Disney Wonder Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Blink and you miss it, How to spend a lot of money in two days

Review for Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Disney Wonder
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2024
Traveled with children

I chose this cruise to celebrate my birthday with my two daughters and four grandchildren. I wanted to do the 4 day cruise but could not justify the 20,000 dollars so chose the two day one. By the time you have converted the dollars to USA and paid travel insurance and the gratuities the cost adds up even for two days.

The cruise itself was a lot crammed into a short amount of time. Long queues to see characters. The characters themselves were great with the children but the queues were very long sometimes over an hour. A lot of people on the ship and at the end of it a lot of tired children. Fireworks were on the night before at 10 30 pm breakfast at 6 45am and vacate the cabin by 8am. The food was the Standard American Diet and quite salty. We seemed to be queuing and running all day, a show would be on at the same time as a character and the character was only coming out once eg Spiderman at 2pm and the Frozen Show at 2pm.

I would never sail from White Bay terminal again. The most out of the way, unfriendly terminal like cattle just get out of the terminal, no coffee shop No you can't use the bathroom once you walk outside. More expense to get a taxi with three car seats to get there and back. Disney apparently had buses going to Central, but a passenger told me it was $31 US dollars per person even for a baby. And this transport option if it was one was not communicated. It wasn't clear the ship was sailing from White Bay either as the indication was Sydney Terminal on most of the correspondence. The terminal experience just adds to the cost and stress of arriving and departing and No Welcome to Australia feeling at all.

Cabin Review

The cabin was fine and the cabin attendant was friendly. The cabin was clean and compact, and the attendant came in to make up the beds at night and back to a lounge during the day. Not much space for luggage so easy to trip over things if too much luggage.

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