Picking the Best Cabins on the Disney Dream

A deck-by-deck analysis of the Disney Dream's best and worst cabins.

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Disney Dream Best & Worst Staterooms: Summary
Best Cabins onboard the Disney Dream: staterooms on Decks 8, 9, 11, and 12. Deck 7 also has some very nice accommodations!
Cabins to be wary of onboard the Disney Dream: staterooms on Deck 5.

Deck-by-Deck Breakdown of the Best and Worst Cabins onboard the Disney Dream

Deck 2

Cabins on the Disney Dream's Deck 2 do have public areas above, but none of these venues are going to present an appreciable noise concern during the day, and certainly not late at night.

  • On Deck 2 of the Disney Dream, Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms 2000- 2058 port side and 2500- 2558 starboard, each 204 sq. ft., have wonderful ocean views from a classic porthole windows.
  • Inside cabins (2007-2045 and 2507- 2551) on Deck 2 of the Dream are all Standard Inside Staterooms. Each of these is quite cozy with 169 sq. ft. of living space.
  • Inside cabins 2007, 2507, 2035, and 2535 are more spacious than average and are wheelchair accessible. All of these staterooms are right next to elevators, and while this could present a noise issue it might be quite handy for travelers using walkers or wheelchairs.
  • Inside cabins 2033 and 2533 are also larger and wheelchair accessible. These two staterooms are nearby the elevators, but are actually closer to the stairwells on Deck 2 of the Disney Dream. Again, noise may be an issue from traffic on the stairs, but having the elevators nearby could be a plus for travelers using wheelchairs or walkers.
  • The least preferred stateroom on Deck 2 of the Disney Dream are inside cabins 2045 and 2545. Both are next to public bathrooms and could have related noise concerns.

Deck 5

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Many cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Deck 5 is right beneath several major public areas on the Disney Dream, including bars and lounges which could mean noise issues late into the evening.

  • Forward on Deck 5 of the Disney Dream, inside cabins 5005, 5003, 5001, 5501, and 5503 are right behind a very large center for teens. Noise may not be a concern into the wee hours, but there could be some issues into the evening hours. Light sleepers may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on the ship, bring earplugs, or invest in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds).
  • Exterior cabins 5024- 5044 port side and 5524- 5544 starboard are over the theater's balcony seating. This is likely not a major concern, but some commotion could be heard during performances as well as before and after when staff are preparing for or cleaning up after a show.
  • Aft, exterior cabins 5150- 5184 port side and 5668- 5684 starboard are over bars and public areas that could be a late night noise issues. As mentioned, light sleepers may want to look at cabins on other decks of the Disney Dream, bring along earplugs, or invest in a wave machine.
  • Some of the worst cabins are on Deck 5 of the Disney Dream. While we are not suggesting that this deck be entirely avoided, you will be able to find quieter accommodations on other decks of this ship. We do recommend finding an inside stateroom elsewhere. Deck 2 has some nice interior cabins, as do other higher decks on the Disney Dream.
  • Forward in a relatively quiet area on Deck 5 of the Dream, there are eight Deluxe Family Ocean View Staterooms (5016- 5022 port side and 5516- 5522 starboard). Each has 241 sq. ft., and is designed to accommodate three to five people. The family cabins are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so it is best to book early to get a family cabin.
  • There are eight interior cabins in the forward area of Deck 5 of the Disney Dream which are not going to have much in the way noise issues. These are cabins 5009- 5015 and 5509- 5515. Of these, cabins 5015 and 5515 are Deluxe Inside Staterooms which have 204 sq. ft. as opposed to the standard 169 sq. ft.
  • Verandah Stateroom 5552 has almost twice the average interior and balcony space. This cabin is also wheelchair accessible.
  • Staterooms located most aft on Deck 5 of the Disney Dream are also in a fairly quiet area, and include the most spacious ocean view cabins (5186 and 5686). Cabins 5186 and 5686 are also wheelchair accessible, and both will have beautiful ocean views.
  • Tucked between the two aft ocean view staterooms are verandah staterooms 5188, 5190, 5192, and 5688. These staterooms have that highly sought aft ocean view which is less breezy.

Deck 6

Deck 6 is going to be a bit quieter than Deck 5 on the Disney Dream because there are cabins above and below most staterooms which buffer noises from public areas.

