The Disney Wish is the newest vessel in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. The ship is quite large and exceptionally beautiful. Getting around can be very intimidating, and some guests may take a few days to become familiar with the layout of each deck and how to get back and forth from their staterooms. Here are some tips to help you find your way to all of the magic on this amazing vessel!
|GETTING FROM PLACE TO PLACE|
There are two sets of elevators on each floor. At each elevator corridor, you will see the floor number that you are currently on, as well as your place on each deck. These are Aft, or the rear of the ship, Midship, or middle, and Forward, or front. Once you realize not only what floor you need to go to, but what area of the ship you are heading towards, you will find that getting there is simple. Just check the Deck map by your elevators to verify your chosen path.
TIP: Move Horizontally, then Move Vertically.
For example: You want to go to Marceline Market for lunch. It’s located on Deck 11 Aft. If your room is located on the Forward end of the ship, go to the Aft end ON YOUR LEVEL before getting on the elevator. Otherwise, you will need to take the kids through the adult only pool area.
Always know where you are going first, and when possible, use your deck level to get to the correct end of the ship.
|LOCATING YOUR STATEROOM|
If you’re not sure where your stateroom is located, you can use clues in the hallways to find your way there. These clues are on door hangers above the room numbers. The first digit in each stateroom number indicates the current floor. Plus, each stateroom has a clip that is shaped like an item related to the theme of the Deck. Decks 6 and 7 are themed for Cinderella and Frozen. Decks 8 and 9 are themed for Sleeping Beauty and Princess and the Frog. Decks 10 and 11 are themed for The Little Mermaid and Moana. So, if you see a pumpkin carriage, you’re on Decks 6 or 7. An owl, Decks 8 or 9, or a seashell, Deck 10 or 11. Use the first digit(s) of the stateroom to know for sure. In addition, room numbers are based on stateroom location. For example, on Deck 7 staterooms on the Port Side will start with 70 or 71. Staterooms on the Starboard side will start with 75 or 76.
One last navigation aid in the hallways is right beneath your feet. If you’re still not sure which direction you’re headed just look down. If the Hidden Mickey in the scrolls on the carpet is right-side-up, you are headed Forward. If it’s upside-down, you are headed toward the Aft section of the ship. Also, keeping with the deck theme, the carpet will have items hidden in the design such as pumpkins, snowflakes, seashells, and other items to match the theme of each deck.