Disney Cruise Line’s ship Disney Wish has 1,254 staterooms offering a range of accommodations to suit a variety of tastes and budgets.
To help you choose the best stateroom for your cruise on the Disney Wish, I’ve put together this detailed guide with information about each of the different stateroom categories.
When I cruised on the Disney Wish inaugural sailing, I was lucky enough to be able to visit lots of different staterooms and suites, so I really got a feel for which were the best. I’ll share that info with you now.
- Disney Wish Staterooms & Suite Categories
- Disney Wish Tower Suite
- Disney Wish Royal Suite
- Disney Wish 1-Bedroom Suite
- Disney Wish Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom
- Disney Wish Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
- Disney Wish Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
- Disney Wish Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom
- Disney Wish Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
- Disney Wish Inside Staterooms
- About Disney Wish Concierge Rooms
- Which room to choose on the Disney Wish?
Disney Wish Staterooms Categories
Each stateroom or suite on the Disney wish is assigned a category number. These start at 1A for the exclusive Tower Suite, all the way down to 11C for the cheapest inside cabins.
The table below shows all of the different room categories on the Disney Wish, along with how many people can sleep in each room and the size, including the balcony.
|Room||Categories||Sleeps||Size (sq. ft)|
|Concierge Wish Tower Suite||1A||8||1,966|
|Concierge 2-Story Royal Suite with Verandah||1B||6||1,759|
|Concierge 1-Story Royal Suite with Verandah||1C||6||1,507|
|Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Extended Verandah||2A||5||1,031|
|Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah||2B||5||608|
|Concierge Family Oceanview with Verandah||3A||5||296|
|Concierge Family Oceanview||3B||5||357|
|Deluxe Family Oceanview with Verandah||4A, 4B, 4C, 4E||4||284|
|Deluxe Oceanview with Veranda||5A, 5B, 5C, 6A, 6B, 7A||4||243|
|Deluxe Family Oceanview||8B, 8C||5||237|
|Deluxe Oceanview||9A, 9B, 9C, 9D||4||218|
|Standard Inside||11A, 11B, 11C||4||169|
On any cruise ship, there are some rooms that are less desirable than others. So, if you’re choosing a stateroom on the Disney Wish, then I recommend that you grab a copy of my free checklist that will help you avoid any rooms in bad locations.
Get it here…
Also, if you’re specifically booking for a larger group, then check out my guide to the Disney Staterooms and Suites for Big Families.
Now, let’s take a closer look at each of the different rooms that you have to choose from.
Disney Wish Tower Suite
The top suite on the Disney Wish is the Disney Wish Tower Suite. Unlike anything that’s gone before, this gorgeous suite is located inside the funnel, which gives it the nickname, the Disney Wish Funnel Suite.
There’s only one Tower Suite on the Disney Wish, and it’s in high demand. The price of a cruise in this funnel Suite varies depending on the sailing on how many people are staying in it, but you can expect to pay somewhere between $30,000 and $100,000 for a three- or four-night cruise.
Due to its unusual location inside the ship’s funnel, The Tower Suite doesn’t have a balcony. However, it does have two main bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a large two-story living area, a dining room, a library, a pantry, a bar and a grand spiral staircase.
On the other side of the funnel is a large TV screen. The Slide-a-saurus Rex slide begins from within the funnel and the AquaMouse slide passes right through. These are demonstrated below by myself and Donald Duck…
The funnel Suite sleeps 8 people comfortably. The two main bedrooms each have king-size beds, there’s a children’s bedroom with bunk beds and another queen-size bed that comes down from a wall in the library.
The Tower Suite has five televisions, motorised blackout blinds and real feather duvets with a choice of pillow options. Guests will enjoy the use of robes and slippers as well as free wifi for the whole cruise. The decor is inspired by the movie Moana.
Disney Wish Royal Suite
Category 1B (2-Story Royal Suite) & Category 1C (1-Story Royal Suite)
Disney Wish has two types of Royal Suite – there’s a two-story option and a single-story option. There are two of each category on the ship, each with decor inspired by the classic elegance of Sleeping Beauty.
The 2-Story Royal Suites are located right at the front and top of the ship on Decks 13 and 15, next to the Concierge Private Sun Deck. Suite 13000 is the Princess Aurora Royal Suite, while 13500 is the Briar Rose Royal Suite.
These are arguably the best suites on the ship with two main bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a large living area, an open dining room, pantry, wet bar and a large verandah with a whirlpool tub.
