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Immerse yourself in the magic of Disney storytelling onboard the whimsical Disney Wonder.

Enjoy sailing close to home from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland onboard Disney Wonder . The second ship in Disney Cruise Line ’s fleet, Disney Wonder is renowned for its classic design, modern innovation and timeless whimsy. With 11 decks overflowing with restaurants, pools, recreation and more, magic can be found around every corner of Disney Wonder.

Onboard Experiences

Onboard Disney Wonder , you’ll find a seemingly endless stream of one-of-a-kind offerings to inspire and delight the entire family. While the kids are off having the time of their lives at one of the many onboard Kids, Tween and Teens Clubs, adults can retreat to the privacy of exclusive locales created just for them, including Senses Spa & Salon , Quiet Cove Pool , Azure Nightclub and Crown & Fin Pub . Meanwhile, the whole family can splash it up in themed pools and at aqua play areas – and make waves riding twisting waterslides.

Find that Disney storytelling comes to life right before your eyes with a range of enchanting family entertainment. Delight in Broadway-calibre musicals, dance beneath fireworks at themed parties, catch the latest Disney motion picture releases inside the Buena Vista Theatre and meet all of your favourite Disney, Marvel and Star Wars characters at designated areas throughout the ship. Disney Wonder is brimming with must-see experiences designed to stir your imagination and create memories to last a lifetime.

Onboard Dining

When it comes to dining onboard Disney Wonder , savour both artfully prepared gourmet specialties and scrumptious, quick-service bites inside restaurants peppered with Disney magic. With Disney ’s unique Rotational Dining, you’ll rotate between three different main dining locations – dine ‘under the sea’ on American and French favourites at Triton’s , be drawn into an innovative dinner show starring a host of characters at Animator’s Palate and savour a rousing celebration of southern cooking and live jazz music at Tiana’s Place . There’s something to satisfy even the pickiest of palates onboard this magical ship.

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Sail away in a stateroom embellished with original artwork, warm wood finishes, custom fabrics and beds fitted with fine Egyptian cotton linens.

Sleeps: 3 to 4

Size: Approximately 184 sq. ft.

Stateroom Configuration: Queen bed with open frame, single sleeper sofa and upper-berth pull-down bed (if sleeping 4)

View: No exterior view

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Oceanview Stateroom

Relax in roomy quarters bedecked in a charming nautical motif with Art Deco flourishes—plus one or 2 portholes for admiring the scenery.

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

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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

Breathe in the ocean air from these richly appointed staterooms designed for families of 3 to 5—featuring a private balcony and sweeping sea views.

Size: 268 sq. ft. including verandah

View: Private verandah

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Concierge Suite

The most spacious and luxurious accommodations aboard the Disney Wonder, boasting separate bedrooms, first-class amenities and unparalleled service.

Size: 614 sq. ft. including verandah

Room Configuration: 1 bedroom with queen bed; double sleeper sofa in living room; wall pull-down single bed in living room or bedroom in all but staterooms 8100, 8102, 8600 and 8602

View: Private verandah with floor-to-ceiling windows

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Concierge Family with Verandah Suite

Size: 304 sq. ft. including verandah

Room Configuration: Queen bed, single sleeper sofa, upper berth pull-down bed and wall pull-down bed

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Disney cruise hacks: How to get the most out of your time on the Wonder

A cruise holiday is supposed to be relaxing, but what happens when you board one that is essentially a floating theme park?

The Disney Wonder may not have any rides, but the ship is stuffed full of epic performances, photo opportunities, activities, cooking classes, kids' clubs, fine dining and more.

With a schedule packed from 7am until after midnight, the risk of being overwhelmed is real, especially if you are on a short sailing. With that said, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your experience.

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Be prepared (yes, please sing that in scar's voice).

No, I'm not here to be your packing fairy godmother - this particular piece of advice is to do with the Wonder-specific movies and short films you should watch before you set off on your voyage. My six-year-old hadn't seen a lot of the older ones, so this list worked a treat. (All of these are available on Disney+.)

Mickey and pals fundamentals: There was a time when Disney's flagship mice, ducks and dogs were ubiquitous in pop culture, but they had been overshadowed in my son's consciousness by more recent movie franchises (I'm looking at you, Frozen ) and the slapped-on-every-item-in-Kmart Marvel universe.

The Wonder celebrates classic Disney, so make sure your kids know who you're asking them to meet!

A purist would go back to Steamboat Willie and Fantasia, but I implore you to browse the treasure trove of charming shorts made between the 1930s and 1950s to introduce younger cruisers to Mickey and his friends. Start with Corn Chips, a classic Chip & Dale vs. Donald Duck caper, and meander from there to get acquainted with Minnie, Pluto and Goofy before you meet them on board.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Funhouse and Roadster Racers are more recent series that are great for younger kids. For older viewers I also recommend the beautiful 2022 documentary Mickey: The Story of a Mouse.

The Little Mermaid : A statue Ariel sits pride of place in the Wonder's atrium, outside Triton's restaurant, where you'll be assigned to dine during your cruise. The film's songs also feature heavily in the theatre shows.

The Princess and the Frog : Get to know the cultural context of Tiana's Place, an immersive dining experience filled with New Orleans jazz, Creole food and Mardi Gras buzz.

Frozen : The headline show in the Walt Disney Theatre is a one-hour version of the Broadway musical. The story gets a little lost in the truncation, so a refresher of the source material might be useful. 

Toy Story : The kids' club features a larger-than-life recreation of Andy's playroom, as well as several character-inspired activities.

Marvel: The Heroes Unite deck party is a greatest hits roll-call of the multiverse's heroes and villains. The Avengers series is the obvious place to start or, if your child is too young, the libraries are packed with stories and reference books to introduce the characters.

Encanto : The 'Encanto Celebration' is a fiesta of trivia, crafts and songs. 

Extra for experts: Peter Pan, Aladdin, Cinderella, The Lion King, Tarzan, 101 Dalmatians, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, Lilo and Stitch, Monster's Inc and Pinocchio all feature in the ship's shows, eateries and meet-and-greets. 

'You've got a friend' in the Navigator app

Once on-board, the Navigator app is your activity bible, ship map and messaging service in one. Use it to filter, search and save activities to create a custom schedule.

I found this so valuable for tuning out the noise when trying to organise my day, especially when trying to make sure kids' club activities didn't clash with meet-and-greets or showtimes. 

It's free to use even if you don't purchase one of the pricey on-board wi-fi packages, and allows you to message other people in your stateroom (although WhatsApp also works for free).

'I just can't wait'… an hour for a character photo

Character meet-and-greets are an integral part of a Disney cruise, but they are time-consuming - we waited up to an hour for each one. The saving grace is they take place inside, so you can sit down, chat to people, read a book, or take in everything else going on around you.

Don't panic - depending on the length of your cruise, most characters will appear more than once. Use the 'Characters' tab in the Navigator app to help you plan.  

Note that the duration listed under each time slot is not how long the character will be out for - it's how long the line is open for.

So, if Minnie Mouse is scheduled to appear at 3pm for 10 minutes, you have until 3:10pm to line up and be guaranteed a meeting. If you arrive after that, a Cast Member (or staffer) will politely turn you away.

Your patience will be rewarded - we found the characters super engaging and personable. Most are happy to sign autographs, so bring a book and a pen!

There are plenty of opportunities to meet characters without lining up, as they will often roam the ship interacting with guests. It may just be harder to get photos and autographs, as they try to keep moving. 

The corridor outside the kids' Oceaneer Club is a great place to keep an eye on, as well as the shuffleboard court on deck 4, the basketball court on deck 10, and kids' club open-house sessions (the only one's adults can attend) with character-based activities.

Princesses love to play games with kids in the atrium in the afternoons and early evenings; check there around 7:45pm on pirate and Marvel nights for casual photo opportunities. 

Look out for a character dance party on your schedule for a chance to hit the d-floor with your faves (try not to think about how sweaty it must be inside their costumes).

Be their guest

Enjoy the Disney service - it's truly one of a kind. Your room host, restaurant server and assistant server will be with you for the duration of your cruise and will go out of their way to look after you.

Our room host Raymund left us hilarious towel animals each night, and our servers Paullen and Andrew were more than just waiters - they excelled at performing, magic, origami and comedy.

I'm sure I don't need to tell you to take full advantage of the hospitality included in your fare. The buffet restaurant Cabanas was unexpectedly great, mostly due to the sheer variety on offer. It can get chaotic in there so try taking your breakfast out to the pool deck, which is idyllic for a very small window in the morning. 

The Cabanas lunch service has a great selection of small cakes and other sweet treats, perfect for secreting in your room to enjoy later alongside the excellent room service cheese platter (room service is free but has a suggested tip of US$1 per item). I recommend bringing your own crackers on-board - just like during Air NZ's Koru Hour, you never get enough!

Kim sailed on The Wonder's inaugural Auckland roundtrip cruise as a guest of Disney.

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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

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Travelling as a family group with my 3 year old grandson, this Disney cruise was my first experience on a cruise. The first thing I noticed was the cleanliness of the ship. It is absolutely spotless. The crew, from stewards, room attendants, restaurant attendants to maintenance staff they were all extremely attentive and made the cruise about you. Rooms were spotless and very well ... Read More

I chose this cruise to celebrate my birthday with my two daughters and four grandchildren. I wanted to do the 4 day cruise but could not justify the 20,000 dollars so chose the two day one. By the time you have converted the dollars to USA and paid travel insurance and the gratuities the cost adds up even for two days. The cruise itself was a lot crammed into a short amount of time. Long queues ... Read More

Sail Date: January 2024

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I heard great things about the service, dinner shows and wanted a little holiday for my family (sole parent and pre-schooler), and head the photography was expensive but worth it. Even though I pre purchased a photo pac, only ~12 photos were taken onboard (one at diner on night 3, and only two photos each character we managed to visit - as super hero’s didn’t have photographers). Luckily ... Read More

Sail Date: December 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

My recent 6-night Disney Wonder cruise from Sydney over New Year's was marked by a series of disappointing experiences that left me questioning the value of the hefty price tag. The trip started with a frustrating health check email hours before departure, requiring an internet connection to complete while trying to entertain a preschooler. Booking cruise activities proved to be a letdown, with ... Read More

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Disney Magic at Sea is coming to New Zealand

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Disney Magic at Sea is coming to New Zealand

It’s Official! For the first time ever, Disney Cruise Lines are heading down under for Summer 2023/24 and we couldn’t be more excited.

Disney Wonder will offer a collection of local sailings from 2 - 6 nights. Departing Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and best of all for Kiwis, Disney Wonder will also offer a short season of cruises from Auckland.

Auckland Sailings on Disney Wonder for Summer 2023

** Update Auckland sailings are now at 99% capacity, you are welcome to click Book Online to check for any cancellations. **

16 November 2023, Melbourne to Auckland one way, 5 nights

21 November 2023, Auckland roundtrip, 4 night cruise

25 November 2023, Auckland roundtrip, 3 night cruise 

28 November 2023, Auckland roundtrip, 3 night cruise

01 December 2023, Auckland roundtrip, 3 night cruise

04 December 2023, Auckland to Brisbane one way, 4 nights

Click to view available rooms & best cruise fares Note: Disney Cruises are converted from USD to NZD at time of booking. Indicative pricing shown in NZD is based on current exchange rate and subject to change without notice. 

What we love about Disney Wonder is the focus on looking after the entire family. There are amazing kids clubs, but also creative adult spaces and magical dining options 

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Children of all ages are looked after with dedicated age specific clubs & experiences Minimum age for children to cruise is 6 months for the AU-NZ sailings – and 12 months from the repositioning sailings from Vancouver to Hawaii and Hawaii to Sydney.

Disney's Oceaneer Club:  Children 3 to 12 years old can interact with Disney characters and each other as they explore multi-themed magical lands.

Disney's Oceaneer Lab;  Children 3 to 12 years old can play and learn at sea through imaginative themed activities and games, offered daily.

Edge;  At this activity center just for tweens, watch movies, play games, enjoy arts and crafts and more with other cruisers your age.

