If you’re sailing with the Disney Cruise Line, then the chances of you sailing on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship are pretty good. Sailing to Disney’s Castaway Cay, the Caribbean, and Alaska, the Disney Wonder visits a wide array of ports perfect for first-time cruisers. If you’re setting sail on the Disney Wonder, then here is everything you need to know before you step onboard. Check out this Disney Wonder Cruise Ship Guide for all the details of what to know before you go.
As with all Disney Cruise Line Ships, from the second you enter the grand lobby, you feel transported to a different time and place. And on the Disney Wonder that place is Under the Sea! Complete with an art deco style featuring iron railings, stained glass, and details reminiscent of the cruising craze of the elite.
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- 2 Disney Wonder Staterooms
- 3 Disney Wonder Activities Onboard
- 4 Disney Wonder Kids Clubs
- 5 Disney Wonder Entertainment
- 6 Disney Characters Onboard the Disney Wonder
- 7 Disney Wonder Dining
- 8 Disney Wonder Quick Service Restaurants
- 9 Disney Wonder Rotational Dining Restaurants
- 10 Disney Wonder Adult-Only Restaurants
- 11 Disney Wonder Lounges
- 12 Disney Wonder Shops
- 13 Senses Gym, Spa, and Salon Services
- 14 Disney Wonder Pools
- 15 Disney Wonder Ports of Call
- 16 Castaway Cay 5K
- 17 Disney Wonder Adult Things to Do
The Disney Wonder’s maiden voyage took place on August 15, 1999. The theme of Disney Wonder includes nods to New Orleans, Frozen, and The Little Mermaid.
What Character is on the Bow of the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship?
The Character on the Bow of the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship is Steamboat Willie.
What Character is on the Stern of the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship?
Donald Duck is the character on the stern of the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship.
How Big is the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship?
As one of the smaller ships in the Disney Cruise Line Ship Fleet, the Disney Wonder and its sister ship the Disney Magic has 11 decks. With a total of 877 staterooms, the Disney Wonder can accommodate about 1750 passengers.
Where is Everything on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship?
One of the toughest parts of any Disney Cruise Vacation is taking the time to learn the ship. And on shorter excursions, like 3 or 4 days, it’s almost impossible to learn the layout and still have time to enjoy it. Get a good handle on the Disney Wonder Deck Plan below so you can see where everything is throughout your trip.
Deck 1: Health Center, Tender Lobby
Deck 2: Staterooms
Deck 3: Disney Lounges; After Hours Route 66, Cadillac Lounge, Crown & Fin Pub. Sea Treasures, Azure Lounge. Guest Services, Port Adventures, Main Lobby, Triton’s, Promenade Lounge, Tiana’s Place
Deck 4: Walt Disney Theatre, Preludes Bar, Mickey’s Mainsail shop, White Caps Shop, D-Lounge, Animator’s Palate
Deck 5: Staterooms, Oceaneer Lab, Oceaneer Club, It’s a Small World Nursery, Buena Vista Theater
Deck 6-8: Staterooms
Deck 9: Senses Gym, Senses Spa, Signals Bar, Pools; Quiet Cove Adult Pool, Goofy’s Family Pool, dory’s Reef, Mickey’s Splash Zone. FunnelVision, AquaLab, Cabanas, Dasiy de-Lites, Pete’s Boiler Bites, Sulley’s Sips, Eye Scream, Pinocchio’s Pizzeria, Edge
Deck 10: Wide World of Sports Deck, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Concierge Lounge, Cove Cafe, Twist n Spout Entrance, Palo.
Deck 11: Vibe
Disney Wonder Cruise Ship Deck Plan
Disney Wonder Staterooms
As part of this Disney Wonder Cruise Ship Guide, we’re including all the kinds of cruise ship staterooms to choose from, so you can make your best choice. The types of staterooms included in the Disney Wonder are Concierge, Verandah, Oceanview, and Inside. All of these can sleep 3-4 people comfortably and include a queen-size bed, and sleeper sofa. The larger rooms can sleep up to 5 people comfortably with the addition of a double sofa sleeper, and pull-down bunk. On this trip, we had a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah and it offered plenty of room for three people.
In addition to the basics, additional amenities like plenty of drawer and closet space, a safe, laundry bag, towels, toiletries, and a first aid kit were all included. Overall the layout of this room was fantastic. A floor-to-ceiling curtain splits the room between the queen bed and the sleeper sofa for extra privacy. And there is a sink in both the restroom and shower room. Allowing guests to take a shower without interrupting restroom use.