  • Forward on Deck 6 of the Disney Dream, Ocean View Staterooms 6000- 6008 and 6500- 6506 have a beautiful, picturesque view of the ocean from porthole windows. Of these, 6006, 6500, and 6504 are more spacious than average and are wheelchair accessible.
  • Interior stateroom 6001 is just behind the forward ocean view cabins. This stateroom is larger than standard and wheelchair accessible.
  • Deluxe Inside Staterooms 6501, and 6669- 6673 are 35 sq. ft. larger than standard on Deck 6 of the Dream.
  • Deluxe Family Ocean View Staterooms 6010- 6016 and 6508- 6514 are quite spacious. As mentioned, family cabins are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so it is best to book early to get a family cabin.
  • Between the midship and aft elevators on Deck 6 of the Disney Dream, Deluxe Family Ocean View Staterooms with Verandahs (6084- 6144 and 6582- 6644 starboard) are the largest accommodations on this deck. Each has up to 299 sq. ft. including the veranda. Of these, 6088 and 6090 are wheelchair accessible. Family cabins with verandas are highly desirable, and it's important to reserve early on if this is your preference.
  • Aft on Deck 6 of the Dream, Ocean View Staterooms 6186 and 6686 are larger than standard and wheelchair accessible.
  • Verandah staterooms 6188, 6190, 6192, 6690, and 6688 are between the two large ocean view cabins, and have magnificent (less breezy) ocean views!

Deck 7

Deck 7 of the Disney Dream features balcony staterooms, family cabins and a few inside cabins as well. Because the cabin decks above and below buffer noises generated from public areas, accommodations on Deck 7 tend to be quieter.

  • Forward on Deck 7 of the Disney Dream, Ocean View Staterooms 7000- 7008 and 7500- 7506 have a beautiful, picturesque view of the ocean from porthole windows. Of these, 7500 is wheelchair accessible. Ocen View Staterooms 7006 and 7504 are especially spacious!
  • Deluxe Inside Staterooms 7501, 7673, and 7675 are 35 sq. ft. larger than standard on Deck 7 of the Dream.
  • Deluxe Family Ocean View Staterooms (7010- 7020 and 7172- 7180 port side and 7508- 7518 and 7670- 7678 starboard) are quite spacious. As mentioned, family cabins are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so it is best to book early to get a family cabin.
  • On Deck 7 of the Disney Dream, there are several staterooms with verandahs, including family verandah cabins port side (7022- 7170 & 7182- 7188) and starboard (7520- 7668 & 7680- 7686).
  • Between the midship and aft elevators on Deck 7 of the Disney Dream, Deluxe Family Ocean View Staterooms with Verandahs (7088- 7150 port side and 7586- 7648 starboard) are located. Family cabins with verandas are highly desirable, and it's important to reserve early on if this is your preference.
  • Aft on Deck 7 of the Dream, Ocean View Staterooms with Verandahs 7190 and 7688 are larger than standard and wheelchair accessible.
  • Verandah staterooms 7192, 7194, and 7690 also have have magnificent (less breezy) aft ocean views!

Deck 8

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Deck 8 of the Disney Dream is very similar in design to Decks 6 and 7, but does offer standard and deluxe inside cabins. Because there are cabin decks above and beneath Deck 8, accommodations here tend to be quieter. Some of the best cabins on the Disney Dream are on Deck 8!

  • Forward on Deck 8 of the Disney Dream, Ocean View Staterooms 8000- 8008 and 8500- 8506 have a beautiful, picturesque view of the ocean from porthole windows. Of these, 8006 and 8504 are more spacious than average.
  • Deluxe Inside Staterooms 8643, 8679, and 8681are 35 sq. ft. larger than standard on Deck 8 of the Dream.
  • Deluxe Family Ocean View Staterooms (8010- 8020 and 8166- 8174 port side and 8508- 8518 and 8664- 8672 starboard) are quite spacious. As mentioned, family cabins are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so it is best to book early to get a family cabin.
  • On Deck 8 of the Disney Dream, there are several staterooms with verandahs, including family verandah cabins port side (8022- 8164 & 8176- 8182) and starboard (8520- 8662 & 8674- 8680).
    Between the midship and aft elevators on Deck 8 of the Disney Dream, Deluxe Family Ocean View Staterooms with Verandahs (8086- 8146 port side and 8584- 8644 starboard) are the largest accommodations on this deck. Each has up to 299 sq. ft. including the veranda. Of these, 8090, 8092, 8588, and 8590 are even more spacious and wheelchair accessible. Family cabins with verandahs are highly desirable, so it's important to reserve early on if this is your preference.
  • Aft on Deck 8 of the Dream, Ocean View Staterooms with Verandahs 8184 and 8682 are larger than standard and wheelchair accessible.
  • Verandah staterooms 8186, 8188, and 8684 also have magnificent (less breezy) aft ocean views!

Deck 9

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Deck 9 staterooms on the Disney Dream also have cabins above and beneath which help minimize noise from public areas. Some of the best cabins on the Disney Dream are on Deck 9!

