Number of Cruises: First Cruise
Cruise Line: Disney
Ship: Disney Wonder
Sailing Date: February 10th, 2002
The ship was beautiful and well designed. Shops were nice and the dining rooms excellent. We did Palo’s one night and found the food and service to be great.
Activities were fine and the shows were super. My 13 year old ran the ship unescorted most of the time. The 9 year old actually begged us to let her stay in the Oceaneer’s Club. The pools were clean and the ship was extremely well kept.
The characters seemed to always be around somewhere and opportunities for photographs were plentiful.
The ports of call (Nassau and Freeport) left much to be desired, but we found ways to be entertained. Disney’s private island was the best part and I had to be removed kicking and screaming when it came time to get back on the boat. (The adult beach was one of the finest I have ever been on; starfish, manta rays, a barracuda and angel fish all swam in the crystal clear water). I truly wish that Disney would consider more than a day on this island and dump Freeport as a port of call.
Minor annoyances consisted of the pools being closed on the last night as we headed back to Port Canaveral, the kids being chased out of the pool so that a private party for one of the youth groups could take place and one extremely rude cast member while we were loading on the buses back to the airport after the cruise. Other than that, every other person affiliated with Disney was considerate and helpful well above that required.
We had spent three days before this at Disney World and when I asked the family if they wanted to go back to the parks or on another Disney Cruise, the cruise won hands down. We will be considering the seven day cruise next time.