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Disney Wonder Cruise Review by hexdragon

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Disney Wonder
Disney Wonder
Member Name: hexdragon
Cruise Date: August 2011
Embarkation: Vancouver
Destination: Alaska
Cabin Category: 11B
Cabin Number: 2515
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 4.0
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Last trip to Alaska for the year
Well they say traveling is the hardest part of a vacation. Ours was a case in point, luckily all the major hurdles waited until the return trip... Leaving from Vancouver seems like a smart move (no having to briefly stop in Victoria to comply with US regs). However getting to Vancouver was such a pain... It was actually cheaper to fly into Seattle and take the train up then to fly directly to Vancouver...

Anyways, you are here to read about the cruise, not the travel. Although the ship was well maintained, it wasn't as sparkly as i remember from 6 years ago. But with 6 years of use and that it was going into drydock right after the cruise, it is understandable.

One couple in our group had been on other lines but never Disney. All through the trip to the ship and embarkation they were "RCL does this, Norwegian does that..." After seeing just the "Welcome Aboard" show, the wife went down and requested quotes on another cruise... I think they were blown away :-)

The ship stayed in the inland passage as much as she could. When she was, the ride was like glass. There were a couple of runs where she had to go out to the open ocean. The captain mostly arranged that it was done at night after most were in bed.

We had this wonderful server from Hungry named Vicky. My friend's wife wanted to stuff her into a suitcase and bring her home with us. She actually got the "Meat and taters" of the group to try foods outside their comfort zone. She gave good advice if you didn't know what to order.

I will admit take on the last sea day we were looking around to find something to do. There wasn't a good movie playing and we didn't want to play Bingo... We just wandered the ship occasionally stopping to watch the scenery go by...

I had forgotten how good "Wishes" was. However it also marked the end of the cruise. The next morning we had to leave.

Overall the cruise was good. Could have they done a few things better, of course, no one is perfect... One comment our "multi-cruiseline" couple had was that the Disney ship was so much more sedate. The crowd wasn't all these 20 somethings drinking and partying up a storm. The bars were closer to "Lounges" where you could sit and talk, or listen to the music, not shouting to be heard over the thump of the bass...

Publication Date: 09/12/11
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