The single-story Royal Suites are around 14% smaller than the 2-Story Royal Suites. However, some would say that the location is better, at the aft corners of Deck 10, with less wind and swaying to contend with in this spot.
10666 is the Briar Rose Royal Suite and 10166 is the Princess Aurora Royal Suite. 10166 is an accessible suite so it has wide doors, a ramped threshold to the balcony and other facilities to assist guests with limited mobility or other special needs.
The 1-Story Royal Suites have all of the same amenities as the double-story Suites, including that all-important hot tub on the balcony!
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Disney Wish 1-Bedroom Suite
Category 2A (1-Bedroom Suite with Extended Verandah) & Category 2B (1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah)
There are 18 1-Bedroom Suites on the Disney Wish, of which two have the extended verandah. While the regular 1-Bedroom Suites are rectangular, the Extended Verandah 1-Bedroom Suites are oddly shaped with a huge verandah at the front of Deck 12.
Each 1-Bedroom Suite sleeps five guests with a separate bedroom with king-size bed, a living area with a double convertible sofa bed and a single bed that pulls down from the wall.
Each Suite has two full bathrooms, a living room, a wet bar, luxurious decor inspired by Tangled, two TVs, robes, slippers and 100MB of free wifi.
For guests needing accessible accommodation, Suite 13510 is the one to go for, while 12026 is suited for guests with hearing impairments.
Disney Wish Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom
Category 3A (Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom With Verandah) & Category 3B (Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom)
For families who want the Disney Concierge benefits (more on those below) without the expense of a full Suite, the Concierge Family Oceanview Staterooms are ideal.
Those on Decks 12 & 13 feature a verandah, while those on Deck 11 instead have floor-to-ceiling windows looking forwards just above the bridge. The rooms without a balcony are a little larger, particularly if you go for one of the corner rooms. 11504 is reserved for guests with mobility needs, but 11006 is a large room that can be booked by anyone.
Each stateroom sleeps 4 or 5 guests with a king-size bed, single sofa bed, single Pullman bed and an extra bed that pulls down from the wall in some rooms. The decor is inspired by Tangled.
Disney Wish Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
Category 4A, 4B, 4C, 4E
For families of five or those wanting a little more space but without the Disney Concierge-level benefits, the best staterooms on Disney Wish are the Deluxe Family Oceanview with Verandah rooms.
This is the room I stayed in when I cruised on the Disney Wish. You can read more about that in my Disney Wish review.
The different letters in category 4 – A, B, C and E – (I’m not sure what happened to D) relate to the location on the ship. 4A are in the best spot on Decks 10 and 11, while the others are a little further away from the open decks.
4E staterooms on Disney Wish are located at the aft of the ship on Decks 6, 9 and 10. These have huge balconies and views over the aft. I would say that these could be the best rooms on Disney Wish, for the money.
When you look at the Disney Wish deck plan you’ll see that there are ‘bump-outs’ on Decks 6 to 10. These are areas where the ship extends outwards. If you choose a category 4 stateroom on a bump-out, you’ll benefit from a larger balcony. So, these are worth looking out for.
I stayed in room 9556, which is on the bump out and the balcony is pretty big, as you can see from my video tour below…
Each Deluxe Family Oceanview room has a queen bed, a single sofa bed and a pull brown bed. Those rooms that sleep five have an additional pull-down bed from the wall.
Here’s where you’ll find the Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandahs:
- Category 4A: Decks 10 and 11
- Category 4B: Decks 8 and 9
- Category 4C: Decks 6 and 7
- Category 4E: Decks 6, 9 and 10
Disney Wish Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
Category 5A, 5B, 5C, 6A, 6B, 7A
The most popular stateroom type on the Disney Wish is the Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah. This is akin to what would be called a standard balcony stateroom on most other cruise ships.
Sleeping three or four people, each room has a queen bed and a single sofa bed. Those rooms that sleep four also have a single pull-down bed.
Again, you’ll want to study the deck plan carefully, as those that are located on the bump-outs have bigger balconies for the dame money.
Category 6 staterooms on the Disney Wish all have a slight obstruction to the view, although I expect that this will be minimal, such as a solid wall at the bottom. If this worries you, go for category 5.
Category 7 staterooms on the Disney Wish have a ‘Navigator’s Verandah’. These balconies are a little more enclosed than a standard verandah, with a large open-air porthole. On Carnival ships, they’re known as Cove Balconies.
