Disney Wonder - Panama Canal full transit PLUS: Disney Wonder Cruise Review by bobski24
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Disney Wonder - Panama Canal full transit PLUS
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
I like the idea of the rotating dining room schedules. We were lucky to be with a great group of new friends at our table. I thought the dinner food selections were nothing special. The food was good, but I expected it to be better. I really enjoyed the self serve ice cream station. And the 'free' coffee, pop More and water station on deck 9 is a super touch. Also, Disney allows you to bring alcohol onboard at embarkation and at each cruise port. So, there's no need to try and hide bottles in your luggage. At embarkation it simply must be in your carry on luggage. No questions asked.
Although the food was only average, I thought the service in our dining room was the best ever. Our server staff of Rolly, Andrew (and even the head waiter, Roy) were just super. Also, our stateroom attendant, Shiv, was also the best ever.
The only problem we had with our stateroom was some unusual snapping and scratching sounds coming from the ceiling. The maintenance staff was unable to get it fixed. So, we just dealt with it. Besides there were so many other positives. The split bathrooms is a great idea.
We stopped in Key West, Cozumel, Cartagena, Puerto Vallarta & Cabo San Lucas with the cruise ending in San Diego. Our excursions were a trolley tour in Key West; shopping in Cozumel; a bus & horse carriage tour in Cartagena; a 5 hour visit to the Paradise Beach Resort; and casual site seeing & shopping in Cabo. PV was our favorite stop. The beach area was absolutely beautiful. However, the full transit of the Panama Canal is something I'll never forget. The lake cruise between the locks is very relaxing and quite beautiful.
The Wonder has a very nice fitness center which I made use of during our sailing days. The pool in the Quiet Cove was very nice and quiet (no kids allowed). However, trying to get one of the comfy deck chairs near the pool is almost impossible. Folks 'reserve' them early in the day by leaving towels and personal items on them and they are left unused for hours at a time. Cruisers continue this discourteous practice despite the signs telling them not to do so. I guess there are rude people everywhere. Less
StarBreeze Panama Canal
Island Princess Panama Canal
Overall, A Good Trip