This was our third Disney Wonder cruise with grandchildren. Last year we were on this ship to the Mexican Riviera and the kids loved the Edge and Oceaneer counselors and activities. Since the Disney cruise was much more expensive than other cruises to Alaska we felt it was worth it after our previous experience with the Disney difference on two other cruises. The kids were so excited to be on this ship again but were very disappointed to find new personnel that did not seem to engage them at all. They were so sad that there were very few scheduled events this year. Last year the kids couldn't wait to join the other kids and particularly were looking forward to the pirate show, the midnight dessert buffet and the passenger talent show. One of our kids had practiced and rehearsed in advance, brought the equipment she needed and then found out there was no talent show. Sadly the pirate show was at 10:30 p.m. so most of the kids were either in bed or close to meltdown. There also was no midnight dessert buffet. On past Disney cruises we noticed the kids congregated either in the pools or in the clubs, but this time most of the tweens just wandered around in groups and said there was nothing going on in the Edge.
As previous Disney guests, there was a welcome back backpack and some small crackers but no special party that most cruise lines do to encourage repeat business.
The positives of this Disney cruise were: clean, well maintained stateroom; fabulous shows; food that was kid friendly and healthy; soda and coffee anytime; easy to manage buffets with good food and delicious desserts. Room service was punctual and accurate and the delivery people politely appreciated the tips.
Cabin was ok. Bunk mattresses are not too comfortable for adults, though! The one I slept on sloped and they are very thin. Love the separate toilet area from the shower/tub. Plenty of storage and lighting. Lots of Disney channels for the kids.
Cute town to walk around. I followed the walking tour and enjoyed the scenery. Lots of shops!
Beautiful port, not enough time to take any excursions. We had less than 2 hours before needing to get in line to return.