Number of Cruises: 5
Cruise Line: Disney
Ship: Disney Wonder
Sailing Date: December 2nd; 2004
This was our first cruise aboard the Disney Criuse Line. Arriving in Port Canaveral, we found great ease at finding parking, checking in & boarding the ship. The cruise line has it's own terminal, which is quite a beauty and very obvious it belongs to Disney. We were greeted by friendly crew members and eventually found our cabin. The room was an inside Category 10, small, but was able to accommodate my husband, my 4 year old daughter and myself quite comfortably. The ship is big enough so it doesn't seem crowded. The restaurants on board are fabulous, but the one that stood out the most was Tritons, located on Deck 3. The decor was breathtaking and the intricately designed Ariel tile wall at the rear of the restaurant is amazing! Our wait staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable about everything. Although, one problem we had was in Shutters, the photo gallery, they lost our photos. Not one person who worked in the gallery wanted to help us either, until one man came along and was willing to go above and beyond his duty to help us get those memories back. One thing that cannot be missed, are the broadway-esque shows performed in the Walt Disney Theatre each night. These are top quality performers, sets and effects. The maid service we had was wonderful, she always had our room in tip top condition whenever we came back to our room. Deck 9 was heaven for snackers! There was hot dogs, salads, ice cream, chicken fingers & pizza available throughout the day until late. Disney's own private island, Castaway Cay, was great! There is allot to do if you like beaches and the outdoors. Cold water is available throughout the island. Lunch is a buffet of hamburgers, hotdogs, ribs, a salad bar, pasta salad, coleslaw, fruit and cookies. Which was quite good, but available for only a couple hours. A shipboard account was also convenient, money was NEVER needed, even on Castaway Cay and Nassau's shore excursions!! The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was probably a 7, out of 10 due to poorly prepared Escargot (sandy). Everything else was great!! I definitely recommend this cruise line, everything was so convenient and well prepared!