Inside Stateroom, Porthole, or Verandah?
A big question to consider on any Disney Cruise is what kind of stateroom do you need. And since prices vary across all of these room types, it’s good to get an idea of what they each offer so you can make your best choice. Mind you, we’re not including concierge, or suites simply because we haven’t yet stayed in either. And it pays to consider that you may need one kind of room for a warm-weather cruise while choosing another for a cold-weather cruise. Similarly, your room preference may change depending on the length of your cruise. What may be okay for a 4-night cruise, may not work for a 14-day Transatlantic cruise.
Inside staterooms offer something called a Magical Porthole with real-time views of the water and waves outside. If you and your family are fine with a digital window, these rooms are the cheapest onboard, while still offering all the amenities of the outside staterooms.
Oceanview Staterooms come with a variety of porthole options; Obstructed, Two Small Portholes, or One Large Porthole. The obstructed porthole room just means that there may be a pole or part of the ship in front of your oceanview window. If you’re not in your room a lot, or during daylight hours, this may not be an issue for you. Rooms with two small portholes are definitely adequate and offer a nice view of the water, while rooms with one large porthole have a window seat built-in. Perfect for gazing out the window.
Verandah Rooms include a balcony with seating that overlooks the water and are a dream on cruises with a view but do cost significantly more. And may not be the best bet for families with small children. So much of what you see from your room is dependent upon which side of the boat your room is on, and which side of the port is prettiest.
Disney Cruise Room Host and Towel Friends
One of our favorite parts of any Disney Cruise is getting to know the Cast Members. And there are a few of whom you will see daily and who will truly be there for you the whole time! Your room host is one of those people. Room hosts tend to your room and learn your “schedule” so they can time room cleaning, and turn down service. They learn your names, leave chocolates and make you towel friends to greet you when you return to your cabin each evening. If we could take these folks home with us, we would. They are wonderful human beings there to make your life easier. Disney Cruise line typically has 1 cast member for every 2.5 passengers, there to help you however they can.
Disney Wonder Activities Onboard
As with all Disney Cruise Line Activities, you MUST have the Disney Cruise App on your phone so you can get access to the Disney Navigator. This section of the app allows you to do your favorite activities, be alerted of event times, and see what is happening across the boat each day of your cruise. The Disney Cruise App also shows you Restaurant Menus and Port Excursions. So it is a MUST-HAVE when onboard the ship. You can only get access to the Disney Navigator once you are onboard. At which point you Turn On Airplane Mode, and Connect to the Disney Cruise Line Guest Wi-Fi. Once that has been done you can open the Disney Cruise App and see your options.
Disney Wonder Kids Clubs
If you’re bringing the kid’s on your Disney Cruise, then there is plenty for them to do. Not only as part of the family activities but also as special things they can tackle alone. Often a much-needed break for parents, Disney Cruise offers Kid’s Clubs that cater to different age groups that help kids meet new friends, make crafts, play games, and more. Kid’s Clubs offer Open Houses on the first day onboard the ship, so kids can check in and get access. Be sure to check out the Disney Navigator App for times to visit the clubs and get your child set up. And download the My Disney Cruise Adventure Booklet to get your child ready for all that’s in store. Here are the kid’s clubs you can find on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship.
“it’s a small world” nursery
If you need childcare on your cruise you can reserve time at the “It’s a small world” nursery. This care place is filled with activities and fun to keep your little one occupied and safe while you enjoy other things onboard. Read More about the Disney Cruise Nursery.
Disney Oceaneer Club and Lab | Ages 3-12
The Oceaneer Club offers up play areas with slides, games, crafts, and more. On the Disney Wonder the Oceaneer Club includes magical “lands” to explore that inform the activities throughout the cruise.
- Andy’s Room: Featuring a Slinky Dog slide, this space includes Woody and Jesse for some wild west rollicking fun.
- Marvel Super Hero Academy: Offering a space that allows for arts, crafts, games, and video games, this S.H.I.E.L.D. facility shows off cool tech and weaponry wielded by our favorite superheroes.
- Disney Junior: If your kids are on the younger end of this club age range, then they’ll surely recognize the Disney Junior crew. Character fun and easy crafts are part of this experience.
