Subabe Cruise Review on Disney Wonder on Dec 22, 2017

Disney Wonder Cruise Review

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Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Disney Wonder

Sail date: December 22, 2017

Ship: Disney Wonder

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The Disney Wonder is magical! It's the only Disney ship I've been on. So I can only compare it to other cruise lines. I went for Halloween and Christmas. Going to experience Halloween again this year because it was fantastic. First, the room. We usually book the interior rooms. They are less expensive and that way we can book more cruises with the money we save. I'm use to interior rooms being small and kind of like a hallway, long and narrow. The room was big, in my opinion. A big square, one bed was also a couch and so we had a sitting area which was nice. If you request a wake up call, as I did...it's Mickey that wakes you up! It was a nice surprise. I never use shampoo or conditioner that the cruise lines offer, but I can use these. They are very nice. The beds have these drapes that can be opened or closed. It's nice because it adds an extra changing area. I loved that the stateroom played Disney movies. Fun to watch while getting ready for activities. Next, the dining options. In my opinion, it's the best buffet style dining on any ship I've ever been on. They have a big pile of shrimp cocktail and crab legs! The desserts are yummy. On other cruise lines, I feel like the desserts are very processed. But, not Disney. The pumpkin pie was so good. The buffet is clean and bright. I LOVE that they have a hand washing station before you walk in. Other cruise lines want to give you hand sanitizer. I don't like leaving chemicals on my hands before I eat. I usually skip the soft serve on ships because it's not good. But, my family convinced me to try it after our second cruise and they were right. Delicious! Banana was the best. Then you have the roational dining at dinner. Tiana's place was my favorite. The beignets were better then Disneyland or New Orleans. They ruined me for wanting them from anywhere else. I loved the jazz band at Tiana's playing Disney music. The other restaurants we're good too. But, I felt like aside from the buffet, Princess had better overall food. As for activities, we had almost too much to do. The slide wasn't even crowed on sea days. We played trivia every chance we could. We racked up a ton of 🏅's. We are competitive in this area, so it was fun! The azure lounge had many interactive games that were hilarious. We won many prizes. Two bags, a calendar, luggage tags, hats, a journal and a special pin. I loved pirate night, the fireworks, Zipline Mickey, the fact that they give you a Mickey pirate bandana. The shows were second to none. They had an A capella group on board for Christmas. They were so good. We saw every performance and I bought their Christmas album. I love that the theater plays first run movies. We saw The Last Jedi and Coco on the ship. We toured the kids club and saw the Toy Story room. A true fantasy!....Now for the not so fun things. It would almost be impossible to have a perfect time without glitches. So I'm keeping them in perspective. First, I thought the magic show was too sensual for a Disney cruise. There's a time and place, but this wasn't it. Next, our waiter got my son's order wrong at dinner every single night. My son took it personally. Things happen. It's unfortunate. An explanation was never given, maybe there was a glitch in the process and he was confused with someone at another table. We'll never know. I didn't realize it until after the third day when my son spoke up to me. So I was going to say something on the fourth day. But, after we ordered on the fourth day, it took over an hour to actually get our food. On the last day he just ate what he was given. Hahaha. It was an unusual experience. No way to prevent these kind of things, so certainly not letting it ruin the memories of the trip. Of course we laugh about it now. And no, he wasn't requesting anything special. Lastly, as we got off the ship, I was informed that one piece of my luggage fell over board. Bummer! This was my 18th cruise. My second Disney. Never thought about what if that happened. I did sign something saying that I wouldn't discuss the details. All I can say is that it was stressful. I lost all my shoes and make-up. If you look when you sign up for the cruise you agree that if they damage your stuff in any way they pay you a small fee and send you on your way. It was disappointing. But, I did learn a valuable lesson. I am now going to carry on all my luggage. It's an inconvenience. But, worth it in my opinion. Just something to think about. That's why I'm mentioning that situation. I still love all things Disney. You can't get away from the human error factors of life, just plan for them. We made special memories along with the crazy. The luggage situation is my only reason for 4 stars instead of 5.
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