1. Navigator’s Verandah Stateroom 7624 – Reimagined Disney Wonder

    The very first time we cruised onboard the Disney Wonder to Alaska back in 2013, I wrote a blog post and uploaded a video on YouTube about stateroom 7624 which is a category 7A Navigator’s Verandah located aft on Deck 7. We also stayed in this same room on our Transatlantic Cruise on the Disney Magic and did not hesitate to book it again when we recently sailed on the Disney Wonder once again on our Very Merrytime Western Caribbean cruise from Galveston in Texas. It’s completely fair to say that it’s our favourite room on the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder.

    In 2016 the Disney Wonder was reimagined during a major dry dock in Cadiz and all the staterooms onboard were updated to match the decor found on the Disney Magic, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. They also took away the Aft Overlook (sometimes referred to as the Secret Deck) at the aft of Deck 7 which was very close to this stateroom.

    Our photo tour begins at the aft elevators and stairs on Deck 7 which offer quick and easy access to Cabanas and the self service drink station which are located at the aft of Deck 9.

    Stateroom 7624 is located on the starboard (right) side of the ship. The muster station for this room is “S” which is in Animator’s Palate on Deck 4.

    The layout of the stateroom has not changed. As soon as you enter the room you will find wardrobes which contain your lifejackets as well as a drawer-style safety deposit box. Next to the wardrobe is a set of drawers – we were definitely not short of storage space at any time.

    Opposite the wardrobes as you enter the room is a split bathroom. The first room has a toilet and sink whilst the other room has a bath, shower and sink. There is still a hairdryer on the wall which is not very powerful but there is a much better hairdryer located in one of the desk drawers in the room.

    The bed has been changed so it now matches the beds on the other three ships. Unlike before, it can no longer be split into two which makes it much more comfortable and as it is raised higher off the floor, there is more than enough room to store all your suitcases underneath. There is also a chest with drawers and a cupboard at the end of the bed which provides more storage space.

    There are also now power points on both sides of the bed as well as two USB ports on the alarm clock. Both of the lampshades show the locations of all the Disney parks in the world with the exception of Shanghai Disneyland.

    The sofa can be converted to a bed for a third person to sleep in the room. The Navigator’s Verandah Staterooms on the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder do not have the pull down bed from the ceiling so these rooms cannot accommodate four people.

    There is no change to the desk area from before. There is storage space in the drawers and cupboards as well as a small fridge that we used to keep our drinks chilled. The hairdryer can be found in one of these drawers.

    There are more electrical and USB sockets available at the desk as well as two Wave Phones which we have never used (we always put them in a drawer out of the way) as we use the Disney Cruise Line Navigator iPhone app to stay in touch whilst onboard.

    On the verandah there is a chair, a bench seat as well as a small table. We found that as the verandah is more enclosed than normal, we used it even when the weather was bad (and it was bad on one day of our cruise) as it was very sheltered.

    Once again we were so happy to be able to stay in this room again. On our previous cruise on the Disney Dream, we made a mistake in booking an oceanview stateroom which we regretted as we missed having a verandah so much despite having a larger room. We have our next cruise booked on the Disney Fantasy next year and once again, we have made sure to book a verandah cabin as we simply cannot cruise any other way – for us, it is simply money well spent.

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