- Frozen Adventures: Anna and Elsa prepare for the coronation while Olaf takes a stab at singing and games to celebrate the seasons. A fun time to be had for all ages.
- Captain America’s Super Hero 101: The captain himself gets in on the action to teach kids how to be a superhero in this activity. Check with the Cast Member when you check your child in, what days and times this special activity may be happening. Check the Disney Navigator App for details, once onboard.
- Mickey’s Roadster Racers: In this activity, kids can build their own roadster, and “race” for the Cruise Line Cup. Check the Disney Navigator App for details, once onboard.
- Join the Lion Guard: If you’re ready to be the mane event, get some tips on how you can train to be on Simba’s Lion Guard! Check the Disney Navigator App for details, once onboard.
Edge | Ages 11-14
Let your tween chart their own destiny in this Disney Cruise Club for tweens. Edge offers up a place to watch movies, play games, get creative, and make new friends. Equipped with all the tech, TVs, and video games you need to have fun if your tween wants to take part. Located on Deck 9 Midship. Edge Hours are 10:00 am- 1:00 am.
Vibe | Ages 14- 17
This lounge space for teens is perfect for hanging out, having fun, and even making smoothies. Teens 14-17 will have plenty to do if they’re ready to make friends and take part. Vibe features a coffee bar, and a wide selection of nonalcoholic beverages to keep them going all day and offers counselors on hand to oversee the fun. On the Disney Wonder, Vibe is decorated like a loft-inspired haven filled with brick, concrete, and all things urban cool. Activities include karaoke, games, video games, dance parties, and more group activities. Vibe Hours are 10:00 am- 1:00 am
1820 Society | Ages 18-20
Rather underground, the 1820 Society offers young cruisers aged 18-20 the opportunity to get together for activities. While not heavily published and with no designated space, this group’s meet-ups are often available on the Disney Navigator App. Lead by a single cast member, activities like photo scavenger hunts, or meet-ups at the Lounges during the day are all on the menu for this group. Trivia, Karaoke, Games, and Silent Disco are also offered throughout the cruise to keep these young adults involved. If sailing to Castaway Cay the group also takes part in group activities like biking, and volleyball. Be on the lookout in the app for times to meet up, and check with a Cast Member once onboard for details on registering.
Disney Wonder Entertainment
If you’ve ever been on a Disney Cruise you know that the entertainment onboard is top-notch! From Broadway-style entertainment to evening performers, games, and activities, there is no shortage of fun things to do!
Mickey’s Sail a Wave Party A Bon Voyage Celebration
This on-deck party takes place as soon as you Sail Away! While the time sometimes varies, be sure to check out the Disney Navigator in the app for the exact time to be on deck to watch the show. On the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship, the Sail Away Deck Party happens on Deck 11, but you can see the show from the balcony on Deck 12 if you can find a spot to stand and watch. This show features Mickey and Friends and Cruise Cast Members dancing and singing to help get you into the mood for your best Disney Cruise Ever.
Disney Cruise Line Pirate Night is a mainstay on many Disney cruises sailing to the Caribbean and a must-do no matter your age! In fact, with Pirate-themed everything on the day of the party, it’s hard to avoid! Mickey and Friends all don their Pirate best and pose for pictures. And everyone (EVERYONE) gets dressed up as a pirate for dinner to be ready for the party. This evening event takes place close to 10 or 10:30 pm so definitely late for the little ones. But never fear, there are other pirate events happening a little earlier if you need to skip this late-night party. So what is Pirate Night on a Disney Cruise?
Basically, it’s a reason to dress up, sing some sea shanties, and catch Mickey and Friends in their pirate costumes. This is also the evening event where Disney Cruise sets off their famous Fireworks at Sea! So, if you’re looking for extra fun, be sure to take the time and head to Deck 11 for the Pirate Night party on the FunnelVision deck.
Themed Nights on Select Itineraries
Depending on what time of year you sail, and which season it is you may get a special evening event that isn’t Pirate Night! On the Disney Wonder Alaska cruise, you can enjoy the Frozen Deck Party. Or on a specialty cruise, the Pixar Pals party. Seasonal parties include the Very Merrytime Cruise, Halloween on the High Seas, and New Year’s Eve events.
Frozen, A Musical Spectacular
This Frozen show takes place in the Walt Disney Theatre and shows the world of Frozen, featuring Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and friends. A wonderful Broadway-style show, this show is a must-see and takes place opposite your dinner time for one evening during your trip.
