A WONDERful Holiday Cruise, Embarkation Day

It was like Christmas morning for Mike and I when we woke up. It has been 10 years since we cruised on the Wonder for the first time with our daughters. Our first Disney Cruise was a 10 night Southern Caribbean Cruise in September 2006 on board the Wonder. In 2004 we sailed a different cruise line with our girls, and the cruise was not as magical as we had hoped – but those 10 nights on the Wonder were the most magical we had ever had. We decompressed and fell in love with each other all over again- all 4 of us. Little did we know that following June 1st our family would grow from 4 to 5!

We decided to order breakfast from room service as we were getting ready- a few calls down and it arrived far later than we expected. We were able to make our transfer to the ship and she was as beautiful as we had remembered…

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Check in went fairly smoothly and we didn’t have to wait too long to board the ship.



The new, re-Imagined lobby is MASSIVE and magically decorated for the holidays. After we were announced in, I snapped a few quick pictures:


We met up with friends and decided to give Tritons a try for lunch.

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I must admit- I was either starving or my chicken Ceasar Salad and Leek and Potato soup was the best I have had in a very long time. Mike was also very pleased with his Beef Sirlion.img_3575



One of our friends ordered the kids’ cheeseburger- complete with Mickey ketchup!


As soon as we were done with lunch, we went to check out our stateroom- and it was gorgeous! A category 5B, deluxe oceanview stateroom with verandah will be our home for the next 4 nights.

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We opted to skip the Sail Away Party after the Muster Drill, it is tradition with our kids and it didn’t feel right without them. We unpacked and enjoyed a drink on our balcony instead.

At 5pm, I was invited to a Welcome Reception that included light appetizers and drinks held in Azure (which is in the re-Imagined After Hours section of the ship). There we met with the 3 Disney District Sales Managers on board who reviewed our schedule with us over the next few days.


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After the reception, I met Mike and some friends by the Quiet Cove’s Signals- which just sparkles at night…


We decided to head back to After Hours and check out Crown and Fin, who also had light appetizers available for their guests…

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From here we strolled to dinner at the opening of Tiana’s Place, which is a new enhancement from the recent re-Imagination. The ship just glows at night as we took the long way to get a better glimpse of the lobby…



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