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Disney Wonder: A Family Cruise Review

Disney Wonder Review my Organized Chaos

When my family and I got the invitation to embark on a magical adventure aboard the
Disney Wonder, we shrieked with delight {as you can imagine}.

The itinerary for this repositioning cruise? Set sail out of Vancouver, with a port stop in San Francisco for two days, then onto LA where we’d spend a few days in Disneyland. *happy dance*

Pardon my manners, readers, have you met the incredible Disney Wonder?

Disney Cruise Line's Wonder

To take the lead in my series of posts on our family trip, I’ll start with a basic review of the marvelous Disney Wonder itself. An overview of what the ship offers to travelling families.

Family-Friendly Staterooms?

Accommodation is often the top concern/question when it comes to traveling families. I know the saying, ‘you don’t spend a lot of time in your room‘ all too well. While that is true, the little time spent there needs to be comfortable, welcoming and your home away from home {or in the middle of the ocean, in this case}.

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For my family of 5, having a standard hotel room is a bit of a challenge, let alone a small stateroom aboard a ship. Yet, I have a ‘Disney does it right’ motto, and that doesn’t exclude the staterooms as they make use of every inch.

We had a dual bathroom, meaning that we had a toilet/sink area then a separate bath/sink area. Love this idea right off the bat because while one person showered, another could still get ready on the other bathroom. Many times each day I counted this design as a blessing, as I also did with our bathtub.

Many cruise lines don’t offer tubs in standard rooms, which is a pain when you are traveling with kids – we all know that. While I did bring a shoe organizer to hang onto the bathroom door to hold all our stuff, I hardly used it at all. In reality, there is plenty of counter and shelf space provided. There’s even shelves high up for those items you don’t want in your kids’ reach.

We had a full queen bed and the couch folded down into a single bed. Then, there was also a fold down bunk and another pull down bed next to it, close to the balcony doors. So, we had 4 beds for our family of 5 – wonderful!

Family of 5 Disney Wonder My Organized Chaos

There’s many cabinets and drawers, I easily put all of our clothes into them with tons of room to spare. I stacked our empty suitcases in the entry closet and out of the way.

A Disney crew member attends to each stateroom twice per day, full clean mid-morning and then an evening service {when you are away at dinner}. The evening service is turn-down style yet they also fold down the extra needed beds like the bunks {so they are out of the way most of the day}. It’s so nice to come back to chocolates on the bed, a towel-animal and a copy of the next days Navigator {what’s going on everywhere on the ship} on your bed .

Usually the kids are beat and it’s jammies, brushing and a bit of Disney-TV and they are out like a light. For privacy, there’s a curtain that can be pulled across the room to separate the queen-sized bed from the other sofas/bunks.

Security Measures?

Another concern for all traveling families is safety, for peace of mind. Let’s start with the balconies on exterior staterooms, since open ocean and climbing kids is enough to scare anyone. Let me ease some stress by telling you that there are 2 locks on the balcony doors, one usual and one very high latch.

I loved that the railing also had a glass wall, so that kids couldn’t climb. Phew! Each balcony does have a table and two chairs yet you can request to have them removed if you’d like to take that extra precaution. Yet, I just had a stern talk with my kids about the balcony and those doors were double locked at all times. No worries. When we did all go out to watch the sunset, sunrise or just to breathe in that fresh ocean air? Priceless!

For safety and security at the kids clubs, each child must wear a GPS wristband. They are brought into each room after scanning and no adults are allowed to enter the clubs, other than Disney Cast Members {unless getting your kids or during open house times}. I once spied my youngest daughter being taken to the bathroom one day, and noticed 2 cast members escorting just her alone. I cannot stress how completely safe I knew my kids were, right down to the secret codeword that my husband and I had to give the staff, before they’d release the kids to us.

disney wonder tiana

Communication is easy, by way of Wave Phones, there are two in each stateroom. Looking like cordless phones, they are actually old-style texters, and it’s your way to get info/updates from Kids Club Cast Members, friends or your spouse who’s by the pool while you take in the spa {heh!}. Take a wave phone wherever you go on the ship, these are so handy to use!

What’s this about Kids Clubs?

