Disney Wonder

Disney Wonder Disney Cruise Line’s second ship, which had its maiden voyage on August 15, 1999. The Wonder was christened on October 1 by a laser-projected Tinker Bell. The ship is very similar to its sister ship, the Disney Magic, though its interior styling is more art moderne than the art deco of the former ship. Triton’s restaurant takes the place of Lumiere’s. The two ships alternated on the short cruises to Castaway Cay and Nassau in the Bahamas until August, 2000 when the Magic switched to seven-day cruises and the Wonder added a stop in Freeport to its four-day cruises. Later, the Wonder’s itinerary reverted to Nassau and Castaway Cay, and occasionally Key West. Plans were made to base the ship in Los Angeles for Mexican Riviera tours beginning in 2011, with a summer base in Vancouver, B.C., for 18 weeks of Alaska tours. In 2011 cruises were announced to the Hawaiian islands, out of Los Angeles. In December 2012, the Wonder began also using Miami as a home port. During a rehab in 2016, the Parrot Cay restaurant was transformed into Tiana’s Place, themed to New Orleans and The Princess and the Frog.