The Disney Wonder offers a wide variety of itineraries, mainly sailing to the Southern Caribbean, but will also head off to ports in Alaska, Hawaii, the Pacific Coast, and The Bahamas. In 2023, the Disney Wonder will be heading to Australia and New Zealand for the first time!
OVERVIEW / PLANNING TOOLS
While one of Disney Cruise Line’s smaller original ships — now considered classics — this vessel doesn’t need extra size to evoke its namesake. Stepping on board, guests feel wonder not from the passenger capacity, but from the grand scale that comes with expert Disney theming.
Built with the Golden Age of Cruising in mind, the Wonder pays homage to such passenger vessels as the Titanic, the Lusitania, and the Queen Mary. An impressive atrium welcomes passengers aboard, built with its own sprinkle of Disney Magic; just like Main Street, U.S.A. and countless other Disney theme park areas, the atrium uses forced perspective to convey a feeling of grandeur worthy of an area twice its size.
This attention to detail continues throughout the ship, as design and décor evoke in guests the sensations of opulent adventures of a bygone era. To create this immersive feeling, the Wonder has been decorated in the Art Nouveau style: Intricate, sweeping designs flow in crisp lines to emulate the waters that the hull cuts through with each ocean voyage and the winds which playfully weave about passengers on the Wonder’s upper decks.
Disney Wonder Ship Details:
- Birthplace: Fincantieri – Marghera, Italy
- Maiden Voyage: August 15, 1999
- Passenger Capacity: 2,713 | Gross Tonnage: 84,000 tons
- Number of Staterooms: 875
- Length: 984 feet | Beam: 106 feet | Height: 171.5 feet
- Cruising Speed: 22.3 knots
Take a look at our Disney Wonder photo galleries, including the dining locations, recreation areas, common areas, and adult areas!
- Disney Wonder Dining and Restaurants
- Disney Wonder Kids Clubs
- Disney Wonder Route 66
- Disney Wonder Common Areas
- Disney Wonder Adult Areas
- Disney Wonder Upper Deck areas for Families
DISNEY WONDER STATEROOMS
These staterooms are designed especially for the needs of families. Staterooms onboard the Disney Wonder are well-appointed, comfortable, and awash in nautical elegance. Most of the staterooms boast split bathrooms, a feature that’s perfect for families and a cruise line industry first!
Popular features from the other ships are also available, like private verandahs, portholes with built-in seating, and elegant decor.
DISNEY WONDER RESTAURANTS
Restaurants on the Wonder include:
- Animator’s Palate (Main Dining)
- Triton’s (Main Dining)
- Tiana’s Place (Main Dining)
- Palo (Signature Dining, adults only)
- Cabanas (Quick Service/Table Service)
- Pete’s Boiler Bites (Quick Service)
- Daisy’s De-Lites (Quick Service)
- Pinocchio’s Pizzeria (Quick Service)
Long before The Princess and the Frog, The Walt Disney Company has been inextricably linked to the fun and flavor of New Orleans. Out of all of Disney’s restaurants inspired by The Big Easy, Tiana’s Place may well be their finest attempt at capturing the romantic carefree attitude of the city.
Not only will diners be graced by the presence of the restaurant’s namesake as she mingles, but Tiana also introduces the stylings of her in-house band each night. While the musical accompaniment quickly turns this culinary experience into a high-energy party, things don’t get so out of control that cruisers can’t enjoy casual conversations with their vacation families. Unless, of course, a trumpet-playing alligator makes a special appearance, in which case Tiana’s guests may find themselves caught up in a surprise conga line.
Diners will become immersed in the underwater world of The Little Mermaid inside this elegant restaurant named after King Triton, Ariel’s father. Enjoy classic American cooking for breakfast and lunch and continental cuisine with a French flair for dinner.
The atrium statue is Ariel and sits just outside the restaurant’s entrance. Guests will journey into a grand ballroom that is reminiscent of the opulent sea palace of King Triton festooned with a dazzling Art Deco theme. The entire space is brimming with ornate chandeliers, stained glass, sea-inspired architectural flourishes, and a sweeping mural of Ariel and her father. Triton’s serves up a regal atmosphere that guests of all ages are sure to admire.
