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  1. We have been on six Disney cruises (out of 26 total cruises). The last five Disney ones were on the Wonder, and the wife and I, being Disney fans, love it. So when I suggested we take a quick three day trip in February on the Wonder to get out of town, the wife said no. Her complaint, and I can’t fault her, is that they have the same old menus as they have had for years. We know them by heart, and to be honest they aren’t that great. Yes I know we could eat at Palos or Remy, but we really like going to the themed dining rooms and being with the same waiters each night. So come on Disney, change the menu lineup up after a decade so I can get back on board.
  2. Randyp1234

    Ship tour on "Wonder"....

    My brother is taking a cruise on the Wonder in October and I was wondering if there was a ship tour they could book like the "Ultimate Ship Tour" that Princess offers that takes you to all the behind the scenes locations? Thanks, Randy
  3. We're platinum and booked the westbound Port Canaveral on the Wonder. My TA booked us early on Monday. We wanted a category 7A, but she told us they were sold out. I got curious about that, since it seemed off that they would book so quickly. In researching it, it sounds like there are no 7A categories available on any Wonder itinerary in 2020. Some thought it might be that these rooms are being put aside for concierge, but then I read that concierge room were going to be on deck 8. Has anybody heard anything more concrete?
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    Disney Wonder room 8042

    Does anyone know if that room includes a Murphy style bed pull down from the wall but it touches the floor .?
  5. DH and I were on the 12/7 - 12/14 cruise on the Wonder out of Galveston. I usually have big plans of doing a full on review, get started with it, and then real life gets in the way and I never finish the review. So, if you have any questions, I would be more than happy to try to answer them. This is our 3rd year in a row of doing this cruise, basically the same week. We love being able to drive to the port, and the Wonder is our favorite ship, although we have only been on the two classic ships. Disney bucket list is to book one of the big ships, in the next couple of years. We were Concierge, in room 8546. We were to have 3 ports on this cruise (Nassau, Key West, and Castaway Cay), however due to weather we missed Castaway Cay. The Captain tried twice to dock, but mother nature and safety won out. Despite the missed port, we had a fantastic cruise and will be back again next year! :) Clair
  6. We are sailing on the Wonder in March. Our granddaughter is so excited to attend the Princess Gathering and the Frozen Meet and Greet. I reserved three tickets to these events online - now I’m questioning whether I just need one ticket for our granddaughter and tickets are not required for Grandpa and I to accompany her to the events? Clarification would be appreciated. Thank you so much!
  7. I will be on the Disney Wonder in November. I have tmobile and I was wondering if anyone is able to connect to the internet and use WIFI calling to call back home. If so, does it still count as roaming or just uses your regular minutes?
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    Disney wonder

    First cruise coming up in late September and my question is sail away if we go to the concierge lounge will we have a good view of the sail away party or do we have to go to that deck and if so I imagine it’s going to be crowded any suggestions on alternative locations to view the sale away party ..? Additionally autograph books do the characters have time to sign autographs books and is that something that people do or are we better off not taking an autograph book and saving that for when we visit Disneyland resort .
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    Disney wonder

    does anyone know if the doors on that ship are magnetic thinking of decorating the door but I understand some of the ships have wooden doors ?? We are in concierge class if that makes any difference as to what type of door we might have .
  10. Dolebludger

    Disney Wonder

    My wife got back yesterday from a five night cruise on this ship with her grand daughter and adult daughter. I didn't go, but rely on my wife's comments, as we are seasoned cruisers.They had a suite on this cruise. The activities were perfect for the six year old grand daughter. But there seemed to be few "special activities" geared to little boys. The food was better than she expected and the concierge service was better that she experienced on real lux lines. Oddly, there were no drink packages offered, but there was a separate open bar for suite guests. One thing that was a bit tacky were the tip envelopes on the bed on the last night, given the fact that the tips were pre-paid. Perhaps just an error. Grand daughter had the time of her life, and that is what this cruise was all about.
  11. "Ginger"