Vibe;   At this teens-exclusive space, chill out, listen to music, watch TV, play group games and more with cruisers your age.

"It's a Small World" Nursery;   Kids can romp, rest and do everything in between at this internationally themed childcare center.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique ;  At this special salon, walk into your appointment as yourself and leave as a beautiful princess, courageous knight or even a famous mouse! *additional costs apply at this special salon

Tiana's Place on Disney Wonder

Fantastic Dining Options   We love the unique rotational dining concept onboard Disney Cruise Lines. With 3 main dining rooms, guests change restaurants each night and your servers change venues with you. This a great way to experience three different dining experiences and onboard Disney Wonder you are in for a real treat

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Tiana’s Place Expect a rousing celebration of southern cooking and live jazz music at this restaurant inspired by The Princess and the Frog. A festive and brightly lit restaurant, where toe-tapping live jazz and iconic storytelling keep the party going nightly

Kiwis are going to love the lip-smackin’ menu of artfully prepared, Louisiana-inspired, Creole and Cajun flavours for dinner

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Animator's Plate on Disney Wonder

Animator’s Palate Feast your eyes on the magic of Disney animation at this restaurant that serves up a unique dinner show starring Disney characters. Enjoy an innovative dinner show celebrating the art of storytelling where Disney characters come to life before your eyes

A savory fusion of Pacific Island foods, Asian cooking and fresh California fare paints a delicious culinary picture nightly

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Triton's on Disney Wonder

Triton’s Named after the Little Mermaid’s father, Triton’s is an upscale restaurant offering fine dining “under the sea.” Expect to be immersed in the underwater kingdom of The Little Mermaid inside this elegant restaurant named after her father.

Classic American cooking for breakfast or lunch and continental cuisine with a French flair for dinner

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Disney Magic at Sea will also be available from Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne with a choice of 2 - 6 night getaways Cruises from Sydney Sail Dates: 28/10/23, 01/11/23, 24/12/23, 28/12/23, 03/01/24, 05/01/24, 08/01/24, 12/01/24, 14/01/24, 20/01/24, 23/01/24, 12/02/24 CLICK TO VIEW AVAILABLE ROOMS & BEST FARES Cruises from Melbourne Sail dates: 03/11/23, 05/11/23, 09/11/23, 12/11/23, 16/11/23, 26/01/24, 30/01/24, 02/02/24, 05/2/24, 09/02/24 CLICK TO VIEW AVAILABLE ROOMS & BEST FARES Cruises from Brisbane Sail Dates: 08/12/23, 11/12/23, 15/12/23, 20/12/23, 22/12/23 CLICK TO VIEW AVAILABLE ROOMS & BEST FARES Talk to a Kiwi Cruise Specialist & register Now for your Disney Magic at Sea getaway   Freephone: 0800 99 44 88

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A Special New Season - On Sale Now!

Disney Magic at Sea has had a spectacular inaugural season in Australia and New Zealand.

Now, a special new season is coming from October 2024 to February 2025. Booking is now open so be sure to secure your spot early!

Immerse yourself in the magic of Disney storytelling with favourite Characters, imaginative dining, Broadway-style shows and themed parties throughout your sailing. It’s all included with your cruise departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.

Set sail for an unforgettable Disney Cruise Line holiday. We can’t wait to see you!

Fun for everyone

Set sail for Disney Magic at Sea, an unforgettable holiday filled with favourite friends, spectacular shows and imaginative dining

Don't let the magic sail without you!

Disney Magic at Sea brings enchantment and cherished Disney friends to our shores for a special new season from October 2024 to February 2025. We can't wait to see you !

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Now, due to popular demand, we are excited to announce a special new season sailing in Australia and New Zealand from October 2024 to February 2025. 

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How many nights can you spend on Disney Magic at Sea?

Disney Magic at Sea brings enchantment and cherished Disney friends to your shores for 2 – 6 nights. Our special new season will be coming to Australia and New Zealand on 2 – 7 night sailings from October 2024 to February 2025.

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Our special new season sailing from October 2024 to February 2025 is on sale now. 

You can book at or by contacting your preferred travel agent.

Health and safety measures, ports of call and offerings may change at any time without notice. On board venues, experiences, services and offerings may be modified or limited in capacity or availability, and are subject to restrictions, cancellation or closure without notice. See . 

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Disney Wonder Sets Sail on Inaugural Season in Australia and New Zealand

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  • October 28, 2023 October 28, 2023

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The Disney Wonder cruise ship headed down to Australia and arrived on October 27th to begin its inaugural season of Disney Magic at Sea cruises for families in Australia and New Zealand, which began October 28th, local time.

The Details

To reach Sydney, the Disney Wonder performed what is called a repositioning cruise, where ships relocate by sailing with passengers on a special itinerary.

Sailing all the way to Australia, the 13-night cruise featured visits to different destinations in the South Pacific, including Fiji, New Caledonia, and American Samoa, before arriving in Sydney .

Now in Australia, these first-time special sailings aboard the Disney Wonder will range from two to six nights, with departures through February 2024.

Disney Cruise Line home ports for this sailing season aboard the Disney Wonder will be Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, in Australia, as well as Auckland, New Zealand.

A sister to the original 1998-built Disney Magic, the Disney Wonder originally entered service in 1999 as Disney Cruise Line’s second cruise ship.

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And while this is the first season of cruises from Australia and New Zealand, it won’t be the last! A special new season of sailings from October 2024 through February 2025, go on sale to the general public on November 6, 2023.

Limited bookings are still available for some late 2023 and early 2024 itineraries, as well.

Plus Disney Cruise Line will begin cruises in Southeast Asia out of their new port in Singapore in 2025.

If you don’t want the hassle of dealing with all of the details of your trip, please contact The Disney Blog’s own authorized travel planning expert, Stacey at Pixie Vacations .

Booking your travel with Stacey helps support this blog, and you’ll have access to her wealth of Disney and cruising knowledge to help you book your trip. Thank you!

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The Wonder Arrives Down Under to Welcome Guests on Voyages Sailings from Numerous Australia an New Zealand Home Ports

The Disney Wonder’s inaugural voyage down under to souther hemisphere to embark on a a season with a variety of itineraries from four home ports across Australia and New Zealand. Disney Cruise Line reached a new milestone on October 28th (yes, it is tomorrow in Australia), setting sail from the shores of Australia for the first time and embarking on an inaugural season of ‘ Disney Magic at Sea ’ cruises for families in Australia and New Zealand.

Disney Cruise Line Reached A New Milestone On Oct. 28, Setting Sail From The Shores Of Australia For The First Time And Embarking On An Inaugural Season Of ‘Disney Magic At Sea’ Cruises For Families In Australia And New Zealand. (Disney Cruise Line)

The special sailings aboard the Disney Wonder range from two to six nights and depart from four home ports: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia, as well as Auckland, New Zealand, through February 2024. ‘Disney Magic at Sea’ cruises offer guests the opportunity to explore new destinations along with the unique spaces, immersive dining and world-class entertainment that define a Disney Cruise Line vacation.

In fall of 2024, Disney Cruise Line will return to Australia and New Zealand for a second season of vacations after a set of bucket-list itineraries. The Disney Wonder will sail from Vancouver, Canada, to Honolulu, Hawaii, in late September 2024 with stops on the islands of Kauai, Maui and Hawaii before arriving in Oahu. From Hawaii, families will set sail on a transpacific voyage to Sydney, Australia, that will take them through the South Pacific to visit once-in-a-lifetime destinations such as Fiji, American Samoa and New Caledonia.

For more information on the ‘Disney Magic at Sea’ Australia and New Zealand sailing itineraries for both the 2023/24 and 2024/25 seasons and booking details, please visit .

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While the Wonder is down under, you might need to post their ports a day ahead of time since they are a day ahead of the US. That way we can see the ship in port in beautiful Sydney. We just disembarked her last Friday and loved the cruise from Honolulu to Sydney!

This feature enhancement has been on my to do list. Thanks to you, I applied an update to show the next day for the Wonder while deployed in Australia and New Zealand.

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Disney wonder inaugural nz cruise 2023 – day 1.

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This past week we had the most magical time on board the Disney Wonder cruise ship for the inaugural New Zealand sailing! The ‘Magic At Sea’ cruise was the very first cruise that Disney has ever offered from New Zealand, spending four days at sea (no port stops) where guests on board celebrated all things Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars!

The 4-night cruise started in Auckland on Tuesday 21st November 2023, and arrived back on Saturday 25th November 2023. We have always wanted to go on a Disney cruise – we just never imagined we would be able to go on one, and from our own city. It was everything we could wish for and more!

We will be writing up our full cruise adventure here on our blog, starting with day 1 –

Tuesday 21st November 2013

Our day started at 4.00am – we wanted to go down to the harbour to see the Disney Wonder coming in to New Zealand for the first time ever. We were tracking the ship position online, and found a great spot to see the Wonder in person! The ship looked beautiful with all the lights, and of course those iconic Mickey Mouse funnels!

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After watching the Disney Wonder sail into Auckland, we headed back home to quickly finish our packing. We live pretty close to the port, so we still had plenty of time to pack, and double check we hadn’t forgotten anything. Our boarding time was 12.30pm, so before we knew it we were loading our luggage in the car and driving down to the port – and there she was, the Disney Wonder!

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We quickly found our way to the boarding area, after taking a few photos of the Disney Wonder in port. We’ve never been on a cruise before, so we were expecting a lengthy boarding process – but it was quite quick really, lots of lovely helpful staff.

Before we knew it, we were stepping on board the ship and into the atrium. We were welcomed aboard the Disney Wonder! Goofy was there greeting guests from the stairs.

We were a bit overwhelmed, and didn’t know where we wanted to go first! So we sort of followed other guests, and wandered down the hall, where we were welcomed straight into Tiana’s for lunch. We were definitely hungry and excited to have our first meal on board.

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We got our drinks and bread service, and lunch menu to order our meals.

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  • K – Leafy House Salad, Vegan Pennette Pasta, Raspberry Sorbet
  • M – Beef Empanadas, Chicken Cesar Salad, Welcome Aboard Sundae
  • J – Beef Empanadas, Pennette Pasta, Welcome Aboard Sundae

Kristy’s lunch –

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Matt’s lunch –

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At lunch, we were told our room was ready, so we decided to go drop off our carry-on bags. After a bit of navigating, we found our room – our checked luggage was already waiting for us outside the door. We dropped off our carry-on luggage, did a quick tour of the room, and set off to explore.

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4pm – We attended the mandatory safety briefing on deck 4 (section G). Took a little while, but after being reminded about life vests and life boats, it really did sink in that we were on a ship about to sail out to sea.

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4.45pm – Found a spot on deck 10 to watch the Sail-A-Wave deck party. This was our first time seeing Mickey Mouse and friends on our cruise, which was so exciting! We finally heard the ship horn tune, which brought tears to my eyes – we had heard it in videos many times, but we finally got to hear it in person, which was simply magical.

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We wanted to see the ship leave port, but after waiting a while we still hadn’t started moving (the ship was still moored to the dock), so we took a few deck photos then went and saw the characters in the atrium.

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In the atrium, we met Pluto! We got hugs, photos, and autographs (I got an autograph from Pluto in the back of Juliet’s book, as I didn’t have one yet). While in line, we noticed the water moving past us out the windows – we were finally on our way!

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We went up to the deck and took photos of Rangitoto Island, as the ship was finally sailing out of Auckland and out to sea.

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In our research, we had read that the merchandise stores usually open an hour after leaving port – so we went to see if they had opened or if people were lining up yet. We could see all the fun inaugural sailing merchandise through the windows, but the doors were closed. A crew member said they needed to wait until the ship reached international waters, which would be in the middle of the night, so the stores would open at 9.30am the next day.

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The stores were right next to the Walt Disney Theater, so we waited for a few minutes before the doors opened and we found seats for the Golden Mickeys show at 6.00 pm. The 1 hour show was awesome, there were so many great characters included – a great celebration of Disney films for the first day of our cruise.

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After the show, we headed back up to see the view from decks 9 and 10. We could see Auckland shrinking into the distance behind us as the sun was setting.

