Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Disney
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old November 18th, 2007, 10:17 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4
Default 1st Disney Cruise on the Wonder

Any helpful tips or hints for a 1st timer on the Disney Wonder - my husband, 9 year old daughter, our family friends and myself will be going on a 4 day cruise in June. What are the things we must do or must see that only an experienced cruiser would know?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old November 20th, 2007, 02:23 PM
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oakland Oregon
Posts: 774
Default

Hi, there are a ton of fun things to know and do.
dont miss the Adventures away Party as you leave port. The pirate party is another must, the fireworks are awesome!!

Even though the room serivce menu doesnt say it, you can order Mickey bars and in the evening you can order WARM cookies, usually chocolate chip.

you can also being a set of pre washed pillowcases or a matte style picture frame, put it in a zip lock baggie with water proof markers and take this to the guest services desk the first day and ask to have it autographed. The last night of the cruise the items will be returned to your room all signed. for free! it makes for a nice souvenir or surprize for someone.

if you havnt done it already on the DCL website you can order a free DVD that tells you about the ship. It is fun to watch.

you can buy a book called the Passporter which is full of awesome information about all Disney cruises.

On CC on the newest bike path is an observation tower. this makes for a great view of the island and for some awesome photos of the area. If you go up on it, be sure and llook down around the area too becasue disney has some whimsical things around the tower that can only be seen from the tower.

on CC you can have your photo taken with Captain Jack Sparrow with the Flying Dutchman behind you. This is an AWESOME photo. check your navigator paper for the times. he is only there twice for 30 minutes. Lines are short and move fast because people all want to get to the beach,s o stop for the photo, it is great!!
But remember you must walk to the beach to do this photo, the tram doesnt stop where he is. it is a nice walk.


on Pirate night they also have 2 times in the evening where you can have a photo with him. you are invited to dress like apirate at dinner and for the party so it really looks cool to have your photo in your pirate attire with captain jack.

This does line up fast!! arrive 15 to 20 minutes early. we left dinner without dessert to arrive early, I was so glad we did!! But they have a buffet after the pirate party including dessert so you wont really miss anything.


take your camera with you everywhere you go!! even dinner or out on deck. surprizes and characters appear everywhere!!

look on cruise meet boards for your cruise date tomeet others on your cruise. This is lots of fun and your daughter may get to make friends with other kids on the ship before you cruise. It is nice for kids to have a friend waiting for them.

kids can order from adult or kids menu

I have been to Nassau many times so if your thinking an excursion there I may be able to tell you something about it.
feel free to ask any questions and I will try to help you.

I will be off line from friday until dec 2nd due to a 7 day DCL cruise fter Thanksgiving, but before and after that i will be around for questions if you want.


There are just so many things to say, what I have posted ot you about are some things that most new cruisers dont know because it isnt listed anywhere to read.

kathy
__________________


20 DCL cruises and counting!
1 Carnival Glory cruise

Waiitng for the new ships to arrive for more magical cruises!!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old March 31st, 2008, 11:21 AM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 6
Default

Wow, Kathy Tempelton, what great info. I will try and read all your posts before we go on our first Disney cruise in Feb.09
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old April 1st, 2008, 07:41 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 6
Default

Amazing how so many of you put so much work into your helpful replies and the people who ask the questions rarely come back to thank you

Thank you all for your answers all over the board. I have learned so much in the last 2 days
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old April 2nd, 2008, 08:12 AM
elfster's Avatar
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sunny SW Florida
Posts: 84
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kathleen Templeton
Hi, there are a ton of fun things to know and do.
dont miss the Adventures away Party as you leave port. The pirate party is another must, the fireworks are awesome!!

Even though the room serivce menu doesnt say it, you can order Mickey bars and in the evening you can order WARM cookies, usually chocolate chip.

you can also being a set of pre washed pillowcases or a matte style picture frame, put it in a zip lock baggie with water proof markers and take this to the guest services desk the first day and ask to have it autographed. The last night of the cruise the items will be returned to your room all signed. for free! it makes for a nice souvenir or surprize for someone.

if you havnt done it already on the DCL website you can order a free DVD that tells you about the ship. It is fun to watch.

you can buy a book called the Passporter which is full of awesome information about all Disney cruises.

On CC on the newest bike path is an observation tower. this makes for a great view of the island and for some awesome photos of the area. If you go up on it, be sure and llook down around the area too becasue disney has some whimsical things around the tower that can only be seen from the tower.

on CC you can have your photo taken with Captain Jack Sparrow with the Flying Dutchman behind you. This is an AWESOME photo. check your navigator paper for the times. he is only there twice for 30 minutes. Lines are short and move fast because people all want to get to the beach,s o stop for the photo, it is great!!
But remember you must walk to the beach to do this photo, the tram doesnt stop where he is. it is a nice walk.


on Pirate night they also have 2 times in the evening where you can have a photo with him. you are invited to dress like apirate at dinner and for the party so it really looks cool to have your photo in your pirate attire with captain jack.

This does line up fast!! arrive 15 to 20 minutes early. we left dinner without dessert to arrive early, I was so glad we did!! But they have a buffet after the pirate party including dessert so you wont really miss anything.


take your camera with you everywhere you go!! even dinner or out on deck. surprizes and characters appear everywhere!!

look on cruise meet boards for your cruise date tomeet others on your cruise. This is lots of fun and your daughter may get to make friends with other kids on the ship before you cruise. It is nice for kids to have a friend waiting for them.

kids can order from adult or kids menu

I have been to Nassau many times so if your thinking an excursion there I may be able to tell you something about it.
feel free to ask any questions and I will try to help you.

I will be off line from friday until dec 2nd due to a 7 day DCL cruise fter Thanksgiving, but before and after that i will be around for questions if you want.


There are just so many things to say, what I have posted ot you about are some things that most new cruisers dont know because it isnt listed anywhere to read.

kathy
Hey Kathleen, Great seeing you. And, as awaays providing sound advice and great inside tips. I've ceratinly learned volumes from you my Mickey loving friend
__________________





“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.��? --Jacques Cousteau
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old April 2nd, 2008, 07:35 PM
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oakland Oregon
Posts: 774
Default

Howdy,
Happy to hear you found it helpful for your cruise.
I wish I was cruising again rightnow but I have a long wait now.

Your cruising buddy,
kathleen
__________________


20 DCL cruises and counting!
1 Carnival Glory cruise

Waiitng for the new ships to arrive for more magical cruises!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cases, cruise, disney, pillow, prewash

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1st Disney Cruise!! kimcar31 Disney 11 May 10th, 2010 02:56 PM
1st Disney Cruise-10/24/09---Help!! wlkent67 Disney 3 August 30th, 2009 08:56 PM
Experienced Cruiser, 1st Time Disney Cruiser Dancyalien Disney 11 March 6th, 2008 09:20 PM
NCL Star March 1st 1st time on cruise questions raiderhater Norwegian Cruise Lines 1 December 21st, 2005 03:49 PM
Disney cruise Teri First-Time Cruisers 2 July 23rd, 2001 06:15 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:43 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1