Alaska on the Disney Wonder

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  1. travellingwithnikki

    travellingwithnikki I've visited every Disney Park in the world!

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    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. :)

    Cruise Blog

    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

    Personal Navigators

    Navigators


    Videos

    Goofy Character Call

    Mickey Mouse Character Call

    Adventures Away Party with Mistakes!

    Captain Fabian's Welcome Announcement

    The Ship Horn

    The Ship Horn Again

    The Perfect Cruise View

    Navigator's Verandah Stateroom

    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

    At Sea

    Character Dance Party

    Final Night Dining Room Parade

    'Til We Meet Again

    Raising The Ship Flag

    Arriving Back in Vancouver

    Disney Wonder Sailaway from Canada Place

    And a few extra videos:

    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


    Menus

    Parrot Cay Island Dinner Menu

    Golden Mickeys Dinner Menu

    Tritons French Dinner Menu

    Animator's Palate Show Dinner Menu

    Toy Story Dinner Menu

    Taste of Alaska Dinner Menu

    Till We Meet Again Dinner Menu

    Main Dining Room Breakfast Menu

    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! ::yes::
     
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  3. PizzieDuster

    PizzieDuster DIS Veteran

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    Absolutely fantastic! Do you know I'll be up for 2 more hours? Love these types of trip reports! :love: I'm bookmarking this. Thank you!
     
  4. emilyann415

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    This is AMAZING!!!!!! Thank you for all your hard work!
     
  5. AZMermaid

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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!
     
  6. Mackie Mouse

    Mackie Mouse Even my dog loves Disney

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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...
     
  7. Dancin Mom

    Dancin Mom Mousin' Around

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

    Lori
     
  8. Aby

    Aby Obsessive and Compulsive

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! This is amazing! Can't wait for more!

    Aby
     
  9. ramb02

    ramb02 Earning My Ears

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    Wow. This is amazing. Thanks!
     
  10. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ <font color=green>It could end up curdled<br><font

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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.
     
  11. travellingwithnikki

    travellingwithnikki I've visited every Disney Park in the world!

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    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!
     
  12. travellingwithnikki

    travellingwithnikki I've visited every Disney Park in the world!

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    Unfortunately I have no idea, sorry. We went to Palo that night which was simply amazing.
     
  13. ibmickey

    ibmickey Earning My Ears

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    This is fantastic.:woohoo: We are on the Sept. 2nd sailing. The Navigators and Menus will really help with planning.:cool1:
     
  14. Silly Little Pixie

    Silly Little Pixie <font color=blue>My name is Inigo Montoya. You kil

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    Those are fantastic videos! :cool1: 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!
     
  15. Ware Bears

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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. :goodvibes
     
  16. wiigirl

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    Awesome...thank you! :)
     
  17. travellingwithnikki

    travellingwithnikki I've visited every Disney Park in the world!

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    I loved our Navigator's Verandah stateroom - it was everything I wanted it to be. :)

    The only noise we had one night was a very loud woman knocking loudly on the door opposite us and screaming loudly telling the family inside to be quiet - we hadn't heard a thing - she was louder than anything else!
     
  18. travellingwithnikki

    travellingwithnikki I've visited every Disney Park in the world!

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    Thank you for posting all this extremely helpful info -- wonderful of you! Wish I had your digital skills. Thanks.
     
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    travellingwithnikki I've visited every Disney Park in the world!

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    travellingwithnikki I've visited every Disney Park in the world!

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    Thank you for your kind words - thankfully a Gorillapod tripod and iMovie work wonders :)
     

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