Disney Wonder overview
Disney Wonder launched in 1999 and was last refurbished in 2016. Wonder is Disney's second cruise ship, and it's still a crown jewel in the line's small fleet. What makes this ship so special? It's a remarkably family-friendly ship that demonstrates exactly why the line has a sterling reputation for quality and service. This ship is great for kids under 12, excellent for youngsters under 8, and perfect for parents who want to feel like its date night every night.
Every part of Disney Wonder, from the spacious staterooms to the dining room menus, is designed for families traveling with children. There are amenities for every age group, including pools for toddlers, kids, and grownups. On Disney Cruise Line, childcare is never a problem. Day camp activities and playgroups are available for passengers 3 months and older. Even teens have their own club with all-night dancing. Plus, Disney Wonder has six adults-only spaces, including After Hours, an adult district with a British pub, comedy/dance club, and piano bar.
Get into character on Pirate Night while you indulge in the spoils of a Disney-style deck party. Relax with your first mates in the family-style D Lounge living room and nightclub. Whatever you do, don't miss the onboard entertainment. Shows are inspired by your favorite productions from Fantasia to Frozen, or plan a family movie night at the Buena Vista Theatre, which shows first-run Disney hits. Throughout the cruise, kids have numerous opportunities to meet their favorite characters at designated points across the ship. Plus, nobody does a holiday cruise like Disney if you're planning a special getaway over Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.
Disney Wonder itineraries and departure ports
With itineraries that visit Alaska, the Caribbean, and the Mexican Riviera, this ship stays busy all year. Disney Wonder cruises include 4- to 7-night journeys departing from homeports in Galveston, San Diego, and Vancouver. A limited number of itineraries leave from New Orleans and San Juan.
Before you book
This ship is best for: Wonder is the ultimate cruise ship for Disney fans and multigenerational groups. It offers a good balance of activities, entertainment, dining, and amenities to satisfy everyone.
You should know: Activities and venues are geared toward families. If you're traveling as a couple and you aren't die-hard Disney fans, explore other alternatives.
What is there to do on Disney Wonder?
Wonder offers all kinds of standard cruise ship activities from sports tournaments to deck parties. But, the real reason to book a Disney cruise is the exclusive character experiences. Thanks to Disney's entertainment empire, passengers can also participate in Marvel and Pixar events. Just as these animated movies are punctuated with hidden jokes and double entendres, Wonder offers an assortment of activities just for adults. Adult passengers can choose to relax in the Quiet Cove, dance all night at the Azure nightclub, or join a wine tasting. With a full calendar of daily activities plus a selection of special events, Wonder offers families a complete Disney vacation in one neat package.
Disney Wonder ship highlights
- Adults-only Quiet Cove pool deck
- Goofy's Pool and Mickey's Pool
- Dory's Reef splash pad for toddlers
- AquaLab interactive play area
- Twist 'n' Spout water slide
- Wide World of Sports deck
- It's a Small World nursery
- Chill Spa for teens
- Oceaneer Club day camp
- Teen and tween clubs
- Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
- Marvel Super Hero Academy
- Character experiences and meet and greets
- Walt Disney Theatre stage shows, including Frozen
- Buena Vista Theatre featuring Disney movies
- Numerous adults-only lounges and clubs
- Casual and gourmet restaurants
- Rotating dining reservations
- Senses Spa & Salon
- Brand boutiques
Disney Wonder cabins
Disney Wonder is a midsize cruise ship with 875 cabins in 24 categories. Passengers can choose from interior, oceanview, and balcony cabins as well as 22 Concierge-class suites. Outside staterooms represent more than 70% of the ship's accommodations, although some have obstructed views. On the plus side, most cabins provide more than 200 square feet of space with a family-friendly layout featuring a split bathroom and living area. Standard staterooms have Sealy Posturepedic mattresses, Egyptian cotton bedding, and plenty of storage. Passengers will also appreciate the spa-quality toiletries, including conditioner and body butter. These touches prove that on Disney Cruise Line you might pay more, but you get more, too.
Disney Wonder dining
With nearly a dozen dining venues, Disney Wonder has the whole family covered. Grab a slice at Pinocchio's Pizzeria, or share a tray of sliders and tacos from Pete's Boiler Bites. For a romantic meal, visit the adults-only specialty restaurant Palo, which serves wholesome Northern Italian dishes like calamari, sea bass, and osso buco. It's also famous for its decadent chocolate soufflé. One of Disney's most unique features is its rotational dining schedule. Each evening you visit a different dining room, and your servers follow you. Visit the semi-formal Triton's restaurant, followed by the New Orleans-style Tiana's Place or Animator's Palate where you design colorful cartoon characters that are displayed during your meal.