurious too. The style of decor in the Disney Fantasy staterooms is more Walt Disney World Deluxe Resort than the non stop Disney theme found in the Value Resorts.
What is Standard in All Disney Fantasy Staterooms?
There are some things which you will find in all of the Disney Fantasy Staterooms:
A Bedside Lamp. This is a classic Disney design and you will find one on each side of the Queen Bed.
The bed is very comfortable as it has a Sealy Posturepedic Premium Plush Euro-top mattress.The bedding itself is high quality Frette 100% Egyptian Cotton linen. The bathrooms also have premium bath towels.
Every stateroom on the Disney Fantasy has a Beverage Cooler. It’s the size that you would expect of a small hotel room beverage cooler. It will keep your drinks cold, but it won’t chill them. You will need your Stateroom Steward to bring you some ice for that – which they will happily do on request.
A Coffee Table which has a cool design. It is a decent size for putting a room service tray on, but it also has a hinged top so that you can use it for storage. Make sure you don’t forget that you have put things in there and leave without packing them!
A Desk and Chair. Not many people actually want to work on vacation, but it is nice to have a good-sized desk and chair to work at if you need the space. There are plenty of drawers, cupboards and shelves to store items in too. You will find post cards and stationery in the desk drawers for you to use.
A Hair Dryer. To be honest this isn’t that great. If you are picky about your hair dryer (and we certainly are) you still need to pack your own.
All staterooms on the Disney Fantasy have a Sleeper Sofa which converts to a bed at night. Some of them also have a pull down bed above this so that the stateroom can sleep 4 guests. This upper berth has the added extra feature that on the ceiling above it there are twinkling star lights. Don’t worry you can turn them off when your little one is asleep!
In each stateroom the living area is separated from the sleeping area by a heavy privacy curtain.
There is a 22″ Flat Screen Television in all staterooms. It is on a pull out tilting stand so that you can watch it in the living and sleeping area. It has a decent choice of channels – particularly if you want to watch non stop Disney movies! Other helpful channels show you the features of the ship, details about excursions and recordings of any shows and presentations on the ship.
You will find an Electronic Safe in every Disney Fantasy stateroom.
Most of the staterooms have the Split Bathroom feature. All the bathrooms have a good supply of H2O Toiletries which include shampoo, conditioner, soap and body lotion. We really like this brand and of course it is available at the store on the ship as well! Concierge guests have upgraded toiletries.
Every stateroom has 2 Wavephones. These are useful for keeping in touch on the ship, but they have their limitations. They are also pretty bulky to carry around and the texting feature will take you back to the early days of cell phones. However, it is a useful thing to have. Your stateroom also has an iPhone Charger so that you can charge your phone and play music.
Now you know what is in each Disney Fantasy Stateroom we can start to explore all the different types available.
Disney Fantasy Standard Inside Stateroom – Category 11A, 11B and 11C
Photo by Disney
The Disney Fantasy and Dream staterooms are unique as they feature the Virtual Porthole. This was a cruise industry first. What it means is that there is a screen in each Inside Stateroom which looks like a Porthole. It is in fact a video screen which shows a view of the exterior from the ship – just as though you were looking out from a window. What makes it better than a window is that Mickey and his friends also appear on the screen from time to time. This feature has made the Interior Staterooms very popular on the Disney Fantasy.
These are the smallest staterooms on the Disney Fantasy offering 169 square feet. We think that they offer a decent amount of room for 2 guests and a younger child. It would be pretty cramped with 4 adults in there.
The stateroom has a Queen size bed and a sofa bed. Some also have a pull down bed so that they can sleep 4 guests.
The Standard Inside Staterooms do not have a Split Bathroom.
Category 11A are located on Decks 8,9 and 10
Category 11B are located on Decks 5,6 and 7
Category 11C are located on Deck 2.
We particularly like the Deck 2 location as it is a quick walk up the stairs to the lobby area and the facilities of Deck 3. It is also a very easy stroll to the Enchanted Garden restaurant.
If you prefer to be closer to the pools on Deck 11, a Category 11A may be the best choice for you.
Deluxe Inside Staterooms – Category 10A
These Inside Staterooms on the Disney Fantasy are the largest of this type on the ship as they have 204 square feet. They include the Split Bathroom. They also have the Virtual Porthole. They sleep either 3 or 4 people depending upon whether or not they have the extra pull down berth.
These Inside Staterooms are located on Decks 5,6,7,8 and 9. Generally, the higher up in the ship that you go, the higher the price.
