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Which are the best Disney Wonder Staterooms? If you are planning to sail on a Disney Wonder cruise it is important to make the right choice of stateroom for you and your family.
I have sailed many times on the Disney Wonder and have booked many different types of stateroom. Here is the ultimate insider Disney Wonder stateroom guide with pictures so that you know what to expect.
Disney Wonder Staterooms
Disney cruise lines is known for it’s larger than average staterooms. However, before you can make a choice you need to know what Disney Wonder staterooms are available.
The Disney Wonder and the Disney Magic are both the same basic design of ship. These means that the stateroom descriptions and categories are almost exactly the same for both the Disney Wonder and Magic.
Did you know there are Secret Staterooms on the Disney Wonder? I include details of just exactly what and where the secret staterooms are on the Disney Wonder and what you can do to maximize your chance of snagging one of these highly sought after cabins.
What are the Different Types of Disney Wonder Staterooms?
There are 9 different categories of stateroom on the Disney Wonder. These are Categories 11 to 4 for staterooms with 3 Categories of Disney Wonder Concierge Suite.
The staterooms are also divided into sub categories according to which deck they are on and for some according to the view they have from the window or balcony.
Higher decks are seen as more desirable so will usually be in a higher priced sub category. Obstructed view staterooms will usually be in a lower sub category.
You will see that most of the staterooms have what is known as a ‘split bathroom’. What this means is that there are 2 separate rooms. One has the shower over a small bath, and a separate sink vanity. The other has the toilet and another sink vanity.
What Is Standard In Each Disney Wonder Stateroom?
There are certain amenities which you will find inside each Disney Wonder stateroom:
Beverage Cooler. We use the term beverage cooler rather than refrigerator as it isn’t actually particularly cold. It will keep things cool but not chilled. If you need to chill beverages just ask your cabin steward for ice. An ice bucket and four small glasses are found as standard in your stateroom. If you want wine glasses ask your cabin steward or bring them from one of the Disney Wonder bars.
There is plenty of closet and drawer space in your Disney Wonder stateroom. I always recommend Packing Cubes as they make packing and unpacking so much easier.
There is an adjustable height coffee table along with a large desk and small backless stool which fits underneath the desk. There is plenty of desk space. In the drawer you will find the card which you would leave out to order breakfast room service. You will also find some postcards and other stationery.
The desk space is very generous for a cruise stateroom. We always find that we have a lot of electronics on there to charge. Remember that power strips are prohibited on a Disney cruise. I like this 6 Port USB Rapid Desktop Charging Station as it is very compact and will charge up to 6 devices.
There is an electronic safe located in the closet. It is big enough for passports and valuables, but not large enough to hold a laptop.
You will find 2 hair dryers in the Disney Wonder staterooms. Avoid the one in the bathroom. It is fixed to the wall and gets incredibly hot. The one you will want to use is located in one of the desk drawers.
Each Disney Wonder stateroom has it’s own adjustable thermostat.
You will also find a desk phone and a wave phone. The desk phone is useful for calling Room Service and Guest Services. The Wave Phone is a good idea in theory but in practice it’s just not great. There are 2 Wave Phones in each Disney cruise stateroom. They are meant to be for the convenience of guests so that they can call or text each other on board.
Unfortunately Disney was rather ahead of it’s time and so the phones are too large and the technology is not great. Texting is really cumbersome and the phone does not easily fit in a pocket. We always just use the texting facility on the Disney Navigator app on our own phones.
There is a flat screen television in each Disney Wonder stateroom. It is mounted on a flexible arm so it is movable to an extent. It has a number of channels including of course Disney Channel. Unfortunately it does not have the programming on demand which is available on the newer Disney Fantasy and Dream. However, make sure that you look out for the stage shows which are shown every day. There is also a useful map so you can see where you are at sea and how fast you are sailing.
There is a very thick privacy curtain which separates the living from the sleeping area. This is a really nice feature as it can make it a lot easier traveling with others in your Disney Wonder stateroom.
