Sailing with Disney Wonder: The Disney Cruise Line

Disney Wonder is one of the four ships sailing under the banner of Disney Cruise Line, the trade name for the Walt Disney subsidiary Magical Cruise Co. Ltd. This cruise ship has a capacity of 2,400 passengers, and it entered service in August 1999. It operates with Tinker Bell as its godmother and its home port is Miami, Florida. It has a gross tonnage of 83,000 GT and boasts of 11 decks with separate entertainment and activity centers for children, teenagers, and adults. Its scheduled 2013 cruises include sailing to Vancouver, Canada, in May and to Galveston, Texas, in October.

Passengers of all ages!

Cruise passengers of any age are assured of a fun-filled vacation onboard Disney Wonder. Each night during the cruise, there’s a different Broadway-style theatrical production to enjoy. Families can join together at various venues specifically designed for them such as a family sports pub and lounge, Diversions. Among other things, it features televised sports events at daytime and karaoke singing at night. There are family deck parties as well.

There’s a separate area for kids’ activities featuring imaginative, supervised programs for children: the Oceaneer Lab and Oceaneer Club. Vibe, a coffee bar and lounge cater specifically for teenagers, while adults have an entertainment area of their own which include bars and nightclubs plus an adults-only swimming pool.

Luxurious amenities!

A spa is likewise onboard, providing not only wellness treatments and thermal baths. It is also a venue for fitness programs and aerobics classes, and has a hair salon as well. More can be enjoyed at the sports deck where various fitness and recreational activities are conducted for all ages. Games of table tennis, basketball, and volleyball are played through the facilities the ship holds.

Dining at its finest!

The dining amenities onboard Disney Wonder provide choices on casual and elegant restaurants, cocktail and snack bars, a buffet, and an Italian restaurant exclusively for adults. The cruise passengers also have the option to go rotation dining, enabling them to rotate to one of the ship’s three restaurants and have the same table companions and servers. Besides its shops and a photo studio, the ship also has an on-call physician and nurse for the passengers’ convenience.

More fun awaits the cruise passenger when Disney Wonder docks at the Castaway Cay. This private island in the Bahamas is an exclusive port of call for Disney’s ships. The facilities in this island are maintained similar to those in other Disney theme parks although its buildings were designed to look like improvisations following a shipwreck.

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