Deluxe Outside Staterooms – Category 9A, 9B,9C and 9D
There are a number of different choices within the Oceanview Stateroom Categories. You can see a more detailed guide at
These Oceanview Staterooms are the same design as the Deluxe Inside Staterooms. The difference is that they have a window. They have 204 square feet of space.
The Deluxe Outside Staterooms have the smaller porthole windows – you cannot sit in the window as you can with the Category 8 Deluxe Family Outside Staterooms.
The Category 9 Staterooms all have a window but there are differences:
Category 9A Staterooms have One Porthole Window and are located on Decks 5, 6, 7 and 8.
Category 9B Staterooms have One Porthole Window and are located on Deck 2. We particularly like these for their location which is close to the inside amenities of the ship. If you want to be closer to the pool decks then pick a higher deck.
Category 9C Staterooms have One Porthole Window with an Obstructed View located on 6, 7 and 8. The extent of the obstruction will vary, but you will have a view of at least part of a lifeboat our of your window.
Category 9D Staterooms have a very unusual configuration. There are only 10 staterooms of this category on the Disney Fantasy. Some of these rooms are located under the Bridge and so have a strange ‘slanting’ window. You have to stand up to see outside.
The advantage of these staterooms is that some are much larger than other Outside Staterooms. The advantage is the size of the stateroom. Most guests love them, but others report that they heard a lot of noise and felt the vibration of the ship – others say they are the best staterooms for value on the whole ship.
The corner rooms in Category 9A are accessible staterooms and are some of the largest on the whole ship. They are an unusual pie shape so you get a lot more space. These rooms are 5186, 5686, 6186, and 6686. The bathroom is accessible so there is no split bath in these staterooms. Even if you do not need an accessible stateroom you can choose or be assigned one of these Category 9A staterooms. Most think that it’s a great choice.
The other 9A staterooms are located towards the stern of the ship. There are very few of this category available and are stateroom numbers 6008, 6506, 7008, 7506, 8008 and 8506. They are the standard size and they do have the split bathroom.
Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom Category 8A, 8B, 8C and 8D
If you want more space, but still want a porthole window the Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom is a good choice. They offer 241 square feet of space and sleep 3 to 5 guests. The staterooms sleeping 5 have an additional pull down Murphy Bed. They all have the split bathroom with the round bath and shower over. The round bath is not big enough for an adult to soak in, but it is useful for young children who enjoy the bath tub.
All of the Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms on the Disney Fantasy have a large porthole window. The window is large enough to sit in for many people and it can be a lot of fun to gaze out of the porthole whilst coming into port. The Category 8 Staterooms are located at either the back or the front of the ship.
Category 8A are located on Decks 5 and 6
Category 8B are located on Deck 9
Category 8C are located on Deck 7 and 8
Category 8D are located on Deck 5 and 6
The only real difference between any of the Category 8 Staterooms is the location on the ship. Generally, the higher the deck the higher the price.
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Navigator’s Verandah – Category 7
This is generally the lowest priced category of Verandah Stateroom on the Disney Fantasy. If you have ever sailed on the Disney Wonder or the Disney Magic you may be familiar with the term “Navigator’s Verandah”. Don’t get confused. On the classic Disney ships the term means that the balcony is enclosed. This is not how the term is used on the Disney Fantasy – there aren’t any enclosed balconies on that ship.
Instead the term is used to categorize the Verandah staterooms with a smaller balcony or an obstructed view. The balconies vary quite a bit so you need to be careful which one you are choosing. It can be an opportunity to get a Verandah Stateroom on the Disney Fantasy at a lower price than the other balcony cabins and you will still be able to sit outside.
These staterooms are located on Decks 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
The Category 7 Verandah Staterooms are 246 square feet. The layout is the same as the Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms, but you have a balcony.
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah Category 6
This is the usual 246 square feet configuration, but the total size is 268 square feet with the verandah. The only difference from the higher and usually more expensive Category 5 is that they have a white wall balcony and the others have a clear perspex balcony wall. The practical difference is that you cannot see the ocean when you are sitting down on a white wall verandah, but you can on a clear wall.
Category 6A are located on Decks 8 and 9.
Category 6B are located on Decks 5,6 and 7.
Does it make a difference? You may pay $100 less for a white wall verandah than a clear one. Only you can decide really, but if you are going to spend a lot of time out on your balcony you may decide to take the slightly higher priced stateroom.
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah Category 5A to 5D
These are identical to the Category 6 Staterooms except they have the clear perspex Verandah wall. They are a total of 268 square feet including the Verandah and they all have the split bath. They all sleep either 3 or 4 guests. The ones for 4 guests have the extra pull down bunk bed over the sofa bed.
