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Disney Wonder Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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5 out of 5
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Disney Wonder

7 Night Alaska (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 23, 2016

Ship: Disney Wonder

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5624

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The evening stage shows were fabulous! There were also many opportunities to see the newest Disney movies (4!), magicians, comedians, and participate in or watch live game shows. The port towns in Alaska are tiny, so when the ship is docked for 8 or 12 hrs, I was very glad we had signed up for excursions AND that we were allowed to go on and off the ship as we pleased. There were so many good meal options that I didn't want to miss a dinner on board. Bring your expandable pants!!! Tracy Arm was too heavy with ice so we went down Endicott Arm for our glacier viewing experience. That's when I most appreciated our room balcony because the decks topside were crazy crowded. The only other place that ever felt crowded was the Beach Blanket Buffet. We made a point of having breakfast and lunch at Triton's (table service) or Parrot Cay (excellent buffet). Also, there is no extra charge for the character breakfast, so schedule it early on. We waited several days and got one of the last slots available.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The number of unique and interesting dishes offered every night was amazing. A lot of the vegetarian choices did contain mushrooms, which was not a problem for me but could be for some. Parrot Cay had the best french toast I have ever eaten, on their breakfast buffet! The fresh fruit was all excellent as well.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
There were plenty of options for all ages, all day long. We chose to see movies, watch the ocean from our balcony, and go to the adult short shows and games in the Wavebands lounge. The evening host was a young, vibrant guy named Jaymze. He was excellent at improv and kept it upbeat and fun. He was a highlight of the trip!


5 out of 5
Awesome! The costumes and sets were phenomenal and the actors were first rate. So glad we went with Disney.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Left the kids at home! But everyone else's kids looked happy going in and coming out.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I love the fact that you have the same table mates and servers for every dinner. You really get to know them. Lito was our server and he was perfect! He remembered details about who liked what and always had interesting tidbits about a past experience, or an upcoming port or onboard show. The perfect mix of friendly and professional. Jaymze was the other staff member who really stood out. I wrote about him under Onboard Activities.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Disney detailing everywhere and always fun Disney tunes playing quietly in the halls. It was spotless, and I am one to notice dirt, wear, and smudges. The passengers did a very poor job of cleaning up after themselves in the theaters, but they were always clean for the next screening.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was bigger than the hotel room we had the night we stayed in Vancouver! I loved that there were two sinks. One in with the toilet, and one in with the shower. Made getting ready at the same time easier. Paying extra for the window/balcony was totally worth it. We used it a lot. The couples we met with an inner room were not excited about how dark it was, especially when the sun is up from 4 am until 10 pm.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Signage and people guiding you through were excellent.

Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

3 out of 5
We went down Endicott Arm instead. Be prepared for changes in itinerary. No one can control nature. Oh, we did see seals floating by on ice chunks!

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Our snow shoe excursion was cancelled for lack of snow. I wish we had opted for a train ride through the Yukon pass but we did a rainforest hike instead. The flora was abundant, the fauna was absent. Skagway was my favorite town.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
A veritable city compared to Skagway! There were lots of eagles here, but always far away.

Ketchikan, Alaska

1 out of 5
The least maintained of the towns we saw. Not so nice.
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