Most of the Disney Wonder staterooms have what is known as the split bathroom. This is where there are 2 rooms for the bathroom. One has the toilet and a sink. The other has a small bath tub with shower and an additional sink. This split bath design is very popular and makes it a lot easier to share a stateroom with other people!
One of the very nice features of all Disney Wonder staterooms is the complimentary H20 Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap and Body Lotion. You used to get individual small bottles which were replenished each day. However, Disney cruise lines have announced that this will be discontinued for environmental reasons and will be replaced with toiletries in a dispenser.
If you are fortunate enough to be sailing in a Disney Wonder concierge stateroom you will have complimentary Elemis products. You can also find these in the spa changing rooms.
Disney Wonder Standard Inside Stateroom
These are Category 11 staterooms. Each is 184 square feet. Each has a Queen size bed with a single convertible sofa bed.
There is a privacy divider between the main sleeping and the living area. There is also a bathroom. The standard inside staterooms are the only staterooms not to have a split bath arrangement.
Each Standard Inside Stateroom sleeps up to 3 or 4 guests. They are located on Decks 2, 5, 6 and 7.
Unfortunately the Disney Wonder Inside Staterooms do not have the virtual porthole which the inside cabins on the Disney Fantasy and Dream have. This is a very popular feature, but it could not be retrofitted on the classic ships. I expect that you will see a virtual porthole on the new Disney ships, the first of which will debut in 2021.
I have stayed in a Disney Wonder Standard Inside Stateroom with my two boys. I would highly recommend this category of stateroom if you are looking for a way to save money. Typically these are the least expensive staterooms on the Disney Wonder.
Don’t get me wrong, the space is pretty tight. Particularly for 3 guests. I wouldn’t want to sail with 4 adults in one of these Inside cabins as I think that would be a very tight fit. However, with my two teenage boys and I it is fine.
The storage space is so brilliantly thought out in a Disney stateroom. There is plenty of hanging space and drawers.
Do I miss the split bathroom? I think to be honest I really do. However, I found that I used the showers in the gym a lot. This has the advantage of the availability of some very nice free Elemis products in the shower.
The Deck 7 Disney Wonder Inside Staterooms are the most desirable. It is easy to get to the pool deck and the buffet. I particularly like the staterooms on Deck 7 aft as you can use the quieter aft elevators or even the “hidden” back stairs to easily get to the buffet.
Disney Wonder Deluxe Inside Stateroom
If you are looking for an inside stateroom with quite a bit more space then at 214 square feet then the Category 10 Deluxe Inside Stateroom would be a good choice.
Each Deluxe Inside Stateroom sleeps up to 4 guests and has a Queen bed with a single convertible sofa. If the cabin sleeps 4 it will have a pull down bunk over the sleeper sofa.
These Disney Wonder Deluxe Inside Staterooms feature the very popular split bathroom.
These staterooms are located on Decks 1, 2, 5 and 7.
I would prefer not to be on Deck 1. However, if you think that you may be prone to sea sickness this may be a great choice as there is less movement the lower you are on the ship.
Deck 5 is a great location if you want to be close to the kids clubs. My personal preference is Dec 7 as you are close to the pool deck. However, the higher you are on the ship, generally the higher the price.
Disney Wonder Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
These are the same size and design as the Disney Wonder Inside staterooms. However, the difference is that they have either one large or two small windows.
The Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms are all Category 9 and have 214 square feet of space. They have a Queen and a single sleeper sofa. There is a split bathroom.
Oceanview staterooms are on Decks 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7. The staterooms on Deck 1 have the smaller windows and therefore not such a good view. I am not a fan of Deck 1, but I know many others are. Often you will get a lower price for a Deck 1 stateroom so it could be a good choice.
Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms with Navigator’s Verandah
These Staterooms are a unique design to the Disney cruise ships. It is a very unusual design and very popular with guests.
They have an enclosed private verandah, so you have more space and view. However, you do not have any true outside space. The window does not open.
There are just 26 of these are true Navigator’s Verandah staterooms on Disney Wonder and Magic. They are very popular and tend to be booked quickly.
