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Disney Wonder Review

4.0 / 5.0
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564 reviews
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Good cruise, but not worth cost of what you get vs. what you receive

Review for Disney Wonder to the Mexican Riviera
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10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Apr 2022
Cabin: Standard Inside Stateroom

We're platinum Disney cruisers and we've sailed all the ships. This was our 2nd trip on the Wonder.

Embarkation - What a cluster. The San Diego terminal located close to Amtrak and you can easily be dropped off in front of the pier. Two Holland ships were in port on the same day. This meant that we had to go offsite for a required Covid test. From the beginning (port arrival) it was a mess. Disney agents kept walking around with clip boards asking for port arrival times. People are everywhere trying to figure out what was going on. There was no order, just chaos. The one good thing was that we were able to go start Covid testing right at our port arrival time. We had to walk across the street to a hotel and wait in line to test in the hotel ballroom. After testing, you stand in another line to wait for your results. Once received (via email), you stand in yet another line to have your results verified. You then have 15 minutes to get back to the ship and checkin, which you guessed it, was another line. We're finally checked in. You then wait for your boarding group to be called. Once it's called, then you can actually get on the ship. Our port arrival time was 11am. We were on the ship around 12:30 pm. That's with all the lines moving fairly quickly. If you had a later time, the lines were backed up. It was hard to not get a little aggravated.

Dining - If someone tells you that Disney cruise line food is the best they've ever eaten, then they need to get out more. This food is mediocre at best. Palo is the standout and the good is almost always very good. Other cruise lines do a lot better job on food quality and variety. However, the Main Dining Rooms are fun and well-themed. Servers are very good at their job and are eager to please. You will be pressured to give an "excellent" rating on all dining questions on the end-of-cruise survey, even if you didn't have a great experience or the food wasn't that good.

Cabin Review

Standard Inside Stateroom

This was our first inside stateroom after 11 cruises. We never really used our balcony, so wanted to try a less expensive option. This room was on deck 6, midship. It was a great location right off the midship elevators. It was quiet and our room attendant was great and kept the room nice and clean, but dated in appearance. I expected a shoebox of a room, but was surprised that it was plenty big enough for 2 adults. This category only had 1 bathroom, not the split bathrooms found in higher categories. If we book a Disney cruise again on the Magic or Wonder, it would be in this category.

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