Ahh, got your attention, right? It’s a family trip, yet everyone needs some time apart {especially if the parents want to go to dinner alone}. There are options when it comes to the youth clubs:

  • The Oceaneer’s Lab {ages 3-12 yet geared more toward the older age group}: hands-on crafts and interactive activities like science experiments, cooking classes and computers
  • The Oceaneer’s Club {ages 3-12}: open play with dress-up, crafts, music, computer games, coloring and a huge fort!
  • Edge {ages 11-14}: Computer stations, Karaoke machines etc
  • Vibe {ages 14-17}: Video and board games, TVs and dance parties
  • *Flounders Nursery {parents have to stay or  is available at an additional hourly fee; ages 3 months to 3 years}: books, toys, games, and cribs for nap-time

disney wonder kids club

Open first thing in the morning until after midnight, you can utilize the kids clubs as little or as much as you want. If the kids are there during meal times, they of course will feed them. The daily Navigator lists what is going on in each club all day long {as it does with all on-board events}.

kids club disney wonder cruise

So, if there’s a certain dance party going on that your kids want to check out the next day, you know what time to book your massage! You could be a plan-the-day-before kind of person or just deciding as you go, either way the days are yours and can spend them how you want.

Dining Options?

Your choice of dinner service for the entire trip: 5:45 or 8:15 {I recommend earlier if you have younger kids}. Disney has an innovative “rotational dining” concept which allows you to experience all of the full-service restaurants aboard the ship.

Disney Wonder Review My Organized Chaos

During these meals, you get the same servers every time, so they learn your preferences and really connect with you. We ADORED our Claudius and Cindy {miss you both!}, they were like family right from the first day.

disney wonder cast members

They knew things like which child needs ‘eat your veggies’ reminders and which one liked two straws in her drink. Oh, and don’t even think about cutting up your kids’ meat or pouring the ketchup yourself, they do that. Ketchup complete in a Mickey Mouse shape on the plate, might I add. Awe! Again, Disney at its best with little touches of magic that really make a vacation, very personalized and specific attention to all details.

character breakfast disney wonder cruise

Keep in mind, thee’s also 24hr room service and many shack shops too. Yet, many readers have been asking about specifics on the restaurants and meals, so I’ll save ‘Disney Wonder Dining‘ for a separate post.

Ok, the Kids are Covered. What about Fun for the Adults?

Like I already said, it’s a family vacation yet we all need our space and time alone. A Spa? Yes! A modern and full-stocked gym? Yes! An outdoor track to run or walk? Yes!

What about adult entertainment? Well, there’s plenty all day long from comedy shows, bingo, scrapbooking, a full-sized theatre to watch movies… the list goes on and on. All listed in your daily Navigator!

Disney Wonder Walt Disney Theatre

The Disney Wonder even has an entire section {Route 66} devoted to the adult-crowd with three different pubs {a relaxing piano bar, an Irish pub popular for watching sports on TV, and a dance club}. Yet there’s no gambling/casino aboard the ship.

Disney Wonder Wavebands

Other things to do in your adult time include just exploring or sitting by one of the pools. I know the Disney Wonder makes you think of kids, kids, kids – yet they really have something for everyone, whether you are making memories together or memorizing the bliss of alone time.

Let’s Talk Pools!

Mickey’s Pool is the most popular and the busiest pool on the Wonder, as it’s for the kids. It has a small water fountain “splash area” for those wee ones still in diapers, and a fun Mickey Mouse shaped main pool. It has ‘hot tubs’ ears and a supervised Mickey’s Slide.

Close to snack shops, this mid-ship pool is also the windiest place on-board it seems. On a chilly day out on the Pacific, it’s a ‘wonder’ how kids can play as long as they do in that water {pun intended, bring your coat. no really}.

disney wonder waterslide

Not too far away is Goofy’s Pool, which is for everyone in the family. It has two hot tubs, and a massive aerial television above the pool area that shows movies all day and night. They also cover this pool and it’s the spot for parties like the embarkment party and the famous {and insanely fun} Pirate Party, complete with fireworks {Disney Cruise Lines offer the only fireworks display at sea}!

