Reviews of Category 7 - Navigator's Verandah
Sleeps 3 and has enclosed verandah with smaller opening
Reviewed by bellebookworm9 Review Date: 02/12/2018
Rating: (9) Recommended
From the time I first began researching Disney Cruise Line, I was always interested in the Navigator's Verandah so it was the obvious choice to book for our 3-Night Bahamian cruise on the Wonder. Initially we chose room 7120, but later learned this is not a true Navigator's but instead an obstructed view regular verandah, so we switched to 7128 well in advance.
We were pleasantly surprised by the amount of storage space - drawers and shelves everywhere! The bed was so comfortable. I knew I would be sleeping on the fold down sofa and was quite apprehensive about it, but it was amazingly comfy! I slept better there than I have in my own bed at home!
The curtain divider was fantastic for separating the bed and living area. My mom prefers to keep a lamp on at night and I need near total darkness to sleep. The curtain was nice and heavy so it was perfect at blocking most of the light!
Our stateroom host, Ajus, made us fun towel/blanket creations every night, sometimes wearing our sunglasses! He kept the room spotless for us.
Parts of the stateroom were narrow (the walking area between the end of the bed and the wall) but overall we felt there was a reasonable amount of space. I don't know that I'd want a much smaller cabin even for just two people, though.
I'm also torn in my feelings on the split bathroom. I think the idea of it is great. I liked that we could each claim a sink to leave our stuff on. But the two sides were SO tiny, it was hard to get enough elbow room at times! I think I might prefer the single bathroom that is only available in Category 11 rooms.
One other thing that wasn't *too* problematic is the lack of outlets. There are two that were easily accessible, on the desk area. If a larger family was traveling, this could be a real problem. We had a USB hub just in case and thankfully didn't need it.
We were a bit farther than expected even from the aft elevators and I think next time I'd go a bit more midship. We did feel some rocking occasionally, but it was much worse in the forward part during theater shows.
Overall our stateroom was outstanding. I would definitely recommend it to others and would consider booking it again in the future.