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After admiring the view from the the top decks, we headed back to our room, to get changed for dinner at the second seating.

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8.15pm – Dinner at Animator’s Palette!

This was the rotational dining restaurant we were the most excited about, as we had heard so much about it. As we sat down at our table, we were given our drawing sheets – and we suddenly remembered we hadn’t practiced any figure drawing before our cruise! Oh well, we grabbed a marker and got stuck in, having fun with our character drawings.

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After handing back our completed drawings, we got our menu for the night.

  • K – Arugula Leaves Salad, Black Bean Chipotle Cakes, Dark Choc Mini Cake with Strawberries
  • M – Chicken and Walnut Salad, Lemon-Thyme Marinated Chicken, Warm Sticky Date Pudding
  • J – Sliced Serrano Ham, Lemon-Thyme Marinated Chicken, Lemon Icebox Pie

Kristy’s dinner –

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Matt’s dinner –

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We went back to our room to put our Animator’s Palette drawings away, where we found our first towel animal (Kangaroo). We then ran back to see Goofy and Rapunzel in the atrium but they were just finishing their meet and greet, so we went for a wander around the ship.

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Another trip back to our room for a quick pitstop and rest, and we checked the itinerary to choose our next activity. We decided to head to Azure for the Silent DJ party. We each got headphones with three channels to choose from, with lights to indicate the channel (red, blue or green) so you could see what your friends were listening and dancing to. This was really fun – we all danced past midnight!

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Once the party wrapped up, we decided to go for a bit of a wander, before finally heading back to our room (with soft drinks from the self serve machines), and ordered fries with ketchup from room service – it came quick! Fun end to an awesome day. After writing down my itinerary notes from the day, we finally got settled for bed at 1.30am – what an amazing first day of our first Disney cruise.

Our day 2 blog post will be up soon – check out all our Disney Wonder blog posts here

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Disney Wonder

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Disney Wonder current location is at North America West Coast (coordinates 33.20538 N / -118.17230 W) cruising at speed of 14.8 kn (27 km/h | 17 mph) en route to Ensenada. The AIS position was reported 1 minute ago.

Current itinerary of Disney Wonder

Disney Wonder current cruise is 3 days, round-trip Baja Cruise From San Diego . Prices start from USD 2988 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 02 May, 2024 and ends on 05 May, 2024 .

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The 1999-built MS Disney Wonder cruise ship is Walt Disney 's second liner with sistership Disney Magic (1998).

The vessel (IMO number 9126819) is currently Bahamas- flagged (MMSI 308457000) and registered in Nassau .

History - construction and ownership

DCL-Disney Cruise Line is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (shipowner). The company was incorporated in 1996 as "Magical Cruise Company Ltd". Walt Disney also owns the Bahamian private island Castaway Cay (exclusive port of call - for Disney ships only) and an exclusive Cruise Terminal at Port Canaveral (Orlando Florida) . Disney cruises are marketed as "family vacations" and feature unique and exclusive activities, such as costumed Disney Characters, adults-only deck areas, dedicated facilities for teens, kids and infants-toddlers, signature (trademarked) shipboard facilities and activities, themed live entertainment.

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The 1750-passenger ship Disney Wonder caters mostly to families with small children, so the adults-only "quiet places" and entertainment areas are your special place to be if running and screaming little angels and devils are not your kinds of fun.

One of the best cruise ships for families with kids, the Disney ship Wonder features a classic 1930's ocean liner design - an elongated black hull and two bright red funnels. The Disney cruise ship Disney Wonder is mostly associated with its Art Nouveau decor, Disney characters all around, "Mickeys" everywhere, amazing onboard children's programs with age-proper activities, excellent service and really great family fun cruises for kids.

Probably the best thing about this Disney fleet mate is that the Disney Lines Wonder ship sails Alaska since 2011 - the newest Disney cruise ship destination with the best Disney deals on Alaska cruises and excursions.

The Disney ship Wonder was launched in 1999 to double company's passenger capacity with another set of nearly thousand of some of the best equipped, largest staterooms at sea. Like all Disney ships, the Disney Cruise Line Wonder ship's primary market is families with small kids (mostly younger than 8). Besides them, the Disney Wonder ship CLIENTELE consists also of an ever-growing number of honeymooners and travelers without kids, simply enjoying the oversized Disney ship accommodations, the adults-only areas, and all the Disney details - both on board and on Castaway Cay.

The Disney Wonder ship DRESS CODE is day resort casual (all ship areas) and evening cruise casual (no shorts-jeans-swimwear), for men pants and jackets (no ties), and summer dresses for women. One semi-formal night (the Captain's Reception), one formal night (not mandatory; most passengers don't participate in it) and one "Pirate Night" (people dress in pirate attire).

Disney Wonder TIPS are the US $12 PP per day (charged to passengers' onboard accounts automatically or pre-payed), given respectively to waiters $8 (dining room servers $4, assistant servers $3, head servers $1) and cabin stewards $4. Additionally, bar drinks and deck service areas have a 15% tipping added to your bill.

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Decks and Cabins

Most Disney Wonder staterooms (877 total, in 22 grades) are 225-260-ft2 Balconies. The ship has 22 Suites, 362 Balcony, 235 Oceanview and 256 Inside cabins. The largest accommodations are the Royal Suites (845 ft2 / 79 m2 plus 185 ft2 / 17 m2 terrace).

All cabins boast sizes larger than the industry average, with the majority of them offering a separate bedroom and living room areas, a deep convertible sofa, a bunk bed (folding down from the ceiling, with safety rails, 2 beds convertible to a queen.

Additionally, Disney Wonder family cruise cabins for families of 5 have a Murphy bed (wall-mounted). Plenty of storage space (the suitcases store well under the bed), subtle maple furniture, a closet with a dresser, a desk/dressing table, a smart HDTV with all Disney channels, 2 portable "Wave Phones" (you can text and talk on them throughout the ship), 2 bathrooms (one with toilet-sink, one with tub-shower-sink), a hairdryer. Balcony cabins also have 2 chairs and a small table on the veranda. Standard bathroom amenities by the premium H2O Plus cosmetics (soap-shampoo-lotion, suite guests get additional offerings), Euro-top mattresses, Egyptian cotton linens, luxurious bath towels, upon request - cribs and diaper genies.

Disney Wonder suites are of 3 types (1 and 2-bedrooms), featuring dining tables, Jacuzzis, huge balconies. The Walt and Royal Suites are the Wonder ship's biggest accommodations. In addition, suite guests can enjoy a memory foam pillow, comfortable duvets, robes, and slippers, plus the main dining room's menu available as a room service option.

The boat has 11 decks , of which 6 are with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Disney Wonder ship dining experiences include the Disney Line's rotational dining system pertaining to the ship's 3 main restaurants (you dine each night in a different restaurant, accompanied by the same companions and waiters), with 2 dining times (6:15 and 8:15 pm, table number, and rotations are on your dining tickets). The "Animator's Palate" room features numerous special lighting effects and animations (including the menu holograms, scenes transform from B&W sketches to full-color animated images), the "Parrot Cay" is Caribbean-themed (a delicious seafood buffet and great salad choices) and the most formal of the three is the upscale "Triton's" restaurant (the last two are also open for breakfast and lunch). All main dining rooms offer free drinks during dinner, a wine purchase program.

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Disney Wonder food is really wondrous - all is made on the ship, quality ingredients, beautifully prepared, with "light" choices at dinner, a separate kids menu.

"Palo" is the Wonder ship's specialty dining option - an adults-only elegant restaurant (Northern Italian (Med) cuisine), open daily for Champagne brunch and dinner (reservations are required, guests are allowed to book only 1 brunch and 1 dinner per sailing).

On Deck 9 is located the "Beach Blanket" buffet - an indoor/outdoor casual dining venue (breakfast and lunch) with salads, sandwiches, Mickey waffles, cookies, and fruits, with a made-to-order omelet station. Other excellent venues to dine casually are the "Pinocchio's Pizzeria", "Pluto's Dog House" (burgers and hot dogs, chicken tenders) and the Goofy's Galley (wrap sandwiches, a great selection of fruits, ice-cream). The Deck 9 self-serve beverage station offers free juices and sodas.

24-hour room service (Continental breakfast, soups, and salads, cheese, chicken, etc). Suite guests can order from the main restaurant's menus.

Follows the complete list of Disney Wonder restaurants and food bars.

  • Triton's Restaurant / Lumiere's (462-seat forward Dining Room, serving Breakfast and 3-course menu for Lunch; with 2 Dinner seatings 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m. and 8 p.m.-8:30 p.m.)
  • Parrot Cay Restaurant / Carioca's (462-seat aft Dining Room for Breakfast and Buffet Lunch; with 2 dinner seatings/4-course menu).
  • Animator's Palate Restaurant (462- seat aft Dining Room, animator's studio design, features favorite Disney-character dinner shows; serves complimentary drinks; Rotational Dining with two fixed Dinner seatings - at 5:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.)
  • Tiana's Place (dinner-only main dining room drawing inspiration from Disney's "The Princess and the Frog.")
  • Cabanas (self-service complimentary restaurant with American cuisine, pasta, sushi)
  • Pinocchio's Pizzeria (outdoor complimentary restaurant, poolside)
  • Beach Blanket Buffet (indoor/outdoor fast-food eatery, complimentary
  • Pluto's Dog House (quick service fast food restaurant, complimentary)
  • Goofy's Galley (quick service outdoor fast food restaurant, complimentary)
  • Palo (130-seat Italian specialty restaurant; adults-only, reservation-only; aft location; bookings via the internet or on board).
  • O'Gill's Pub (open from about noon to midnight, sports bar/Irish pub, with English decor, live music, large TVs, classic table games, full bar service, Martini Tastings).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Most of the Disney Wonder kids facilities and public rooms are located on Decks 3-4-5 and are interconnected by its 3-deck high atrium, while the Wonder ship's 3 pools are on Decks 9 and 10. Four locations onboard offer Internet access: the teen-only "Vibe" club (Deck 11), the children-only "Edge" club (Deck 2), the "Promenade Lounge" (Deck 3, all ages, open 24-hours) and the adults-only "Cove Cafe" you can borrow a laptop from the cafe).

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The Disney Lines Disney Wonder ship spa, sport, and fitness fun starts with Deck 9's pool area (3 age-specific swimming pools) and the 200-ft long waterslide. The "Mickey's Pool" (aft) is kids-only, with a 385 sq. foot pool extension for not yet toilet trained kids in swim diapers). The "Goofy's Pool" is for families (located in between the funnels, alongside the big LED screen), 2 adjacent Jacuzzis and the "Quiet Cove" (forward) is adults-only, with 2 large hot tubs, and a specialty coffee house). Deck 10 has a basketball court and a volleyball area. The "Aft Overlook" (Deck 7) is another "quite" place on the ship (unless when a wedding is officiated there by the captain).

Ship's promenade (Deck 4) offers a walking-jogging track and lounge chairs. The Vista Spa & Salon complex offers massages, facials and treatments, and its "Tropical Rain Forest" area has a sauna and steam rooms. The Wonder ship also features 3 new spa villas for the most expensive spa services (a spa suite with its own private veranda and a Jacuzzi). The recently expanded fitness center is well equipped (Life Fitness equipment) and also has a small room for personal training sessions.

Disney characters appearances are one of the highlights of all the best Disney Wonder cruises for kids with the ever best age-specific activities at sea. The Disney Wonder kids cruise programming and the unique Disney-themed entertainment are the main reasons for the Disney Wonder line's high popularity and loyalty passengers ratio. Like all Disney ships, Wonder has no casino, instead, it has innovative offerings, like the "Studio Sea" (family dance parties and karaoke, scavenger hunts and funny game shows) and the "Buena Vista Theatre" (all the newest Disney company releases and the best Disney 3D movie experience). Another popular day activities for families are the basketball and karaoke tournaments and the ship tour. Some of the greatest advantages on board are the "Wave Phones" (2 per cabin, with text-messaging capabilities and ship-wide coverage).