Further down is the Quiet Cove Pool area with two hot tubs, a large pool, cozy loungers and shaded tables. This is where adults go when their kids are at kids club! It’s very quiet and relaxing, the perfect spot to nap or sunbathe.

disney wonder adult pool spa

PHEW!!

You still with me? Unless you are packing your sunhat and autograph book right now, I know you are!

It may seem like a ton of information yet for you to understand just how remarkable a Disney Cruise is, I must give you a glimpse of all it’s features and offerings, complete with many photos of happy faces.

belle disney wonder

I guess I should have started my post with the following Disclaimer:

C’mon it’s Disney. Right off the bat you should know one very important thing: Disney does it right. Whether you are in your room, at the pool, checking out a kids club or having dinner, one thing is true – no detail is overlooked.

When we returned home many asked if hubby and I were completely and utterly exhausted from cruising with 3 kids … not at all!! I wouldn’t hesitate to do it all over again … and again. It really was a very memorable, magical and unforgettable trip.

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175 Comments

  1. That is incredible, I’m stunned by the service! Sending your review to my Mom, she wants us all to take a family cruise in 2013 and I know this would suit my boys. Did you see many large parties or family reunions there?

    1. I seen a ton of large groups, even a wedding! Actually, they all ate at Tritons one night when we were there as well. So, technically, we were at the reception! lol
      The wave phones is a perfect thing to remember if you are traveling with such a large group, they make communicating so much easier. You could all go to a show together, tour at ports … cruising for a reunion would be so much fun, I love the idea more and more as I think of it!

  2. you take such stunning photos Tammi! Did you get sea-sick? Thats what Im afraid of!

    1. Thanks so much Rachel! No, I was afraid of that as well, but we were all just fine. I’ll touch on it in another post. If you have any other questions, please send them over – I have a bunch that I’m using from others for another post.

  3. Sounds lovely! Now for the magical questions, how much would this type of package cost? Are all those extras, turn down service, 2 bathrooms, kid’s club etc. available to a “Standard” Stateroom booking or only for the Family Staterooms?

    Thanks, Lisa

    1. Hello!

      Well, the turn-down service and kids clubs are free for all guests, regardless of room booked. Great, right? On the Wonder, most most outside staterooms have the split bath, yet some of the suites have 2 full baths {even 2.5!}. Yet, the Standard Inside Stateroom, which has no verandah, has one larger bath with tub and shower. I talked to a couple that was traveling with just 3 people and they said the space in their room of this type was fine. They didn’t want a verandah, so it worked for them. Everyone has different needs, right?

      Anyway, we had the Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah, which is like the ‘standard’ oceanview stateroom, yet it has that second pull-down bed between the couch and verandah. {so, it sleeps 5 and not 3-4}

      All the staterooms , descriptions, floorplan and photos are found here: http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/wonder/staterooms/

      And, of course pricing depends on ship/destination/stateroom. You can go to the website and search for a vacation package, it’ll display the price!

      And, let me know if you have any more questions!

  4. When we went on the Magic boat, parents were allowed into the clubs. They barely checked to make sure you were a parent, they just opened the little gate up, and let us in to find our kids.

    We also had a very bad incident with safety on our boat with the wristbands.
    They put two children at risk with what they did at the Oceaneer’s Club on the Magic boat out of New York in July of 2012.

    And when giving them the password, anyone could have seen what it was on the screen on the computer. We were standing behind the desk with the computer screens out, so I could have read our password right off of the screen, with no problem at all.

    My advice is to stay on top of EVERYTHING if you put your little ones in those clubs. Not everything is as safe as they have you believing.

    1. Oh yes Staci, you always have to stay on top of safety wherever you are with your kids. I guess I compare it to other kids clubs, kid drop offs – where they don’t have the bracelets or the code. They do have extra steps in place for safety. How long ago was this? Maybe they changed things around? I recall the computer screen facing the kids club {and details are on it, yes, they’d have to be for them to verify}…

      1. The screens were in full of ME. So anyone could have seen my password to take my kids out of there. But that’s nothing compared to what happened there.
        The full story is on my blog, which has all the details of them cutting off her wristband and replacing it with a completely different child’s bracelet.
        The bracelets are useless if they are on the wrong child, which is a huge security issue as far as I’m concerned. All the info for your kid is attached to that bracelet.

