Photo Tour: A Peek Inside The Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

Disney Wonder

Disney Wonder | Photo: Disney Cruise Line

From the top of its mouse-ears-adorned funnel to its red-dipped ship base, the Disney Wonder cruise ship drips with Disney magic inside and out, while maintaining its reputation as a high-class luxury vessel.

First launched in Venice, Italy in 1999 (where the ship was built), the second oldest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet is known for its perfect balance of classic sleek and modern chic interior, boasting Italian-inspired decor that reflects the history of the venetian vessel in a classy yet stylish way.

After cruising regularly between Port Canaveral, Florida and The Bahamas for several years, the classic ship added Vancouver to its roster of departure cities in 2011, and became the only Disney cruise ship to call Vancouver home. The ship can be seen tucked up against Canada Place during the Spring and Summer months, offering regular sailings between Vancouver and Alaska from its downtown port.

For those of you who have only dreamed of boarding the dashing Disney vessel, here’s a peek inside the 11-deck ship.


The photo tour begins on Deck 4, with a view of the breathtaking Lobby Atrium where guests first board the ship, each welcomed by name by the ship’s crew (a feature unique to Disney Cruise Line).

Lobby Atrium

Lobby Atrium Deck 4 | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Deck 4 is also home to most of the ship’s live entertainment hubs, including the Walt Disney Theatre, the ship’s primary location for live entertainment, and Studio Sea, a smaller theatre where guests of all ages can sing, play, and enjoy live entertainment.

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Walt Disney Theatre | Photo: Bianca Bujan

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Studio Sea | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Deck 4 is also home to one of Disney Cruise Line’s most famous restaurants, Animator’s Palate, where guests can dine while enjoying a unique digital dinner show featuring some of Disney’s most beloved characters.

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Animator’s Palate Restaurant | Photo: Bianca Bujan


Pop downstairs to Deck 3 and stroll through the Route 66 themed hallway to the classy, adults-only Cadillac Lounge, featuring live piano music and Hollywood classic Cadillac-inspired decor.

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Route 66 Hallway on Deck 3 | Photo: Bianca Bujan

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Cadillac Lounge | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Deck 3 is also home to Parrot Cay, a colourful, Caribbean-themed restaurant inspired by the beachy, laid-back feel of The Tropics.

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Parrot Cay Restaurant | Photo: Bianca Bujan


Hop into an elevator and pop up to Deck 5 for a peek at some of the activity centres for kids, including Disney’s Oceaneer Youth Club for kids ages 3-12, and Flounder’s Reef Nursery, providing care for little ones from 6 months – 3 years of age.

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Disney’s Oceaneer Youth Club | Photo: Bianca Bujan


Deck 7 is filled with staterooms of all shapes and sizes, including this Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom With Verandah, featuring a Queen-sized bed and single pull-out couch, perfect for 3-4 guests.

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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom With Verandah | Photo: Bianca Bujan


Deck 8 is home to the highly-coveted, one-of-a-kind Walt Disney Suite, one of only two Royal Suites aboard the Disney Wonder ship. This luxurious suite sleeps 7 comfortably, with 2 bedrooms, 2 walk-in closets, and 2.5 bathrooms. The suite also boats a full living room, dining room, library, fully-stocked wet bar, and private verandah. This is the creme-de-la-creme of cruise ship staterooms.

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Walt Disney Suite Master Bedroom | Photo: Bianca Bujan

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Walt Disney Suite | Photo: Bianca Bujan

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Walter Disney Suite Master Bedroom Ensuite | Photo: Bianca Bujan


Deck 9 is the place to be if you’re looking to lounge by one of the ship’s 3 freshwater pools. Mickey’s Pool features a water slide and a shallow, Mickey-shaped pool, perfect for little water babies.

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Mickey’s Pool | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Goofy’s Pool is an outdoor hub for recreation and fun in the water, featuring a large movie screen, rows upon rows of comfy poolside lounge chairs, and of course, a pool for cooling off during a day at sea.

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Goofy’s Pool | Photo: Bianca Bujan

There is also an adults-only pool, and this crew-access-only pool on the bow of the ship, where the ship’s hardworking staff like to sit back and relax after long work days at sea.

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Crew Pool | Photo: Bianca Bujan

For those guests looking to enjoy some pampering and relaxation, Deck 9 is also home to the serene Vista Spa & Salon.

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Get A Formal Up-Do At The Salon | Photo: Bianca Bujan

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Couples Spa Treatment Room With Hot Tub | Photo: Bianca Bujan


Teens can tuck away in the Vibe Youth Club located on Deck 10, where they can chill out, listen to music, and hang out with like-minded cruisers in a private oasis built just for them.

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Teens-Only Vibe Youth Club | Photo: Bianca Bujan

And finally, no cruise is complete without a date night in the adult-exclusive, formal dining room of Palo, featuring classic North Italian cuisine with a modern twist, and authentic Venetian decor, including hand-crafted Italian marble floors, and ancient Venetian masks – a feast for the senses!

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Palo Restaurant | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Don’t forget to wave at Mickey before you disembark for your Alaskan adventures at sea!

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Mickey Mouse in Alaska | Photo: Disney Cruise Line

With new itineraries announced for Summer 2017, including a new Vancouver-Alaska 9-night cruise aboard the Disney Wonder, there’s no better time than now to book an adventure at sea.

For a full list of scheduled departures from Vancouver to Alaska, visit the Disney Cruise Line website.

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