Disney Dreams- An Enchanted Classic
Featuring classic Disney storytelling this show is about a girl named Marie who needs to learn what it means to believe.
The Golden Mickeys
Join Disney characters for a larger-than-life Hollywood-style spectacular featuring a tribute to Disney films and songs, complete with the red carpet.
One of the best parts of any Disney Cruise is the bonus of getting to see live performances from visiting musicians and performers. While these performances are on the schedule in the My Disney Experience app, you will also see these performances as a treat on your way to dinner. Especially as most of the performers do take the main stage in the lobby throughout the cruise, and are hard to miss! That said, you can also catch more private performances in any of the Disney Lounges throughout the boat if you’re looking for something special.
Another mainstay of any Disney Cruise is the ability to watch Disney movies ALL DAY LONG up on deck on the FunnelVision screen. On the Disney Wonder, FunnelVision can be found on Deck 9, alongside Cabanas, drink stations, quick-serve restaurants, and ice cream. Disney films like Sleeping Beauty, Wreck-it Ralph, and Pirates of the Caribbean are all part of the lineup on the big screen. Simply grab a chair, and settle in. For the most part, films run all day, with the exception of party or event times, and are a great reason to take a break and relax.
New Release Movies
A bonus of any Disney Cruise Line vacation is the chance to see a feature film, currently in theaters, while onboard.
Games, Trivia, Bingo, Tastings, and More
Just like all Disney Cruises, the Disney Wonder features a variety of fun activities you can do throughout the day. Players of Bingo can tackle the Bingo cards almost daily for a chance to win prizes and money. Meanwhile, there are other activities all over the boat, including a variety of Disney Trivia events, Towel Friends Classes, the Anyone Can Cook series, and more. But maybe making your own apple strudel sounds like a chore. Perhaps, just aim for a wine tasting instead. The liqueur-based activities are for an additional fee, but for the most part, activities are free!
Disney Characters Onboard the Disney Wonder
As with any Disney Cruise, you get the chance to not only see your favorite Disney characters in the deck shows but also meet them in the halls and at photo spots. Disney characters included on the Disney Wonder were all the ones you would expect! Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto are all part of the fun. And princesses like Tiana, Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, and Mulan showed up too!
Disney Wonder Dining
Dining on any Disney Cruise typically requires guests to dress for dinner, at least a little. As a family cruise, basic cruise wear, or “cruise casual” is accepted of course but know that on the Disney Wonder, there is Formal Night, Semi-Formal Night, and Pirate Night. All of which may require some strategic packing. Be sure to check out the Disney Cruise Dining Attire for your cruise length.
Disney Wonder Quick Service Restaurants
The Disney Wonder has several quick-service restaurants that you can find on Deck 9.
- Cabanas: This counter-service restaurant on the Disney Wonder offers an array of foods including burgers, fries, meats, pasta dishes, salad bars, breakfast stations, and more. Everything you need for any meal. Cabanas has set hours and is typically closed during dinner times, so be sure to check the cruise navigator for hours.
- Pete’s Boiler Bites: American quick serve, this counter serves up burgers, veggie burgers, brats, hot dogs, chicken tenders, and fries.
- Pinocchio’s Pizzeria: Freshly made pizza is served up daily at this pizzeria, and offered in cheese, pepperoni, veggie, and Margherita.
- Daisy De-Lites: This counter-service restaurant includes fresh wraps, fruits, bagels, build-your-own bowls, and a nice variety of fresh foods to grab and go as needed.
- Eye Scream Treats: Free Ice Cream on Disney cruises is such a perk! This soft serve is offered up in a variety of flavors and is open for most of the day.
Disney Wonder Rotational Dining Restaurants
One of Disney Cruise Line’s signature services is Rotational Dining on a Disney Cruise, which can sometimes get confusing. Guests can choose and are ultimately assigned a first or second seating. First Seating is typically around 6:00 pm and the Second Seating is around 8:15 pm. Though these times can vary 15 minutes before or after this time.
Once you know your seating, you’ll simply show up at the assigned restaurant at that time every night throughout your trip. Know that the evening showtimes are also at these times. So if you have a first seating assignment, your showtime will be later, and if you have a second seating your showtime will be earlier. The restaurants included in the rotational dining on the Disney Wonder are as follows.
