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rentayenta 03-24-2013 09:26 AM

What not to miss on the Wonder?
 
This will be our first cruise (me and DS) and I'm wondering what are some things we shouldn't miss on the Wonder, big or small, aside from the shows and Palo. Looking for things we can do/see together as we'll as apart. Special drinks, spaces on the ship, cool touches, anything. I know we may be overwhelmed with the basics but I'd love to hear your ideas. :goodvibes

We're on the 5 night leaving Miami with stops in Cozumel and CC. :cloud9:


:thanks:

Eeyore Girl 03-24-2013 09:38 AM

Me and my DH enjoyed the cooking classes. We did your same itinerary in feb. just one idea. :-)

disneypoor 03-24-2013 11:13 AM

Edited my post cause I can't read---lol! Sorry!


I should ask though, how old is your son? We just got back Thursday and did your itinerary. We loved it!

rentayenta 03-24-2013 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Eeyore Girl (Post 47893360)
Me and my DH enjoyed the cooking classes. We did your same itinerary in feb. just one idea. :-)



That sounds fun. Where can I find out more. Is that something we sign up for early?

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Originally Posted by disneypoor (Post 47894135)
Edited my post cause I can't read---lol! Sorry!


I should ask though, how old is your son? We just got back Thursday and did your itinerary. We loved it!


Lol. He'll be 12 when we sail. :)

neg58 03-24-2013 12:48 PM

Other than excursions, there aren't family activities to sign up for before boarding. Some of the cooking classes are family activities, some are adults only. You'll just have to check the Navigators.

When I sailed with my 16 year old, we did most things together. She wasn't that interested in the teen club things and I didn't care that much about the adult only things. We ate our meals together, went to a few family activities. We did the package at CC and had a great day snorkeling, riding the bikes and just floating in the ocean.

On a second cruise, her sister was with us and they did much more stuff in the Vibe and with the other teens, and I did more reading on the deck and also did the Rainforest.

Nancy

Eeyore Girl 03-24-2013 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by rentayenta (Post 47894630)
That sounds fun. Where can I find out more. Is that something we sign up for early?

You can find it on the Navigator. You don't have to sign up for it. You just walk right in at the time it starts. You will watch one of the ships chefs cook a meal (risotto and salmon was something we watched) and then you get served a little plate of it with some wine (adults of course).

Another class is the Art of Towel-gami (the towel creatures in your room). You learn how to make these items. That class had a lot of children in there. It was great seeing a lot of smiling faces when the animals were successful. And this is another walk into thing. :cool1:

bobbiwoz 03-24-2013 01:39 PM

I suggest getting to the cooking class early. They ran out of seats when we went to one last August.

lilpooh108 03-24-2013 03:19 PM

He might enjoy the crab races on CC.

disneypoor 03-24-2013 06:58 PM

Our family enjoyed watching Oz the Great and Powerful and Lincoln on our two sea days. We also like Bingo but have to limit ourselves because it can get expensive. It's fun for all though.:) Room service is a huge hit with our son who eats 24/7.:lmao:

MDTerp 03-24-2013 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by rentayenta (Post 47893257)
This will be our first cruise (me and DS) and I'm wondering what are some things we shouldn't miss on the Wonder, big or small, aside from the shows and Palo. Looking for things we can do/see together as we'll as apart. Special drinks, spaces on the ship, cool touches, anything. I know we may be overwhelmed with the basics but I'd love to hear your ideas. :goodvibes

We're on the 5 night leaving Miami with stops in Cozumel and CC. :cloud9:

:thanks:

When are you sailing? We leave Saturday 3/30

Meghatron 03-24-2013 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by bobbiwoz (Post 47895428)
I suggest getting to the cooking class early. They ran out of seats when we went to one last August.

