Storage space is at a premium in the room, but we did find room to unpack a weeks worth of clothes for five people. Unfortunately we were spending a week at Disneyland after the cruise, so we all had two weeks worth of clothes with us. After a few tries at storing suitcases in the closet, we discovered a wonderful little fact - a queen bed is almost exactly the size of five full size suitcases. You have to lift the bed an inch or two off the ground, but we got all five of our suitcases under the bed. Obviously this is a well known trick because, while you couldn't pay me to look under the bed in most hotels, it was spotless underneath the bed in our room.
The bathrooms are split in two on the Disney Wonder. There's a toilet and sink on one side, and the other has another sink and a shower/tub combo. One of Disney's claims to fame in the cruise industry is that they have bathtubs in every room. It's true, but you probably shouldn't be envisioning kicking back and letting Calgon take you away in this tub. It's a very low tub, perfect for it's target audience of kids who aren't big enough to shower yet, but grown-ups would probably prefer the hot tub up on deck. If you're in the mood for some laughs though, try and have a bath while the ship is going through some rougher seas. Just keep lots of towels handy.
|This is how the towels get delivered to your room nightly.|
My favorite part of the room though, was the verandah. Sure yesterday I said that I'd give up the verandah to sail half price or twice as long, but if you've got to have a room for five people anyways, you're going to enjoy the deck. It's definitely not big, but it's a fantastic place to sit out and actually enjoy the ocean. When you're in the lower levels of the ship it's kind of like being in a little city, and it's easy to forget you're at sea. You can get great views from up on deck, but you're also going to be sharing that space with a couple thousand other people. There's something amazingly fun about ordering some Mickey Ice Cream Bars from room service (Yes, room service is free too.) and sitting out on your private deck while pulling in to a beautiful port like Cabo San Lucas. It's a whole "Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous" thing, at least until you see the boats that the actual rich and famous people are arriving on.
|Our Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous moment.|
|It's 1pm. Must have been a rough night!|