A classic on most Disney Cruise Ships, Animators Palate on the Disney Wonder features a beautiful white theme that includes screens on the walls, playing Disney animations from the best Disney movies. This is a wonderful restaurant featuring interesting decor and a wonderful homage to the art of animation. While there are no performances at this restaurant, you can delight in the scenes on the walls of animation in action, shown on television portrait screens. At some point during dinner, you will see the Drawn into Magic show, which highlights Disney storytelling and commences in a finale of transformation, splashing the black and white interior of the restaurant with digital color. The cuisine includes foods from the Pacific Islands, including Asian and Californian fare, and is a fan favorite among most Disney cruisers. On Deck 4. Read our Animator’s Palate Review.
Head down to the bayou for some cooking, and entertainment, straight out of New Orleans. This specialty restaurant is all about Tiana, Ray, and the jazz band at Tiana’s Place. We love the food here, and the show is spectacular! This will surely be your favorite Disney Cruise restaurant while onboard. A real Tiana’s Place, like her dreams from the Princess and the Frog film, Tiana performs with her band onstage throughout dinner. Dress is casual and the kids can pop into a mini parade with the jazz band around the restaurant. Featuring Louisiana-inspired creole and cajun, you can find Tiana’s Place on Deck 3. Read our Tiana’s Place Review.
One of the main restaurants on the Disney Wonder cruise, Tritons features a beautiful wall mural of Triton and Ariel. Located as you enter the boat on Deck 3, Tritons is often open on Embarkation Day for families wanting to ease into their cruise with a sit-down lunch. This restaurant features American cuisine with a bit of French flair and is a great low-key restaurant for any meal you want when you’re not just grabbing the quick service meals! Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner you can eat here throughout your cruise. Located on Deck 3. Read our Tritons Restaurant Review.
Disney Wonder Adult-Only Restaurants
One of the best things for Adults to do on a Disney Cruise is to make a special night out to one of the Disney Adult-Only Restaurants, and the Disney Wonder has Keep in mind these are 18+ and do have a dress code. These meals are NOT included in your Disney Cruise Package, so you must reserve them ahead of time. Guests may only book ONE dinner in advance for Palo. However, if your Palo night is the first night of your cruise, you are able to make a second reservation at Palo on another night of your cruise.
This Adult Only signature restaurant onboard the Disney Wonder is Palo. Offering a 270-degree oven view this restaurant has the best views on the ship. Featuring Northern Italian cuisine, this restaurant is considered a must-do for Disney Adult Cruisers at least once. Serving up a multi-course dinner, dessert, and champagne event, as well as a specialty brunch. Dinner at Palo is typically $70 per person for the prix fixe menu and $45 for brunch. Given the spectacular views, we recommend aiming for brunch or an early dinner hour so you can see all there is to see. Check out all the offerings available during your cruise at Palo Restaurant. Remember that Palo must be booked in advance and is not included in your cruise costs. It will be billed to you separately.
Palo Reservation Window for Castaway Club
- First Time Cruiser: 75 days in advance
- Silver: 90 days in advance
- Gold: 105 days in advance
- Platinum: 120 days in advance (complimentary)
- Pearl/Concierge: 123 days in advance ( complimentary)
Palo Dress Code
- Men: dress pants or slacks and collared shirt; jacket is optional
- Women: dress, skirt or pants with a blouse
- Jeans may be worn if in good condition (no holes)
Adult-exclusive restaurants aboard Disney Cruise Line ships are elegant dining experiences. Guests are requested to dress in a manner consistent with the restaurant’s sophistication. Formal or semi-formal attire is recommended. Dress casual attire with a polished look is permitted (such as dress pants, jeans in good condition, collared shirts and blouses and lifestyle shoes). Clothing such as T-shirts, swimwear and sports attire is not permitted.
Disney Wonder Lounges
The Disney Wonder Cruise is home to five lounges! Most of these lounges host daytime activities for families, like games, Bingo, trivia, and more. In the evenings, usually after 6 pm some of the lounges transition to adult-only ( 18+). Here are all the details for each lounge, and the themes you can find in each. We highly recommend exploring these spaces just for fun. As they are beautiful and unique.
D Lounge | Deck 4
The main lounge on the Disney Wonder for all the larger activities, with the exception of Bingo which happens in Azure, D Lounge has ample seating and a center stage area for all the things that may be offered throughout the day. Trivia, the Anyone Can Cook class and family activities.
