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Disney Wonder Cruise Multigenerational Travel: Magic, Memories, and Family-Friendly Fun With Grandmother, Daughter and Granddaughter!

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Disney Wonder Cruise Multigenerational Travel: Magic, Memories, and Family-Friendly Fun With Grandmother, Daughter and Granddaughter!

On March 6th of this year, my daughter and granddaughter joined me on family vacation I will never forget. Thanks to a 5-day cruise on Disney Wonder, the magic was in all the memories we made. It was a three-generation girl-getaway that was packed with princesses, family-friendly food, an endless supply of fun, and, of course, Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

The Disney Wonder is a magnificent ship with 11 decks. With a theater that hosts Broadway-style shows each night, a movie theater playing your favorite Disney films, youth and family clubs, pools, and multiple restaurants you are sure to stay busy exploring this massive ship.

Before you embark on your Disney journey, bring some fun magnets from home to personalize your stateroom door. As you walk the halls you will notice a lot of the guest rooms display Disney magnets and even the family name outside their door. Some magnets feature a place for people to sign their name on a draw erase board or use several magnets to build your own Mickey Mouse like we did. Kids may even want their favorite Disney character featuring their own name to hang themselves. Get creative! You can make your own or order some from Amazon.

Pools

The Disney Wonder has three pools for their guests. A children’s pool, a family pool and a pool for adults only.

Mickey’s Pool

The kid-friendly pool is only 2-foot-deep and is in the shape of Mickey Mouse. Attached to the side of the swallow pool is a small yellow twisting slide for kids. Surrounding the kid pool are lounges for parents to sit. There is even a small step around the border of the pool if you wish to stick your feet in the water while watching the kids splash and play.

Goofy’s Pool

The family-friendly pool is 4-foot-deep and has Goofy’s portrait at the bottom. There are two whirlpools nearby if you would rather relax and warm up. Since this pool is a little deeper and large it is perfect for all ages and for the parents that want to swim with their kids.

Quiet Cove Pool

The adults-only pool is separated at the far end of the deck, away from all the noise. To enter this area you must be 18-years-old or older. This pool is also only 4-foot-deep and perfect for some relaxation while the kids are playing at the youth clubs.

Dining Options

On most cruise lines you eat at the same restaurant each night, although are offered a different menu. On the Disney Cruise Line you not only are provided new menu options but you get a whole new experience. You route between different restaurants each night and each restaurant has its own theme. Your family’s atmosphere will be unique each evening. The best part is your wait staff moves between restaurants with you. This gives them a chance to really get to know your family and bond with your children. They play games at the table and even do little magic tricks for the kids.

Animator’s Palate

This restaurant brings a show to life with the colors of an animator’s palate twinkling around you. The restaurant is decorated in black and white Disney drawings with paint brushes standing throughout the room. Every few minutes the room comes to life and the paintings begin to show colors. Even the dishes and table settings are part of the theme. This restaurant is the most lively for kids.

Parrot Cay

Ready for a relaxed tropical style dinner? Parrot Cay is the place for you. Serving Caribbean island grill house specialties will remind you that you are out at sea. The brightly colored decor with palm trees and parrots is perfect after a long day at the beach. Family of all ages and all dining attire will feel comfortable here.

Triton’s

Have a Little Mermaid fan in your family? King Triton’s restaurant is the more elegant of the three. Here you will be served contemporary American fare during breakfast or lunch and a French cuisine for dinner. The wall has a beautiful mural displaying King Triton that is perfect for photos.

There are so many activities for kids embarked on a Disney Cruise Line vacation. Disney truly is magical, even beyond the parks. Check out some of our recommendations for kids – Cruising With an Infant or Toddler: “Practical and Rewarding”

Taking a Disney Cruise was one of the highlights of my traveling experiences. Seeing the joy my granddaughter enjoyed with each Princess encounter and meeting Mickey Mouse are treasured memories that only Disney can provide. It can easily become a timeless tradition or annual family vacation idea that works for kids of all ages. For us, all three of our generations were pleased with fun for everyone including toddlers, tweens, teens, and adults. The photos are just a taste of the adventure we enjoyed including sandy beaches, amazing shows, and opportunities to get creative.

Disney Wonder certainly lives up to its name! We are already planning our next trip, as we can’t wait to explore more what Disney cruises have to offer.

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37 Comments

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    I will probably never do a Disney cruise personally, but I am glad you guys had a great time.

    1. Annemarie LeBlanc says

      I actually said the same thing 🙂 but when my daughter wanted to do a girls vacation I agreed. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised it was great!

