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What are the Disney Fantasy Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah really like? We have stayed in the same type of stateroom on the Disney Wonder many times but we found that the Disney Fantasy staterooms are even better!
The Disney Fantasy Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah are our first choice if the price is right.
The Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms on the Disney Fantasy are a very spacious 299 square feet. This includes the verandah, but it is still a generous size for a cruise ship cabin.
The Disney cruise ships staterooms are large for the industry standard. They are also incredibly well designed with plenty of storage, a split bathroom and are very spacious even for a family of 5.
The Disney Fantasy Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah is classified as Categories 4A – 4E.
They are located Midship of Decks 6 – 10. Usually the higher the deck, the more you pay. We were on Deck 8 mid ships this time and found it to be a good location. We prefer to be mid ships on the Disney Fantasy as it is a larger ship than the Magic and the Wonder. There can be a lot of walking to be done, but being mid ship makes it more, well, central!
Each Deluxe Family Oceanview stateroom has a Queen sized bed in the bedroom. There is also a separate living area with a sofa.
At night the living area magically transforms into sleeping space for 3, with bunk beds and a bed which pulls down from the wall. The living and sleeping areas can be separated with a curtain. This actually does a pretty good job of keeping the two spaces separate.
The decor in the stateroom is understated Disney. Lots of nice wood and tasteful colors.
Disney cruise ships are famous for the split bath concept. Most of the staterooms on the Disney ships have this split bath design.
There is one room which has the toilet and the sink, and another which has the bath, shower and an additional sink. This is a great design, particularly for families with children.
Another tip if you want to speed up the time it takes for everyone to get ready in the morning, is that the adults can use the showers in the Spa. They are really nice and have free spa products to use. We do this particularly when we have a Rainforest Room Pass, but you don’t have to have one to use the spa showers.
The verandah has enough space to fit two chairs and a small side table. It was nicer on this cruise as it is the first that we have taken since the non smoking policy came into play. When we were on the Wonder last year it was often not pleasant to sit out on the verandah as our neighbor always seemed to be out there smoking cigars. It was great to be able to take in the ocean breeze without the fumes!
The Disney Fantasy does have some improvements to the design on the Fantasy over the Disney Wonder staterooms. We love the Disney Wonder but have to admit that the Fantasy rooms are quite a bit nicer. You can see our review at Disney Wonder Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom Review
There is plenty of storage space in the Disney Fantasy Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah. The place that is often overlooked is the huge amount of storage space under the beds on the Disney Fantasy. You can easily store your suitcases under the bed.
There is another feature on the Disney Fantasy that we liked more than the Wonder. We are not big fans of the steamer storage trunk which is next to the verandah door. It is fine in the day but you can’t open it when the 5th bed is made up. On the Disney Fantasy the look of the room is a lot more streamlined and seems to have more storage space as the built-in cabinets go the whole length of the living area wall.
There is also storage on the Fantasy in the table. We didn’t use this in our stateroom this time though. I did think about using it but was concerned I would actually forget I had put things in there!
I really liked the addition of the night lights too. The kids don’t like to sleep with the light off completely but the night-light gave the right level of illumination to please them but not be too bright so the grown ups were kept awake.
The round tub in the bathroom is another interesting feature. Not sure what I thought of this really, except my youngest loved the concept of a round bath. The shower is a very nice upgrade from the Wonder though as it has a rain shower and the usual shower spray. It is a decent sized shower. You aren’t fighting to keep the shower curtain from touching you as you are on some other cruise ships!
Have you stayed in a Disney Fantasy Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom With Verandah? What did you think of it?
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