The Art of Entertaining cooking classes on the Wonder are for adults only, so her DS would not be able to attend. If they've added all-ages cooking classes other than the Oceaneer's Lab during Open House (which are more for the kids than the whole family due to space issues), I'd love to know.

moomy-san 03-24-2013 09:41 PM

We love a pre-dinner snack in Diversions. We take a few card or travel games with us and have a bit of relaxation before the evenings activities.

rentayenta 03-26-2013 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by neg58 (Post 47894961)
Other than excursions, there aren't family activities to sign up for before boarding. Some of the cooking classes are family activities, some are adults only. You'll just have to check the Navigators.

When I sailed with my 16 year old, we did most things together. She wasn't that interested in the teen club things and I didn't care that much about the adult only things. We ate our meals together, went to a few family activities. We did the package at CC and had a great day snorkeling, riding the bikes and just floating in the ocean.

On a second cruise, her sister was with us and they did much more stuff in the Vibe and with the other teens, and I did more reading on the deck and also did the Rainforest.

Nancy



Thank you Nancy. The Rainforest Room sounds great if he decides to go to the club but I don't think he will spend much time, if any, at the club.


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Originally Posted by Eeyore Girl (Post 47895261)
You can find it on the Navigator. You don't have to sign up for it. You just walk right in at the time it starts. You will watch one of the ships chefs cook a meal (risotto and salmon was something we watched) and then you get served a little plate of it with some wine (adults of course).


That sounds nice. I love to watch DH cook. :thumbsup2 So the daily Navigator's will have the times?


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Another class is the Art of Towel-gami (the towel creatures in your room). You learn how to make these items. That class had a lot of children in there. It was great seeing a lot of smiling faces when the animals were successful. And this is another walk into thing. :cool1:

That sounds like something DS might enjoy. :thanks:

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Originally Posted by bobbiwoz (Post 47895428)
I suggest getting to the cooking class early. They ran out of seats when we went to one last August.


Thanks Bobbi. Can kids attend?

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Originally Posted by lilpooh108 (Post 47896321)
He might enjoy the crab races on CC.


Crab races, what are those? Are they with real crabs?

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Originally Posted by disneypoor (Post 47898458)
Our family enjoyed watching Oz the Great and Powerful and Lincoln on our two sea days. We also like Bingo but have to limit ourselves because it can get expensive. It's fun for all though.:) Room service is a huge hit with our son who eats 24/7.:lmao:


Bingo is on my list for sure. :thumbsup2 How much does it cost?

A movie sounds nice too. Room service is on the list too. That's part of the reason we got early dining.



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Originally Posted by MDTerp (Post 47898510)
When are you sailing? We leave Saturday 3/30


Next January. Have a wonderful trip. :goodvibes

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Originally Posted by Meghatron (Post 47898683)
The Art of Entertaining cooking classes on the Wonder are for adults only, so her DS would not be able to attend. If they've added all-ages cooking classes other than the Oceaneer's Lab during Open House (which are more for the kids than the whole family due to space issues), I'd love to know.


Oh bummer, a cooking class sounded fun. Thank you for the clarification.

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Originally Posted by moomy-san (Post 47900021)
We love a pre-dinner snack in Diversions. We take a few card or travel games with us and have a bit of relaxation before the evenings activities.


Can kids go to Diversions?

lilpooh108 03-26-2013 09:54 PM

Yes, they are with real crabs. You adopt one for the race and they see which crab wins.

Kids can be in Diversions in the day time for games. There is a bar in there though, if you mind that kind of thing. There are also tastings, so if you are against him seeing others drink alcohol you might not like it. We personally don't mind. But they play sports on TV so your son might like that.

rentayenta 03-26-2013 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by lilpooh108 (Post 47921866)
Yes, they are with real crabs. You adopt one for the race and they see which crab wins.

Kids can be in Diversions in the day time for games. There is a bar in there though, if you mind that kind of thing. There are also tastings, so if you are against him seeing others drink alcohol you might not like it. We personally don't mind. But they play sports on TV so your son might like that.


:thumbsup2 He loves football but I think that'll be between the playoffs and Superbowl. He does love watching sports though. We drink wine with dinner. I have no issues with it.


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