    Disney Wonder question

    It's been a good while since I've cruised on the Disney Wonder or Magic, I know things change but I was wondering if they still have the open deck with loungers on deck 7 or 8 in the back of the ship. If so which deck is it located on?
  12. I realize I haven't sailed yet, so technically, I can't be writing a trip report yet. But I'm so excited I have to share our preparations! And I will hopefully have the details of our cruise to share in a week! This trip started as I idly looked at weekend cruises leaving from CA ports and discovered a 2 night Disney cruise, that was actually over a weekend and not weekdays. The price seemed high, but I’ve always wanted to sail on DCL and week long cruises are really pricey! Living in CA, we generally would have to fly anywhere to take one, plus the price of the cruise itself. We also have three kids, which meant more expense! But, we are essentially empty nesters now (one young adult moved home for a year long internship, but we'e not responsible for her anymore) and our youngest is in his final year of college. So we are cruising a lot more now. I suggested we sail for dh’s birthday and his response was that the cruise seemed pricey and why didn't we just go to DL for the weekend and stay at the Grand Californian? I looked at hotel rooms at the Grand Californian as well as passes and it was almost double the cost of the cruise! And that didn’t include food! Epic fail for his suggestion!!!! That meant, yes, we were sailing on Disney!! Our fare was $518 per person for a double inside cabin, category GTY for 11C, which means we will be given a stateroom chosen by Disney. Basically 11C is the very cheapest inside cabin. I figured for 2 nights, we could handle anything and I wanted to keep the costs to a minimum. Taxes, fees and port expenses are $198.64 for the two of us. I tried very hard not to anticipate what would be the absolutely worst room on the ship, in terms of location and noise, because you know that’s what we’ll get. (I’m the person that gets into the shortest line at the grocery store and end up standing there forever, because the person in front of me is paying in pennies, or they’re arguing the price of ice cream or other such things) After I booked I was telling a girlfriend about the trip and she decided to come along. She’s been on three Disney cruises and even married recently on a Disney cruise! She’s flying to San Diego on Wednesday to have an extra day before the cruise. My dh and I are flying in early TH evening and we have a 1pm boarding time for the ship on Friday. I took the first time available to me, because I want it to seem like a longer trip! I considered just staying on the ship on Saturday, but we had an amazing wine tour in Ensenada over Christmas so I wanted to go again. So we can have a leisurely breakfast and then get off the ship. Disney offers a tour for $41 per person, for 4-5 hours. It goes to L.A. Cetto Winery and Casa Doña Lupe and then drops you off for some shopping. This is the same tour that Carnival offers (and I’m sure other cruise lines as well). Shore Excursions Group also offers the tour for $39 per person (a sale, price per their website...normally $49). However, typically when we cruise we plan our own tours and this trip is no exception. We booked with The Wine Route (wineroutebaja.com). Eugenie and Luigi are the guides. They will customize a tour for you. At Christmas we had a crazy eclectic group and they managed to come up with a great itinerary, as well as including wineries I wanted to try. For this trip I requested Misiones de California and Entre Santos Bodegas de Santo Tomás and requested a surprise for the third winery. I also requested a simple easy place for lunch, because with less time I didn't want to be spending too much time on a meal. Our time in port is shorter than our 4 night Carnival Cruise, so we will visit three wineries this time. We have been assigned cabin 2011, so deck 2 at the far end of the ship. It appears we might be right below O’Gills Pub, so I am hoping it isn’t too noisy. But as I said above, we went as cheap as we could and our expectations are super low in terms of our room. We are flying Southwest Airlines for San Diego and staying in Old Town on Thursday night. We plan to Uber over to the cruise pier Friday morning. I was told that there will be a Pirate Night on Friday night and a Halloween Party on Saturday night. We ordered matching t-shirts for our group of 4 from Etsy for Friday. I will admit it’s a little cheesy but we are “all in” for this cruise and plan to enjoy ourselves. They are from FunCreationsWorld and the total for the 4 shirts plus shipping was $61.80. There were many choices on Etsy, but many had a week or two lead time before shipping (if not more). This seller can have items ready to ship in 1-3 days. We ordered on a Monday and received our order Friday. I was pleased with their promptness! For Saturday, we are dressing up as well. We tried to find something that could be a group of four, but didn’t find anything we’d be happy with it. So my girlfriend and her husband are Captain Hook and Peter Pan and my husband and I are Bert and Mary Poppins. I ordered a costume from Amazon and my husband’s was a DIY. My costume was quite wrinkled and I’ve been steaming it to get them out. I’m not sure how to get it to San Diego unwrinkled. I don’t feel I can iron it at the hotel and I know I can’t carry on a steamer, even a small travel size. I’m hoping by steaming it well at home, packing it with tissue and then maybe spraying it with wrinkle release will work well enough, Despite costumes, I’m a “travel light” kind of gal, so am not bringing much. I am using my Travelpro carry on, rather than a lightweight tote, but only because I plan to ship wine home in my suitcase and need a sturdier bag. I utilize a packing strategy called "Base 5". Basically you start with 5 pieces: 2 bottoms, 2 tops and a sweater/jacket. Then for every day of travel, add one item, up to 10 days worth. Then I give myself an extra item or two if the trip has special circumstances (like multiple events, or in this case, packing costumes!). No swimsuit, because I don’t think we’ll have enough time to bother. I wear sketchers much of the time as they are comfortable and look a little nicer than sneakers. Since we'll be dressing up and have gotten "Photo Pass" on varied trip to WDW or DL, I looked into photo packages. But the package to get all the digital photos on an USB stick was $195!! Keep in mind we're not even on the ship 48 hours!! Ten digital images are $150. Needless to say, we're not doing either. I can’t wait until Thursday!
  13. Alaska Newbie

