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Old 06-18-2013, 02:42 AM   #1
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Alaska on the Disney Wonder

Just got back from my first ever cruise on the beautiful Disney Wonder to Alaska. I had an amazing time and really wanted to stay onboard for the next sailing too!

If I had any advice for anyone on the upcoming sailings it would be do not stress about the weather - the only time I was freezing was on Tracy Arm day and that was only when I was standing at the front of deck 10. I didn't bring a big winter coat but wore lots of layers which worked perfectly. We had gorgeous sunshine in Skagway and Juneau which made for a pleasant surprise as this was the opposite of what was forecast.

Also bring an umbrella as it rained for nearly the whole day in Ketchikan - we saw many unprepared people buying extra layers in the gift shops near the dock.

Lots of my friends who are looking at doing a Disney Cruise asked me to take photos and videos to show them. I took nearly 10,000 photos and lots of videos. Don't worry as I don't intend to share them all but I will try and post the best of what I have.

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Disney Wonder to Alaska - Day One in Vancouver

Disney Wonder to Alaska - Day Two at Sea

Disney Wonder to Alaska - Day Three in Tracy Arm Fjord

Disney Wonder to Alaska - Day Four in Skagway

Disney Wonder to Alaska - Day Five in Juneau

Disney Wonder to Alaska - Day Six in Ketchikan

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Deck 7 Aft Overlook

Tracy Arm Fjord

Arriving in Skagway

Animator's Palate Dinner Show

Mount Roberts Tramway, Juneau

Leaving Juneau

Leaving Ketchikan

Walking Tour of Deck 10

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Final Night Dining Room Parade

'Til We Meet Again

Raising The Ship Flag

Arriving Back in Vancouver

Disney Wonder Sailaway from Canada Place

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Harbor Air Flightseeing Seaplane Tour of Vancouver

Disney Wonder Arriving in Vancouver on Canada Day

Disney Wonder Sailaway on Canada Day

Disney Wonder Sailaway on 22 July


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Character Breakfast Menu

Palo Dinner Menu

I still have lots more videos from the cruise as well as the ports to upload and I haven't even started sorting the photos yet so keep checking back!
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:29 AM   #2
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Absolutely fantastic! Do you know I'll be up for 2 more hours? Love these types of trip reports! I'm bookmarking this. Thank you!
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:36 PM   #3
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This is AMAZING!!!!!! Thank you for all your hard work!
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:44 PM   #4
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Awesome- thank you so much!

You were in the same room we have booked for the San Diego cruise to nowhere next year!
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:21 PM   #5
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Wow - many thanks for posting all this! I'll keep checking back for sure - we leave in 10 days for a cruise departing on July 1!

Do you remember how they worked the Pixar Party and/or Semi-Formal night on your cruise? Things don't seem to be particularly well figured out with the whole Pixar thing yet...
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:30 PM   #6
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Thanks!

Thanks for posting all of this awesome info! We're going in less than 2 weeks, woo hoooo! I look forward to seeing more videos!

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Old 06-18-2013, 09:52 PM   #7
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! This is amazing! Can't wait for more!

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Wow. This is amazing. Thanks!
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:31 PM   #9
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You really put a lot of time and effort into your post!

Re: Alaska weather -- a cruise ship captain (not DCL) said there's no such thing as bad weather in Alaska, just tourists who are badly dressed for it.

When we were in Ketchikan earlier this month it started sprinkling -- just a genteel mist, and a woman was complaining about it. hullo! SE Alaska is a rain forest, and they get precip 330 days out of the year.
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You really put a lot of time and effort into your post!

Re: Alaska weather -- a cruise ship captain (not DCL) said there's no such thing as bad weather in Alaska, just tourists who are badly dressed for it.

When we were in Ketchikan earlier this month it started sprinkling -- just a genteel mist, and a woman was complaining about it. hullo! SE Alaska is a rain forest, and they get precip 330 days out of the year.
Yes it was hysterical people watching in Ketchikan! Even just doing two seconds of Google research will tell you that Alaska is one of the wettest places in the world!

Even funnier was one guy dressed in t-shirt, shorts and sandals during Tracy Arm day.

I'm having a break from iMovie for a few days and have started sorting my photos but they're taking forever!
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:57 PM   #11
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Do you remember how they worked the Pixar Party and/or Semi-Formal night on your cruise? Things don't seem to be particularly well figured out with the whole Pixar thing yet...
Unfortunately I have no idea, sorry. We went to Palo that night which was simply amazing.
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This is fantastic. We are on the Sept. 2nd sailing. The Navigators and Menus will really help with planning.
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Those are fantastic videos! yay, it's like reliving the cruise looking through them!!

We were on this sailing as well. Someone asked about the Pixar/Semi-Formal Night- yes, it was kind of awkward. Somehow I totally spaced on it being Semi-Formal night, we had a full day in Juneau and so we hadn't even really gotten very dressed up for dinner. I was horrified when I got there and saw people in tuxes! Anyway it seemed odd to put the two together, and at least our dining rotation had lots of people entering dinner late, having gotten back from late excursions who hadn't changed.

I did like the servers' cowboy-bandanna colored bow ties for dinner though!
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Thank you so much for posting this, I spent a very happy hour the other night watching your videos. It was especially helpful to see the one of the navigator's verandah as we are sailing in one. Thanks again.
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Awesome...thank you!
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