Disney Wonder- Disney Cruise Line Sailing to Alaska, Mexico, Caribbean

The Disney Wonder is a great choice if you're looking to explore Alaska or go south and enjoy the Caribbean! The Disney Wonder features broadway style entertainment, a Princess Tiana inspired restaurant, spacious staterooms and more.

Keep reading to learn more about the Disney Wonder including the layout of the staterooms, pricing, fine dining plus a Frozen live show.

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Disney Wonder Ship Overview
disney wonder cruise ship

The Disney Wonder is one of the original Disney Cruise Line ships. Launched in 1999, the ship accommodates up to 2,400 passengers and was the second that Disney Cruise Line constructed. The ship was recently renovated in 2019 to keep the interior spaces up to the Disney Cruise Line standard. The ship is designed in a romantic art nouveau style and is the perfect size to ensure that you are always discovering a new space but not too big to be overwhelming. The ship calls back to an era of romantic transatlantic ship crossings

Disney moves the Disney Wonder ship throughout the world to a number of different itineraries. Sailings range from the Caribbean to Alaska to an upcoming tour of Australia. The ship spaces have been reimagined to be ready for all weather.

The ship is built to support multi-generational family vacations. As you'll read in our full review on the Disney Cruise Line Alaska Cruise, there are activities for all groups. We had members ranging from 20-80+ years old onboard and each found something unique to do. The ships provide the market leading kids clubs with the best in class entertainment and there's something for the entire family.

Though the Disney Wonder is in the smallest class of Disney Cruise ships, we never felt claustrophobic or had a lack of activities to participate in. With grandparents who have mobility concerns onboard with us, I actually don't know that we would have wanted to have a bigger ship. Walking from end to end of the Disney Wonder still takes 5-10 minutes.

On the ship we took full advantage of the amenities including the gym, spa, pool, and theaters. See our thoughts on each below.

Sample Disney Wonder Itinerary & PriceDisney Wonder Alaska

5-Night Cruise from Vancouver

Sailing to

  • Dawes Glacier, Alaska
  • Ketchikan, Alaska

Two guests including all fees, stateroom options:

  • Inside- $3273
  • Oceanview-
  • Verandah-
  • Concierge-

Disney Wonder Standard Inside StateroomDisney Wonder Stateroom

Disney's standard staterooms typically include more space than you'd fit in same-class rooms on other cruise ships. 

Specifications
  • Sleeps: 3 to 4
  • Size: 184 sq. ft.
  • Room Configuration: queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper-berth pull-down bed (if sleeping 4)
  • View: no exterior view

Deluxe Inside Stateroom

You'll get a bit more space by upgrading to the deluxe inside stateroom.

Specifications

  • Sleeps: 3 to 4
  • Size: 214 sq. ft.
  • Room Configuration: queen bed, single sleeper sofa, upper berth pull-down bed (if sleeping 4)
  • View: no exterior view in most, some offering obstructed view

Deluxe Oceanview StateroomDisney Wonder Stateroom

The same square footage as a Deluxe Inside Stateroom, this room type includes porthole vistas with each room including 1 or 2 depending on location.

Specifications

  • Sleeps: 3 to 4
  • Size: 214 sq. ft.
  • Room Configuration: queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper berth pull-down bed (if sleeping 4)
  • View: One large porthole window or 2 small porthole windows (in Category 9D staterooms)

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with VerandahOceanview Stateroom Disney Wonder

This room features generous square footage plus a private verandah to enjoy ocean views.

Specifications

  • Sleeps: 3 to 4
  • Size: 268 sq. ft., including verandah
  • Room Configuration: queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper berth pull-down bed (if sleeping 4)
  • View: private verandah

Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

This room gives you even more space on the interior room plus the verandah. 

Specifications

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Size: 304 sq. ft., including verandah
  • Room Configuration: queen bed, single sleeper sofa, wall pull-down bed and upper berth pull-down bed
  • View: private verandah

Design

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah design features include:

  • A sitting area with a couch, TV and desk
  • A heavy privacy curtain to separate the sitting and sleeping areas
  • A “split bath”: a bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and tub and a half bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet (in all but accessible staterooms)
  • Elevated wooden bed frames for under-bed storage of suitcases and other large items
  • Attractive yet functional cabinetry in the living area

Verandah
Airy and private, this sanctuary is where you can watch the sun rise, bask in ocean breezes and enjoy your morning coffee or an evening nightcap.

