This room comes with many standard amenities, featuring room for 3 or 4, with queen-size bed and underneath storage, convertible sofa, wall pull-down bed in some, separate sleeping and seating areas as well as a couch and desk, plus a Virtual Porthole with real-time views.
We always stay in the lowest price interior staterooms, since we spend so little time there. I'd rather spend that extra cash on something else. Our staterooms (2015 and 2017) were spacious and CLEAN. The attentiveness of our host was excellent. A bonus was how close Deck 2 is to all the restaurants, shopping and entertainment. The only long haul was up to decks 11 and 12 for sun and water activities. Again, NO PROBLEM! Read entire member review.
We booked adjoining standard inside staterooms on the Disney Dream, Deck 8 Midship, cabin number 8083 and 8583. The following comments apply to both cabins:
The term "stateroom" seems a bit grand for the 169 sf of space that you get with a standard inside cabin, but they're pretty well designed, and between our 2 rooms the 4 of us are pretty comfortable. We loved the innovative "magical porthole" which is a porthole-shaped screen that displays real-time images of the view from the bow (and every few minutes different Disney animations breeze by). Very clever way to make an interior room not feel claustrophobic
Closet space was ample, but drawer space in the cabins is surely lacking. Thankfully, suitcases fit under the beds, so that was a big help given the limited space.
The configuration of each of our standard inside staterooms was a rectangular room with a very comfortable queen-size bed (lovely linens too), magical porthole above the bed (with a wall switch to turn it on/off), privacy curtain, sofa (that could be converted to a single bed), desk with shelves, storage ottoman (handy for storage, but sort of a tripping hazard considering the narrow space), full bathroom, and closet area (including a mini frig and small safe). The rooms are decorated very tastefully, and it was a comfortable (though small) room for the week.
The stateroom "host" turns down the beds at night, makes the beds in the morning, and always ensures fresh towels are there when you need them. Each night they make a cute "towel animal" and leave a few chocolates. Very nice!
Before the trip we'd debated whether to book a single Verandah cabin or the 2 inside staterooms. Friends we were traveling with opted for a Verandah (mainly because one of them is a smoker), and we were able to check out their accommodations. It was very nice, but a little cozy for the 3 of them. While having a Verandah would be enjoyable, having the extra overall space (and privacy) worked well for us.
Tip: Be aware that if you book the "standard inside stateroom" they only have a single standard bathroom (not the "split bathroom" featured in most other cabin categories). This wasn't an issue since we had 2 cabins (and therefore 2 full bathrooms), but could be an inconvenience if you have more than 2 passengers in a single cabin of this type. I remember from our 1st cruise that those split bathrooms came in extremely handy at times.
ISSUE: If I could ask Disney to change one thing it would be how the lights operate in the Disney Dream cabins. They have an energy saving system in place (seems like a great idea), but it requires you to have the stateroom key card inserted into the slot by the front door to operate any of the lights. For a single cabin this wouldn't be an issue, but it was a problem for us because of our adjoining cabins. Many times one of us would enter a cabin and then need to access our other cabin, so that would mean we'd need to go through the connecting door and feel our way through the dark to find the other key slot to activate the lights (assuming we could borrow the needed key - without that, we couldn't turn those lights on at all). Seems like there should be a better/easier/safer way
Personally I would say this cabin category is perfectly acceptable for 1-2 passengers, but for parties of 3+ passengers I would recommend either choosing multiple cabins or a larger stateroom type if your budget allows. Note that the Disney Dream includes numerous adjoining cabins, but you need to book early to get them because they do get booked up fast. Read entire member review.
I booked the Disney Dream to experience my 4th Disney Cruise. The room was not too close to the elevator and not too far from the elevator. It was a great location and had minimal noise in the hallway because the hallway outside of the room was only used by the four units with magical portholes. The bathroom was large enough and the room layout was designed with space in mind. Even though it is 169 sq ft, the room gives you the feel that it is larger. Had plenty of closet space and a trunk to store more clothes. The housekeeper Budi was really great! He was all about attention to detail. Minor problem in the bathroom. Strong odor coming from the toilet. They could not fix the issue. I was offered a room change and came back because my room was a lot cleaner than the second room. Magical porthole was really cool and the characters would appear randomly throughout the cruise. Overall, great room with a great location. Read entire member review.
Inside cabin was located just off the main hallway. It was small, and we were very impressed with the energy conservation feature, where when you enter your room, you place your room key card in a slot, and this will enable all the power in the room; the thought is when you leave the room and take your card with you, everything powers down, nice feature. Our stateroom also had the video porthole with a live feed; very impressive and very handy to have. Otherwise the room was a bit small, not many drawers for storage; adequate closet space. Read entire member review.
Fairly roomy (for a cruise stateroom) & the bed, bedding & pillows were extremely comfortable. We had a queen size bed and a sofa. There are 2 outlets by the desk and one on each side of the bed, but the one in the bathroom is for shavers only. Loved the "real time" video porthole. Mid-ship, never felt movement and was quiet.
Cat 11A, 169 square ft was plenty big enough for two adults. Bed was short for a 6'3" adult. Stow the life vests in the "coffee table' that opens up, for more closet shelf space. Location near the front made you realize just how big this ship is. Loved the "porthole"! Read entire member review.
We had a couple (adjoining) of the few interior room and they were great. The bathrooms are nice and the inclusion of the "fake" video porthole was a nice addition. The fact that we could keep the room dark was nice in the early morning (especially when the activities are primarily aimed late into the evening). We were on the 8th floor, which nicely positioned between the level 3/4/5 dining/public spaces and the level 11 pool/party deck. Read entire member review.
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