    3 night Disney Wonder cruise

    We are doing the 3 night cruise with 4 adults, one 4 year old. Have never done the DCL so any suggestions or tips would be appreciated.
  14. 2 members of our family are vegans. Sailing on the Wonder in September- any tips or advice? Thanks so much! Sent from my iPad using Forums
  15. Just booked for 11/2019. I have a couple of questions. 1) Shows. do they add shows, or just stick with the normal 3. 2) Transportation from Ship in Galveston to Houston airport. need suggestions 3) Whitewall veranda. #7632 vs clear veranda. will I regret having a whitewall? 4) how to pass the time till 11/2019 5) please explain "fish extenders"
  16. Hey Cruise Critic Boards! It's been a while but I am back. So excited! I just booked our family's first Disney Cruise leaving November 2nd from Galveston - 6 nights on the Wonder. Some background: Mom (Ann) - 43 Dad (Michael) - 44 Twin Girls Riley (9) and Morgan (9) We will be celebrating our 15th Wedding Anniversary. We were married November 14, 2003 in Disney World - so Disney holds a special place in our hearts. We will also be celebrating early our girls 10th birthday which is on December 8th. Mike and I have been on several cruises - mostly on NCL - and have enjoyed them all. We took the girls on their first cruise last year on NCL out of Los Angeles of the Mexican Riviera - with 2 days in Disneyland before hand. It was a a fantastic trip with Grandma and Poppy along for the ride. We moved from NYC to Dallas 4 years ago (We were the Recession poster family) - and this will be our first cruise out of Galveston. So I am not a new cruiser - but new to Disney Cruise Line - and new to Galveston. I am really looking for tips to help us make the most of the trip. Some questions: - We just deposited and are waitlisted for early dining. Any tips on how we can get moved to early dining. My daughters will not do well eating at 9 pm. - Do you think there will be a Character Breakfast on a 6 night cruise with 3 sea days (I know it says 7 nights and longer - but 6 nights is pretty close). - Is there a certain dining rotation I want to request? - Are there any tips to making the most of the Christmas cruise? - Best excursions for our family in Cozumel and Grand Cayman - typically I don't book through the cruise ship. - When to book character greetings? And honestly - any tips you have to making the most of this much anticipated and long for trip - please send them my way! I really appreciate it. Have a magical day! Ann
  17. I was looking on the DCL website yesterday at the list of live shows performed on each DCL ship. For the Wonder, only Frozen and Disney Dreams were listed. Although when I opened up the description of The Golden Mickeys, the text implied it is showing on the Wonder. Now I have seen a thread that the show is rarely being performed on the Dream anymore. Any idea if this might just be a website glitch, or is the Golden Mickeys soon to be retired? If retired, any idea if a new cast show will replace it vs another movie night or guest entertainer? It seems like the show has been through a few incarnations and never found its stride.
  18. Hey folks - I was searching for some video of the enhancements to the Disney Wonder - have been perusing everyone's threads and reviews also. I came across this pretty good video on youtube - it got me even more excited about our upcoming sailing on the Wonder. I've seen some of the complaint threads about plumbing issues that remain. Anyone care to comment on what they think of the various new venues? Tiana's Place in particular looks stunning, but I understand it might be loud? TIA!
  19. ***Before reading further, this thread has information about a rape. If you are sensitive to this topic, please do not read further*** . . . . . . . . . . . . There are reports circulating that two CM's from the Wonder have been arrested while the ship was in drydock. 1 CM has been arrested after forcing a female CM to have anal sex against her will. The 28 yr old male from St Lucia is being held in a Spanish jail. The man and British woman had been in a relationship prior to the attack. Another CM from India was arrested and released in September after allegedly indecently exposing himself to two children in a Cadiz shopping center. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/disney-cruise-ship-rape-cadiz-employee-sexually-assaulted-spain-arrested-wonder-a7371281.html I hope both the bastards rot in hell. My best thoughts and wishes to the poor lady and the children. And do not let your guard down just because you are on a Disney cruise. No matter how many background checks are carried out, perverts still manage to work aboard ships. ex techie
  20. Hey, we're sailing The Wonder soon. I'm trying to figure out changes before I get my oldest excited. Currently on the Wonder the pirate ship, Jolly Rogers, is still listed in the kid's club. My five year old will love this but I don't want her to know if it's changed. Thanks! Any new offerings or experiences after dry dock? Did the change the pool or splash area? I'm not finding anything yet.
  21. So many questions! How do I find out the schedule for dinners? (when is the Alaska night menu, Golden Mickey etc...) On the Alaska cruise - is there a pirate night or the pixar night? What night should we do Palo? I don't want to miss the more special dinner evenings for main dining. I think i've understood that we will rotate dinners in the different restaurants. How do we find out the rotation? What's the big deal with animators palate night? I saw somewhere that it was recommended that we don't miss it. Character breakfast? is this guaranteed? do we automatically get tickets? Or do I have to sign up somehow? THANK YOU!!!!
  22. Steelers0854