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Unique for MS Disney Wonder Alaskan kids cruise specials are the "Junior Ranger" programs (about Alaska's wildlife, environment, etc, held in the children's clubs, Studio Sea and in the Disney Theater) and the "Base Camp" held whenever the ship sails into Tracy Arm Fjord (all kids programs move on deck for Alaskan themed games and crafts).

All Disney ships also feature the Little Mermaid-themed "Flounder's Reef" nursery (babies and toddlers up to 3 yo), the "Oceaneer's Club" (3-7 yo), the "Oceaneer's Lab" (8-12 yo), the "Edge" club (11-13 yo) and the "Vibe" club (teens ages 14-17).

Singles and couples may attend wine or martini tastings, Alaska seafood-themed cooking classes and demonstrations or a sophisticated art auction. The main area for the Wonder ship's adult-only evening entertainment is "Route 66" (located Deck 3 forward). This dance club features video dance parties, karaoke, and dancers from the crew performing skits to certain songs. Deck 3 also has its "Cadillac Lounge" piano bar and the "Diversions - the sports bar with large comfortable chairs and huge plasma TVs. The "Overlook Cafe" is a unique Disney ship venue (located upstairs from "Cove Cafe") for adult guests to quietly enjoy all the amazing views during an Alaskan cruise.

The 3-decks high Walt Disney Theatre (capacity 977 most comfortable seats) boasts some of the best large production shows at sea, like "The Golden Mickeys" (with all the famous and infamous Disney characters) and "Toy Story The Musical". Another great hit is the "Pirates in the Caribbean" deck party, beginning in the dining room (a pirate scroll menu and bandannas for all), then follows the pool-deck party - and all is on camera and on the huge LED screen (24x14 ft, located on Deck 9, the forward funnel, near the Goofy Pool). Know that the law forbids the fireworks on all Disney Wonder Alaskan cruises.

Follows the complete list of Disney Wonder lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Walt Disney Wonder Theatre (977-seat, 3-decks high; offers live shows, aerial acrobatics performances, grand-style productions, 3D movies; with two evening shows - at 6:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.)
  • Wonder's Atrium (3-deck high central ship area, with "The Little Mermaid"'s Ariel bronze statue)
  • Route 66/Beat Street (3 clubs' entertainment district, adults-only after 9 pm; Cadillac Lounge, Diversions, WaveBands)
  • WaveBands Lounge & Bar
  • Studio Sea (kids & families entertainment)
  • Diversions Pub (adults-only sports bar, with large TVs and live music)
  • Mickey's Mates (Disney brand logo shops for postcards, souvenirs, DVDs, toys, clothes, games)
  • Treasure Ketch (duty-free crystal, brand jewelry, watches, precious stones, Disney merchandise, underwear, sport, and swimming apparel)
  • Radar Trap (duty-free brand jewelry, perfumes, liquor, and tobaccos)
  • Promenade Lounge (104-seat family venue with full bar service, specialty coffees, and drinks; with the Internet Cafe)
  • Buena Vista Theatre (268-seat 4D cinema, features 3D movies, Dolby Surround 7.1, and Dolby 3D movie technology)
  • Fathoms / WaveBands Lounge Disco & Nightclub (family- in the day and adults-only in the nightclub)
  • D Lounge (family day bar and nightclub, games, dancing, shows, karaoke; full bar service)
  • Keys (adult-only piano bar, live piano and vocals music, full bar service/additional charge)
  • Preludes Bar (quick wait-service snacks & beverages bar)
  • Shutters PhotoShop (photo packages, accessories, photographic services); Art Gallery
  • Vibe Disco & Club Lounge (teens only)
  • Flounder's Reef Nursery (for 3 months to 3 yo infants and toddlers; reservations required)
  • Wonder's Oceaneer Club (kids 3-12 yo; with four play areas with themes from Disney films); Wonder's Oceaneer Lab (play area for kids 3-12 yo)
  • Vista Spa & Fitness Complex (with Treatment Salon, Thermal Bath, Sauna, Relaxation Room, Garden Area; Fitness Centre /health and wellbeing seminars; Beauty Salon)
  • Vista Spa Villas (private suites with own hot tub, private verandah, Roman bed with canopy, open-air shower)
  • Quiet Cove Pool (adults-only swimming pool, served by Cove Bar; with 2 Whirlpools)
  • Cove Cafe (adult-only, with big TV screen; Wi-Fi spot)
  • Signals Bar (adults-only bar for snacks and beverages, poolside)
  • Scoops (ice cream parlor)
  • Goofy's Family Pool; Mickey's Pool; AquaDunk Water Slide; AquaLab (kids interactive water play area)
  • Quarter Masters (video games arcade)
  • Edge Lounge (11-14 yo teens-only club area, with a giant video wall, interactive games, Internet)
  • Outdoor LED movie-screen (24x14 feet)
  • Wide World of Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, soccer); Shuffleboard, Walking/Jogging Track
  • Radio Studio (live radio programs for Disney Wonder itinerary-related news and onboard events)
  • Outlook Bar (retreat area with a piano and full bar; hosts weddings receptions).


Disney Wonder itinerary program is based on 7-day Alaskan voyages (departing from homeport Vancouver BC Canada ), Mexican Riviera roundtrips (out of San Diego CA ), Bahamas with Western-Eastern Caribbean roundtrips (from Galveston TX ). Port destinations also include DCL's private Bahamian island Castaway Cay .

Wonder is also the DCL ship that operates Panama Canal transition cruises (on repositioning) before and after its Alaskan deployment during summer.

In Spring 2020, for the first time from New Orleans , DCL scheduled a total of 5x roundtrips on the homeported there Disney Wonder.

  • The 7-day Bahamian Cruise (Feb 7-14) visits Nassau , Castaway Cay Island , Key West FL .
  • The 7-day Western Caribbean Cruise (Feb 14-21) visits Mexico (Cozumel) , Grand Cayman (George Town) , Jamaica (Falmouth) .
  • The 6-day voyage (Feb 21-27) visits Cozumel and Grand Cayman.
  • The 4-day voyages (Feb 27 - Mar 2, and March 2-6) visit Cozumel.
  • Followed a 14-day Panama Canal repositioning to San Diego .

In September 2022 (at D23 Expo 2022 in Anaheim CA) DCL announced the company's inaugural season in Australia and New Zealand (Nov 2023 thru Feb 2024). Disney Wonder's 2-3-4-6-night itineraries in the region depart from 4 homeports - 3x in Australia ( Brisbane QLD ,  Melbourne VIC ,  Sydney NSW ) and 1x in New Zealand ( Auckland NZ ). Disney's maiden Australian voyage departed on October 28, 2023, out of Sydney.

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Disney Wonder Wiki

The Walt Disney ship Wonder is the company's second vessel, with sistership Disney Magic . They are each 40% smaller in size compared to the newer Disney ships ( Dream and Fantasy ). Wonder's first cruise was a Transatlantic crossing from Italy to Florida - leaving from the shipbuilding yard Marghera ( Venice ) to Port Canaveral (Orlando) with 2 stops - in the UK ( Southampton England ) and the Azores ( Ponta Delgada ). Liner's Godmother was Tinkerbell - a popular Disney character from the "Peter Pan" movie (1953).

The vessel (Fincantieri Marghera yard/hull number 5990) is powered by Wartsila-Sulzer marine diesel engines (model 16ZAV40S) with total power output 58,25 MW. The propulsion system is diesel-electric.

Wonder has Disney's signature sleek design, black hull, two matching red funnels and yellow Disney insignias. The indoor decoration is in both Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. Wonder is among industry's best family-friendly passenger ships, with numerous entertainment and dining options and regularly scheduled programs targeting not only the kids but the whole family. Families can go together to the evening stage revues, game shows or themed workshops.

On August 15, 1999, the vessel started its Caribbean cruise service with 4-night itinerary from homeport Port Canaveral (Orlando) Florida to Bahamas. The ship originally operated on 3- and 4-night Bahamas cruises, but in 2011 was relocated through Panama Canal from the Caribbean Sea to the US Pacific Coast. There, it operated on 7-day Mexico Riviera cruises leaving from Californian homeports (mainly Los Angeles , but also out of San Diego and San Francisco ) to call ports Vallarta , Cabo and Baja Ensenada .

In 2012 (April through October), MS Disney Wonder became DCL fleet's first to visit Hawaii (ports Hilo, Kahului, Honolulu). In 2012 (May through September), this was again the first Disney ship with Alaskan cruise itineraries (leaving from homeport Seattle WA ) to Ketchikan , Skagway , Juneau , and Victoria BC (Canada) .

This Walt Disney ship has as namesakes the cruise liner Wonder of the Seas ( Royal Caribbean International ) and the cruiseferry Moby Wonder ( MOBY LINES ).

Disney Wonder refurbishments review

The list of deck plan changes after the 2016 drydock refurbishment in Cadiz Spain (September 9 through October 23) included:

  • Upper decks were redesigned, adding AquaDunk (new waterslide), AquaLab (interactive water play area with the Twist n' Spout waterslide), Dory's Reef (splash zone for toddlers).
  • Animator's Palette restaurant (ex-Studio C) with new HDTVs, lights, walls, speakers
  • new Carioca's (Brazilian-themed restaurant replacing Parrot Cay)
  • Tiana's Place is a new restaurant named after Princess Tiana from the Disney animation "The Princess and the Frog". The new eatery is Disney Wonder ship exclusive and features a stage for live jazz-swing-blues performances and street party style events. The themed decor includes Tiana's family photos and framed culinary awards on the walls, water lily-shaped candleholders. The menu is influenced by southern USA cuisine (Louisiana bayou).
  • new Cabanas (replacing Topsider Buffet, hugely enlarged)
  • new lounge (D Lounge) is dedicated to family games and themed entertainment.
  • On deck 10, Palo Restaurant was renovated (new fixtures, glass artwork, stone floor, new Venetian decor).
  • Mickey's Mainsail (new shop)
  • (Deck 3) After Hours (adult district) receives Fathoms (new disco nightclub), Keys (piano bar, replacing Cadillac Bar) and O'Gills (new English pub). The new pub has an authentic tavern menu (incl selection of specialty and British beers, draft beer, cocktails), dark wood paneling, brass accents, plush leather furniture, artworks (incl scenes from Disney movies set in London).
  • (Deck 4) Animator's Palate Restaurant (dining room) was updated with two dinner shows - "Drawn to Magic" and "Animation Magic".
  • expanded Senses Spa and Salon (by 725 ft2 / 70 m2), now with Barbershop, "Chill Teen Spa" and "Smile Spa".
  • "Small World Nursery", "Nephews"
  • renovated and redesigned passenger rooms (elevated beds for more storage space)
  • Lobby Atrium changes (2nd staircase removed, the Chihuly chandelier replaced with an Art Deco one)

Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab changes - now with Marvel's Avengers Academy (Marvel Super Hero Academy/the first at sea), Andy's Room (Toy Story-themed, now has the Slinky Dog slide, Mr Potato Head, Hamm the piggy bank, regular Woody and Jessie character visits, scavenger hunts), Club Disney Junior (Disney Junior characters, games, storytelling, Doc McStuffins character visits), Frozen Adventures (play and activities, via digital screen Olaf leads games and singalongs, Anna and Elsa character visits). Also changed are the interiors of the rooms Pixie Hollow and Mickey Mouse Club. The upgraded programming offers more live interactions (Disney character visits).

Disney Wonder's next drydock was at Damen Shiprepair Brest France (conducted in October 2020). The project included mainly general/routine maintenance works and minor upgrades.

The ship's last drydock was in 2023 (September 17 through October 3) conducted at Seaspan Victoria Shipyards in Victoria BC Canada . The 2-week drydocking project was mainly for regular maintenance (technical overhaul and hotel upkeep).

