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Old March 1st, 2001, 10:29 PM
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Anyone have a bad experience aboard the Disney Wonder? Never been on a Cruise....and we are taking our 4 years be-lated Honeymoon upon the Wonder. I am hoping that it is Wonderful

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Old March 2nd, 2001, 08:31 AM
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My brother did when he sailed with his fiance last year. The ship was overrun with kids, even in the "adults only" areas. He says the advertisements that describe romantic getaways on this ship are off-base. Also - no casino, if that matters to you. Why not look into Princess, NCL, RCI, etc.??

Jo <-- likes gambling and other non-Disney activities
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Old March 2nd, 2001, 11:28 AM
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My husband and I sailed on the Disney Wonder and had an absolutely wonderful time. We were fortunate that no children invaded the adult only pool area. We really didn't notice the children at all, as they seemed to be kept very busy with activities. We enjoyed dancing nightly, going to the production shows, enjoying a movie, etc. We truly had no complaints, but we are easy-going and try not to look for negatives. This December we are sailing on the Golden Princess for our 10th anniversary. Nothing wrong with Disney, we just wanted to try a different line this time. I wish you the best with your cruise, whatever line you decide to try. Just relax and enjoy!!
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Old March 2nd, 2001, 03:43 PM
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Hi Cgb,
Any chance you are on the New Years sailing of Golden?? There is a whole bunch of us going for that, its going to be great. Here is the link for all the details:

<http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/CMcruises/golden-kuki.cfm>

Enjoy Golden Princess, I'm sure we all will :-)

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Old March 2nd, 2001, 09:49 PM
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hello,

Why would you go on a disney cruise for a belated honeymoon ?
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Old March 3rd, 2001, 09:22 AM
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Hi Mara,

All the clients we have booked on her have been pleased.

I assume that you have chosen disney becuase you have experience with that brand and appreciate their ability to tansport you from your real world to their magical one.

If you do count yourself among the millions who love all things Disney then this will be a wonderful cruise for you. but if the disney style decoration and attention to the theme are off putting then another cruiseline is in order.

I'm sure that you know that this ship has designated audult areas and childrens areas.. Be flexible about having kids around though, cause they are everywhere. And no casino, as has been pointed out. for some that is a problem, for others its not.

I bet you're going to love it!!

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Old March 4th, 2001, 09:35 PM
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Mara,
Disney is just that, Disney. They are very much geared towards children in their entertainment and everything they do as far as I can see. Now if you have kids, or really like having lots of kids around, then go for it. If you are wanting more relazation and adult type entertainment then maybe another line may suit you better. I remember watching the Disney ship disembark passengers in St Thomas one day and I swear if you didn't have a baby stroller, you weren't allowed off the ship! All I saw was kids, kids, and more kids. Now after raising 7 kids myself, the thought of being cooped up wioth all those other peoples kids just isn't my cup of tea, but that is why they have differant lines. Choose what you think best fits YOU and what you wish to do. This is why a good TA is very good to have and also one of the big reasons we are all here, to help answer your questions as best we can so that you can make a good educated choice. <G>
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Old March 9th, 2001, 10:50 PM
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My husband, daughter and granddaughter sailed on the Disney Wonder in Jan. We were on a 4 night cruise. My husband wants to go back without any kids and do the 7 night cruise. I was not as thrilled with the cruise as he was but it wasn't bad. It really was a beautiful ship and the adults only resturant Palo's was wonderful. Yes there were a lot of children but not in the adults only area's of the ship. I wasn't as happy with it as the food wasn't that great and the service we had from our wait staff and cabin steward left something to be desired. I heard others say that their cabin stewarts were great, and we did see a lot of really great waitstaff, just not ours.
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Old March 10th, 2001, 01:12 PM
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Tiger,
Although I understand people wanting to repeat the fun they had onboard a cruise ship I honestly feel that you will greatly improve your pleasure by trying differant ships and lines as often as you can so long as their "style" fits in with you. Every ship is differant from the last you cruised on and even the very same ship is often quite differant than the last time you were onboard due to the changing of crew and simply because you interact with differant people! Many times i have seen reviews from people who are simuliar in character and desires who were onboard the same ship at the same time and their reviews seem like a world apart! It all really boils down to circumstances on who you meet and have as stewards, waiters, times etc. This os one of the greatest things about cruising is that even though it is often familiar, the experiance can be vastly differant each time. I dream of sailing onboard as many differant ships and lines as possible!
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Old June 16th, 2001, 09:32 AM
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Mara...

if you see my email on the wonder..you will wonder why one should not wander on the wonder..my triop was..6 cabins,thanksgiving '99..new ship(only in service since that august) ,my family and I looked for a great time-big celebration..blew $l7,000-bad waiters never took plates off..food barely edible,verandas full of water..cruise was a nitemare..disneys reply was ..."nothing",newspapers did not pick up on my letter...incidentally the overall shhip-woodwork peeling(we sailors call it britework)was poorlky maintained..their repl;ay after months of awaiting an an swer from the ceo on down..was..gee whiz, we will g ive you a 20% discount on the next cruise..hahaha...sorry if i blew your bubble..but this is gospel from me..and if cruisemates still has my letter on the board, you can r e ad it verbatum...
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