Disney Wonder Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4 out of 5

Loved it! Worth every penny!

Sail Date: July 07, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Inside

This was our first ever cruise. My husband, myself and my 6 year old daughter loved it, every aspect. Disney does a great job on every aspect.


Upon embarkation, we had some issues and about 6-8 Disney Cruise staff came by and were assisting us with our issue. The staff were amazing.


Although this is the oldest ship in Disney's fleet, it was impeccably clean and well maintained. The only way the 'age' of the ship showed was with the measly 2 outlets available to charge our many devices.


The food was great, the service was wonderful, the rooms were larger than I thought they'd be. I was surprised with how much storage it had: we were able to unpack all 3 of our suitcases and the closet had over a dozen hangers, which was great. The staff throughout the ship go above and beyond to please you and they are all great. The shows were really entertaining, both for the kids and adults. Don't miss the Hypnotist show (adult and kid versions) and don't miss 'Disney Dreams'... great show!!


For adults, make sure you go to Palo's adult dining. The meal is $25/person but it was the best meal we ever had... easily a $100/person meal at a fancy restaurant...


The princesses and Disney characters are often walking all over the ship... if you want to make sure to get pictures with all the princesses, you can certainly show up at the designated time in the lobby but you'll be waiting over an hour... we waited till the last day and waited a mere 20minutes to meet 5 princesses as everyone had already taken pictures with them earlier in the week.


Bring a wood picture frame or pillowcase onboard and drop it off at guest services. They will get all the princesses/Disney characters to sign them and give them back to you at the end of the cruise... least expensive but best souvenir you could ask for...


Getting off and on the ship took mere minutes, it was great. The ports were ok but the 'usual touristy-type town' with 25+ jewellery stores and made-in-china gift shops. Bring layers for the Tracy Fjords day of your trip, as it was really cold on deck... everyone had jackets/mittens and hats...


I'd do a Disney cruise again in a heartbeat!  

Ship Quality
well maintained and layed out, tons of places to get comfortable and read a book.
Food and Dining
Palo was delicious... go more than once!
Cabin / Stateroom
tons of hangers & storage!
Service and Staff
service and staff were wonderful
don't miss the 'disney dreams' show and the hypnotist shows
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
check your navigater every day, tons of games and shows to attend...
Destinations and Excursions
'typical ports' with tons of jewellery stores & souvenir shops... nothing too exciting.
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
long line-ups but they kept moving and had seating to rest before doing customs.
Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
best views of the cruise... stay on the outdoor decks on this day especially
Skagway, Alaska
Juneau, Alaska
rainy but pretty. don't do the tramway, expensive and not worth the view.
Ketchikan, Alaska
most 'picturesque town' with some authentic art and craft stores


Don't bother waiting in line early in the week to meet the princesses... you'll run into them throughout the week on the ship, just keep your camera handy. We actually lined up to meet 5 princesses on the last day of the cruise.. the line-up was only 20minutes long. Go to Palo twice... delicious!

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