Itineraries review

Follows the ship's concise service history (former itineraries):

  • [1999-2011] sailed on 3- and 4-day Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral (Orlando) Florida
  • [2011] relocated to Los Angeles CA for round-trip departures to Mexican Riviera, Baja Ensenada , and the Hawaiian Islands. During summer, Disney Wonder operates on 7-day round-trip Alaskan cruises leaving from Vancouver BC (Canada) or Seattle WA .
  • In 2016, the ship was home-ported in Galveston TX (November 14 through January 20) and in 2017 relocated back to Orlando. Galveston departures offered 8-day Western and Eastern Caribbean cruises to Key WestFL, Castaway Cay, Nassau, Mexico (Cozumel, Costa Maya), Jamaica (Falmouth), Grand Cayman.

On April 30, 2017, Disney Wonder became the world's first-ever cruise vessel that passed through Panama Canal's new locks.

Disney Wonder cruise ship Panama Canal (new locks) transition

Disney Wonder was on a 14-night repositioning voyage from Florida to California ( Port Canaveral to San Diego ). From San Diego, the ship operated several Baja Mexico itineraries before its summer Alaskan season with departures from Vancouver BC Canada .

Disney cruises in Australia 2023-2024 (inaugural season)

In September 2022 (at D23 Expo 2022 in Anaheim CA) DCL announced its inaugural season in Australia and New Zealand (Oct 2023 thru Feb 2024).

Disney Wonder's voyages (2- to 6-night itineraries) departed from 4 homeports - 3x in Australia ( Brisbane QLD , Melbourne VIC , Sydney NSW ) and 1x in New Zealand ( Auckland NZ ).

Disney's maiden Australian voyage departed on October 28 (2023) out of Sydney Harbour.

Most departures are from Sydney (12x), followed by Melbourne (10x). The homeporting in Brisbane and Auckland was scheduled for Nov-Dec 2023.

The program also included Transpacific crossings ( from Alaska to Australia via Hawaii (Vancouver-Hilo-Nawiliwili-Kahului-Honolulu-American Samoa-Fiji-New Caledonia-Sydney) in 2023, and on the reverse route (Australia-Hawaii-Alaska) in 2024.

Call ports included Eden (NSW AU) , Hobart (Tasmania) , and Noumea (Grande Terre/New Caledonia) visited on the longest sailings. Cruises to Nowhere (portless roundtrips) were offered as 2-night voyages from the Australian homeports as well as 3-night roundtrips from Auckland.

Bookings for Disney's Australia and New Zealand voyages opened on Sept 26, 2022.

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The ultimate guide to Disney Cruise Line ships and itineraries

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After decades of success making families smile and laugh at its theme parks, Disney dipped its toes into the world of cruising in 1998. Disney didn’t just copy another cruise line’s model for success or slap its name on the side of an existing ship. It created its own brand of cruising.

Disney went so far into charting its own path as to get special approval from the U.S. Coast Guard for its ships’ lifeboats to be yellow instead of regulation orange, to tie into the colors of Mickey himself — black, red, white and yellow.

Now, Disney Cruise Line has five ships sailing in those signature colors, along with three more on order. In a normal year, those five ships take tens of thousands of families on sailings to the Caribbean , Mexico, Alaska, Europe, Bermuda, Bahamas, through the Panama Canal and even to Australia and New Zealand.

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Having sailed four of Disney Cruise Line’s five ships, I can say the experience is indeed special — especially if you have kids. But Disney’s not a one-trick cruise line that’s only good for one age group. It offers kids clubs and activities to suit babies through teens and has several adults-only areas of the ship . Its newest ship, Disney Wish , provides more cool spaces for adults than any previous vessel.

Disney’s attention to detail transfers to its voyages on the sea. But unlike at the Disney theme parks, which can be a bit complicated to navigate, long lines and complex strategies are rarely a part of the Disney cruise experience.

Get the free planning help of a Disney vacation planner via TPG’s partner, Mouse Counselors .

What TPG loves about Disney Cruise Line

  • Broadway-caliber shows and first-run movies.
  • Disney-level service and attention to detail.
  • High-quality Disney character interactions and kids clubs.
  • Innovative, included rotational dining.

What we could do without

  • Disney cruises are expensive.
  • The onboard Wi-Fi is not the fastest, especially on ships that haven’t been upgraded. And it’s not cheap.

Disney Cruise Line fleet

While Disney may be a household name, Disney Cruise Line is actually a small line. It currently sails just five ships, compared to 27 at its family-friendly competitor Royal Caribbean .

Of the five, two are smaller ships, and three are larger.

The largest ships in Disney’s fleet are Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, at 1,115 feet long and 14 decks high, and Disney Wish , at 1,119 feet and 15 decks high.

These three ships each have a passenger capacity of 4,000 people spread out across approximately 1,250 cabins. The overwhelming majority of cabins on these ships have an ocean view or private verandah, with only 10%-12% being windowless inside cabins. (On its oldest four ships, these interior rooms have a “magical porthole” that displays a live feed from outside to replicate a window.)

Disney Treasure , expected to join the fleet in 2024, will be in the same larger Triton class of ships as Disney Wish.

Disney Wish is currently a workhorse of short three- and four-night sailings from Port Canaveral , Florida, to the Bahamas, home to Disney’s private island , Castaway Cay.

Disney Fantasy often sails weeklong cruises out of Florida. With the addition of Disney Wish to the fleet, Disney Dream now spends its summer across the Atlantic, offering European cruises from May to September, then spending much of the rest of the year based out of Fort Lauderdale.

The smaller two ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet are Disney Wonder and the line’s first ship, Disney Magic .

These two ships are 984 feet long and 11 decks high, and each has the capacity for 2,713 passengers across 875 staterooms. On these two smaller ships, 70% of passenger cabins have ocean views or verandahs.

Disney Wonder is often on the move and currently splits its time among Alaska , the South Pacific, Hawaii, California, Mexico and beyond. Disney Magic spends part of its year based out of Galveston, Texas, or New Orleans and much of the rest based out of Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Related: Best destinations you can sail to on a Disney cruise

Disney Cruise Line destinations and itineraries

Disney Cruise Line has about 370 annual departures scheduled that range from two- to 15-night sailings. Many new-to-Disney itineraries have recently become available as the line is adding new ships for the first time in a decade.

Disney Cruise Line destinations include:

  • New Zealand
  • Pacific Coast
  • South Pacific

Disney Wish has, by far, the highest number of annual sailings, with 105 three- and four-night cruises departing from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas. These sailings all go to Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay; some also stop in Nassau, Bahamas.

Some Disney cruises do what’s called a “double dip” and make two stops at the private island, where you can step ashore without leaving the Disney bubble.

Pro tip: If you go to Castaway Cay, rent a bike for a little exercise and a self-guided tour of the island. Or, you can run the at-your-pace 5K that morning around the island.

Coming in summer 2024 , Disney will have a second exclusive beach destination in the Bahamas — Lighthouse Point.

This won’t be an entire private island like Castaway Cay, but it will be an exclusive beachfront space designed for Disney Cruise Line with many similar offerings to Castaway. Disney Magic, Disney Wonder and Disney Fantasy will call on this new destination for the first time in 2024.

Related: Best tips and tricks for sailing with Disney Cruise Line

Who sails Disney Cruise Line?

Let’s start with the obvious: Families love Disney Cruise Line.

The ultimate sweet spot for taking a Disney cruise starts when a child is at least 3 years old and potty trained (the criteria that get them into the included kids clubs) and lasts until they outgrow their love of Disney characters. Remember, Disney now includes the “Star Wars” and Marvel brands and offers themed cruises featuring those characters, too.

A Disney cruise costs more than a similar cruise on a line like Royal Caribbean , so it’s easiest to justify the expense when your kids love Disney the most.

So, yes, the stereotype that Disney Cruise Line is full of families is 100% correct.

You’ll see many families with kids in those preschool, elementary and middle school years. But you’ll also see families with little babies (the minimum age is 6 months on most sailings, 1 year on Panama Canal and transatlantic sailings), tweens, teens, college-age kids and even grandparents who have made a Disney cruise an enjoyable multigenerational travel tradition.

Related: Comparing Disney, Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruises for families

You’ll also see cruisers who love Disney regardless of age and are proud to wear their Mickey ears while hearing the first seven notes of the “When You Wish Upon a Star” melody blown from the ship’s massive horn.

Just like you don’t need kids to have a great time at Disney World or Disneyland, you can happily cruise as adults without offspring on Disney Cruise Line. All the ships have active adults-only sun decks, pool and lounges. Disney Wish especially invested in its adult offerings with an infinity pool, along with more bars spread around the ship instead of being clustered into one main area.

Disney Cruise Line cabins and suites

At a basic level, Disney Cruise Line offers five main types of cabins across the fleet. In its simplified version, the types of cabins on a Disney cruise include:

  • Windowless inside cabins
  • Ocean-view cabins
  • Verandah cabins (with private balconies)
  • Verandah cabins with concierge service
  • Suites with concierge service

These cabins start at 169 square feet for a standard inside cabin and go up to a two-story, 1,966-square-foot Tower Suite on Disney Wish .

Unless you are OK with the smallest space on the ship or have a budget for the largest, the sweet spot for price and comfort on Disney Cruise Line vessels is probably the cabins that are around 204 square feet and usually come with a queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper-berth pull-down bed and a split bath.

This split bathroom situation places a sink and the shower/tub combo in one bathroom and the toilet and another sink in the other. Each has its own separate door, so someone could use the toilet/sink room while another takes a shower, all in private and at the same time.

You’ll find this cabin layout within the Deluxe Inside Staterooms, Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms and Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah categories.

The Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms and Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah add about 40 more square feet to the equation. If you want the largest within those room categories, search for rooms that can hold five people on the Disney Cruise Line website.

Pro tip: You can ask your cabin host for cartoon bedding for the kid’s bed if you think your child will be excited to come back from dinner to one of their Disney favorites.

You can connect many of the cabins on the ship , which is often a much more economical solution for a family looking for more sleeping space (and bathrooms) than upgrading to a multibedroom suite. Roughly speaking, a family of four will pay about 50% more for two cabins than they will for everyone to stay in one cabin of the same size.

Related: 7 nights. 4 people. 1 cruise ship cabin. Can we survive?

If you are going all-out on a particular trip, or are simply working with a larger budget, Disney concierge suites are special.

The smallest available room with this service is the Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah, which isn’t all that different from the Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah, other than the included concierge service. From there, you can go up to the one- or two-bedroom suites.

Be prepared for sticker shock, though, as these suites will almost certainly be near or over five figures on many sailings.

While pricey, Disney concierge service eliminates almost all of the potential pain points of a Disney cruise (not that there are many pain points to begin with).

Disney concierge service gets you access to the Disney Concierge Lounge, which has food offerings multiple times per day and a fully stocked fridge with sodas, juices and bottles of water.

In the evenings, you’ll find included beer, wine and spirits in the lounge — which you can also take with you as you head out to dinner or to enjoy the view from the deck.

The Concierge Lounge also has its own private deck, and Disney characters have been known to make a private appearance there during the cruise. (Don’t worry, you’ll get a heads-up.)

Related: Is Disney Cruise Line concierge service worth it?

You also have your own check-in area at the port and are among the first to board the ship, which can mean extra time to enjoy having the waterslides to yourself. At the end of the cruise, you can have a private elevator that takes you down to be some of the first off the ship — which should protect you from a long line to say goodbye.

There are other perks of the concierge level, too, such as early front-row seating at shows, included popcorn and the ability to submit your request for meal reservations at Palo or Remy, cabanas on Castaway Cay, spa treatments, character meet-and-greets or whatever else you wish before other guests. These can be made for you starting 120 days before your sailing, which is before all other guests except those with the highest elite status tier in the Castaway Club .

Passengers on their first Disney cruise don’t get to make those reservations until 75 days out if they aren’t in the concierge level. The reality is the hottest items are often booked up by then, especially on shorter cruises when there’s less time to do everything.

Those in the concierge level in one-bedroom suites and higher can also order room service from the restaurants to their cabin, which means you can have a hot breakfast on your verandah if you wish instead of the regular continental options available to most guests.

If you are on the fence about concierge service, it’s arguably most valuable when you are on a shorter cruise, have some specific popular must-have items on your reservation wish list or want someone else to take care of everything. You can also inquire about discounted upgrades at the port, assuming rooms are left unsold on your voyage.