        It was on the JULY 2012 sailing out of New York. It was the Magic Boat. And it was anything but Magic. What we went through, and are still going through, is very difficult, because Disney Cruise Line believes they are so big, no one will care if a couple of kids were put in harm’s way. I also believe they think I’ll just fade away, and all will be forgotten.

        However, my voice will be heard, for however long, until they change how they deal with the situation we were involved in.

        1. I really believe this is an unfortunate isolated incident. We were on magic and they were fabulous. People make mistakes and it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure your child’s safety! !!

  5. I can’t decide which part of this sounds the best! The security features, the service or the fact that the kids actually get their own bed. Knowing that each child would have their own space could really make all the difference in your vacation! Amazing!

    1. Yes, and that’s why this first post is so lengthy! They offer so much, I had to touch on it all!

  6. Your photos really give a great glimpse of what the cruise was like. It looks dreamy.

    What was your must-pack item for the trip for you and/or the kids?

  7. Tammi – thanks for your post! We’re going on the Disney Dream next year (not until October 2013) and to Disney World – so your Disney posts have been so well timed for us! I was just showing my husband some of the stuff you were sharing here. I might pick your brain about Disney World closer to our trip. Thanks!

  8. great post, we’re debating between disney and another line for a family trip for 2013. I just sent you an email with dining questions, can you touch on them in your next post?

  9. Glad you had a great repositioning cruise on Disney. I love cruising, though I have never sailed with the Mouse!
    Cheers.

  10. I have so many friends that rave about Disney cruises. (One who’s going again and her son was 16 on the first cruise and will be 18 on the next one. Clearly her 10 yr old and her 18 year old both love it too, so lots to do for everyone. Everyone I know who has gone goes back. I have never seen the pictures like this and now I know why they go back. Rooms look fantastic as does everything else. Great review and great set up Disney. I have been to and stayed at Disney World many times but maybe I am due for an off shore Disney vacation.

    1. Thanks Cathy!
      Happiest place on water! lol
      I understand why they go back so many times, I met people that went year after year, even a couple times a year. Indeed something for everyone with such wonderful service.
      Do they have a favorite Disney Cruise Line?

  11. This entire post made me smile, thank you. I can only imagine what it feels like to go. I wanna go now!!!!

  12. Holy cruise ship, Batman! I am so glad I read this because I had always envisioned small rooms but the stateroom looks incredible! I would totally feel at ease sleeping in a room that size with enough beds for the kids to have their own place to sleep. The size of the room would definitely be a deciding factor if I ever choose to take the family on a Disney Cruise. I can’t even show the picture of the pool to my kids or they will flip out over that water slide.

    My friend at work has a son who used to work as a techie on board a similar Disney cruise ship. She went on it a couple of times and commented on how much stuff there is for the kids to do and how well-trained the staff are. She gives it two Mickey thumbs up!

    1. Great feedback from your friend, it’s true!
      From what I hear, most other cruise lines have super-small rooms, so this is one huge factor to consider. And I mean small, I can’t imagine how frustrating that would be!

  13. Disney is amazing!! Having done both the parks and the cruise which do you think would be better for a family with young children? Is the price about the same for both options?

    1. Oh, that’s a loaded question. First of all, you have to factor in flight – since that’s a big part of going to either park or to a port. If you are looking at cost-factor, this is the first thing to consider. Sure there’s seat sales, etc though, as well as constant deals on hotels at the parks and discounts for cruising as well. Depending on where you are, how many is in your family, and considering what you’d like out of your vacation – it could go either way. There’s always ways to save on all optons though.

    1. Yay, it’s it marvelous!! The girls were in awe, in love and full of excitement the entire time. I love that I got to experience this through my eyes as well as their own. We all felt like kids again!
      🙂

  14. Hello, I came here on a google search and found the exact answer I was looking for on the rooms. Thanks so much for your article, great blog you have here!

