The second ship in Disney Cruise Line’s fleet, Disney Wonder was launched in 1999, 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.
Disney Wonder underwent a face-lift in 2016 that left it looking brand new. The Oceaneer kids club (for ages 3 to 12) was transformed, adding areas dedicated to Marvel Super Hero Academy, "Frozen," "Disney Junior," 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 splash park for little ones (called Dory's Reef) was added.
In the Walt Disney Theater, a production of "Frozen" was added, complete with snow that floats down from the ceiling of the theater.