French Quarter Lounge | Deck 3
This jazz club honors all things New Orleans! The French Quarter Lounge is a small quaint place featuring themed games during the day, activities and character meets. In the evening you can enjoy live music and spirited drinks.
Crown and Fin Pub | Deck 3
London calling! This classic English pub features drinks you’d find in the classic English village. Scotches, malts, whiskeys, stouts, and beers on tap. All amongst the dark furniture and plush leather chairs you’d expect to find in a London bar. This Disney Lounge even includes several decorative pieces with nods to everyone’s favorite British imports; Mary Poppins, 101 Dalmatians, and Peter Pan can all be spotted. The Crown and Fin Pub is located in the After Hours section of the ship on Deck 3 Forward.
Cadillac Lounge | Deck 3
Decorated with all the elegance of an actual Cadillac, this Disney Wonder bar hails the days of classic Hollywood as an adult-only nightclub. Cadillac Lounge serves up a 1950s theme, a piano man, and performers to add to the swanky feel. Also part of the After Hours section.
Azure | Deck 3
Featuring live music, and a nightclub atmosphere, Azure glows with excitement. Themed to the sea, you can find ocean-themed everything. Even the decor honors all things big blue world! This bar on the Disney Wonder hosts activities and events during the day and can be found in the After Hours section of the boat.
Signals | Deck 9
Head to the adult deck for the outdoor bar, Signals, complete with barstools and seating areas that overlook the ocean. This Disney cruise bar serves up the Drink of the Day and often has a variety of cocktail options! Perfect for a poolside break.
Cove Cafe | Cove Cafe
Found on Deck 9, Cove Cafe on the Disney Wonder is home to specialty coffee drinks and free pastries that you simply request! While specialty coffees and drinks do need to be paid for and are not included in your cruise cost, visiting Cove Cafe to get the handcrafted coffee onboard is such a treat. This cafe also includes cocktails, wines, and small plates in the evenings, and is sometimes host to beverage tastings.
Disney Wonder Shops
The Disney Wonder has several shops onboard ranging from cruise souvenirs to luxury goods, and you can even grab the Disney Cruise Disney Dooney and Bourke bag while onboard.
- Mickey’s Mainsail
- Sea Treasures
- White Caps
- Shutters Photo Studio
- Vista Gallery
- Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Senses Gym, Spa, and Salon Services
We like taking advantage of the seamless walking and running opportunities on Deck 4 of the Disney Wonder, but if you’re looking for a gym experience, you can find it at Senses. Featuring treadmills, ellipticals, weights, and even classes, this gym offers a way for you to stay in shape on board. And if you’re looking for something to help you relax, the Senses Spa offers up a selection of cosmetic body and facial treatments, available for an extra charge. Check out all the services offered at the Senses Spa and Salon on the Disney Wonder. And if you’re bringing your teen, you can let them experience Chill Spa, catering to those kids 13- 17 and offering services they’d enjoy like massages, wraps, hair care, and more.
Disney Wonder Pools
The Disney Wonder has a variety of pools, and water features for babies, kids, and adults.
- Goofy’s Pool: Located on Deck 9, this pool includes two whirlpool spas, and is great for families.
- Quiet Cove Pool: Located on Deck 9, this is an Adult-Only pool with 2 whirlpool spas and is located on the Adult area of the deck.
- AquaLab: This water ride loops the Disney Wonder Ship with clear views of the ocean below through the see-through tube! On Deck 9.
- Twist n Spout: This waterslide is located on deck 9 and is open to families.
- Dory’s Reef: Perfect for toddlers and babies, under age 3, Dory’s reef is themed to Little Nemo.
Disney Wonder Ports of Call
The Disney Wonder has a few different Ports of Call throughout the world. The Bahamas, Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Vancouver Galveston, New Zealand, Australia, and San Diego, among others. Find your destination on the Disney Cruise Line website.
Castaway Cay is Disney’s Private Island, and luckily, is on the Disney Wonder itinerary as a port of call for a whole day! By far one of our favorite stops on any Disney Cruise. With things like snorkeling, bike riding, and inner-tubing, there is plenty to do on your Castaway Cay day. You can also book excursion packages for boating, water bikes, and other special activities. Check out our Castaway Cay Guide to get an idea of everything you can do on the island.
