Torn between Cat 10C and 11A on Wonder

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by Pirate Chica, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Pirate Chica

    Pirate Chica Earning My Ears

    Aug 22, 2009
    Booked our first Disney cruise for the Wonder on May 2, 2013!

    We are currently booked in a deluxe inside cabin (cat 10C) on Deck 2, but saw for the same price, we could get a standard inside cabin (cat 11A) on Deck 7. I like the convenience of being close to the action, but would love to have the extra space in the cabin.

    Should I sacrifice the extra sq.ft. and split bath for being two decks below the pool? (and yes, we are skipping the ports to hang out poolside).


    Pirate Chica
    Me (39), DH (40), DS (7), and DS/terror (4)
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  3. ladyandthetramp2

    ladyandthetramp2 Mouseketeer

    Feb 12, 2008
    YES! I would!
  4. 4everluvDisney

    4everluvDisney DIS Veteran

    Jun 13, 2007
    We have had both a standard inside cabin and with the split bath.
    When it is just my husband and myself the standard is fine but when we take the grandsons we so enjoy having the split bath. It just makes life a lot easier.
    Either way enjoy!!
  5. CCGMatt

    CCGMatt Future CM

    Apr 5, 2011
    Having been in the TINY inside staterooms on Carnival ships, with the single bathroom, and the GIANT inside staterooms on the Disney ships, the extra space and the bathroom are more than enough incentive to go with the Cat. 10 instead of the 11, no matter the location. (For me, anyway!)
  6. Melcatfish

    Melcatfish <font color=990099>In full planning mode!<br><font

    Sep 15, 2002
    Your signature shows 4 of you in the cabin - keep the split bath cat 10C, although Disney staterooms are reportedly amongst the most generously proportioned any extra space is always welcome especially when cabins have 4 in them.

  7. thefamilyford

    thefamilyford Earning My Ears

    May 18, 2011
    My husband, our DS (who was 7 at the time) and I stayed in an 11A last July and it was more than big enough for the three of us. Being midship and closer to the action was worth losing some space. We basically just slept and showered in the room anyway!
  8. dthogue

    dthogue DIS Veteran

    Jan 23, 2002
    If you have 4 people in your room, the split bathroom and extra space will be nice. We stayed on deck 2 before and it really wasn't a big issue, just a few more flights up to all the action.
  9. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

    Jun 22, 2001
    I love deck 2. Sure, it's harder to get to the pool, but easier access to the dining rooms and the goings-on on Decks 3 and 4. It sounds like the pool means a GREAT deal to you and your party though.
  10. carmie3377

    carmie3377 Hi, I'm Carmen and I'm a Disneyholic.

    Feb 28, 2005
    We're a family of 4. We've been in a cat 9 (same as 10 but with window) on deck 2 on the Magic then in cat 11 on deck 6 on the Wonder. We did NOT like the cat 11, even though it was more midship and several decks up. We felt so cramped and really missed that little extra amount of space.

    We also felt less motion on deck2. I've never slept better than I have on the Magic on deck2. We felt a lot of motion just about every night on the Wonder on deck 6 and not once did I sleep near as good (and we had 15 nights!)
  11. geffric

    geffric <font color=teal>DH thinks I'm funny -- but I tell

    May 28, 2001
    With 4 people a split bath is REALLY nice..I would stay the course.
  12. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2003
    On the classic ships, the size difference is not really "living space." It reflects the difference between the single and split bath and the slightly larger entry way outside the bathrooms.

    For 4 of you, keep the split bath!
  13. collectoraholic

    collectoraholic Is it time to sail yet?

    Jul 10, 2003
    Keep the split bath for sure!
  14. silence

    silence <font color=red>Missin' Mickey<br><font color=roya

    Aug 1, 2002
    My mom and the kids were in the standard inside room last year, across the hall from our verandah room ;) Boy, did they see the difference! It was only 3 of them, but the split bath was soooo nice. I say keep the space. DH felt so guilty for doing that to them, this year we had connecting verandah rooms. :lovestruc
  15. Pirate Chica

    Pirate Chica Earning My Ears

    Aug 22, 2009
    Thank you all so much for your responses! I guess we'll keep the split bath and sacrifice location. I've only cruised on Carnival and NCL and always done inside, which I'm used to. So I guess the more sq.ftage would be nice for once.

    Yaaaay! My first Disney cruise! Can't wait!
  16. NancyIL

    NancyIL DIS Veteran

    Aug 19, 1999
    I don't think you're sacrificing location at all. I used to think higher was better. However, after staying once on deck 6 and twice on deck 2, deck 2 is closer to where most of the action is - unless you spend all your time at the pools. (I spend NO time at the pool!)
  17. SJCruiser

    SJCruiser Mouseketeer

    Jun 9, 2009
    Sounds like you made your decision, but here's a vote for going to the 11A higher up. We had the exact same choice last year and took the 11A on deck 7. We had 2 seven-year-olds with us in the room and found no conflicts at all having "just" a single bath. We have had a split bath on previous cruises (Cat 4 and Cat 8) and did not miss it.

    We also spend a lot of time on the pool deck and sports deck, so we found being closer to those decks convenient. For us, that was higher on our priority list. Definitely a personal choice though.
  18. MelissaE1

    MelissaE1 Truly believes in the Magic

    Sep 5, 2002
    I'll put in another vote for the split bath and square footage. I've sailed decks 6, 7, 8 and 2 on the Magic and/or Wonder, and the time I had deck two I thought I was going to dislike it because I was used to being higher up. Turned out I loved it. Most locations are convenient for one reason or another. I wouldn't hesitate to cruise on deck 2 again.
  19. MateasMom

    MateasMom <font color=teal>We're Mimis junkies<br><font colo

    Jan 8, 2003
    We were deck 2 mid-ship and found that to be ideally located. We regularly raced up and down the stairs to decks 3 and 4. Not sure it would be as ideal if we were cruising w/young kids (ours are tweens) :confused3 but so far as our needs - deck 2 midship was perfection.

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