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Terri Robson

Age: 50

Occupation:Secretary

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Disney

Ship: Disney Wonder

Sailing Date: 2012-07-26

Itinerary: Alaska

The Disney Wonder was great. The service was AMAZING! If you cruise with kids, Disney is a perfect choice. We took the 7-day Alaska cruise that left out of Vancouver, BC and returned to Seattle, WA.

The food in the Palo restaurant was incredible. Be sure to go hungry! The rest of the food was good, but not great. My husband thought it was fine, but I was a little disappointed. I have cruised on Royal Caribbean and Carnival and I would rank them Royal Caribbean -1st, Carnival - 2nd and Disney Wonder - 3rd, as far as food goes. The fajita wrap from room service was one of the best things we ate! There are three nice restaurants for dinner, which are very fun, but not as elegant as on the other ships. You get to eat in a different restaurant each night, which was lots of fun. The buffet was a little small, with limited selections, and there was not enough room for all the guests to eat inside, which was a problem, since we were on the Alaska cruise. Also, it was pretty noisy and chaotic with kids and strollers everywhere.

The room was great. We booked a room with a "Navigator's" balcony, but we were upgraded to a room with a regular balcony! The bathroom situation was great! There was a room with a toilet and sink and vanity, and another room with a shower and mini-tub and a sink and vanity! The lighting was also great, especially for putting on makeup!

The only activities we participated in were bingo, in the adult nightclub and three different movies in the movie theater. There was no casino, which was fine, because we don't gamble. We preferred the movie theater. There were lots of activities for kids. We were not traveling with kids, but the ones we saw appeared to be having a blast. The adult-only areas were very nice, but we are huge classic rock fans, so the night life was too tame for us.

We purchased the "Best of Skagway" and the "Best of Juneau" tours. They were very pricey, but wonderful. Tormented Valley was still covered in snow and was magnificent! The only negative of the Skagway tour was the train ride back down from Tormented Valley. We were in the second car of the train and the fumes from the engine were very strong inside the car and out on the observation platform. The scenery was magnificent, but the fumes were so bad, we were happy when the ride was over. On the Juneau tour, they took us whale watching and we got to see quite a few whales. The main part of the boat was enclosed with huge windows, so we could see everything, but not freeze to death! We had lunch on Colt Island. I do not like salmon, but the salmon they served was so good, I ate my entire portion! The Mendenhall Glacier was a sight to behold. Be sure to take the walkway to the waterfall just to the right of the glacier. It is really pretty.

We had a great time on the Disney Wonder. The service was amazing! They were very health conscious and handed out hand sanitizing wipes as you entered every restaurant. The ship was clean and beautifully appointed. We opted for the shuttle from the boat to Sea-Tac airport. They picked up our bags the night before we docked and checked them all the way to the airport. They were waiting for us in baggage when we arrived at LAX! What a luxury! They were very well organized and departing the ship, which is usually such a pain, was effortless.

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