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Old 05-14-2014, 04:26 PM   #16
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We just got off the Dream for our first cruise and it was great! We really really enjoyed it and thought the ship was so beautiful. Since it is your first cruise and you really don't have anything to compare it to go with the one that will work best for your budget and family. You won't be disappointed either way!
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:57 PM   #17
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We have sailed the Wonder twice and the Dream twice.

The Dream was much more crowded, frantic and rushed. The Wonder has less people and was definitely less crowded in the pool area and has shorter character lines. I love KW but I also love sea days so they cancel each other out. PC is a nicer terminal than MIA. We found that the service on the Wonder is better and more personal than the Dream. The MDRs are not as crowded on the Wonder.

The Wonder is really your last chance to see a "classic ship" before she is reimagined in the future. She is my favorite ship and would never hesitate to recommend her.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:22 PM   #18
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We've sailed the Wonder twice & Dream once. The Dream is beautiful; however, much more crowded. I missed the service level of the Wonder. I would gladly cruise any of the DCL ships but for a first cruise I would recommend the Wonder.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:43 PM   #19
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I have been on both, and my vote is for the Dream. I did not notice a difference in crowds, and We actually had better wait staff( and exccellent roome attendant) on the Dream. Really it's hit or miss on staff regardless of the ship. Your young kids will LOVE NEMOs reef. I found DS,2 at the time, didn't have anything to do on the Wonder. My Neice and nephew who were 1.5 had much more fun a couple years later on the Dream. We never felt crowded or rushed. Rode Aquaduct several times. Both cruises were in the summer.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:19 PM   #20
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Definitely the Dream. Better storage in rooms, better food because the Wonder doesn't have the kitchen space that the Dream has, therefore food quality suffers. Love Cabanas. No difference in crowds, more people, but more space EXCEPT on Castaway Cay. Beach will be more crowded with the Dream. Dream has more ice cream options!

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Definitely the Dream. Better storage in rooms, better food because the Wonder doesn't have the kitchen space that the Dream has, therefore food quality suffers. Love Cabanas. No difference in crowds, more people, but more space EXCEPT on Castaway Cay. Beach will be more crowded with the Dream. Dream has more ice cream options!

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This my answer too! I've been on the Dream four times and the Wonder to Alaska last summer. They are both awesome so I don't think you'll be disappointed but I'd pick the Dream. I'm one of those that actually feels the classic ships are more crowded (I've sailed all the ships) because there isn't the space to absorb the people. We LOVE Cabanas and did not prefer the layout and flow of Beach Blanket Buffet. I would not hesitate to sail on the Wonder but Dream wins for me

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