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  • On Mar 21, 2015
    Leslie from CA Asked

    Hi-first time cruise and DCL, sailing to Alaska on the Wonder. What would be top 4 or 5 things to do/not miss after boarding on the first day? Aside from lunch :-). Won't need Palo, no kids, & not interested in the pool. Thanks!

    Welcome Aboard, Leslie! 

    Once you board the beautiful Disney Wonder on your first day, I would recommend heading to Parrot Cay for your lunch. While it is a buffet like Beach Blanket Bingo, there are servers who bring your drinks and seat you at a table. Since you are not in a hurry to get to the pool, you have no need to be up in the hustle and bustle of BBB with all the families hurriedly trying to get their kids fed and off to the pool.

    After a relaxing lunch, you might consider heading to Guest Services to inquire about special activities, such as a tour of the ship's galley, cooking demonstrations, or wine, martini, or whiskey tastings. These things require a ticket and the tastings have a nominal fee. If you are interested in meeting the Princesses or Anna and Elsa (if they are sailing with you), you will also need a ticket for these.

    Since it is your first cruise, I would suggest you check the Daily Navigator for a tour of the ship. These typically happen a couple of times on the embarkation day, and is a great way to learn the layout of the ship. You might also want to head up to the spa, where they will give you a tour, offer specials for the day, and enter you in a raffle to win a free treatment.

    I know you said that you are not interested in dining in Palo, but you might want to consider booking Palo brunch if you get a chance. It is one of my favorite things to do on a day at sea. I usually don't want to miss dinner in the main dining rooms, so brunch is the perfect way to treat myself to Palo. The grape and gorgonzola pizza is NOT to be missed! If you choose to book this once onboard, you can inquire at Guest Services where they are booking.

    Happy Cruising to Alaska, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

“If you can dream it, you can do it” just about sums up my life. I am a mother of two amazing girls and wife to a fantastic man, all of whom support my passion for all things Disney. I am a thrill seeker, and have been fortunate enough to go parasailing high above the Disney Fantasy, zip-lining in St. Lucia, and swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman – all while sailing the seas with Disney Cruise Line. I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Tracy

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