Your private balcony comes equipped with:

  • Patio furniture
  • Deck lighting
  • Plexiglass or solid whitewall railings (in Category 4E staterooms)
  • Childproof locks

Concierge Suites Disney WonderA large sofa next to 2 chairs and a coffee table, in a spacious suite with wood fixtures and plush carpet

The Disney Wonder also offers a variety of concierge suites including:

  • Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

  • Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Veranda

  • Concierge 2-Bedroom Suite with Verandah

  • Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah

Upgraded Amenities
While all Disney Cruise Line staterooms boast luxury amenities and world-class service, Guests of Concierge Suites enjoy an expanded range of offerings:

  • Down Duvets: Enjoy a superlative night’s sleep with the softness of genuine feather duvets, featured in Concierge main bedrooms.
  • Guests of our Concierge Suites may choose from pillow options including hypoallergenic, feather and therapeutic memory foam.
  • Personal Robe and Slippers: These plush comforts are yours to use for the duration of your cruise.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Service (up to 100mb). Usage fees apply after 100mb.

Verandah

Your private balcony comes equipped with:

  • Patio furniture
  • Deck lighting
  • Plexiglas or solid whitewall railings
  • Childproof locks

Shipboard Services
During your cruise, the benefits of signature Concierge service begin with priority check-in and boarding at a dedicated check-in station. The onboard Concierge team will meet you at a private welcome reception—exclusive to Concierge Guests—and will be available to attend to your needs, questions and special requests. Enjoy assistance with:

  • Reservations (Port Adventures, Palo dining, spa treatments and nursery stays)
  • In-suite dining from our concierge in-suite dining menu.
  • Dining reservation confirmations and changes
  • Priority tendering in ports of call
  • Updates to your personal itinerary
  • Special occasions and celebration planning

Exclusively for Concierge Guests
As a Concierge Guest, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to dedicated areas on the ship, including the Concierge Lounge. Located amid the Concierge Suites on Deck 10, this stylish, modern retreat allows Guests to relax in quiet comfort, sip a cocktail (during select hours), access the Internet (fees may apply), watch news on a large-screen TV, and enjoy complimentary food and nonalcoholic beverages offered throughout the day.

From the Lounge, Concierge Guests can access a sun deck via a private entrance. Soak up the sun at this VIP onboard oasis and savor tranquil breezes in cushioned lounge chairs.

Disney Wonder EntertainmentFrozen Show- Disney Wonder

There is a variety of entertainment on the Disney Dream from breathtaking Broadway quality musicals to fireworks to characters around every corner. The shows take place in the Walt Disney Theatre.

Fireworks on the Disney Wonder

Guests can experience Disney fireworks on most itineraries with a special show of color light and song at sea. During the Alaska sailings there are not fireworks to avoid disturbing the peace and quiet for the wildlife.

Shows Onboard the Disney Wonder

The shows onboard the Disney Wonder are:

  • “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” is a retelling of the story of the Frozen film with impressive production quality and musical talent.
  • “The Golden Mickeys” is a medley show that captures the Disney films of past and present. The story weaves together musical acts with a cute story.
  • “Disney Dreams – An Enchanted Classic” is another medley show that features songs from classic Disney films interwoven with the story of a young girl getting help to believe in magic by Peter Pan and Tinker Bell.

Shows are performed twice nightly so that if you have a late dinner seating you'll watch the first show and if you have an early dinner seating, you'll watch the second show.

Character Meet and Greets

thor on disney wonder

You will see have ample opportunities for character meet and greets on the ship including Mickey, Minnie, Cinderella, Captain Hook and more at designated areas. There are characters everywhere. Character meet and greets are also now back completely to the Disney Cruise Line.

Disney Movie Showings

Experience the newest Disney movies in the Buena Vista Theatre which is modeled after Hollywood's Golden Age in the style of a luxurious movie palace.