    1. Thanks so much Beatrice, glad I could help. Feel free to drop me an email if you have any more questions!
      🙂

  15. The wave phone idea is about the best thing I’ve ever heard of, I learned so much! Thanks Tammi!

  16. wow that looks like it was too much fun I have always wanted to go on a cruise but heard that people came back tired hearing you came back rested makes me want to go like right away lol

  17. It’s looks like you had the most magical time.I bet your children will remember the trip forever.

  18. looks like a blast. i am hoping to take a vacation with my family soon, but we keep growing instead lol 🙂

  19. this is one of the best written reviews I have ever read. Was very skeptical of the cruise but now, I am ready. Thanks

  20. Oh My Gosh! My kids would love this cruise! Thank you for sharing, it looks truly amazing.

  21. A stellar review! I will certainly be thinking about this cruise for a “family” vacation in the future.

  22. Short and Sweet – my 8 year old would absolutely love a trip of this nature. Single Mom, one income….when you wish upon a star…….hard work, persistence and perserverance will get you there !

  23. It looks like it was an amazing trip. I’d love to take my little girl in one one day.

  24. Great review ..Love all the photos ..I would love to take the Kids on A Disney Cruise …maybe one day i will be able too 🙂

  25. My daughter continually asks when we can go to Disneyland…the cruise is on this momma’s want list!!!

  26. This looks like so much fun! Went on a cruise a couple years ago and wasn’t sure if I wanted to again but think I may reconsider for a disney cruise! Thanks for all the useful information!

  27. oh this looks like you had a blast going on teh cruise i sure would love to go on 1 wiht my son

  28. Never been on a cruise before, that looks like so much fun! I’d love to go!

  29. Thanks for sharing your experience and writing such an informative article on your Disney Wonder Cruise. I really appreciated your coverage on safety and security measures taken – like the GPS wristbands for kids in the kids clubs.

  30. Wow! Great blog post! Very informative and yes I really do like your photos! Keep up the great work.

  31. We’ve been on the hunt for a cruise to take our kids on. I worked for a cruise line for 4 summers (Alaska) and I’ve been on a couple for pleasure, I know how much fun they can be. This looks amazing, like over the top amazing! Kids would be busy from sun-up to sun-down. The Wave Phone is ultra cool, great idea! I’m glad you had such a wonderful trip with your girls. Making amazing memories Tammi 🙂 xoxox

  32. Now this is a vacation, the Disney Cruise ship looks totally awesome. The staterooms look so big and welcoming, everything you would need is there. I really would love to take my family on the Disney Cruise soon, just trying to save the money..:) I love your photos, your children look like they had a marvelous time!

  33. sounds so fun and adventurous – hope I can take my girls on the cruise like this. lovely.

  34. I would love to go on a cruise and who better to do it with than my family!! My oldest daughter has been asking to go to “Pooh’s House” for about 10 yrs, I think tis would do.

  35. Thanks for all the information of the Disney Cruise and great pics. My family is definitely considering a cruise for our next vacation.

  36. We took this cruise many years ago with our two kids. We loved it! The kids’ activities were great. Our oldest was a teen and loved the midnight blacklight volleyball, video scavenger hunts, etc.

  37. I think I’ve been missing out on something here….time to start saving for a Disney Cruise!

  38. OMG how beautiful your pics are! It must have been a magical time for your family! My kids are grown but I wouldnt mind taking future grandkids on a cruise like that! Wow just amazing!

  39. I love love love Disney World, and honestly never even thought about taking a cruise, but this makes it seem like the way to go as we have been talking about a cruise for the past year… the Disney details make them the only way I’d like to travel 🙂

  40. A truly magical adventure that your girls will never forget…you have such fun with your family 🙂

  41. This looks like an outstanding trip, wow! I’d love to go on a cruise ship vacation one day. x

  42. That is one beautiful ship! I have heard they have really great cruises for the kids and family. From the pics, THEY DO!

  43. WOW u r so lucky!! How do I get your job? LOL I’m Jealous!.Looks like u had a great time.

  44. How fun! The cabin looks far more spacious than I would have guessed–the pictures are very helpful.

  45. What a wonderfull cruise. I love Disneyland and have been there so many times I have lost count. I loved taking my kids there. I wish I could have taken them on the cruise.

