Disney Wonder - Alaska 2017

Disney Wonder Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Disney Wonder

7 Night Alaska (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 14, 2017

Ship: Disney Wonder

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 7010

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

While we certainly enjoyed our Alaskan cruise, we prefer the Fantasy over the Wonder by leaps and bounds. Eat at Tiana's Place, avoid the buffet as much as you can.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
The embarkation process in Vancouver is almost as tidy as Port Canaveral in Florida. Almost. The only portion we didn't care for were the waiting areas. The chairs were far too small for adults and far too many crammed into small areas. The Disney staff were phenomenal.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The main dining rooms (Tiana's Place, Triton's and Animators Palace) were pretty good. Especially Tiana's. Do not order the green beans in any of them. Excessively buttered. Beyond excessively. Overall we felt the Fantasy ship had superior dining.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Lots of fun adult activities in the adult lounges. We were on stage taking part in many of the trivia nights. The host Jo Slo was fantastic!!! The stage shows in the Walt Disney Theater were pretty decent. The lead female singer in The Golden Mickeys gave new meaning to shrill but the show itself was cute. We travelled without children so we cannot directly comment on that.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
As previously mentioned the stage shows are pretty good. They also had the hilarious comedy duo Buckets-n-Boards in both an adult lounge and the Walt Disney Theater for a family friendly version. They are a must see!!!!

Children's Programs

Travelled without children

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The staff overall were amazing!!! Though we felt that the staff on the Fantasy seemed happier. There were some sour grapes on the Wonder.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The Wonder was clean and overall effectively maintained. They do need to rip up the hallways where the staterooms are located. To say they were uneven and literally lumpy doesn't come close. The ship's recent makeover was clearly cosmetic and nothing deeper.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We were disappointed in our stateroom as when we booked the cruise (while on another cruise), we were expressly assured the room was larger than our room on the Fantasy. That was categorically incorrect. My spouse and I are both 6ft plus. We kept hitting our heads on the ceiling in the shower and the toilets felt like using a potty training seat.

Ship tip

Advice: Please keep in mind that the Wonder is a very small ship. And it's older. Avoid the midship elevators at all cost. Seriously, avoid them. While we certainly enjoyed our Alaskan cruise, we prefer the Fantasy over the Wonder by leaps and bounds.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Beautiful city. Can't wait to go back.

Skagway, Alaska

2 out of 5
Small town. The town in of itself offered nothing of interest.

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
Our second favorite port. So much to see and do!!! We visited Mendenhall Glacier. A definite must do!!!!

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Our absolute favorite port. The stores, restaurants and excursions were better than expected. We did the aqua duck bus tour and the lumberjack show. We could have stayed here for a few days.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Disembarking was very simple and easy. No stress.
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