Back from the Wonder oct 5-12

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  1. Doudounka

    Doudounka Earning My Ears

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    Hello everyone,

    Just got back yesterday from our Wonder cruise. It was our second cruise and our first with DCL.

    First off I would rate our cruise 7/10.

    Ship was in great condition, barely saw any signs of aging at all, was just almost always very clean and tidy (sometimes return towel bins would overflow lol) but overall VERY pretty and nice ship. The maintenance crew is doing an amazing job with her, but we felt the were a bit to omnipresent during the day on the deck. Apart from some rust spot inside the cove pool, the ship is in great condition. (9/10)

    Crew was very friendly and smilling all the time, no matter what section or team they belonged to, it was always smiles and greetings. (9/10)

    Spa treatements and crew were fantastic 2 thumbs up to Cheryl Michelle from Ireland and Lauren from South Africa, they were just perfect. (10/10)

    Room was perfect and very clean, our attendant was very nice (10/10)

    Activities were nice aboard the ship and shows were very fun. Bingo was a bit on the expensive side. (9/10)

    Jamaica : Excursion was PERFECT (Dolphin trainer for a day), we just loved it, time out of ship and return time were just great. (10/10)

    Grand Cayman : The worst excursion we did (tiki beach), sand was nice where chair was, but when you got in water very grainy and rocky and tiny pieces seashells like sand, and coral reef about 20-30 feet from shore, so could not swim much, drinks were outrageously expensive, got back to ship, tried to find a restaurant near docks, found none, shops were quite expensive too...... so no lunch that day (4/10)

    Cozumel : the excursion was wonderful (horse back riding) 10/10. DCL planning was horrible, left the ship at 10h45 AM and back at 3h30....no restaurant at ranch, so basically no time for lunch here either (heard same compmlaint from other cruisers too), so i give DCL a 3/10 for planning.

    Weather was just awesome, we were just blessed with it 10/10 for mother nature :)

    Next section i have to compare to our previous cruise experience on Celebrity

    Breakfast : Very good but same thing every morning at buffet (except one morning there were pancakes and red skin cheeze) but taste was very good.

    Lunch : 4 rows of the same things at beach blanket, actually just had lunch there once, other days we were on excursions or was not appealing to us.

    Diner :............. worst part of our cruise for both me and my wife. Some things were very good but others were just bland or really bad. Menus, to our taste, seemed to lack diversity, like the last night, appetizers were fish/seafood based 3 out of 4 items. Last night order the sirloin steak and it was thin and burnt and our waitress only came to check out on us (like always) when people were done eating to remove plates, so told her, and got an appology and was asked if i wanted something else....everyone was ready for desert. (second it happened, had happened to me and my wife with chicken, which was very untasty). Dont know what we pay gratuities the head server for..... We found main dining on Celebrity much better and much better service overall (menus were more well balanced too). Made formal complaint to guest service about dinner, and girl just shrugged and said she would report it....never heard from it

    Palo : was good and ok, not great, and not as good as San Marco on celebrity

    So eating on Wonder was just ok 5/10

    But we did meet very nice people, our dining table seating families were just great and did meet other great people which will be friends for a long time.

    We did enjoy our cruise, but we find it could have been better, ship is awesome, crew is awesome.

    Have a nice day :)
     
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  3. hudson3709

    hudson3709 "It started with a mouse"

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    do you have a copy of the navigators you could scan and email? We are on that cruise in a month. Thanks - and thanks for the review.
     
  4. Doudounka

    Doudounka Earning My Ears

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    Hello Hudson,

    Sorry, did not keep them.
     
  5. Homemom

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    Sorry to hear you didn't like the beach at Grand Cayman. We were on your cruise and took a taxi to the Royal Palms on Seven Mile Beach and had a great day. The reef was a little farther out here and our family loved swimming out to it to see the fish and feed them bread and we caught several live conch.
     
  6. Doudounka

    Doudounka Earning My Ears

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    Hello,

    Was our first time there, so we trusted DCL to have checked it out before. But yes there was some fish there too and was very nice to see them :)
     
  7. Homemom

    Homemom DIS Veteran

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    I just scanned them in and emailed them to the address listed in the navigator section. Not sure how long it will be until they get uploaded.
     
  8. mom2val

    mom2val Can't wait to go back

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  9. Doudounka

    Doudounka Earning My Ears

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    Movies ranged from Classic Disney animations to newer ones and from National treasure back to back to pirates of the caribean all 3 of them, to newer movies which i can't recall the names (host or something and up down)

    Only sad thing is there was a smallish list of what was playing on one of the channels, but nothing like a comprehensive guide.
     
  10. mirokey

    mirokey Earning My Ears

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    Here are the ones I could remember...

    Coraline, The Corpse Bride, The Host, Man of Steel, The Makeover, The Great Gatsby, Hocus Pocus, maybe a few others I can't think of.
     
  11. angtx

    angtx Earning My Ears

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    home mom, I sent you a pm
     
  12. Homemom

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    I sent them to disboards, so not sure when they'll get posted. I also tried to email them to you, hopefully it worked.
     
  13. Cruise831

    Cruise831 Earning My Ears

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    Where do I look for them? I am new to the boards but would really like to see the Navigators since we leave November 2. Thank you.
     
  14. levenhopper

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    Yup, same here! I'm new to the DCL part of DISBoards...I don't remember seeing a Navigators area. Care to point us in the right direction?
     
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  18. Cruise831

    Cruise831 Earning My Ears

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    Could you please email them to me a b831c@aol.com. I would deeply appreciate it. We leave November 2. I looked for them in the Navigator section but the last update on 4/3/13. Thank you.
     
  19. Homemom

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    I signed up with drop send in order to send a bigger file, I selected the wrong file and sent just the 5th. Then I sent the right file with all the days in one. Hopefully that worked.
     
  20. Cruise831

    Cruise831 Earning My Ears

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    It worked. Thank you.
     
  21. Doudounka

    Doudounka Earning My Ears

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    I wrote : Palo : was good and ok, not great, and not as good as San Marco on celebrity

    I meant Tuscan Grill

    Sorry my bad.

    Have a nice day
     

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