  • Deluxe Inside Staterooms 9047, 9049, 9547, 9079, 9579, 9667, and 9669 are 35 sq. ft. larger than standard on Deck 9 of the Dream.
  • Deluxe Family Ocean View Staterooms (9000- 9010 and 9154- 9162 port side and 9500- 9510 and 9654- 9662 starboard) are quite spacious. As mentioned, family cabins are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so it is best to book early to get a family cabin.
  • On Deck 9 of the Disney Dream, there are several staterooms with verandahs, including family verandah cabins port side (9012- 9152 & 9164- 9168) and starboard (9512- 9652 & 9664- 9668).
  • Between the midship and aft elevators on Deck 9 of the Disney Dream, Deluxe Family Ocean View Staterooms with Verandahs (9074- 9136 port side and 9574- 9636starboard) are the largest accommodations on this deck. Each has up to 299 sq. ft. including the veranda. Family cabins with verandahs are highly desirable, so it's important to reserve early on if this is your preference.
  • Aft on Deck 9 of the Dream, Ocean View Staterooms with Verandahs 9170 and 9670 are larger than standard and wheelchair accessible.
  • Verandah staterooms 9172, 9174, 9176, 9674, and 9672 also have magnificent (less breezy) aft ocean views!

Deck 10

Deck 10 of the Disney Dream features an array of exterior staterooms with verandahs, and has three inside staterooms (10545, 10045, and 10047). Travelers need to be aware that the the pools and casual dining areas are directly above, and this could generate some noise. Most of the venues above on Deck 11, however, are not going to be late night concerns.

  • Quieter cabins on Deck 10 of the Disney Dream are forward and port side (10000- 10032), because these cabins are cushioned by cabins directly above and beneath. Starboard staterooms 10500- 10532 are also going to be relatively quiet at night, because the fitness area above is not going to busy late in the evening.
  • Exterior staterooms 10034- 10056 port side and 10534- 10556 starboard are all under a relatively quiet pool area, but there could be some noise early in the morning and late at night as staff clean this area. You might hear the scraping of deck chairs, for example, as these are moved about.
  • The rest of the staterooms on Deck 10 of the Dream (10060- 10166 port side and 10560- 10664 starboard) could have some noise issues from the pool and casual dining areas above. This may not be a major concern, but there could be some noise early in the morning and late at night when staff are cleaning. Casual restaurants are typically quite busy at breakfast, which means there could be some noise as staff ready for diners before 8:30AM, and when staff are cleaning the aft buffet restaurant after 11:00PM.
  • All of the accommodations on Deck 10 of the Disney Dream are cabins with verandahs. Of these, Deluxe Family Ocean View Staterooms with Verandahs (10068- 10130 port side and 10568- 10630 starboard) are the largest accommodations on this deck. Each has up to 299 sq. ft. including the veranda. Again, family cabins with verandas are highly desirable, so it's important to reserve early on if this is your preference.
  • Our favorite Deluxe Staterooms with Verandahs are 10158, 10160, 10162, 10164, 10166, 10664, 10662, 10660, and 10658. These have that beautiful (less breezy) aft view of the ocean on Deck 10 of the Dream!

Deck 11

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Highly rated luxury accommodations by our cruise experts!

Deck is arguably one of the high-rent district of the ship. Some of the best cabins on the Disney Dream are on Deck 11. This is where many of the suites and penthouse category cabins are located. Given that this is where some the high-dollar cabins are, this is also where the Disney Dream's best cabin stewards are usually assigned.

  • Forward and port side on Deck 11 of the Disney Dream, there are six Concierge 1 Bedroom Suites with Verandahs (11002, 11006, 11008, 11014, 11018, and 11020). Each has up to 622 sq. ft. including balcony space. Of these, 11006 is wheelchair accessible.
  • Between the 1 bedroom suites, there are six Concierge Family Staterooms with Verandahs (11000, 11004, 11010, 11012, 11016, and 11022). Each has up to 306 sq. ft. of space including the balcony. Of these, 11000 is a bit larger and is wheelchair accessible.

Deck 12

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The Disney Dream features another deck of the most exclusive suites and staterooms on Deck 12!

  • Forward on the Dream's Deck 12, Concierge Royal Suites 12002 and 12502 boast up to 998 sq. ft. of luxury including balcony space!
  • There are twelve Concierge 1 Bedroom suites with Verandahs on Deck 12 of the Disney Dream. These are interspersed between the Concierge Family Staterooms (12004- 12028 port side and 12504- 12528 starboard).
  • The Disney Dream's Deck 12 also has 14 Concierge Family Staterooms with Verandahs between the Concierge 1 Bedroom Suites port side and starboard!
 

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