Guests will be drawn into a spacious dining room that evokes a real-life, hand-drawn scene in black and white. Animator’s Palate boasts phenomenal architectural design, where proportions bend and slant suddenly and sketches showcasing Disney characters and scenes from Disney and Disney·Pixar films adorn the walls around the space.
Take in the progression of animation from pencil test to ink-and-paint with the Drawn to Magic show. You’ll follow a hero’s storytelling journey through Disney and Pixar animation, where wishing upon a star paves the way for happily-ever-after. In an emotional finale, the black-and-white interior of the restaurant is transformed with splashes of vibrant color. If you are wanting to enjoy dinner at Palo during your cruise, we recommend not doing it on your Animator’s Palate night!
With its 270-degree ocean view from high atop the ship, Palo has the loveliest view of all restaurants on the ship. Palo is for adults 18 and over only, and reservations are necessary and required. This restaurant features outstanding Northern Italian cuisine prepared to order.
Guests may only book ONE dinner at Palo in advance, however for guests that make an online reservation for a Palo Dinner for the very first night of their Disney cruise; they may also reserve a second Palo and/or Remy on one other night during their cruise.
We highly recommend the brunch at Palo. They are not serving a buffet as they have in the past, but they offer a prix fixe menu with many of the same items repeat cruisers know and love.
The view from Palo is spectacular due to the restaurant’s location on the ship, but please keep in mind that the view is only “viewable” before sunset; it’s dark out there in the middle of the ocean. Around the perimeter of Palo is a walkway, which at night is illuminated by bright lights. After sunset, the only things visible from Palo are those bright lights and a reflection of the interior of the restaurant. We would certainly not let this deter us from taking an available reservation at a later time, but we like to let guests know that an earlier reservation is often easier to get and offers the addition of the spectacular view and sunset.
DISNEY WONDER ENTERTAINMENT
Entertainment aboard the Disney Wonder is offered in unique settings, and all options are designed to fill your days at sea with memorable experiences. Guests can watch stage shows in the beautiful Walt Disney Theatre, first-run movies in the Buena Vista Theatre, and take part in character meet and greets across the ship.
Nightclubs & Lounges on the Disney Wonder bring the night to life with music, dancing and socializing. From swanky to sporty, low key to high energy, you’ll find a hangout you’ll love amid the ship’s “adults-only at night” entertainment district, After Hours.
The clubs in this location are Cadillac Lounge, Crown & Fin Pub, and Azure, and it’s important to note that alcoholic beverages are not included with your cruise; there will be a separate charge for those.
An intimate piano bar, Cadillac Lounge features a full bar and recalls the glorious heyday of the Rat Pack at their peak in Hollywood in the late 1950s. Decked out with luxurious dark wood walls, low-lit fiber-optic city street murals, and custom chrome and alabaster headlight fixtures on the ceiling, the nightclub provides a romantic atmosphere for adults and couples looking to park themselves amid a more relaxed and upscale setting. Overstuffed armchairs, large porthole windows, and a bucket-seat bar add to the cozy setting.
Crown & Fin Pub
When you step inside the Crown & Fin Pub, you’ll feel like you’re visiting a traditional village tavern that’s located right in the heart of England.
With dark woods, plush leather furniture, brass accents, and a red tin ceiling, the rustic ambiance of Crown & Fin Pub is warm and nostalgic, inviting visitors to pull up a chair, relax and gather for an evening of great conversation, hearty laughs and delicious libations. If you look closely, you’ll discover more than a few nods to classic Disney films set in and around the British Isles, including Mary Poppins, 101 Dalmatians, and Peter Pan, in addition to a sea of football posters on the walls.
Immersive ocean-themed décor ensures Azure overflows with the mystery of the deep nightly.