The Disney Navigator’s Verandah cabins are classified as Category 7 staterooms. All are located on decks 5, 6 and 7.
There are another 4 staterooms (6134, 6634, 7120, 7620) which are category 7 and are described as Navigator’s verandah staterooms, but they do not have the enclosed verandah. They have verandahs with obstructed views as they are located on Deck 6 aft and wrap around the hull. They can be a good choice though if you are aware of this, and want to save some money instead of going to a Category 6 or 5 Verandah stateroom.
The Navigator’s Verandah staterooms are 268 square feet including the verandah. They sleep up to 4 guests and have a Queen Bed with a single sofa bed. They also have the split bathroom.
Disney Wonder Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
These staterooms are 268 square feet. This includes the verandah. All Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah and have a Queen size bed or 2 twins and a single sleeper sofa. They sleep up to 4 guests.
All of these Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms are classified as either Category 5 or 6.
There are 114 Category 5 Staterooms on the Wonder and Magic and they are all of Deck 7. Category 6 are on decks 5 and 6 and have slightly larger verandahs.
I have stayed in this type of stateroom and it is probably my favorite. I really wouldn’t have any particular preference for any particular Deck.
I would usually choose a Category 5E. These Disney cruise balcony staterooms have a white wall verandah. They are usually the lowest priced of the Disney Verandah staterooms for this reason alone. All the other balconies have plexi glass and are see through. You can therefore see the ocean when you are sitting down. If you have the white wall verandah your view of the ocean is restricted when you are sitting down.
As you will see from this picture of the Disney Wonder white wall verandah stateroom balcony you can’t see much of the view unless you are standing up. On my last cruise though this saved me around $450 for 5 nights over having a standard verandah. For me the minor inconvenience was worth the saving.
Category 5E do have some of the largest balconies on the Disney Wonder. This is because this is the point where the ship curves around.
Disney Wonder Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
These are all Category 4 and are located on Deck 8. These Disney Wonder Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah are a great option for larger families. This is because they sleep up to 5 guests. This is rare for a cruise ship stateroom to sleep so many guests in one cabin.
Each Family Oceanview balcony stateroom has a Queen bed and a convertible sofa with a pull down bed over it. There is also a pull down Murphy bed at the end of the stateroom, across the balcony door.
You can see our complete review of the Disney Wonder Family Oceanview Stateroom if you click here.
The design of the room makes great use of the space available. However access to the verandah is a little difficult when the pull down bed is still down. When I say difficult I mean you have to climb on the bed and then open the door to the balcony! Your steward will move this for you each morning and evening though if you are using it for a 5th guest.
The bathroom is just the same split design as most of the other staterooms on the ship. It is particularly useful to have this split bath design when there are 5 of you in this cabin! That is a lot of people competing for the shower in the morning.
Disney Wonder Secret Staterooms
You may have heard that there are some staterooms on the Disney Wonder which are great value as they are sold as a lower category. These staterooms definitely do exist on the Disney Wonder. The reason they are sold as a lower category is because they don’t quite fit into the description and Disney cruise lines feels that it would be unfair to put them in the general category.
For instance a stateroom may be categorized as an inside stateroom because it has a porthole with an obstructed view. Therefore it wouldn’t be fair to charge full price for an oceanview as your view is blocked by something.
These secret staterooms are limited and highly sought after.
Disney Wonder Secret Porthole Staterooms
These secret porthole Disney Wonder staterooms are sold at Category 10 Inside Staterooms, but they do have a porthole with an obstructed view.
You can take a look at this video to see a typical secret porthole stateroom. As you will see, the obstruction here is that of the ship’s lifeboats. It is a great choice as you do get somewhat of a view as well as being able to enjoy the natural light into the stateroom.
This shows Disney Wonder stateroom 5024.
Most of these Disney Wonder secret porthole staterooms are located on Deck 5. This is the Deck with the Kids Clubs and so this makes them particularly suitable for families with young children. You are also very close to the Buena Vista Theater on Deck 5.
