Awesome trip but hard with a 4-yr old: Disney Wonder Cruise Review by R Dub

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R Dub
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Awesome trip but hard with a 4-yr old

Sail Date: April 2014
Destination: Bahamas
Embarkation: Miami
We stayed In a 1 bedroom concierge suite. Since we were "concierge", we were able to be the first ones on the boat and the first ones in line on day 4 for the immigration stop which was nice. Our room was on the 8th floor which is great because the pool is literally 1 floor up (room 8078 I think) In addition, the drink machine, ice cream, coffee & buffet lines were there too! The suite was average quality. A little old and dated but adequate. The shower didn't drain very well but who cares, there were 2 in the suite. We traveled with a 4-yr old & I've got to say she did very well considering how late Disney likes to do things. We originally had the second seating for dinner but many little kids can stay up that late after swimming in pools or playing on the beach all day. Our first night we didn't get to go to dinner for that reason. However, since we were "concierge", we were able it have dinner ordered to the room. The next day I moved our dinner to the first More seating. Way better!! Cast away Key was the best part of the whole trip by far! Get the cabana it's worth the extra cash. We got cabana 1 which was literally next to the bathrooms & lunch buffet. Perfect spot!!! We had a fresh water shower to cool off, fridge with water, sodas & beer (at our request). Your concierge team comes off the boat with you & is available by phone if you need them. It's sort of like the butler service you get at Sandalls but a little less the server mentality. The beach was waist deep and perfect for small children. I wish we could have just stayed there the whole time. We didn't see very many characters which I figured we would have but that's not a big deal. They are everywhere on the ship (during scheduled times). Dinner that night at Animators pallet was fine. Nothing special. The servers who travel from room to room with you are great but not exceptional. The next day we went to the dolphin experience at the blue lagoon instead of going to Atlantis due to the large crowds. At first we were like wth were we thinking booking an excursion at 745 in the morning? After getting up & out it was cool. It was a 30 minute 2-story catamaran ride over (passing Atlantis). My daughter loved it! That day was a bit cloudy so we decided to take the first boat back to the ship so we avoided the rain. We pretty much stayed out by the Mickey Mouse pool on the ship the rest of the day. This was nice because most other passengers were off to Atlantis and we had less rowdy kids to deal with in the pool. The water slide was pretty fun but no adults are allowed to ride only kids. I would have to walk her up the stairs, turn around and go down while my wife waited for her at the bottom. No floaties or water shoes are allowed on the slide. The floors around the pool are extremely hot! Kids were crying all over and running like crazy to get back in the water. That night was pirate night. Ok...this is pretty cool. Parents, kids & staff are dressed up like pirates for dinner. We had so much fun. Don't be afraid to pack a pirate costume for the kids or yourself. The actual pirate party on the deck didn't start until 9:45pm. Kids were having melt downs all around us. Lol! But so worth it. Don't bother getting there early to get close to the show, they make you move off so the kids can play some dumb game then you lose your spot anyway. Our last day was the Florida Keys. We didn't bother getting off of the boat & just stayed on . This is the delay we say the most characters because there were no lines. That night is the Disney Dream musical which was won a ton of awards. It was super cool! We loved it. Sit up close to the left or right side and during the Arial part bubbles will float down from the ceiling. During the Beauty & The Beast set snow will fall. Overall a great trip but be prepared to shell out the cash & deal with 4 yr old melt downs galore! We would definitely do it again but would bring more people with us. Less

Published 05/02/14
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Cabin review: 8078

Couldn't imagine any rooms smaller than this. Plenty of room though & the balcony was awesome! Room a little old & outdated. Shower didn't drain that good. Plenty of space for the 3 of us.

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R Dub
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