Just back from our 4 day Cruise on the Disney Wonder and although it was very very nice, I wanted to share some perspective that was a bit different. I'm doing this NOT to disuade you from taking your family on a vacation like this, BUT, to be a bit more "realistic" about some of the typical things that people talk about on this board. What I won't do is go over what we had to eat for every meal, or talk about our waitstaff (who were very good by the way) but the chances of you having the same servers we had, is so rare, that it wouldn't make sense for me to go into detail about the good or even bad about them. The only thing I will say about the food is that in our opinion it was very good. We have been on several all inclusive vacations and none have come even close to being as good. We certainly had PLENTY to eat! The cast was my fiance' his 6 year old son and myself. When we got on the ship the process for checking in was easy, but a bit confusing. We arrived at the ship at about noon and were onboard by 1:00. We headed to the Mickey Pool just like everyone said to do and had lunch at Pluto's. Our son swam in the pool, LOVED the slide and had a nice time but because he's an only child he's not as social as some kids so he had a hard time fitting in. Most children are there with other children and they play with them so for Avery it was a bit uncomfortable and overwhelming. By 1:30 our room was ready and our bags were there already! I went and unpacked and Mike and Avery stayed by the pool till 4:00. I also went to get our dinner time changed from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30. There are pros and cons to both times. One thing I will say is that dinner is a production and kids have a hard time sitting for an hour and a half or sometimes more for a meal. Remember, Avery is 6, I can't imagine how parents kept the younger ones sitting down that long. They want to play and see things, they don't care about the food. Since this cruise is designed for children I thought that part could be cut down a bit. The shows we were supposed to see were at 8:30 so that left us an hour and a half between dinner and the show. If Avery went to the Oceaneers Club, he'd have to stop whatever project he was working on to go to the show and by then we were tired, or busy doing other things and Avery just didn't want to go. We did see the Golden Mickey's show which was just okay in my opinion. We also saw Chicken Little in the Buena Vista Theatre on another night. We had seen it already but Avery chose that over the show they were putting on that night. As for the rooms, they aren't as small as I thought they would be. We had a Veranda and I would HIGHLY recommend it. It was SO nice to be able to see us pulling in to the various docks. Their are two bathrooms, one with a sink and toilet and the other with a sink and shower. The shower was nice and roomy which I was thankful for. I'm sure some of you women will appreciate that when there have been times when I've had showers so small that I couldn't even shave my legs! The weather didn't cooperate for us either. Something even Mickey can't control! The first day (Sunday) it stormed and rained all afternoon so we had to be inside. The weather in the Bahamas was partly cloudy and very very windy. All excursions were cancelled. We hadn't booked any because Avery just wanted to swim in the ocean and we enjoyed the beach but I felt bad for the families who did plan to snorkel, etc. Don't get me wrong, between the clouds, the sun came out and we did get a bit of a tan, but not as much as I would have liked Avery enjoyed the pool and the arcade the best but keep in mind if your children are in the arcade, you're in the arcade. There is NO supervision there or in the Mickey pool so you have to stay with your children. I'm not saying that like it's a bad thing, but I had this vision from what I've read and heard that Mike and I would have all of this free time and that just wasn't the case. I enjoy being with Avery so that was fine, but I'm just saying The night before we left Avery was very sick, throwing up, etc., so we stayed in the room and packed and had our bags outside our room by 9:30. That meant we were in bed by 10:00 BUT, everyone else was packing and getting their stuff outside of their rooms and we heard every bang of every suitcase and every kid running and yelling down the halls. Needless to say we got little if any sleep. We were on deck 7, stateroom 7614 which was right across the hall from where the luggage was collected so that certainly had something to do with the extensive amount of noise. At 5:00 a.m. on Thursday morning we got into Port Canaveral and there were semi's and tractors at work. The tractors were pulling luggage off, the semi's were unloading supplies for the next cruise. We sure didn't need the 5:45 a.m. wake up call! We had the early breakfast rotation on our last day and since we brought our carry-ons with us to the restaurant as we were told to do, we were done and off the ship by 7:45! Our car wasn't scheduled to pick us up until 10:00 as we had a 1:30 flight from Orlando. Fortunately we were able to get the car to come early and was there by 8:15. We were at the airport by 9:00 and were able to get on an earlier flight home. That's my story. Again, I don't want to discourage anyone from taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity, but I didn't want to give you a standard report either. I wanted to share with you some of the things I've never read, or heard about so that you are aware before you go. We enjoyed the cruise, we have NO regrets, and there isn't much we would change and that's what really matters!