Beginners Guide to the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

Plan Disney: Disney Cruise Line Pocket Guide for the Disney Wonder

The next ship we’ll be covering in the planDisney Pocket Guide series is the Disney Wonder! The Disney Wonder joined the Disney Cruise Line fleet in 1999 alongside its sister ship, the Disney Magic, and is home to 11 decks of one-of-a-kind entertainment, recreation, and dining offerings for the whole crew to enjoy! While you may recognize some similarities to its sister ship, here are some of the unique offerings you’ll find onboard the Disney Wonder:

1. Greetings from Under the Sea

When you board the Disney Wonder, crew members will greet your party by name, and a bronze-sculpted Princess Ariel will welcome you into the atrium. The atrium is embellished with nautical colors and eye-catching murals from Disney’s animated classic, “The Little Mermaid.”

2. Signature Dining

Rotational dining ensures that all guests can enjoy all three themed dining experiences while on board. Your party and service team will rotate to a different table service restaurant each night. As part of your rotational dining experience on the Disney Wonder, you’ll dine under the sea at Triton’s, embrace your inner artist at Animator’s Palate, and enjoy Louisiana-inspired fare with live jazz music at Tiana’s Place!  

3. Alaskan Itineraries

The Disney Wonder is the only ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet that embarks on Alaskan adventures. On select itineraries, you can experience breathtaking beauty at arctic ports of call featuring majestic glaciers, cascading waterfalls, and rugged mountains. Learn about the rich history of Alaska while enjoying family-friendly entertainment and recreation.

4. Broadway-Quality Entertainment

Don’t miss the award-winning musicals onboard at the Walt Disney Theatre. Attend “The Golden Mickeys,” a Hollywood-style award show featuring dazzling performances that pay homage to the magic of Disney storytelling. Catch a showing of “Disney Dreams – An Enchanted Classic” for a new and exciting show featuring music and characters from your favorite films, or enjoy a heartwarming story about two sisters from Arendelle who discover that some people are worth melting for in “Frozen, A Musical Adventure.”

5. Adult-Exclusives

The Disney Wonder offers a collection of experiences that cater exclusively to adults on board. Indulge in a romantic evening at Palo, an elegant adult-exclusive dining experience that serves northern Italian fare with a modern twist. For late-night drinks, dancing and entertainment, adults can enjoy a variety of nightclubs and lounges: French Quarter Lounge, Crown & Fin Pub, Cadillac, and Azure.

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