In this video, you can see what a Navigator’s Verandah looks like on the Disney Magic:
Here’s where you’ll find the Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandahs:
- Category 5A: Deck 10
- Category 5B: Decks 8 and 9
- Category 5C: Decks 6 and 7
- Category 6A: Decks 8 and 9
- Category 6B: Decks 6 and 7
- Category 7A: Decks 6, 7, 8 and 9
Disney Wish Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom
Categories 8B & 8C
Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms have a large round window instead of a balcony. They each sleep either 4 or 5 guests and are a little larger than the Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms, with an extra 21 square feet of floor space, which is around 8% more.
Each room has a queen bed, a single sofa bed and a pull brown bed. Those rooms that sleep five have an additional pull-down bed from the wall.
Here’s where you’ll find the Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms:
- Category 8B: Decks 8 and 9
- Category 8C: Decks 6 and 7
Disney Wish Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
Categories 9A, 9B, 9C & 9D
Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms each sleep 3 or 4 guests and have a large porthole window. If you choose category 9D, the window is slanted.
Each room has a queen bed and a single sofa bed, with some also having a single bed that pulls down from the wall or ceiling.
Category 9B staterooms are all on Deck 2. While this is a handy location for the Oceaneer Club, it’s a long way up to the open decks. So if you don’t like to use elevators and prefer to take the stairs, this might be a category to avoid.
Here’s where you’ll find the Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms:
- Category 9A: Decks 7 and 8
- Category 9B: Deck 2
- Category 9C: Decks 7 and 8
- Category 9D: Decks 6 and 7
Disney Wish Inside Staterooms
Categories 11A, 11B & 11C
The cheapest staterooms on the Disney Wish are Guaranteed Inside Staterooms. With this option, you don’t get to choose your stateroom number and it will be assigned to you based on what’s left closer to the sailing date.
While Guaranteed Inside Staterooms are likely to be the worst rooms on the Disney Wish, you could argue that there are no bad rooms on this ship. Plus, you have the chance of getting a great one and you may even be upgraded to Ocean View if all of the insides sell out.
The worst staterooms on Disney Wish are category 11C. As well as having no window or natural light, these are located right down on Deck 2, far away from all of the action. For a better location, choose an 11A or 11B stateroom and try to choose one that’s not too far from the elevators.
Inside Staterooms on Disney Wish are the only ones that don’t feature Disney Cruise Line’s signature split bathrooms. So your toilet will be in the same room as your bath, rather than in a separate room. But you do at least get a bathtub, even in the cheapest inside room. And that’s something that’s reserved for Suite guests on most other cruise lines.
Here’s where you’ll find the Standard Inside Staterooms:
- Category 11A: Decks 9, 10 and 11
- Category 11B: Decks 6, 7 and 8
- Category 11C: Deck 2
About Disney Wish Concierge Rooms
Disney Cruise Line Suites and selected Staterooms are classed as Concierge Level. These come with some extra in-room amenities and some extra perks.
Here’s what you get…
- Access to VIP areas of the ship, like the Concierge Lounge
- Down Duvets & Pillow Menu
- Robe and Slippers
- Free Wifi (not unlimited)
- Chance to pre-reserve activities
- Services of a Concierge Host
- Surprise gifts
For more details about exactly what you get with Disney’s Concierge level (and whether Concierge is worth it on the Disney Wish), take a look at my full guide to Disney Cruise Concierge Perks.
What is the Best Deck on Disney Wish?
The best deck to stay on Disney Wish depends on your own personal preferences. Deck 7 is popular because you’re surrounded by staterooms above and below, so noise is limited, but if you want to be near the pool then choose a higher deck.
Which Room to Choose on the Disney Wish?
Whichever room you choose on the Disney Wish for your cruise, you’ll enjoy a range of amenities, including:
- 43-inch TV
- USB and USB-C ports
- Large vanity
- Full-length mirror
- Hair dryer
- Climate control
- Privacy curtain
- Queen bed and pull-out sofa beds
- Deluxe toiletries
If you’re on a tight budget, then the Inside Staterooms will be more than adequate. I stayed in an Inside Stateroom on the Disney Magic with my family of four and it was lovely.
You can read what I thought of it here: Disney Magic Cruise Review.
If you prefer a balcony, then my preference would be to go for a category 4E stateroom as these are very spacious with large balconies and the best views over the wake.
If money is no object and you want something truly magical, then the Tower Suite inside the funnel is the one to go for, if it’s still available for your dates, that is!
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