The second ship in Disney Cruise Line’s fleet, Disney Wonder was launched a year after Disney Magic, and together they elevated the idea of what it meant to cruise with kids. For many passengers, the happiest surprise is that Disney really is, as they say, in the details. These ships are not floating theme parks but rather elegant throwbacks to the golden age of cruising. While the prices are higher than other family cruises, the service and food quality are higher, too.
This particular ship was refurbished in 2016 and received such a face-lift that it looks brand new: The Oceaneer kids club (for ages 3 to 12) has been especially transformed. It now has all-new areas dedicated to Marvel Super Hero Academy, "Frozen," "Disney Junior" (including Sofia the First), and "Toy Story" — in addition to craft rooms and other play areas. Each room has displays for interactive games, and the characters themselves visit on a regular basis. (Captain America, for example, teaches the kids about the heroic act of sticking up for others who need help.)
The nursery also got a refresh, the tween club moved to an entirely new space, and a new splash park for little ones (called Dory's Reef) was added.