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Mary-Ellen

Age: 45

Occupation:Customer Service Rep

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Disney

Ship: Disney Wonder

Sailing Date: 2009-10-19

Itinerary: Nassau

Disney sure has the right name for the experiences they offer... MAGICAL!
What a wonderful time my 10 year old son and I had on the Disney Wonder. From flight to check-in to boarding the ship, everything was flawless. Disney has a way of making you and your family feel that you are the only person on board. If I thought check-in was easy, I was not prepared for check out. As long as you have your bags outside your room by 11:00pm the night before you dock, your bags are waiting for you.

the food on the Disney Wonder was outstanding. When we first arrived on board, we had the choice to either eat inside at Parrot Cay or to have buffet lunch outside. We chose outside and what a good choice it was. The weather was wonderful and so was the food and service. Our first night for dinner was at Parrot Cay. I can't really say too much about the food there. We had the late seating for dinner (my choice) and since our flight left NY at 7:30 in the morning and my son was so excited I really don't think he slept and there was Hurricane Danny coming up for the south and the seas were 12-18 feet and since it was our first cruise ~ between being over tired, and not quite getting our sea legs yet, we left dinner just after the entree was served. I will tell you one thing, the wait staff was wonderful. My son was so tired at dinner the first night that he actually fell asleep during dinner. One of the staff asked if he was alright and my son stated he was cold. Before I knew it, a folded table cloth came from (what seemed like) nowhere and was around my son to keep him warm.

Our stateroom was an unexpected pleasure. I had originally booked an inside stateroom (figuring it was just my son and myself and me being a single parent, I didn't have too much money to spend on the trip). Before we left New York I kept checking my ticket and found that Disney had move us to an outside cabin. When we opened the door we had such a nice surprise. The room was large and bright. The "port-hole-window" was huge. My son was able to sit on the ledge of the window so I could take a picture. I think me might have been able to stand straight up in it if I let him. We didn't meet our steward until the second night of our trip, but he kept the room spotless and the towel-gami was always a nice surprise.

I had enrolled my son in the Oceaneers lab and allowed him to check himself in and out. I believe there was a total of 2 times, once to check in and once for a game of extreme dodge-ball. He wanted to spend all his time in the Goofy Pool. Don't miss the Sail away party or the Pirates of the Caribbean Party. Who knew you can see fireworks in the middle of the ocean?

We booked one excursion while in Nassau. We boarded the catamaran and headed for Blue Lagoon Island to swim with the sea lions, which was a wonderful experience. The 30-minute boat ride gave us a chance to see Nassau from a different perspective. I would suggest if you are taking that trip, stay close to the front of the pack. When we left the ship, we had a short walk to the catamaran but with so many people (sea lion swim, dolphin swim , and people headed to blue lagoon island) and the walk through the shopping market some people fell behind and I really don't know if they ever made the catamaran. One suggestion, bring a bottle or two of water. Nassau was very humid and the water came in handy. We took the towel provided to us by Disney and when we came back from Blue Lagoon Island, there was a trolley to put your wet towels in. Smart idea because I didn't want to carry wet towels with me through the shops at Nassau.

I would do it again in a heartbeat. I just wish the cost wasn't so expensive.

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