Pro tip: Regardless of your cabin, bring magnetic Mickey or nautical-themed decor for the entrance, as most of the cabin doors are magnetic. Decorating is a fun tradition on a Disney cruise.

Related: Review of sailing in a suite with Disney concierge service 

Disney Cruise Line restaurants and dining options

You will not go hungry on a Disney cruise. From room service to evening dinners, meals are (mostly) all included.

Rotational dining

On each Disney ship, three main dining rooms serve as dinner restaurants that participate in rotational dining. Each ship has its own lineup of themed rotational restaurants, but the concept remains the same on each.

Each night, your tablemates and servers will move from one restaurant to the next as a team. This way, the servers get to know that you always want to start with a glass of red wine, or your kids’ food needs to come ASAP so you can take them to the kids club as soon as they finish, or (in my case) your daughter wants a side of barbecue sauce with … everything.

You must choose between an early and a late dinner time, with your showtime opposite your dining time. Some restaurants, such as Animator’s Palate, are found on multiple ships, while others are unique to one ship, such as Tiana’s Place on Disney Wonder and all of the rotational restaurants found on Disney Wish .

Included restaurants on Disney Magic

  • Animator’s Palate
  • Rapunzel’s Royal Table

Included restaurants on Disney Wonder

  • Tiana’s Place

Included restaurants on Disney Dream

  • Enchanted Garden
  • Royal Palace

Included restaurants on Disney Fantasy

  • Royal Court

Included restaurants on Disney Wish

  • Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure
  • Worlds of Marvel

At these restaurants, you can order whatever you want on the menu at no extra charge, with a few exceptions (for example, alcohol and specialty drinks cost extra).

While many guests dress up a bit for dinner (compared to their afternoon pool deck attire), most stay relatively casual for the rotational dining restaurants. Disney does not impose a specific dress-up requirement.

Disney cruise ships offer many other dining options beyond the three included themed restaurants — most included, some not.

Room service

Room service is mostly free (other than sodas or alcohol), though the menu is limited if you aren’t staying in a concierge-level cabin. Still, it’s free room service, so I’m not one to complain.

Pro tip: Fill the breakfast card out the night before and hang it on your stateroom to get breakfast exactly when you want it the next morning.

And you haven’t lived until your kids learn how to call and order free Mickey ice cream bars to the cabin … every night (just be sure and add a tip).

Buffet and grab-and-go

Your Disney cruise will also include a buffet known as Cabanas on the original four ships and Marceline Market on Disney Wish. The buffet is usually open for breakfast and lunch, though not in the evening hours.

In addition to the buffet, a few grab-and-go quick-service restaurants on the pool deck serve salads, chili, pizza, barbecue and more, depending on which ship you’re sailing.

Don’t miss these options, as some are quite good. They are typically open from late morning until later into the evening.

Room service, the buffet and the on-deck food counter dining options don’t cost extra and are available to you in addition to or instead of your rotational dining.

You’ll also find included ice cream on one of the upper decks. A pro-level hack is to get Mickey churro waffles from the buffet in the morning (only available some mornings) and add vanilla ice cream for a vacation-worthy breakfast.

Extra-cost, adults-only restaurants

At the top of the “costs extra” list are the restaurants Palo (found on all five ships, though it’s Palo Steakhouse on Disney Wish), Remy (on Dream and Fantasy) and Enchante (only on Disney Wish).

Remy is a fancy adults-only French restaurant that costs $125 per person for dinner (more if you order drinks). This is the type of place where men need jackets and women are expected to wear dresses, pantsuits or a skirt and blouse. Enchante on Disney Wish is similar — you’re dressing up for these meals.

Palo is also fancy, though a notch less fancy than Remy. You’ll see jackets and dresses in Palo, but you can also get by with nice jeans if you want. This adults-only restaurant serves Northern Italian fare and starts at about $45 per person for a multicourse brunch or dinner, though you can also order a la carte for dinner, which could cost more or less, depending on your order.

I can say with 100% certainty that if you enjoy a nice meal, this is worth the extra $45 once during your cruise . From the breadbasket to the dessert, it’s all amazing. You’ll gain 5 pounds, but you won’t regret a bite.

These reservations are hard to get, especially for brunch, so you’ll want to make them the second you are eligible and keep checking back for cancellations if you miss out the first time.

Coffee shops and snack shops

On a Disney cruise, the snacks and pastries you’ll see in the coffee shop or kiosk are all included, but the specialty coffee will cost extra. Drink prices are roughly similar to Starbucks, if not a notch lower. Be sure and ask for the Cafe Fanatic card if you’re a regular, as your sixth drink will be free.

In addition to the included soft-serve ice cream and Mickey bars available via room service, your ship may have some shops with extra-fee ice cream. This can confuse kids, so I want to warn you beforehand. On Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish, you’ll find an ice cream shop stuffed with candies, gelato and ice cream — all for an extra charge.

Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy also have a juice bar that costs extra.

The exact bars will vary by vessel, but you can expect spots like a wine and Champagne bar, a pub, a laid-back lounge and a bar with live entertainment.

These bars are a lot of fun and are not to be missed if you like live music or a nice drink at the end of the day. Keep an eye out in your app for when and where the happy hours are on board if you want to save a few dollars on your drinks. Some bars also offer a sommelier bin where you get a nice glass of wine at a discounted price — as long as you put the bartender in charge of choosing your drink.

Some of the drink-tasting classes that you book in advance can be a good value if you’re a fan of the drink on offer and are interested in learning a little bit while you sip. You’ll want to book these before sailing, as many do sell out.

Food on Castaway Cay

If your cruise takes you to Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, you’re in luck, as there’s plenty of included food to eat there, too.

Just like on board, some of the food on Castaway is included, while alcohol and specialty drinks are not. The Cookie’s and Cookie’s Too lunch shacks on the island are both included, so load up on hot dogs, barbecue, hamburgers, fries and all the fixings. Vegetarian options are available.

While the food options here are somewhat basic, they still make for a fun and free meal.

Entertainment and activities on a Disney cruise

A valid reason to want to sail with Disney is the onboard fun that awaits — especially for those who love Disney characters and stories.

Theaters and shows

Each Disney cruise ship features two theaters. In the massive Walt Disney Theatre, you’ll enjoy Broadway-caliber evening shows such as “Beauty and the Beast,” “Frozen,” “Tangled,” “Disney Dreams,” “The Golden Mickeys” and more. If you want a good seat, arrive about 30 minutes early since seating is first come, first served.

The Buena Vista Theatre screens first-run Disney films. These will be the same films still showing in theaters on land. If you happen to be at sea when a new Disney movie premieres on land, you’ll also get that same first look at sea.

Pirate Night is a staple on many Disney cruises in the Caribbean. On that themed night, expect everyone to be dressed in their pirate-y best for the evening, so pack accordingly. Your dinner will also have a pirate theme, followed by a fun show up on deck, complete with fireworks.

Pro tip: If you plan to stay up late for Pirate Night, try to work in a nap that afternoon so you don’t miss out on the nighttime fun.

Game shows, karaoke, bingo and more

The extensive lineup of interactive game shows, trivia, karaoke, dance parties, bingo and more listed in the Disney cruise app are worth checking out. Some of these are adults-only, while others are fun for the whole family. Most are included in the price of the cruise, though bingo does cost extra — and you could win real money.

Other interior attractions and activities

Meeting Disney characters is a fun part of a Disney cruise.

You can make reservations to meet the popular princesses, but most characters are easy to walk up to and meet via a short line. Or, even better, you often see them roaming about the ship at unexpected times.

You can work off some of those treats and drinks at the onboard fitness center on each ship.

The Senses Spa & Salon is a full-service spa with everything from massages to pedicures and hair care. Promotions are available if you book more than one treatment. If you have a Disney Visa card , you can also save 20% on select onboard services.

Pro tip: The showers in this part of the ship are full-size, in case you are getting a bit claustrophobic in the shower in your cabin.

If you like getting away to relax, look at purchasing access to the Rainforest Room for heated stone loungers, aromatherapy showers and even hot tubs on the larger ships. You can buy a one-day or full-cruise pass to this area of the spa, but get a tour first as the layout and inclusions in this space vary dramatically from ship to ship.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Little cruisers can be transformed into a princess or pirate at sea at the onboard Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, which does themed kid makeovers and sells costumes as part of the package. You’ll need an appointment; expect to pay $100 to $200 for most packages.

This is a fun thing to do before meeting a princess, before a more formal night or anytime you want to see a huge smile on your kid’s face. If you have a princess dress or outfit from home you want to use or reuse, you can purchase a cheaper package at Bibbidi Bobbidi.

Decktop attractions


All of Disney Cruise Line’s ships have some kind of waterslide on board.

The AquaDuck waterslide on Dream and Fantasy takes riders in single or double tubes 765 feet from Deck 12 up and down, through the forward funnel and on a four-deck drop. It’s pretty epic. AquaMouse on Disney Wish is also an inner tube-based ride and is not to be missed.

These lines can get long, so I recommend riding first thing when you board if the port is warm enough. Nighttime rides usually have short waits, too.

Disney Magic has the most thrilling waterslide in the fleet, called AquaDunk, and Disney Wonder has its own waterslide in the AquaLab splash area.

Each Disney ship has multiple pools, though if you’ve never been on a cruise, you may be initially shocked at how small they are — and how busy they can get.

As with the waterslides, we recommend enjoying these first thing when you board if you want to try them without crowds. Otherwise, you won’t find so many people in the pools on port days, early in the morning and right before dinner. There are thousands of people on the ship and only a few small pools, so plan accordingly.

Each ship has a pool and hot tub area for adults 18 and up. It can also get busy, but typically less busy than the family area. Select ships also offer an in-pool bar area for adults.

The adult sun deck is a nice place to grab a chair and relax, even if you have no intention of getting in the water.

Splash pads

Your little one has to be potty trained to use the onboard pools. The option for those still in swim diapers is some splash areas, such as Nemo’s Reef and Dory’s Reef.

Sports deck

If you want to be more active, head to your ship’s sports deck to play basketball, foosball, miniature golf and more. You may even have some sports simulator options beyond your traditional in-person fun.

Children’s programs

As a parent, my favorite part of a Disney cruise might be the included kids programs that children actually want to attend. If the kids are happy for a few hours, the parents can actually relax, too.

Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab for children ages 3–12

All five Disney ships have amazing spaces for kids in the 3-to-12-year-old range in the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab.

Here you’ll find video games, an indoor slide, fun programs and games with the staff, arts and crafts, surprise character visits and more. Your kids need to be potty trained to stay in this club, so use that as motivation for a kid approaching 3 years old before your next cruise.

Your kids don’t need an appointment to pop in here; they can come anytime from open to close — and the club stays open pretty late.

Parents can stay with kids and play during open hours on the first day and select times on other dates, but most of the time, the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab are kids-only. Your kids will check in and out by scanning a special MagicBand that also tracks where they are within the kids clubs.

Disney Wish has the added perk in the kids club of a slide that takes the kids straight from the main atrium and into the fun.

Know that once your child turns 8, you have the option of giving them self-checkout privileges. While kids up to 12 are welcome in the main Oceaneer Club, they may start moving up to the tween club by the time they are 10 years old.

Edge tween club for children ages 11–14

When your kid outgrows the fun in the main kids club, don’t worry. Edge is waiting just upstairs.

Technically, Edge is for kids ages 11-14, but you can get your 10-year-old in with permission — and once they figure that out, it’s probably all over for the “little kid club.”

Edge is a much smaller space, but tweens have tons of fun playing video games, having dance parties, doing crafts, playing trivia games and more with their newfound cruise friends.

This club does not utilize parent sign-in and -out, so you need to trust your kid if they are coming to Edge. If your 10-to-12-year-old child visits Edge, they can also play at the Oceaneer Lab and Oceaneer Club, so they have options.

Vibe teen club for children ages 14–17

Get ready to be jealous of this one. On Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, the teen club has its own set of small pools at the front of the ship.

Inside all versions of the teen club, Vibe, you’ll find a tech-friendly world with loungers, dance parties, smoothies and other teen-approved fun. Some of the coolest inside space on Disney cruise ships is dedicated to teens ages 14-17, but you can request for your child to attend this club starting at 13 years old.