Category 5A are located on Decks 9 and 10
Category 5B are located on Deck 8
Category 5C are located on Deck 7
Category 5D are located on Deck 6
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Oversized Verandah Category 5E
These are identical to the other Category 5 staterooms, but they have a larger balcony. These are located on Decks 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Some of the balconies have a white wall. This Category includes the sought after aft balcony staterooms which we think are some of the best. You get an amazing view over the wake of the ship.
Deluxe Oceanview Family Stateroom with Verandah Category 4A, 4B, 4C and 4D
We have often stayed in this category of stateroom and it is our favorite. You can read our review at
These are the largest Non Concierge staterooms on the Disney Fantasy. They have 299 square feet of space and sleep up to 5 guests. They have a Queen bed, a sofa bed with a pull down bunk and an additional pull down Murphy bed which pulls out by the balcony door. This is our favorite of all of the Disney Fantasy stateroom types (except Concierge of course)! If the price is not your first consideration go for one of these staterooms. Plenty of space and a good-sized Verandah.
Category 4A are located on Decks 9 and 10
Category 4B are located on Deck 8
Category 4C are located on Deck 7
Category 4D are located on Deck 6
There is usually not that much of a price difference between the letter categories. The only difference is the higher decks tend to command the slightly higher price.
The picture above shows the round bath with the shower over. As you can see it is not particularly big to use as a bath.
Deluxe Oceanview Family Stateroom with Oversized Verandah Category 4E
These have larger balconies and are located only on Deck 5. They are exactly the same size and configuration as all of the Deluxe Oceanview Family Staterooms on the Disney Fantasy except these only sleep 3 or 4 guests. They do not have the extra Murphy Bed.
The location on Deck 5 is a good one for the Kid’s Clubs and the Buena Vista Theatre.
Concierge Staterooms on the Disney Fantasy
If money definitely isn’t your first consideration when choosing a stateroom and you have the means to extend the budget, Concierge Staterooms on the Disney Fantasy are an excellent choice. There are balcony staterooms and suites on the Concierge Decks on the Disney Fantasy.
There are lots of perks for Disney Concierge guests which include priority embarkation, priority excursion booking, concierge lounge and sun deck, exclusive character greetings and dining choices.
Concierge Guests have a dedicated area on the Disney Fantasy – you can only access this if you are a Concierge guest. As you would expect they are located in one of the most convenient areas of the Disney Fantasy – close to the pool decks and the spa and fitness centers.
We will post a more comprehensive guide on the Disney Fantasy Concierge Staterooms, but here is an overview of what is available.
Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah Category OOV
These are the same size and configuration as the Family Oceanview Staterooms on the main part of the ship. They have 304 square feet of space and sleep up to 5 guests. The difference is the Concierge benefits and the upgraded furnishings. All of these staterooms are located on Decks 11 and 12. There are 14 staterooms on Deck 12 and 6 on Deck 11.
Concierge One Bedroom Suite with Verandah Category OOT
If you want a whole lot more space with 614 square feet and a separate bedroom, this is an excellent choice. These suites are just gorgeous with a Queen bed in the bedroom and an additional double sofa bed and a Murphy bed in the living room. You will have plenty of space for storage with your walk in closet. There are 2 bathrooms both of which have a rain shower. The master bath has a whirlpool bath.
There are six Concierge One Bedroom Suites with Verandah on Deck 11 and thirteen on Deck 12.
Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah Category OOR
If you want the best of the best, the Concierge Royal Suites are for you. They sleep up to 5 guests and tend to be in the $25,000 for 7 nights for 2 guests range. You will get 1029 square feet of space and a huge wrap around balcony at the top of the ship.
The Royal Suites have a master bedroom with a Queen bed. There is an additional double pull down bed and a single pull down bed in the living area. There are 2 bathrooms,both of which have double vanities, rain showers and whirlpool tubs. There is a media library just in case you run out of Disney movies to watch, a huge dining table, pantry, wet bar and walk in closets.
The Verandah is spectacular and even has a whirlpool tub.
Final Thought on Disney Cruise Staterooms
The reality is that your choice of stateroom will mostly be dictated by your budget. However, with some research and hopefully the help of this guide you can choose the stateroom on the Disney Fantasy which is best for you. Whichever stateroom that you choose on the Disney Fantasy we think you will have an amazing time. It is a fabulous ship.
Which Disney Fantasy stateroom do you think that you will choose?