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Old 03-13-2014, 09:06 AM   #1
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Will I be disappointed with Wonder?

We have only cruise the dream with its great kids club and aqua duck. Will we be disappointed with the wonder?
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:01 AM   #2
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I am kinda wondering the same thing.. My problem is we cruised cl on the dream but the wonder and magic don't have lounges...big bummer.

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Old 03-13-2014, 10:13 AM   #3
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I think all the ships are great. I think the new ships have the bells and whistles and the older ships have the classic, more cozy feel. If you go into it to compare the Wonder to the Dream, the Wonder can't compete. Sail on the Wonder to see the Wonder and you will have a great time. The perfect ship for me is probably the Magic with the referbishes, but haven't sailed it yet. My second is probably a tie between the Wonder and Dream.

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Old 03-13-2014, 10:35 AM   #4
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Absolutely Not!

We had previously only sailed on the Dream 3 times and took the Wonder last February. We had the same concerns going in, but the time and price fit for the Wonder. We came away preferring many aspects of the Wonder over the Dream.

Like the PP said, the new ships have the bells and whistles, but the Wonder does not lack any of the Disney "Magic". We enjoyed seeing the new shows and the kids still loved the kids rooms. To us, the Wonder felt more personal whereas the Dream always seems a little too crowded and rushed.

All in all, it is still a DCL cruise!
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:40 AM   #5
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If you're expecting to be disappointed with the Wonder, you will be.

The Wonder is still in great shape, and I'd rather cruise to the interesting places she visits than the same ol, same ol Nassau the Dream goes.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:50 AM   #6
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My first cruise was on the Fantasy and the next time we're going on the Wonder.

I'm choosing to look at it as a whole new WONDERful adventure and see everything this ship has to offer!

To me it's like trying to compare 2 of the Disney parks. They're all so different and there are things I love about each of them.

Will board the Wonder with an open mind and be thankful that I'm on a Disney cruise again when I didn't think it would happen!!!
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