Azure celebrates the breathtaking beauty of the big blue and invites guests into a trendy nightclub that was designed to look like the ocean. The lounge has a bar, dance floor, and plenty of seating and features flowing, curvy walls reminiscent of the ever-changing current. Adding to the underwater tone, every table, chair, material, and pattern hints at the living things found under the sea—including coral, sea fans, and nautilus shells—while vibrant colors amid the venue glimmer and glow long into the night.
Adults can escape to the Cove Café for specialty drinks, coffee beverage offerings, or tea throughout the day amidst laid-back sophistication and a touch of tropical bliss. In the evenings, guests can unwind while socializing and enjoying cocktails, wine, or a light bite. Adult beverage tastings are also available at select times for an additional fee.
Senses Spa & Salon sports a contemporary design and offers a variety of services.
The Rejuvenation Spa offers an array of cosmetic body and facial treatments, and the Chill Spa caters specifically to teens ages 13 to 17.
For the Whole Family
The D Lounge is the ship’s main hangout for games, dance parties, live entertainment, and family-friendly activities.
The Oceaneer Club, one of the areas for children age 3-12, has 4 separate areas that are themed as a Andy’s Room (from Toy Story), the MARVEL Super Hero Academy, Disney Junior, and Frozen Adventures.
Kids can swoop into the top-secret command post of S.H.I.E.L.D. and wield the weaponry of their favorite Avengers. They can also enjoy arts and crafts, play video games or summon their inner strength during surprise Super Hero visits.
Inspired by Disney’s Peter Pan, the main hub of The Oceaneer Lab leads to themed “lands” and features multiple flat-screen TVs, a dance floor, reading nook, lounge area with beanbags and stage for interactive games and special Disney Character appearances. Kids can also conduct experiments, develop culinary skills and engage in fascinating activities at the Oceaneer Lab’s workshop and science laboratory.
Edge is an interactive space that for tweens ages 11-14 and was designed to look like an old boiler room. High-tech gaming stations, a dance floor, TV, arts and crafts, karaoke, and scavenger hunts will keep them busy for hours. This space is complete with flat-screen TVs, multiple gaming systems, and a dance floor. Or enjoy music, arts and crafts, karaoke, scavenger hunts, selfie walls, themed nights of fun, and much more. At this activity center located on Deck 9, Midship, feel right at home and delight in things to do designed just for you.
DISNEY WONDER RECREATION
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Kids ages 3-12 can visit Deck 10 for a Princess or Royal Knight makeover (Pirate makeovers will be available for all ages on Pirate Night).
Pools and Water Features:
Huey, Dewey, and Louie have come up with a whole slew of water contraptions whose sole purpose is to drench the entire family. At the AquaLab on Deck 9 of the Disney Wonder, Donald Duck’s crafty nephews have concocted a series of water-logged “experiments” – pop jets, geysers, and bubblers amid a 1,800-square-foot recreation space.
Interactive elements designed by the 3 ducklings include:
- Pouring paint cans, raining showerheads, pop jets, and geysers that spray little ones as they play
- Leaky pipes
- Rotating wheels and levers
- Donald’s Boiler, where pushing buttons may cause Donald to blow his top, drenching everyone
Twist ‘n’ Spout, the double-looping waterslide on the top deck, offers kids a little excitement while cooling down. Guests must be 38″ or taller to ride this attraction.
An entertaining, 400-square-foot splash deck dedicated to infants and toddlers 3 years of age and under, Dory’s Reef overflows with fountains, bubblers, pop jets, and a water curtain inspired by the East Australian Current—plus some memorable characters from the hit Disney movie Finding Dory.
Fitness centers aboard Disney ships are expansive, state-of-the-art exercise clubs that offer stunning ocean views. Each facility features everything you need to work out while at sea, including:
- Leading edge cardiovascular equipment, treadmills, and ellipticals
- Weight machines
- Classes and seminars offering aerobics, yoga, Pilates instruction, and more
- Personal training sessions (extra fee applies, pricing subject to change)
You also enjoy the use of the following amenities:
- Complimentary towels
- Men’s and women’s changing rooms
- Complimentary water