A GREAT vacation for Children and Adults
Disney Wonder Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Review SummaryThe Ship is beautiful, the staterooms were relatively spacious and the service was terrific. We cruised two years ago on the Disney Wonder. On April 30, 2007 we went on our 2nd 4-night Cruise on The Disney Wonder, which recently came out of dry dock. The renovations involved some nice changes to the ship. The gym size was doubled and new, state of the art equipment was added. The Vista Spa also receive some updates including new "Spa Suites" that adults can rent for the day. For the family, the Goofy Pool received a new "Jumbotron TV screen" on which one can watch cartoons while lounging in the pool. The snack bar by the Mickey Mouse pool now offers new, healthier food alternatives for lunch.
For the adults, we highly recommend the Vista Spa! So many great offerings at similar rates as to what you would find on dry land. note - they often run specials and different services than what you can find on-line. so booking a spa experience can easily be done on the ship ( a good time to do this would be shortly after you board). You will find a great staff eager to tell you about what they have on offer and often willing to take you on a tour of the state of the art facility.
One other note, we arrived at the port around 11:30 and by the time we dropped off luggage, went through security, hit the potties and then checked in, it was about 12:20p.m. We boarded the ship around 12:45 and ate lunch right away ( our kids are always hungry). Our staterooms were ready at 1:30 pm on the dot! The great thing is that not everyone had boarded so the kids pool was not too crowded and we could roam about and discover all of the new changes.
Overall, our expecations were not only met, they were surpassed!
Food and Dining
We also recommend making advance reservatiojns for PAOLO's - which is outstanding - not only the view, but the food and the service!!!! - not to mention no children - so we could enjoy a little adult time.
We liked the fact that you could make your own schedule - we are not the sort of family that likes alot of "group" activities - we like to have the option of doing our own thing - which Disney gives you that option either way. There are plenty of things going on throughout the day if you want to get involved, but if not, you can do your own thing.
We also liked that they show recently released Disney Movies in the movie theatre.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: The Service!!!
Cons: The Day at Sea