The Deck 5 secret porthole cabins are 5020, 5520, 5022, 5024,5522 and 5524. If you are looking for connecting staterooms then 5022 and 5024 connect, as do 5522 and 5524.
There are just two secret porthole cabins on Deck 6 of the Disney Wonder. They are 6006 and 6506. These staterooms on Deck 6 offer the least obstructed views.
On Deck 5 you are best with 5020 and 5520 as they have the least obstructed views. 5022 and 5522 are next. You will have the most obstructed views in 5024 and 5524.
If you want these secret porthole staterooms you do need to be quick. Usually they are amongst the first to be booked when cruises are released.
Disney Wonder Secret Verandah Staterooms
Category 7A on the Disney Wonder is one to look out for. These four staterooms are known by insiders as the “Secret” Verandah staterooms. These secret verandah cabins are numbered 6134, 6634, 7120, and 7620. There are 2 on each side of the Disney Wonder and they are usually priced as the cheapest category of Verandah stateroom.
The reason why they have a Category all of their own is that they have an obstructed view. I think they offer excellent value as the obstruction is minimal. If you are saving hundreds of dollars off a Disney cruise but still getting a balcony I think it is an option well worth considering!
Here you can see a video of a secret verandah stateroom. This is on the Disney Magic in the video, but this is identical to the stateroom on the Disney Wonder.
Disney Wonder Concierge Staterooms
If Concierge is in your budget I would highly recommend that you give it a try. There are now 4 Categories of Concierge Stateroom on Disney Wonder. These range from restyled Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah to the Walt Disney Suite.
Concierge guests have access to upgraded amenities in their stateroom. This includes upgraded down duvets, Elemis products, Pillow Menu, Plush Robe and Slippers. The main attractions of course are exclusive access to the Concierge Lounge and Sun Deck.
Disney Wonder Concierge Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
This is a relatively new Category of stateroom on the Disney Wonder. These used to be Category 4 Family Oceanview with Verandah Staterooms. However, when the Disney Wonder went in to dry dock a selection of mid ship cabins on Deck 8 got the upgraded decor treatment. The biggest change was the makeover to concierge staterooms. Guests of these rooms have all the perks of Concierge. The price went up accordingly!
Each of these Concierge staterooms is exactly the same in layout as the Disney Wonder Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah.
These are now known as Category V.
Disney Wonder Concierge 1 Bedroom Suite with Verandah
These are the Category T staterooms which sleep up to 5 guests and have 614 square feet of space. These suites have a separate bedroom with a Queen size bed and a separate living room with a double sofa bed. All the suites also have a pull down twin bed. Some are in the living area, others in the bedroom.
A great feature of the suite is that it has 2 bathrooms. The verandah is very spacious at double the width of standard verandahs on the ship.
All of the Disney Wonder Concierge One Bed Suites are located on Deck 8. They are very popular and are usually amongst the first categories to book.
Disney Wonder Concierge 2 Bedroom Suite with Verandah
At 945 square feet, which includes the triple wide verandah, these beautiful suites give you plenty of space. Each suite is in Category S.
They have 2 bedrooms which each have a Queen size bed. The living area has a double sofa bed. There are walk in closets, wet bar, a DVD player and a total of two and a half bathrooms. One has a jacuzzi tub.
Again these suites book up very quickly. There are 2 suites on the Disney Wonder and Disney Magic both of which are located on Deck 8. The sleep up to 7 guests.
Disney Wonder Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah
If you want the ultimate in luxury then Category R Royal Suites will certainly make you very happy! There are only 2 suites on each ship and they are named the Walter E. Disney Suite and the Roy O. Disney Suite. Both are located on Deck 8.
Each suite sleeps up to 7 guests in unrivaled comfort. They have 2 bedrooms. One has a Queen bed and the other has 2 twin beds and 2 pull down beds.
There is a large living room with a wall pull down bed, dining area, wet bar, and walk in closets. The suites have 2 and a half bathrooms (one with a jacuzzi tub).
With 1029 square feet of total area including the verandah you are going to have a lot of space to enjoy.