  2. Melissa Pezza says

    We took our kids on a Disney cruise, and it was so magical. We all loved it so much.

  3. John Lopez says

    This is already on my bucket list, my kids really loves disney. I’m so glad you had a great trip.

  4. Alli says

    One of these days we’re going to take all the grandkids on a Disney cruise. We’ve taken them to Disney World so many times. I think it’s time we stepped it up a notch. 🙂

  5. Cara (@StylishGeek) says

    Funny how I want to go to a Disney Cruise even more than my kid! I just love Mickey and the whole Disney gang! I’m glad you had a fun vacation! 🙂

  6. Amanda says

    I have heard so many great stories about Disney Cruises. Would love to go on one with my kids and their Nana’s, too!

  7. Liz Mays says

    I always thought this would be a fun vacation for the extended family. I’d be as excited as the kids.

  8. Melissa says

    Looks like you guys had a really amazing time. I’d like to take my kids on something like this one day.

  9. Kristen says

    looks like you had a wonderful vacation. I love everything disney!

  10. Digna says

    My friend is going on his third Disney cruise. Their family loves them. Would like to try one some day.

  11. Kisa Johnson says

    Ohh some day I hope I can take all the kids on a Disney Cruise. I’ve never been on one, so it’d be a first for all of us! Actually aside from a cruise on the lake our city is on, I’ve never been on one!

  12. Ann Bacciaglia says

    I have always wanted to go on a cruise. A Disney cruise would be an amazing first cruise experience.

  13. Trisha Haas says

    Disney is always a fun adventure. I’m sure many people can benefit from this round up.

  14. Fi Ní Neachtáin says

    It is always great to have a family vacation and a Disney cruise it the perfect idea. The magic of Disney will never outgrow us.
    Thanks for sharing.

  15. Jeanine says

    I would LOVE to go on a Disney Cruise. I haven’t ever been to Disney, or on a Cruise so why not tackle both at the same time? Of course it’s not the same as going to Disney but would still be such fun. This is great!

  16. Shaney Vijendranath says

    This sounds so interesting! I didnt even know something like this existed. My daughter will love it.

  17. ricci says

    A. I have always wanted to go on a cruise. B. I LOVE anything Disney. C. This would be the perfect cruise for me and I am glad you and such an amazing time!!

  18. Chubskulit Rose says

    We’ve looked at Disney cruise recently and their prices are not within our budget so we scraped the idea lol.

  19. CourtneyLynne says

    i have always wanted to go on a Disney cruise!! Hubby and I have been on A ton of other cruise lines, just waiting for my daughter to be slightly older for Disney so she will remember her first cruise! Glad y’all had a fantastic time!

  20. R U S S says

    Disney, a cruise, and time spent with family – this is just perfect! I would love to go on a Disney cruise ( Disney isn’t just for kids right? ) I really gotta check on that and plan it soon.

  21. Rosey says

    My daughter was such a Little Mermaid fan for awhile. We’d go there just for the nostalgia value. 😉

  22. Raijean says

    Looks like you guys had an amazing time, I definitely can’t wait to take my son he would love it.

  23. Kelly Hutchinson says

    I would do just about anything to take my family on a cruise like this. I love Disney and so do the kids. Maybe someday, sigh ~~

  24. Lynndee says

    We’ve never been on a cruise yet. We would love to do it someday though. I have no doubt being on a cruise is fun.

  25. Melanie says

    I took my kids on a Disney cruise once and it was a wonderful vacation. The ship was exquisite, the food was delicious and the characters where just fantastic. We’ll do it again someday for sure.

  26. Dogvills says

    How cute that the 3 generations got the chance to cruise together. I am sure my daughter would be thrilled with this cruise.

  27. Krystal says

    I have always wanted to cruise Disney. They have a cruise port near me and I’d love to give it a try!

  28. Erin says

    So much fun, I’m so jealous! I would love to take a Disney Cruise… I just need to get over my water phobia. lol.

  29. Tanya C. says

    I’ve never been on a cruise, but this sure sounds like a fun one! My kids would LOVE this! 😀

  30. Gabriel says

    My brother in law does a cruise with his wife every year and I’ve always been envious – something like this we could take all the littles with us for and still have some adult fun too.

  31. Modern Pilgrim says

    Oh my goodness! I love the photo of 3 generations of women in your family, How precious and Mickey too!! I’ve been thinking of doing a Disney cruise actually.

  32. Marjorie Uy says

    Yay, I wish I could treat my nephew and niece at Disney cruise. Great shots!

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