During the Maiden Voyage aboard the Disney Wish, I stayed in stateroom 7689, a Category 11B Standard Inside Stateroom. In general, the inside stateroom category offered on the Disney Wish is about 169 square feet featuring a queen bed, single convertible sofa and upper-berth pull-down bed if sleeping 4 which this room does.
Stateroom 7689 is located all the way aft on deck 7 and while it is centered, the doorway is technically located on the starboard side.
Unlike the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, the Disney Wish’s inside staterooms do not feature magical portholes, instead the Disney Wish staterooms have fairytale murals, which vary by deck and location, above the headboard.
The upper berth was not needed during the cruise, but I can say that above the bunk bed there is a celestial scene featuring original artwork and an enchanting message from the Fairy Godmother.
The stateroom offers plenty of storage space – just like the staterooms across the fleet, the queen size bed is elevated creating additional storage space to store suitcases for the duration of the sailing after unpacking.
Pro tip, normally move the life jackets from the closet and place those under the foot of the bed to free up additional storage space in the closet. If you do, relocate your life preservers, make sure they are easily assessable in the unlikely event you need them, also make sure to put them back in the closet on the final night after you pack up.
There are USB and USB-C port near the desk and both sides of the bed. Well, only one side of the bed had USB-C. I found the outlets to charge just fine and eliminate the need for multiple USB chargers. I must say, it is nice to have working USB outlets to charge devices around the room and even the ship in general, and will become even more beneficial in the future.
The 43″ flat-screen TV was in an awkward location and since it is fixed to the wall there was not really a great place to watch TV.
I felt the placement of the TV in the verandah stateroom which I will review soon was also not in an ideal spot. The lack of a pivot arm has the potential to cause issues for families who may enjoy the amenity while in the room. It was almost like, they were not planning to have TVs in the staterooms then at the last minute decided to mount a tv wherever there is an open wall with a directive to make it inconvenient so guests will opt to leave the room and go elsewhere to watch sports or something where we can sell them something.
Another interesting feature of the stateroom onboard the Disney Wish is the mini-drawer refrigerator. It is a pull out drawer, not the typical “cooling box” reminiscent of a mini-fridge found on the other ships. This design makes it difficult to store larger bottles unless you remove the plastic dividers.
The hair dryer in the stateroom was a Bentley Europe Levante hair dryer.
One of the areas with the best improvements was the bathrooms. The shower is a glass door instead of a shower curtain, and hands down the best thing about the Disney Wish staterooms is the nightlight which was added to the bathrooms!
There is a stateroom host utility closet adjacent to the stateroom door – I am not sure if this was just a convenient spot for nearby guests, or the current staging area to keep the hallways clear, but room service trays began to pile up outside my door. I love chicken wings, but chicken wing scraps can become aromatic and can fill a room with a borderline unpleasant odor.
I hope you enjoy the following video tour of stateroom 7689 aboard the Disney Wish.
Overall, the stateroom is one I’d book again, but keep in mind, I’ve never had a problem with an inside stateroom. I liked the location and most importantly, it was quiet. The location of the TV was a bit of an annoyance, but I really didn’t turn it on all that much other than to view the bridge report channel and see the current bridge view so ultimately, it was a non-issue for me. If you tend to spend most of your time outside of your stateroom, an inside stateroom is worth considering if you are just using it to sleep and get ready for the next activity out and about the ship or port of call.
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Not a fan of inside staterooms, need to see daylight when I wake up
Dumb place for the TV. Going on Wish end of month. I’m sure without drawers on side of the desk, the storage will be minimal .
When I saw the pictures last year of the model stateroom, I called DCL and asked them if the placement of the TV was the idea of someone who did not travel with children. It would be difficult enough for an adult to watch it without getting a stiff neck; but what about all the times when the little ones are kept busy watching it while their parents are getting ready for dinner, etc. Then there are the times when the young ones are just chilling and watching their favorite Disney cartoons/movies are such a bonus. Our family was sad to see the Dream leave Port Canaveral, but even sadder to see w the Wish that replaced it. Definitely not what we wished for.
I had a balcony room and the TV placement was definitely an issue. I dont get it. You have a sofa to sit and relax on but have to sit on the bed to watch TV. Also be careful of the only drawer in the room as it is above the refrigerator and gets very warm. Dont put anything in it that cant get hot.
Unfortunately I have only heard bad reviews too. Waiting for my turn and hopefully will be good.
This is the room we reserved for Jan. Is it noise since all hallway around it?
The room was quiet.
Just got off Wish stateroom 7690. Thanks for the tip about moving the life jackets under the bed. Area is very quiet at the end of the ship. There were a lot of leftover room service and other plates up and down the corridor. I don’t think it is the stateroom host’s job to pick them up, but it is nasty to look at all the remains. TV was not a big deal for us. It is very viewable from the couch. Night light in the bathroom is a huge plus as is the mirror light. The Wish is a gorgeous ship, tech is a lightyear above the other DCL ships, but it is different in design and layout from the others. We heard about a third of the crew is brand new to cruising and I think the processes and procedures are still being worked out. Don’t miss Bayou Lounge and the Hyperspace Lounge. Use the app to make a reservation for it. MDR food across the board is very good to excellent. Net overall I would sail on the Wish again.
So it’s true- no split baths in standard inside staterooms?
None of the DCL ships include split baths in standard inside cabins. They are only in the larger / deluxe insides and higher categories.