Our first Disney Cruise was to Nassau, Bahamas on the Disney Wonder. The first cruise for many Disney Cruisers, the Bahamas is an easy destination to experience. It’s not too far, is a budget-friendly Disney Cruise, and doesn’t require much. Complete with a few beaches, and Bahamians selling their wares, there are a few things to do at Nassau. As a result of our fairly unorganized vacation to Nassau Bahamas, we have a few tips for a Disney Cruise to Nassau Bahamas. The big one is, to book the excursions. While this little port town offers up a couple of nearby sites, like shops, a pirate museum, and a beach, it’s still foreign enough for you to wonder why you got off the boat if you don’t know what you’re doing. Read our Disney Wonder Nassau, Bahamas Cruise Review for ideas.
The Disney Wonder also stakes claim as the Disney Cruise Ship visiting Alaska. Complete with sweeping landscapes, glaciers, mush runs, seaplane excursions, and totem parks, this is a once-in-a-lifetime sort of trip with several ports of call at your disposal.
Castaway Cay 5K
If you’re Disney Cruise Itinerary includes a stop at Castaway Cay, then be sure to check out the Castaway Cay 5K race! This self-paced 5K brings you through the trails on Castaway Cay and is perfect for both kids and adults. You can walk or run it, and simply have to sign in at the bike rental kiosk on the island to get started. Once you complete your 5K, you can collect your Castaway Cay 5K Medal to take home. We love this as a meaningful Free Disney Cruise Souvenir, and since it’s part of an experience, one that you should proudly display! While not an official runDisney marathon race, we still loved this activity as a way to see the island and give us a bit of a challenge.
Disney Wonder Adult Things to Do
In addition to the Adult-Only Restaurants, there are plenty of things to do onboard a Disney Cruise for Adults. If you’re looking for some things to do on your Disney Cruise, here are a few of our favorites.
Adult-Only Cruise Activities ( 18+)
To our surprise, there was a plethora of Disney Cruise Activities on the Disney Wonder that were ONLY for adults ( 18+), and not necessarily because they had anything to do with alcohol! Some classes, trivia, and games were only open to adults, alongside a variety of cocktails and wine tastings.
Castaway Cay Serenity Bay
Once on Castaway Cay, you can head to the far beach, called Serenity Bay. This sparkling beach includes access to a bar, eatery, and stretches of beach filled with loungers and umbrellas. Notably less crowded than the family beaches, if you’re looking for a place to get away, head to Serenity Bay. Check out everything you can do on Castaway Cay for Adults.
Disney Cruise Drink of the Day
One of our favorite things on any Disney Cruise is checking out the Drinks of the Day. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options are available, and they usually include something fruity and fun! You can check the selections each day in your Disney Cruise app and grab these drinks at any bar counter. We also loved that they shared the ingredients in the descriptions so that we can make Disney Cruise Drinks at home too! And if you’re sailing in cold weather, check out one of our favorite Disney Cruise cocktails from the Very Merrytime Cruise, the Disney Cruise Christmas Cookie Cocktails. Yum!
The adult deck on a Disney Cruise is reserved for adults 18+ and fills up fast! While this deck is smaller, it still has a few bars, lots of loungers, and pools in which to hang out. We didn’t spend a ton of time in this area, but for the adults who did, it was a daily ritual. If you’re hoping to claim your spot on the adult deck, head to your lounger early, and settle in. This area is busy all day but conveniently located near anything you need, including coffee, smoothies, food, bars, and even the gym and spa.
Another treat on the Disney Wonder was that there were so many Disney Cruise Lounges, all impeccably themed! Of course, you find this same level of detail and attention in all the cruise lounges.
Getting Ready for Your Disney Cruise
Hopefully, this Disney Wonder Cruise Ship Guide has helped you get a handle on what your experience may look like. Know that as a vacation, a Disney Cruise Line vacation is one of the easiest to take. Simply follow our Disney Cruise Vacation Planning Guide and you’ll be set in no time! With daily tips, helpful staff, and excursions to ensure a successful day at port. Your role is simply to show up and enjoy it!
Check out our Disney Cruise Packing List for everything you need to bring along with you. From cruise documents to outfits for semi-formal night, check out the post for a complete breakdown. And don’t forget to make fun plans to decorate your cruise cabin door, with some Disney Cruise Decorations. It’s easy to make a Disney Cruise extra fun and magical. And on the Disney Wonder, there is so much to see and do, we hope you love it as much as we do.
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