  46. Wow , disneyland looks so magical, looks like you had a awesome time, hoping to visit there someday soon!

  47. My oldest would LOVE this, she wants so badly to go to Disney World. Maybe someday when my youngest is a little older to enjoy it as well we can go.

  48. I can’t wait until Lila gets older so we can take a Disney Cruise and I would love to win one! Wow. I have been trying to win one for a while now, but you know so is everyone else. Your photos are stunning and make me want to go on the cruise instead of to Puerto Rico on my Honeymoon ;o)

  49. Sounds fun! My family and I are going early June of next year and we cannot wait. This review just makes us even mor e excited.

  50. What an awesome trip! This was one that we had always wished to take but never got to and now our kids are grown! Maybe we can take our future grandkids!!!! 🙂

  51. Wow what a great review. I have always wanted to sail Disney cruise Line. Now I want to even more.

  52. This totally sounds like fun and I would love to take my 2 girls in another year or two. Thank you

  53. I am dying to go on a cruise and taking the kids with us would be amazing. It looks like lots of fun. I just wish it wasn’t so expensive… :/

  54. WOW! Looks like you had a wonderful time! I would love to do this cruise with my family!

  55. Boy that looks like any child’s dream come true. Almost makes me wish my kids were young again. I said almost. lol. But might be something to do with grandchildren . Hint, hint.

  56. If I ever win the lottery, I will definitely be having this exact vacation lol. Who knows, maybe I’ll win one instead. 😉

  57. I have always wanted to go on a Disney cruise. My brother took his daughters with friends and they loved it. I have never seen him so relaxed as the pics from that cruise. The safety of dropping off the kids and the walkie for her to call dad when she wanted him. I would love to go on one with him,, my niece, mom and sister and nephews.

  58. This looks like an amazing trip! I’ve been to Disneyland before and this looks just as good. Would love to take my daughter anywhere Disney when she’s a bit older!

  59. Id love to go on a cruise but I can’t even sit on a swing without it making me feel dizzy and sick

  60. This looks like a lot of fun. I bet my grandson would love to go on a Disney cruise.

  61. I’m planning a cruise with my children soon! Wouldn’t a free cruise be nice??? Glad you all had a great time!

  62. Oh how jealous I am, would die to go on a cruise let alone a Disney one! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  63. Looks like it was a fun time, rooms looked spacious. I wish our kids were that young again (soo I could go)

  64. Oh I’m so jealous! 🙂 Always wanted to go on a cruise but I am scared of getting sick! Haha

  65. Wow, that looks fantastic. So jealous. I’d love to do something like that – maybe we will one day! Filing this one away.

  66. Thanks for sharing. We were trying to decide where to go next Summer. Now I have a great idea. Looks like alot of fun!

  67. This looks like so much fun. I had a great time on a cruise but a Disney cruise would be even better. Such a great memory that would last a lifetime.

  68. That looks like so much fun! I remember going on a cruise when I was a kid, but it was a Carnival cruise, not a Disney one. There really weren’t many things to do targeted at kids on the Carnival one.

  69. That looked like so much fun. I wanted to do a Disney cruise with my kids when they were younger, but we never got to it. Now, they’re adults. Too bad Disney doesn’t run another cruise line for grown ups. The attention to detail seems marvelous.

  70. These are such stunning photos and great cruise. I so wish i could take my kids to this place and they would be over joyed 🙂 Loved the article 🙂

  71. Thank you so much for including the pic of the three kids beds in the stateroom.
    This will be my third cruise with disney, and I have been to WDW a number of times and even had the joy of visiting Aulani last year, but for the life of me I could not figure out how there were three beds for the kdis. no pictures anywhere, and while I wnated to jsut trust it would be alright, my OCD palnner jsut couldnt let it go. The configuration is as I expected but am soooooo reassured to see the pic for myself. Our March 2 sail date cantcome soon enough!

