A Fun Cruise with a few slight mishaps

Disney Wonder Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Sail Date: January 01, 2007
Ship: Disney Wonder
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 10 years ago
We had a lot of fun on this cruise but I think any cruise is hard with little ones. Kids who are not toilet trained are limited to a very small toddler area which is not enclosed and is located near the stairs.Chasing a toddler 18 mos and keeping up with an older child in the pool was a challenge. The kids programs seemed great but my son age 5 1/2 would not stay so we could not take advantage of that. Maybe if they had waited a little longer to page us he would have been ok.
The first night someone else was seated at our table by mistake and had already been partially served, so we had to wait while our wait staff cleared their table and set it again. After that night the food was great and the service was excellent. Our cabin steward was the most polite and sweet natured crew member on the ship, even better than our wait staff!!
The characters were slightly inaccessible. My son did not want to wait in long lines to see them, but that was really not a problem for us.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The best we've had

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Good programs. Complimentary or less expensive baby care would be nice considering the price of this cruise. Also a live band near any of the pools would be great.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Great for older kids and younger independent kids.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Stewards were the best.Waitstaff was fairly good but seemed tired and were very unorganized the first night.Palo waitstaff was the best service we've ever had.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Bigger pool areas and toddler area. Adults cannot use the water slide, bummer!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The best for a ship we've seen. Very clean. Excellent stewards!!!!

Pros: The food, the cleanliness and beauty of the ship, Palo, Castaway Cay,Disney Dreams

Cons: First night dinner seating mix-up, long lines for characters, crowded kids pools, small toddler area not enclosed, no live music

Recommends Disney Wonder? Yes!

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