Disney Cruise Lines sent me on a 3 day press trip aboard the Disney Wonder Cruise ship last week. It was a marvelous adventure! I’ve never been on a cruise before so this was a brand new experience for me. I loved cruising and I especially loved the Disney Magic sprinkled everywhere throughout the ship and on Castaway Cay, Disney’s own private island. And since I went without my family, I was also able to really experience the relaxation side of a vacation for the 1st time in a long time, although I admit my 4 year old daughter would have loved the characters, dance parties, and Broadway style nightly entertainment.
I’ll be posting some videos soon to give you all a real taste of Castaway Cay, a tour of my cruise ship stateroom, all about my spa services, and a general feel for a ship full of Mickey’s magic. Until then, here are a bunch of photos to share some highlights.
Here’s a picture from my stateroom cabin as we head into Port at Nassau.
Disney kept us busy with some excellent behind the scenes experiences so I could learn all about the ship. I promise to share more formal informative details about the Disney Wonder Cruise soon to help others who might be considering a Disney Cruise for upcoming vacation plans.
Until then a few major perks of a going on a Disney Cruise:
- All your food is included
- The Disney “broadway” style nightly shows are all included & are totally top notch. I was floored by the technology involved in the shows & the incredible music.
- Movies are included
- All youth activities for kids 3 & up are free! This is truly free babysitting that is loads of fun for the kids and gives Mom & Dad a chance to enjoy alone time, workout, go to the spa, pool or grab a cocktail & dinner without the kids.
- You can even get Room Service for Free! How cool is that?
- The Disney Wonder can carry 2700 guests and has about 950 Staff on board. So the ratio of service to guests is wonderful. I thought the ship had fantastic service and I noticed there was always someone to handle every question or request with very little wait time.
Loving my Mickey Waffles!
The Lobby of the Disney Wonder. Doesn’t it look like a gorgeous hotel?
One highlight included letting us meet the Captain at the Bridge of the Cruise ship where upon departure from Castaway Cay another blogger, Little Miss Divine Mommy, & I were able to blow the Mickey “When You Wish Upon a Star Whistle.”
Disclosure: Yes, Disney did foot the bill for my air travel and cruise fee. As always, all thoughts & opinions are my based on my own honest experience. If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you’ll know I’m a Disney fan. Last year my husband and I were even brave enough to take the kids on our own family vacation to Disney World – and trust me traveling with a 3 year old and 1 year old at a theme park is hard work and no simple task – although it is tons of of fun for those up to the challenge!