    Wonder 7 Night Dining Rotation

    We are going to be on the wonder for 7 nights. I was wondering what the preferences were for the 3 dining rooms so we can request a dining rotation that has us eating at the "better" restaurant for 3 nights on the rotation. So which is your favorite, Animators Palate, Triton's, or Parrot Cay? Thanks for your insight. P.S. This will be our first DCL cruise and we are really excited.
  23. My 15 year old is on a strict workout schedule.( his choice). He is asking to not come on the vacation if he can not go to the gym with an adult. Please tell me he is allowed to workout with an adult there with him... TIA
  24. DH and I were on the December 4th sailing of the Disney Wonder. We had a fabulous cruise!! I usually try to do a trip report after our cruises, and start off with the best of intentions but then get side tracked with work and other such events and rarely finish. This time I thought I would try just a summary. If anyone has any questions, I'll try my best to answer them. On this trip it was DH & myself. We are both 47, with no kids. This is our 4th Disney cruise together, and all of those have been on the classic ship. The ship: While someday we would like to sail on the two newer ships, we both love the two classic ships. Both are big ships, but not so big that we feel overwhelemed. While there were a few areas where her age was showing, overall the Disney Wonder was in great shape. Stateroom: Our Christmas present to ourselves this year was to book a one-bedroom suite. We loved it!!! The space extra space was amazing! Plus all of the little perks that come with the concierge level made us feel very spoiled. Glenn was our Concerige and we both thought he did a great job. Embarkation: Embarkation was easy-peasy. We arrived at the port around 10:30. Parked the car, took the shuttle over, and we were checked in by 11:00. I don't remember the exact time we boarded, but it was before noon. Gym/Spa: Our normal morning routine is to hit the gym around 6am when it opens. It didn't start to get busy until around 8'sh, so it worked out great for us. DH & I purchased the Rainforest pass for each of us for the week. We used this at least once a day, sometimes twice, and we definitely felt like we got our moneys worth. DH had two massages, and he thought they were very good. More tomorrow. Thanks for reading! Clair
  25. hi! Does anyone know if on the wonder to Alaska if there is officer pin trading night and if the stores have the trading books? Thanks!!!!!