When you book your Disney Cruise, you get to personally select your exact stateroom including the deck and side of the ship. So what is the best side of a Disney Cruise ship?
If you are sailing out of Port Canaveral with stops in Castaway Cay, I recommend you book on the Starboard side. This side faces the beach of Port Canaveral where you can wave to the beach goers as you sail away. It also faces Castaway Cay when you are docked for the day. And even better, it is the side they shoot off the fireworks on Pirate night!
We booked on the Port side for our cruise on the Disney Fantasy and we spent most of the cruise wishing we were on the starboard side.
If you are sailing to other destinations, my travel specialist Destinations in Florida can help you pick the best side for your specific cruise.
Also here’s how to quickly remember which side is which. If you are facing towards the front of the ship, port is on your left because they are both 4 letter words that end with a t. Starboard is on your right because Peter Pan takes the second star to the right.