Disney Wonder Review

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  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars 4.0
  • Expert Rating:4.0-stars 4.0
  • Traveler Rating:4.5-stars 4.3
    • Couples: 4.2
    • Families w/ young children: 4.3
    • Families w/ older children: 4.6
    • Singles/Friends: 4.8
    • Groups: 4.1
  • Health Rating:
  • Price: $$$$
  • Year Built: 1999
  • Refurbished: 2009
  • Ship Size: M
  • Total Cabins: 877
  • Restaurants: 4
  • Pools: 3

How it Ranks: Disney Wonder ranks #3 out of 4 Disney Cruise Line Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

The 2,713-passenger Disney Wonder first debuted in 1999, rolling out family-oriented amenities and entertainment offerings, like Sail Away dance parties and meet-and-greets with familiar Disney characters. With eight designated family areas, five youth-oriented spaces and seven adult-only areas, the ship offers plenty of activity options to satisfy travelers of all ages. During days at sea, younger guests can take advantage of seven children's clubs with interactive and educational programs catered to specific age groups. Meanwhile, cruising clans can take advantage of three freshwater pools — with Mickey's Pool designed for children and the Quiet Cove Pool exclusive to adults — and games like ping pong and basketball at the open-air activity center, Wide World of Sports. Other family-focused entertainment includes five live performances, including the Disney Wonder exclusive Toy Story — The Musical. In terms of dining, the Disney Wonder offers nine options, including one specialty, adults-only restaurant serving Italian fare. The Disney Wonder also boasts the Beach Blanket Buffet, the line's only onboard buffet, which serves breakfast and lunch. At night, adults can unwind and enjoy a section of the ship called Route 66, which features three adult only nightclubs and lounges. Though the Wonder last underwent a renovation in 2004, recent cruisers commented that while the ship is well-maintained it could benefit from another overhaul as was recently done to the Disney Wonder's identical sister, the Disney Magic in 2013. Compared to other Disney ships, the Wonder is smaller; however, staterooms are slightly larger on average, and suites can accommodate more guests, with the largest suites designed to fit seven people. Each cabin comes appointed with a TV, a spacious seating area and nautical-inspired decor. And while the Disney Wonder can hardly be classified as small with nearly 3,000 passengers and a 3-to-1 guest-to-crew ratio, the Disney Wonder provides offers a higher level of personalization than you find expect on the 4,000-passenger plus megaships sailing today.

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Disney Wonder Cabins

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Disney Wonder Deck Plans

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