‘It’s a small world’ nursery for children 6 months to 3 years old

While the three previously mentioned kids clubs are free and do not require reservations, the nursery operates differently. You will need to make reservations, and the fee is $4.50 per half-hour for the first child and $4 per half-hour for each additional child.

What to know before you go

Required documents.

The specific documents you will need will vary by cruise destination. Having a passport is always a good idea, but it’s not technically required on all Disney cruises. For example, round-trip cruises originating in Port Canaveral, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Galveston, San Diego, New Orleans, New York and San Juan, Puerto Rico, often do not require a passport.

Passports, when required, must be valid for at least six months. For cruises from international ports, you’ll need a passport. Note that it is important that the name on your reservation be exactly as it is stated on your passport or other official proof of nationality.

Related: Tips for getting a child’s passport

Disney Cruise Line adds a service gratuity of $14.50 per person per day to final bills. If you are unhappy with the service you receive, you can lower this amount. Of course, you can visit guest services and adjust it upward, too.

To give an idea of the cost, a four-person family on a four-night cruise would pay $232 in recommended tips. The amount is split among your team of dining room servers who quickly learned your kids’ preferences for dinner and your cabin hosts who made your room look like magic while you were out enjoying yourself.

An 18% gratuity is added to onboard spa, bar, beverage, wine and deck service tabs. You can always add an additional gratuity for any of your services or servers.

While room service is free, it’s customary to add a few dollars of tip when you sign the “bill.”

While some gratuity is included at Palo and Remy, you’ll likely want to add an additional tip if you enjoyed the service. If you stay in a concierge-level room or suite, it is customary to tip the Concierge Lounge hosts at the end of your cruise a recommended amount of $8 per night per guest.

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Disney Cruise Line’s Wi-Fi, Connect@Sea, is in the process of being upgraded, so speed, bandwidth and cost vary by ship.

If you are on a ship that charges by day instead of by the amount of data used, expect the prices to vary from $12-$36 per day, depending on the speed you select. There are often discounts for buying Wi-Fi access for the length of the cruise.

If you are on a ship that still charges by the amount of data used, we recommend not doing that and connecting either when you are in port or via a plan from your cellphone provider.

Related: What’s the best international phone plan right now?

Carry-on drinks policy

Guests 21 years and older may bring a maximum of two bottles of unopened wine or Champagne (no larger than 750 milliliters) or six beers (no larger than 12 ounces) on board at the beginning of the voyage and at each port of call. These beverages must be packed in carry-on (not checked) bags or luggage. You can keep drinks chilled in the small fridge in your cabin.

Guests wishing to consume wine or Champagne that they have brought on board in one of the dining rooms will be charged a corkage fee of $26 per bottle.

Smoking policy

Smoking is permitted only in designated deck areas. It’s forbidden in cabins and on cabin balconies, and those who violate this rule will face a $250 cleaning fee.

For an additional fee, Disney ships offer full-service laundry and dry cleaning services that will pick up and deliver clean clothes to your cabin.

Ships also provide 24-hour, self-service guest laundry facilities equipped with washers and dryers, along with detergent and complimentary ironing equipment. You pay for the facilities by using your Key to the World card. These services can get busy during sea days on longer cruises, so plan accordingly.

Electrical outlets

All cabins are equipped with multiple 110-volt outlets, which are standard in the U.S. and Canada. Cabins on Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy are equipped with a combination of 110- and 220-volt (European) outlets.

Small electrical appliances such as electric shavers, curling irons and flat irons with standard North American plugs will function on board; 110-volt items should not exceed 1,500 watts, and 220-volt items should not exceed 2,000 watts. A hair dryer is provided in every cabin for your convenience, but you may bring your own as long as it meets the guidelines above.

The currency on Disney Cruise Line ships, regardless of location, is the U.S. dollar.

When you are on the ship, you will not need cash or a credit card — all incidentals, purchases and services will be charged to your cabin folio. Your Key to the World card (or your DisneyBand+ on Disney Wish ) serves as your onboard payment method. The only exception is if you want to tip a crew member in cash.

In port, you may wish to carry cash or a credit card to buy snacks and souvenirs or to tip your tour guide.

Drinking age

For most Disney sailings, the drinking age on board is 21.

However, on round-trip cruises departing European countries with a lower drinking age, passengers 18-20 years of age can drink alcohol on board with signed parental consent. For round-trip cruises from Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Brisbane, guests 18 years of age and older may purchase and consume alcoholic beverages without parental consent.

During the day, people dress casually. If it’s a sea day in a warm-weather destination, and you’re bound for the top deck, that means looking like you’re going to the beach. T-shirts, shorts and bathing suits (with a cover-up to go inside) are fine.

During the evenings, dining attire in the three main dining restaurants is “cruise casual,” meaning no swimwear or tank tops, but you don’t have to put on a party dress. That said, many guests do dress up a bit in the evening, but it’s not required unless you are dining in Palo, Remy or Enchante.

Cruises that are seven nights or longer schedule one “formal night” — though even then, it’s only encouraged, not required. On that night, you will see suits, sports coats, cocktail dresses and similar from some guests.

Pro tip: Be sure and pack that pirate gear for Pirate Night.

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Disney Cruise Line loyalty program

Disney Cruise Line has a simple loyalty program, the Castaway Club , with four “elite status” levels that you earn based on how many cruises you’ve taken with Disney. A three-night and 10-night cruise both count as one sailing for these purposes.

  • Silver: One completed cruise
  • Gold: Five completed cruises
  • Platinum: 10 completed cruises
  • Pearl: 25 completed cruises

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This isn’t the kind of loyalty program where you earn free cruises the way you earn free flights with airline miles. Instead, as you go up in status, you earn perks and earlier access to booking cruises and activities — which is key for getting those hard-to-snag adult dining or Castaway Cay cabana reservations

Silver members

  • Book new cruise itineraries one day before the general public and book onboard activities 90 days before sailing.
  • Get a “welcome back aboard” gift (such as a bag), have access to a Castaway Club members-only line when boarding and access to a Castaway Club direct phone number.
  • Select port arrival time with online check-in starting 33 days before the general public.

Gold members

  • All of those perks, but you can book new sailings two days before the general public and can book onboard activities 105 days before sailing.
  • On eight-night and longer voyages, Gold Castaway Club members are also invited to a private reception with special entertainment. There are also select merchandise discounts available to Gold members and higher.
  • Select port arrival time with online check-in starting 35 days before the general public.

Platinum members

  • All of those perks, but you can book new sailings three days before the general public and can book onboard activities 120 days before sailing.
  • Priority check-in at the cruise terminal.
  • Complimentary evening dinner at Palo or Palo Steakhouse for themselves and everyone in the cabin age 18 and older.
  • Select port arrival time with online check-in starting 38 days before the general public.

Pearl members

  • All of those perks, but you can book new sailings four days before the general public and can book onboard activities 123 days before sailing.
  • Exclusive cruise terminal check-in (where available)
  • Unlimited Digital Photo Package.
  • Select port arrival time with online check-in starting 40 days before the general public.

How much does a Disney cruise cost?

Magic ain’t cheap, and Disney cruises are expensive. They aren’t the priciest voyages out there, but they will cost more than cruises with family-friendly competitors such as Royal Caribbean by a noticeable margin.

For a family of four, the cheapest Disney cruise currently available (not counting the two-night cruises in Australia and New Zealand) is about $2,500. An ocean view will add about $90 and a verandah will add about $500.

On these shortest cruises, concierge-level cabins and access start at a little over $5,000 for a family of four.

Those sorts of prices will only be available during the offseason, such as in mid-to-late January and early February or for repositioning cruises as the ship moves from, say, Puerto Rico to Florida. That same cruise during spring break can cost double or more, so the more date flexibility you have, the better.

A seven-night cruise in the Caribbean will likely start around $5,000 for a family of four. Expect Alaska and Europe cruises to start at $5,000 to $6,000 for inside cabins for a week, and prices go up for longer sailings and upgraded cabins.

You can save money on your next Disney cruise by putting a $250 deposit down while you are at sea on a previous Disney cruise. It’s a popular way to get 10% off your next cruise.

Another way to save on a Disney cruise is to look at a one-way repositioning sailing , as those often price lower than other similar cruises. For example, the cruise line may need to end a cruise in a particular port to reposition the ship to do some sailings from there. You’ll have to get yourself back home from that port, but you may save on the cruise in the process.

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How to book

You can book your Disney cruise directly with Disney Cruise Line either over the phone or online, but I’d argue you shouldn’t.

Cruises are easy to enjoy but can be complicated to plan if you are new to this type of travel. This is an industry where a travel agent is still a good call. You want someone who can help you pick the right cabin type and location for your group and keep track of when you can snag those onboard activities you really want.

When the wave of pandemic-related cruise cancellations hit in 2020, I was so grateful to have a travel agent — instead of me — spending time dealing with the cruise line.

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Another reason to consider going through a travel agent is to get onboard credit. Some travel agents will offer onboard credit based on the amount you spend on your Disney cruise. This is credit you can use toward drinks, spa treatments, excursions or anything else you can charge to your room.


Generally speaking, the sooner you book a Disney cruise after it goes on sale, the better, as prices usually only go in one direction — up.

Whether you use a travel agent or not, make sure to maximize your credit card points  when paying for the cruise by using a credit card that offers extra points for travel purchases and maybe even offers some built-in travel protections .

  • The Chase Sapphire Reserve offers 3 points per dollar on travel and dining and an annual up-to-$300 travel credit.
  • The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card earns 2 points per dollar on travel.
  • The Disney Premier Visa Card is also a good option, specifically with Disney Cruise Line, as it gives you access to a 0% introductory annual percentage rate for six months following the purchase date on eligible Disney vacation packages, such as a Disney cruise (then a variable APR of 18.99% to 27.99% applies). The card also gets you 10% in savings on some onboard activities and packages while at Castaway Cay.

Related: How to save money on booking a Disney cruise

Bottom line

Whether you are on a three-night trip to Castaway Cay or a bigger crossing to the South Pacific, a Disney cruise is a special vacation that actually feels like a vacation.

The classic styling of the original four ships, the modern storybook styling of Disney Wish, the vast number of inclusions, the rotational dining, waterslides, private island, fun kids clubs, Disney characters, high-caliber entertainment and Disney service shine through.

You’ll certainly pay more for the privilege of sailing with Mickey and Minnie than with some other family-friendly lines. But for those with kids in that Disney age range, or for adults who know and trust the Disney brand, it’s hard to go wrong in choosing Disney Cruise Line for your next vacation.

More stories to help you plan your next cruise:

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  • Everything we know about Disney Treasure, joining DCL in 2024
  • Everything you need to know about Disney Wish
  • Best credit cards for booking a cruise

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And when you do spend on dining, you should use a credit card that will maximize your rewards and potentially even score special discounts. Thanks to temporary card bonuses and changes due to coronavirus, you may even be able to score a meal at your favorite restaurant for free. 

These are the best credit cards for dining out, taking out, and ordering in to maximize every meal purchase.

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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I'm an avid cruiser and have gone on more than 15 trips with most of the major cruise lines.

However, moving forward, I'll probably only book with Disney Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean .

Both Disney and Royal Caribbean offer great entertainment, activities, and food.

As an avid cruiser of over 30 years, I've gone on more than 15 trips on most of the major cruise lines, and can understand why people love cruising so much.

And 2024 is shaping up to be the year of cruises, with 36 million people expected to cruise this year .

Although I've found the quality and offerings of each line have varied greatly, two stand out to me in terms of food, activities, and entertainment.

Here are the ways I think Disney Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean outshine their competition.

Both cruise lines offer fun and unique activities.

I find a lot of cruise lines don't offer enough activities beyond relaxing poolside. But this is never an issue on Disney Cruise Line or Royal Caribbean ships . Both lines offer extensive programming that goes far beyond the usual trivia and napkin-folding classes.