    1. I loved reading this, Lesley! Nice to know I helped with my review and photos. 3 kids fit nicely, but when the beds were all down, it’s tight for walking around. But as you know, you don’t spend much time walking around that late anyway. They really maximize the space of the cabins on Disney cruises, loved the room layout.
      Have a fantastic time on your trip, so jealous – I could use some Disney magic again!!
      🙂

  72. I always pictured the cruise being exhausting for parents, seems like it might not be too bad now reading your review! Now that our youngest is 3, might be nice to go since we can drop them off at the kids club, then mommy and daddy can have some vacation time together! 😉

  73. Thanks for this review … given everything that has happened lately I am a little nervous about cruises but You are right… Disney knows how to have a good time and make it a great memory for the kids!

    1. I can see that Brittney, yet at the same time, anything could happen – anywhere. While the ‘what ifs’ are on my mind, it won’t ever get in the way of traveling with my family.

  74. Before married, i went for a cruise, and my husband too. We like to be someday to take our son for a cruise too. This is amazing for him. Thnak you for the post. I bet your girls have a blast

  75. We’ll be looking to go on a cruise in the next few years with our girls (ages 2 and 8 months right now) and I was debating whether or not to do a Disney cruise versus a typical cruise. Reading this made me realize Disney is clearly the way to go! I never thought to read blog about it, but now I’m glad I did!

  76. i would love to take my family on this!!! my kids would have a blast and my oldest one is twelve!

  77. What an amazing trip……………have wanted to do this with my family for years!!! Hopefully get there one day!

  78. Loved reading your review on the Disney Wonder. I have been on 3 Disney cruises 2 on the Magic and 1 on the Wonder and loved them all. The last one on the Wonder we went with children, just me and my parents and I have to say I enjoyed it just as much without the children 🙂

  79. Disney sure does it up right!! I guess that’s what made them so successful, looks like you had a blast and your kids are now old enough to remember it 🙂

  80. It would be a total dream to go with my kids but I dont think we will ever afford to go! Thanks for giving details for my daydreaming!

  81. Hi, We are going as a family on the Disney wonder cruise in December. I was wondering if you brought your own linens for the trip, also is the sofa bed a single bed? I have two kids (will be 2 and 4) and we are looking to do the Delux oceanview room with veranda. Any other tips would be great! Thanks

  82. I can’t wait to take my kids on a Disney trip- and a Disney Cruise sounds perfect! Thanks for all of the details!!

  83. Hello from Texas. I just found your blog and wanted to read all about your trip on the Wonder. We are planning our first Disney cruise on the Wonder for December 2015. My youngest will be 3 1/2 and my oldest 5 1/2. How did your three princess do? Did they get sea sick? Did you have anything to help with it? Thank you for posting all about the Wonder. I am so excited about our trip.

  84. Hello,
    I see that the little girls dress up. However, I have a 9 soon to be 10 year old that wants to dress up and it is impossible to find a princess costume for her because Disney doesn’t carry them over size 10. So we bought her a gown that I added some bling to. Is there a night on the cruise (Wonder) that they designate as a “little princess” dress up night?

  85. I see this one is a few years old. Time for you to go again. We went on the Disney Dream last year and it was the best cruise ever. In fact we’re planning our next one now on Disney Cruise Line. Most incredible experience.

  86. It sounds like a super place for holiday with kids. You explained it all so well, I would not be concerned about safety.

  87. Great review and I have to add that you have 3 very pretty princess models working for you there. We have 3 of our own now but we call them granddaughters :). I really wish we could afford to take all them and the grandsons with us on one of our Disney cruises. We have been on 4 of them now and will be going on our 5th to Alaska this June. It will be our first trip on the smaller ship as our previous trips were on the Dream and Fantasy (absolutely beautiful ships). Disney really knows how to do it right and if any adults without children out there are reading this Disney cruises are for you too.
    Thank you so much for such an informative review of the Wonder which as you know will be the one we’re on in Alaska.
    PS: I’ve been reading over on Disboards that they are updating the Wonder staterooms with new queen beds, carpet and linens. Can’t wait until June now.

  88. I want to do this before my kids get so old that they no longer wish to travel with their parents. I am literally booking a cruise in the next three weeks because hello?? Canadian winters. So I have been looking at this one closely and wondering if we should do it now. The room is HUGE!!! I can’t believe that! We are cruisers. We took a cruise last Christmas and LOVED IT so much. My kids can’t stop talking about it. But that said the rooms were nothing at all like this.

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