In December, I enjoyed a long-awaited and much-needed cruise on Disney’s newest ship, the Disney Wish. I had been looking forward to this cruise for months and it was well worth the wait. This beautiful ship is truly breathtaking with so many beautiful spaces. I had the most fun and relaxing time.
Today, I wanted to share some thoughts with you on this ship, in particular, just in case you are thinking about sailing on the Disney Wish too. Here are some of my observations about this ship.
It is an absolutely beautiful ship with many wonderful offerings.
The atrium is beautiful, with a nod to Cinderella.
My balcony stateroom was very comfortable. The split bath is always a plus. I liked the shower on the Wish more than the showers on the other 4 Disney ships.
There are plenty of outlets in the staterooms.
Our traditional wake-up call of coffee and ice water being delivered to our room FREE OF CHARGE by Room Service never disappoints.
Sitting on our balcony having coffee and talking or listening to music is both of our favorite activity. We love being out in God’s beautiful creation.
Rotational dining is something I really enjoy.
The restaurants were good and, as always, Disney handled my food allergies perfectly.
The shows at the Marvel and Arendelle restaurants were quite good, although our table location was awful. The trio that performed at Arendelle was uber-talented. The Marvel restaurant was very interactive for the guests.
Hyperspace Lounge was really cool to visit. Drinks are expensive but definitely unique.
The Broadway-style shows were excellent! I couldn’t decide if I enjoyed the Little Mermaid or Alladin more.
The Aqua Mouse looked like so much fun! I loved watching all the kids and families having fun together! That’s what it is all about afterall.
The only negative that bothered me about the Wish is that there are no mid-ship elevators. Also, the Fwd and Aft elevators on the ship are narrow and smaller than a 20 person capacity, which is listed in the elevators. Still, this was the only real negative I could mention.
We had an amazing time on our cruise. Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, is beautiful and one of our favorite places to visit. This visit was just as special.
You may be wondering what all is included in the price of a Disney cruise and, in all honesty, I can tell you it’s a lot! Your cruise price includes almost every part of your onboard experience, such as:
- Your stateroom along with all applicable taxes and port fees
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Broadway Style Shows
- First run Disney movies (even 3D)
- Poolside Disney Movies
- Dance Parties with Disney Characters
- Meet & Greet Opportunities with Disney Characters
- Fireworks (once per cruise)
- Pools & Water slides (both on the ship & at Castaway Cay)
- Fitness Center (and track)
- Family Activities (Trivia/ Game night/ Arts & Crafts)
- Outdoor games (Basketball, mini-golf, ping pong)
- 3 Themed Restaurants, Buffet, and tons of grab & go (pizza, burgers, fresh sandwiches/wraps)
- Unlimited soda, juice, coffee and tea
- Unlimited Soft-serve Ice cream
- 24 Hour Room Service
- Toiletries (Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion)
- Castaway Cay Buffet Lunch (with more free unlimited ice cream)
- Castaway Cay Beach Chairs (and umbrellas) and Life Vests
While you’re sailing, there are a few optional services and activities that do require an additional charge, including Port Adventures excursions, spa and salon services, babysitting in our ship’s nurseries, onboard photography service, phone calls, video games, alcoholic beverages, and our adults-only dining venues, Palo (aboard all ships) and Remy (aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy).
Are you hoping to sail on the Disney Wish, Magic, Wonder, Dream or Fantasy soon? Contact me at Brenda@pixievacations.com and let’s get to planning!!