By: Mlb Destinations
Ship Stats: 84,000 GT 984 Ft Capacity is 2,713 passengers 11 passenger decks Disney Wonder ship is usually based out of Vancouver. This sailing we took was a 3 day sailing out of Port Canaveral. We took advantage of her visit here locally and sailed on her to the Bahama’s.
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Our Embarkation of the Disney Wonder was really easy. When we arrived at the terminal to check in they gave us a ticket with a boarding call number, it went by pretty fast, we had about a 10 minute wait. As we were boarding the ship, the crew announced our name as they do on all Disney ships. The Wonder ship’s Atrium was really beautiful. The ceiling had a cluster of red glass flowers which were really beautiful. The one thing about Disney ships, they shine! They really are so clean and shiny! The grand staircase was in blue and gold with Aerial, The little Mermaid as the Atrium statue. The restaurant Triton’s which is in tribute to The Little Mermaid film sits right behind her statue. We had our first meal in Triton’s as we boarded instead of our usual trip to Cabana’s lido buffet. We had a nice and relaxing lunch! I enjoyed a chicken caesar salad and Oreo brownie cheesecake, really good!
Dining on the Disney Wonder includes various fast food areas near the Pool, 3 main dining areas, Cabana’s lido buffet, buffet bar food in one of the adult only lounges late night, and Room service!
Dining on the Wonder ship is exactly like all the other Disney Ships with the Rotational Dining of 3 Main Restaurants. Your servers will follow you to each restaurant. On the Wonder Ship you have Triton’s Restaurant, Tiana’s Place Restaurant and Animator’s Palate. The Rotational dining allows guest to have a different dining experience along with different menu options and theme. You may share a table with other folks depending on your party size, if you want a private table, request one when you book your cruise and then when you board the ship go to the Maitre D and request it.
Each restaurant has it’s own unique theme. Triton’s Restaurant is dedicated to The Little Mermaid film with Triton being Aerial’s father. The ceilings have beautiful pale pink, baby blue glass with swirls of gold. It offers a French flair menu and a beautiful stain glass of blues, greens and baby pink on some of the windows. The artwork on the back wall of Triton is done in tiny pieces of glass. Below are some photos from Triton’s that I took.
Tiana’s place was another Main Dining Restaurant on board the beautiful Disney Wonder ship. The Restaurant is themed for The Princess and the Frog film. You will find live entertainmentCuisine with Tiana and her band playing allowing for those interested to shake a leg! The cuisine is creole and cajun, very good I must say. I had the cajun sea bass and mama oldies bread pudding. Man, it was good! It was a casual yet elegant restaurant with brick walls and elegant glass ceilings with metal scrolling. The kids and adults had a really nice time dancing and doing a train around the restaurant with the Bayou Alligator, Tiana, and wait staff. Below are some photos I took during our dining.
Animator’s Palate was the other Main Dining Restaurant. We did not eat at Animator’s during this sailing. Instead we had a, tired and lazy night, ordered a pizza at the pool to watch a movie on the big screen under the stars. However, we have been to Animator’s Palate on our other Disney sailings and it is awesome! It is a wonderful experience. The entertainment you get from listening to Crush talk to those in the room is really funny and interactive. The art that you draw actually comes to life in the restaurant. The decor of the restaurant is a black and white restaurant with animator drawings all over the walls, checkered floors and seats that are Mickey’s bottoms. It is an awesome time so be sure if you sail on Disney Cruise Line that you eat at Animator’s Palate. Oh and a little tip: The Black Truffle pasta for an appetizer is really good!!
Cabana’s Lido Buffet
Cabana’s Lido Buffet is amazing, honestly, the food is really good! I have been on 3 of Disney Cruise Line’s ships and all of the Lido’s were amazing. I will soon be traveling on Disney Fantasy so I will update you in my blog of that sailing of how it is on that ship, but the 3 I have been on was really good. The food is of different nationalities and lots of great comfort food. Salad bar is top notch and nobody has a seafood buffet like Disney Cruise Line that I have been on. ( I have been on Carnival, NCL, RC and Disney) Disney beats when it comes to Lido buffet food. The buffet is by far excellent. Below are some photos I took during some of our meals at Cabana’s. Also the outside seating at Cabana’s has amazing aft views. Its really nice in the morning to come out and have breakfast outside, feel the fresh breeze and look at the scenery no matter if it is the port you arrived at or the ship sailing, it will offer a nice view.
Things to Do
Buena Vista Theater offers up movie theater films at different times throughout the cruise. They will have a variety of Walt Disney films. The Walt Disney Theater has live broadway shows that are amazing! You have to check out a show in the Walt Disney Theater if you have never. They will have 2 evening times to fit in around your dining time. You will be in for a treat! They will have other shows sometimes during the day that are scheduled like the Magic show we went to. Next to the theater you will find a kiosk of treats and popcorn sold along with beverages and alcohol beverages for extra cost. The servers will come around and serve you if you prefer to be served from your seat instead.
The shops offer up some great duty free Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney World souvenirs, jewelry, high end jewelry, clothing, toys, treats, collectibles and more. The shops will also have the Captain’s signing usually the last night but check with the staff to see what date and time for your sailing. The Captain will sign something if you want him to and also take a photo with you. I collect ship models of sailings that I cruise on, so I have the Captain’s sign those. I have put the photo below of my daughter with her signing on the Disney Dream with Captain Henry.
The activities are endless and will be printed on your Personal Navigator that your stateroom host will leave in your stateroom during turn down service. You can also download the Disney Cruise Line app to get all the information right at your phone along with dining information and menu’s. Below I posted photos of our Navigator we had on this cruise.
The Disney Wonder ship had various things to do on the Sports Deck. They have a running/walking track on I believe it was Deck 4. The Sports Deck on the top had Basketball, Foosball, ping pong. There is no putt putt on the Disney Wonder ship. The ship also has a video arcade. The Pool deck offers a larger pool for adults and teens and the Mickey pool is perfect for your younger kids. Life vests are provided if needed and the lifeguard is always on duty. You can take a dip and watch a movie at the same time with the kids which is nice!
Our stateroom on board the Disney Wonder was a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom. Room 2568. It was a nice cozy room. The room had a queen size bed, a sofa that turned into a bed, a coffee table, a vanity desk with drawers and a stool, a refrigerator, tv, closet with storage shelves and hanging sections with lots of hangers. The split bath has a tub shower and sink in the one bathroom and the other has a sink and toilet along with some shelves for storage. Our stateroom host was truly amazing, he really was very attentive and kept us stocked with everything that we needed throughout our cruise!
Be sure to check out my youtube video for a complete room tour!
Disembarking was super easy on the Wonder ship as it is with the other Disney sailings I have went on. Our family does the express check out which you walk your luggage off. It was quick and painless. We had a great time on board the Disney Wonder cruise ship. It was a nice weekend.