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  • On Mar 2, 2015
    Rochelle from UT Asked

    I've always been afraid of the open ocean, but am willing to look into a cruise for my 60th birthday gift to myself this November. Where on ship should I look for a room? No low decks. Are the lights ever turned off so I can see the stars? Thanks! --{-@

    Welcome Aboard, Rochelle!

    How exciting that you are considering the luxury of a Disney Cruise for your milestone birthday! I hope you will love cruising as much as I do.

    When I am looking for a room on any ship, I always try to book one where there are staterooms above and below my room. So, on the Disney Magic & Wonder, I almost always book a stateroom Deck 7, and on the Disney Dream & Fantasy, I try to book Deck 8. I also try to find a room that is located Midship, so that no matter where I have to go, the walk is never TOO far.

    Since you are splurging, you might want to try a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah. You would have a nice outside area to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, or watch the sunset in the evening. Once on the Disney Fantasy, I was relaxing on my verandah and I saw dolphins jumping in the water right next to our ship!

    The nighttime view is spectacular. If you wander around on the uppermost deck at night, you might see stars that you never knew existed! It's also pretty dark on the verandahs, so you might be able to see some stars there as well. They don't really turn off the lights, but you can try to find your perfect dark spot.

    I hope this helps with planning your Birthday Celebration cruise. Please come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with more cruising questions as they arise.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.

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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

“If you can dream it, you can do it” just about sums up my life. I am a mother of two amazing girls and wife to a fantastic man, all of whom support my passion for all things Disney. I am a thrill seeker, and have been fortunate enough to go parasailing high above the Disney Fantasy, zip-lining in St. Lucia, and swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman – all while sailing the seas with Disney Cruise Line. I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Tracy

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