Inside the Disney Wonder cruise - Exclusive


Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

On a Disney cruise, adults find relaxation and indulgence, children engage in immersive, magical adventures with favorite characters and together, families create memories that last a lifetime. Onboard a Disney ship, guests find a vacation experience that every member of the family feels was created especially for them.

Disney Cruise Line offers three-, four- and seven-night itineraries to the Bahamas and the Caribbean out of Port Canaveral, Fla., and seven-night itineraries to the Mexican Riviera out of the Port of Los Angeles with special voyages to the Mediterranean and Alaska. Land/sea vacation packages that include a stay at Walt Disney World Resort provide the ultimate Disney vacation experience. [Watch video].

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, call 888-DCL-2500 or visit

Kids Fun and Games

Aboard Disney Cruise Line ships, it's great to be a kid. Children can let their imagination sail free in nearly an entire deck customized just for them, tweens and teens have places to kick back and the smallest seafarers are cared for in a colorful space with an under-the-sea theme. Dedicated, age-specific areas and customized, interactive programs inspire, entertain and spark the imagination of children ages 3 months to 17 years.

While children are enjoying the most extensive youth activity areas at sea, parents can enjoy the ship "worry-free," thanks to complimentary use of wave phones that that allow crew or kids to contact parents at anytime and anywhere on the ship. Plus, all Disney Cruise Line youth activities are supervised by specially trained, dedicated counselors and feature some of the longest operating hours at sea, providing greater flexibility for parents and even more fun for kids.

Infants and toddlers (ages 12 weeks to 3 years) are cared for and entertained with toys, books, crafts and games at Flounder's Reef Nursery on the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder and at It's a Small World Nursery aboard the Disney Dream. Disney Cruise Line's babysitting services offer the longest operating hours of any cruise company. As an added convenience, all baby products needed for a Disney cruise can be pre-arranged and delivered directly to a guest's stateroom upon arrival. [Watch video].

Adults Relax, Dine and Play

Disney Cruise Line offers adult cruise passengers upscale and sophisticated experiences designed just for them. From elegant dinners... to backstage tours... to the exclusive Quiet Cove pool, adults will find endless ways to relax and enjoy themselves in areas set aside just for them.

Relaxation and rejuvenation take control at Vista Spa, where the only thing more indulgent than massage, body wrap and pedicure is enjoying a treatment in a "spa villa," complete with an indoor suite connected to a private outdoor verandah with personal hot tub and open-air shower.

Route 66 is a nighttime entertainment neighborhood offering adults an array of entertainment in clubs and pubs after 9 p.m. each night. [Watch video].

Entertainment for Everyone

On Disney Cruise Line, fun is always afloat. There is entertainment for all ages, day and night, including original theatrical productions, adventurous deck parties, fireworks at sea, movies on the deck's giant screen, first-run films (including some in digital 3-D for the first time at sea), exclusive Disney character interactions and much more.

Broadway-style musicals are presented nightly at the magnificent Walt Disney Theatre, a 977-seat performing art palace on the Disney Wonder. Exclusively on the Disney Wonder, the toy-sized adventure of Buzz Lightyear and Woody comes to life in the delightful "Toy Story - The Musical;" "The Golden Mickeys" combines theatrical song and dance, animated film, video and special effects and many of Disney's most famous characters to salute Walt Disney and his legacy of animation magic; and "Disney Dreams... An Enchanted Classic" tells a bedtime story featuring Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Cinderella, Ariel and other popular Disney characters who together teach a young girl the power of her dreams. [Watch video].

Exceptional Dining Experiences

Uniquely themed restaurants are as delightful as they are delicious. While guests "rotate" through different restaurants each night, the same servers accompany them. This rotational dining takes guests through a variety of dining experiences and menus while providing friendly, familiar, personalized service each night.

The Disney Wonder features 9 cafes and restaurants including Animator's Palate, where Pacific Rim flavors combine with California freshness and a host of other cultural and culinary influences. As an added treat, passengers enjoy dinner and a show. Animation scenes from classic Disney films magically come alive with color throughout the meal.

Adults may also opt to dine at Palo, a romantic fine-dining restaurant exclusively for adults, located high atop the ship. An exquisite restaurant, featuring sweeping ocean views and northern Italian cuisine. [Watch video].

See the recipe for Palo's Tuna Carpaccio and Lemon Oil Dressing.

[Original air date: December 24, 2011]

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