Now, I have experienced a variety of stateroom categories across a wide variety of lines. When I booked this cruise for my mom and me, we selected a GTY (Guarantee) cabin. This means we were guaranteed at least an oceanview or better. Of course I was hoping for a balcony, as many people have been lucky enough to receive one when booking a GTY. Instead we were assigned a handicapped accessible cabin on deck 6. At first I was a little perturbed at the fact that they would give this cabin away to able bodied passengers. When we arrived at Port Canaveral we learned that no one had a need for it and we would still be in the same cabin assigned to us two months back. As we entered the cabin, my jaw dropped!
The cabin was enormous! Now I have been in other accessible cabins during ship tours and cabin crawls, but this blew me away. Our cabin was as large as a regular hotel room on land. I could do a cartwheel in the center of the room and have no worry about hitting something.
Most other oceanview cabins are not set up this way. On Disney there is generally a split bathroom plan- one with a sink and toilet, the other with a sink and shower/tub combo. In our case we had one large bathroom with a roll-in shower. See the photos to the right.
The cabin had a lot of features and details that other cruise lines don't include in their cabins. Behind the door were two hooks that conveniently held our beach bags and other things that we wanted to grab on our way out the door.
The ottoman/ foot rest opened for extra storage.
A variety of knobs and dials were located right by the door. these controlled the lights, temperature, and allowed the door to open with the wave of a Key to the World Card.