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Disney Wonder
Disney Wonder
Member Name: cruiser4801
Cruise Date: January 2013
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: 9C
Cabin Number: 2140
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        7-9 5+
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates Not Rated
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Magical Disney Wonder 5 Day
Having sailed years ago on the Magic, the Wonder is pratically identical. After sailing on innumerable cruises, I find that the size of the Wonder and Magic are perfect. The Wonder is immaculately cared for and did not show her age in the least.

Cabin:

Cabin 2140 is a 9C oceanview stateroom that is 214 sq feet. It has a treasure chest for additional storage. Cabin noise is minimal except when the ship is docking as you do hear the engines and the vibration of the vessel. I prefer the aft cabins because there is less motion in the rear as opposed to the front. The Cabin attendant, Filip, was one of the best we have ever had.

Food:

The food on the Wonder is much better than it was years ago on the Magic. Dinner at Triton's (French Restaurant) was very good and even included souffle for dessert. We ate 3 nights at Palo and highly recommend it. The Maitre D at Palo is Antonio who was fantastic. Our Palo waiter, Alvaro, was outstanding. Among the top choices ar e the portobello/polenta appetizer, the lobster ravioli, the filet mignon and the chocolate souffle.

Breakfast service is my only complaint. Triton's has the best breakfast but closes at 9:30 am. After that, the only choices are Parrot Cay or the buffet on the pool deck-- both are buffets. The pool buffet is better than the one ate Parrot Cay. Disney should have 1 buffet and an a la carte breakfast restaurant like most cruise lines do. Never had a chance to have great breakfast on the Wonder. The last morning, there is no room service snd the 9th floor buffet was extraordinarily crowded. Again, Disney could have had a limited room service menu on the last morning to ease disembarkation.

Kids Clubs:

Our kids, 8 and 9, loved the Oceaneer Lab and Club. The activities and terrific staff will keep the kids entertained for hours. This is the best kids program at sea.

Entertainment:

The shows were spectacular. We saw the Golden Mickey's and Disney Dreams, which were both top-notch. The first and last show were good but not as great. Movies in the theater on board are terrific and included Lincoln as well as Wreck it Ralph, the Avengers, and Brave.

Ports:

Cozumel was great. Highly recommend paying more to go to Palancar Beach. They have free beach loungers, clear water, and shady spots. Downside of beach is there are too many rocks as you enter the water.

Castaway Cay was not as good because of the cold and cloudy weather. We did not have beach day. Otherwise, it would have been great as Disney's island and Holland America's island are the 2 best at sea.

All in all, Disney is one of the best cruise lines especially if you have small kids.

Publication Date: 01/28/13
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