Some Royal Caribbean ships like Icon of the Seas and Wonder of the Seas have full water parks on board. In fact, Icon of the Seas has the largest water park at sea . There's also plenty to do as a thrill lover, like Royal Caribbean's Crown's Edge, a skywalk-and-ropes course on Icon of the Seas that left me suspended over the ocean.

When I'm on a Disney ship, some of my favorite activities include animation classes and character meet-and-greets , which are available fleet-wide.

I love having great options for nightlife.

Once the sun goes down, I love having nightlife options on board. On Disney cruises, I enjoy hanging at the themed bars, like the Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge , which is exclusive to the Wish.

When I'm on a Royal Caribbean ship, I love hanging out at the piano bars and checking out the music hall when it's available.

Disney and Royal Caribbean both offer great food options.

Food is a big factor in deciding where I vacation, and unfortunately, I've found the meals to be largely underwhelming across most major cruise lines.

But from poolside bites to sit-down meals, I've found the food quality on Disney and Royal Caribbean to be better than what I've found at competitors.

I also love the variety of food offerings, like Disney's 24-hour room service, which includes Mickey ice cream bars.

Disney's theming is also excellent and extends to its dining spaces. For example, certain ships have an animation - themed restaurant and an immersive-dining show themed to Marvel.

I've found Royal Caribbean ships to have high-quality buffets and unique cruise offerings. For example, Icon of the Seas has a unique, globally inspired food hall. It also has unique dining experiences, like an Alice in Wonderland-themed, multi-course restaurant on Wonder of the Seas.

The cocktails on board go beyond the classics.

Both Disney and Royal Caribbean's cocktail programs go well beyond the classic piña colada.

Royal Caribbean has lots of interesting bar concepts that differ from ship to ship. On Icon of the Seas, for example, one of my favorite places to visit is Swim & Tonic, the largest swim-up bar at sea .

On Disney's Wish, I love Hook's Barbery, a speakeasy-style bar hidden within the ship's barbershop that will serve up an expertly crafted Old Fashioned.

I'm always blown away by the entertainment offerings on both cruise lines.

As a former theater kid who grew up seeing Broadway shows regularly, I love live performances. Luckily, both Disney and Royal Caribbean produce Broadway-quality stage productions that are included in the price of the cruise.

My favorites have included shows like "Beauty and the Beast" on the Disney Dream and "Wizard of Oz" on Icon of the Seas.

But both fleets offer more than just full-stage productions. When traveling with Disney, I love attending the spectacular fireworks at sea night.

One of my favorite unique offerings on some Royal Caribbean ships is a roaming pianist (known as the stowaway pianist), who can regularly be found playing in the elevators.

Disney and Royal Caribbean both have great private islands.

Both Royal Caribbean and Disney own private islands in the Bahamas — and I've found them to be my favorite of all the cruise-line-owned islands I've been to.

Disney's Castaway Cay offers lots of unique experiences, including a 5k on the island and snorkeling over hidden Disney items.

Royal Caribbean's Perfect Day at Coco Cay is sprawling, and some of my favorite places to enjoy are its water park and adults-only oceanfront day club.

Overall, Disney Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean stand out against the competition.

I can't see myself booking a cruise with a company besides Disney Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean. I love the entertainment, dining, and service I've experienced with both cruise lines.

From standout shows to fun activities, I'm never bored when I travel with either.

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Wherever you are in the amazing world of Disney, you are contributing to the stories of our iconic brands, recognised by audiences everywhere for entertainment, information and inspiration. Innovation, imagination and inclusion are at the core of Disney, defining the experience that we deliver as well as providing the foundation of our success. The scope of our business, combined with global growth and collaboration result in an inclusive employee experience characterised by continuous learning, development and achievement.

Since launching in 1998, Disney Cruise Linen (DCL) has established itself as a leader in the cruise industry, providing a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all Disney has to offer. Today, the award-winning Disney Cruise Line continues to expand its blueprint for family cruising with a fleet of five ships — the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish — and three more ships planned. One of these ships will exclusively homeport in Singapore for at least five years beginning in 2025, marking the cruise line’s debut in Southeast Asia.

Our businesses are genuinely diverse and dynamic. The range of work is impressive and challenging. Add to that the tremendous geographical coverage of this region and you have a role which is truly varied. In view of Southeast Asia’s growth, we are now looking for a Marketing Admin Assistant to support the Director of Marketing and his team for Disney Cruise Line.

This role will be responsible for scheduling time sensitive meetings, coordinating schedules across various time zones, booking travels, receiving guests and providing other administrative support to the Director of Marketing and his team. Candidates must work well in a large team, skilled in stakeholder management and possess the ability to work in a collaborative environment. We are looking for a candidate who is proactive, has a positive attitude, possesses good interpersonal skills and works well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.


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  • Handle daily correspondences and relay messages in a timely manner
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  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Experience in using IT tools such as SAP. Coupa, Workday and Concur is a plus
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The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

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A leader in the cruise industry, Disney Cruise Line provides a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all the magic that Disney has to offer. Guests can sail out of ports around the world on exciting itineraries to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska and Europe, among others. Aboard the fleet of five ships – the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish – and Disney’s private island paradise in the Bahamas - Castaway Cay, crew members provide guests with unparalleled service, enchanting storytelling and immersive family entertainment that only Disney can deliver.

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  1. 4-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Auckland

    Discover Auckland, New Zealand, a truly majestic destination brimming with natural wonders and urban adventures. ... Aboard the Disney Wonder. A seemingly endless array of one-of-a-kind offerings to inspire and delight awaits you throughout the ship. ... For assistance with your Disney Cruise, please call (800) 951-3532. Monday through Friday ...

  2. Review: Disney's first New Zealand cruise truly a wonder

    Review: Disney Wonder, the brand's first New Zealand cruise, truly lives up to its name. 27/11/2023. Kim Choe. Less than half a day after boarding the Disney Wonder, I'd lost count of how many ...

  3. Disney Wonder Sailing to South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand in

    The Disney Wonder is headed to a land down under. During today's "A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products" presentation at the D23 Expo 2022 in Anaheim, Josh D'Amaro, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman, announced the Disney Wonder will sail to Australia and New Zealand with a reposition cruise visiting ports in the South Pacific.

  4. Disney Cruise Line Announces 2023

    Disney Wonder 2023 - 2024 New Zealand & Australia Sailings. These New Zealand and Australia sailings were announced earlier this month at D23 Expo along with 4 transpacific sailings which have yet to be added to Disney Cruise LIne's website.

  5. Disney Wonder

    Royal Princess Cruises. Imagine a place where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and kids can immerse themselves in fantastical worlds only Disney could create. Renowned for its classic design, modern innovation and timeless whimsy, the Disney Wonder is home to 11 decks overflowing with restaurants, pools, recreation and more—ready ...

  6. Disney Magic at Sea cruises returning to New Zealand in 2024 after

    The themed cruise experience will first set sail from Auckland in November. Disney Magic at Sea cruises returning to New Zealand in 2024 after 'incredible response' to debut season | Newshub

  7. Disney Wonder cruise ship offering the full Disney magic at sea

    Renowned for its classic design, modern innovation and timeless whimsy, the Disney Wonder is home to 11 decks overflowing with restaurants, pools, recreation and more just waiting to be explored and enjoyedDisney Wonder will offer Disney Magic at Sea sailings direct from Auckland in Summer 2024. Disney Wonder Ship Facts & Details.

  8. Disney Wonder

    Enjoy sailing close to home from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland onboard Disney Wonder.The second ship in Disney Cruise Line's fleet, Disney Wonder is renowned for its classic design, modern innovation and timeless whimsy. With 11 decks overflowing with restaurants, pools, recreation and more, magic can be found around every corner of Disney Wonder.

  9. Disney cruise hacks: How to get the most out of your time on the Wonder

    Don't panic - depending on the length of your cruise, most characters will appear more than once. Use the 'Characters' tab in the Navigator app to help you plan. Note that the duration listed ...

  10. Disney Wonder

    Spanish (1) Garethmb wrote a review Mar 2024. Phoenix, Arizona 144 contributions 141 helpful votes. The Disney Wonder Shines Again For Disney Cruise Line. Recently we completed our 12th voyage on the scenic Disney Wonder and were spoiled from start to finish by an amazing crew. Our port arrival and boarding were much more efficient than recent ...

  11. Disney Wonder Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews (2024 UPDATED

    Australia & New Zealand Disney Wonder Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews. 4.0 / 5.0. Editor Rating. 575 reviews. 46 Awards. Write a Review. Overview. Reviews. Photos.

  12. Disney Wonder

    Disney Wonder, 5-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Melbourne to Auckland 5-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Melbourne ending in Auckland aboard Disney Wonder. Departs: 24 Nov 2024

  13. Disney Magic at Sea is coming to New Zealand

    Disney Magic At Sea is coming to New Zealand & Australia Summer 2023/24. Disney Wonder will offer a collection of magical sailings from 3-6 nights departing from Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne ... T&C Please note at this stage registrations of interest for Disney Wonder cruises open from 12 September, a registration of interest does not ...

  14. Disney Magic at Sea

    Disney Magic at Sea has had a spectacular inaugural season in Australia and New Zealand. Now, due to popular demand, we are excited to announce a special new season sailing in Australia and New Zealand from October 2024 to February 2025. For the first time, Disney Cruise Line is coming to the shores of Australia and New Zealand for Disney Magic ...

  15. Disney Wonder Sets Sail on Inaugural Season in Australia and New Zealand

    Disney Cruise Line home ports for this sailing season aboard the Disney Wonder will be Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, in Australia, as well as Auckland, New Zealand. A sister to the original 1998-built Disney Magic, the Disney Wonder originally entered service in 1999 as Disney Cruise Line's second cruise ship.

  16. The Wonder Arrives Down Under to Welcome Guests on Voyages Sailings

    The special sailings aboard the Disney Wonder range from two to six nights and depart from four home ports: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia, as well as Auckland, New Zealand, through February 2024. 'Disney Magic at Sea' cruises offer guests the opportunity to explore new destinations along with the unique spaces, immersive dining ...

  17. New Zealand and Australia Cruises

    Imaginative kids clubs, adults-only hotspots, freshwater pools—at every turn magic abounds on the Disney Wonder. FOR THE ADULTS. ... Search for Disney Cruise Line New Zealand and Australian Cruises. 0 $ 0. View Prices . For assistance with your Disney Cruise, please call (800) 951-3532.

  18. Disney Wonder Inaugural NZ Cruise 2023

    The 'Magic At Sea' cruise was the very first cruise that Disney has ever offered from New Zealand, spending four days at sea (no port stops) where guests on board celebrated all things Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars! The 4-night cruise started in Auckland on Tuesday 21st November 2023, and arrived back on Saturday 25th November 2023.

  19. Disney Wonder Itinerary, Current Position, Ship Review

    The 1999-built MS Disney Wonder cruise ship is Walt Disney's second liner with sistership Disney Magic (1998).. The vessel (IMO number 9126819) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 308457000) and registered in Nassau.History - construction and ownership. DCL-Disney Cruise Line is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (shipowner). The company was incorporated in 1996 as "Magical Cruise Company ...

  20. The ultimate guide to Disney Cruise Line ships and itineraries

    The smaller two ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet are Disney Wonder and the line's first ship, ... (not counting the two-night cruises in Australia and New Zealand) is about $2,500. ...

  21. After traveling with most major cruise lines, I'd only book a trip with

    Both Disney and Royal Caribbean offer great entertainment, activities, and food. As an avid cruiser of over 30 years, I've gone on more than 15 trips on most of the major cruise lines, and can understand why people love cruising so much. And 2024 is shaping up to be the year of cruises, with 36 million people expected to cruise this year.

  22. Marketing Admin Assistant, Disney Cruise Line at DISNEY

    Marketing Admin Assistant, Disney Cruise Line. Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10088752 Location Singapore, Singapore Business Disney Cruise Line Date posted May 02, 2024.

  23. Auckland, NZ Cruise Terminal

    Search for Cruises That Visit Auckland, New Zealand. View Prices. (800) 951-3532. Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM Eastern time; Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call. Discover thrilling cruises and destinations with Disney Cruise Line's ...