Throughout all sailings you'll find a mix of the latest Disney releases and classic Disney films both inside the Buena Vista theater and up on the funnel vision (this is the large screen on the main funnel as seen in the photo below). During our Alaskan sailing some of the films screened were Alaskan themed – Brother Bear and Togo.

Disney Wonder RecreationDisney Cruise Deck Pools

There is a wide variety of recreation on the Disney Wonder for all ages. Plus options for kids to enjoy so parents can go enjoy the adult exclusive options!

Youth Clubs

  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club & Disney's Oceaneer Lab- children can learn and play in larger-than-life spaces fueled by Disney storytelling.
  • Edge—Tween focuses featuring plenty of available video games, music and movies.
  • Vibe- This youth club is geared for teens and is open until 2AM with karaoke and dance parties.

Pools

The Disney Wonder features a variety of pools including:

  • Goofy’s Pool- the main pool on the Disney Wonder featuring a large family pool and two whirlpool spas
  • AquaLab and Dory's Reef- this child focused pool area includes the double-looping Twist ‘n’ Spout slide
  • Quiet Cove Pool- adult exclusive pool

The water slide into the AquaLab pool is quite tame, but still fun for kids. I of course still tested out the slide for the sake of this ship review, but didn't feel the need to repeat it. This is one area where the newer ships have a far more notable amenities with the themed AquaDuck water coasters.

French Quarter Lounge

Adult Exclusive Spaces

Adult exclusive spaces on the Disney Wonder include:

  • Senses Spa & Salon
  • Cadillac Lounge- enjoy cocktails in this adult only bar
  • Crown & Fin Pub
  • Azure – drinks and dancing

Plus you can enjoy a variety of lounges around the Disney Wonder including the French Quarter Lounge inspired by Princess & the Frog. These lounges are geared for adults but children are welcome too.

Disney Wonder Weight Room and Fitness Center

disney wonder work out room

The Disney Wonder has a fitness center at the front of the ship with a variety of cardio machines, weights, and free weights. The gym trainer also offers personal workout sessions (additional fee) and group classes. These offerings vary based on sailings.

Working out while the Disney Wonder was moving was fine on every day except for one. Generally I would start my workout with time on the treadmill and then move to weights. The one day I had trouble was when we were in slightly more rough open water and I switched to using one of the bikes instead. Other than this, I had no issues while working out at sea.

The gym is adjacent to the spa and shares locker rooms. During my sailing I actually ended up showering in the locker room showers every day because it was about double the size of the shower in the staterooms.

Disney Wonder Dining

disney wonder food options

There is a variety of casual and fine dining on the Disney Wonder along with special themed dining experiences. The best part of the Walt Disney World dinner experience is
You don't want to miss the themed dining experiences as these are often unique to each cruise ship! On the Disney Wonder this includes:
Animator's Palate
Be drawn into a “state of the art” dinner show in this dining experience that celebrates Disney animation.
rotational dining disney wonder
Tiana's Palace
A celebration of southern cooking and live jazz music featuring songs and Tiana from Princess & the Frog!
Triton's
Dine “under the sea” on mouthwatering American and French fare.
Casual dining experiences include: 
  • Cabanas- fresh food food on the boardwalk for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Pete's Boiler Bites- tacos, burgers, hot dogs
  • Eye Scream- icecream and smoothies
  • Daisy's de-Lites- salads, sandwiches and wraps
  • Pinocchio's Pizza- pizza

Plus your room includes convenient, 24- hour dining.

Adult exclusive dining experiences include:

  • Palo- Northern Italian delicacies with a modern twist with live music and ocean views

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About Lindsay Brookshier

Lindsay is a college English instructor and has years of writing experience through various nonprofits, charities, newspapers, and online magazines. As the editor of Mickey Visit, she oversees article content and leads our fantastic team of writers to meet guest vacation needs. You can still find her writing weekly content to help make your Disney Parks trip fantastic here on Mickey Visit and writing Disney culture pieces on DisneyDose.com- you can also view her recently featured posts on Disney Parks travel on Visit Anaheim, Nerd Wallet and SFGate. Lindsay comes from a dedicated Disney family and enjoys taking her son to the Disney parks as often as possible.

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