Disney Wonder had its first voyage from the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, stopping in Southampton, U.K., Ponta Delgada (Azores), arriving in Port Canaveral, Florida two weeks later. Its maiden voyage was a four-night Bahamian cruise that commenced on August 15, 1999.
Disney Wonder originally sailed three- and four-night cruises to The Bahamas. In 2011, the Disney Dream took over these itineraries and Wonder was repositioned to the Pacific Coast. Disney Wonder currently sails week-long Mexican Rivera cruises and Pacific Coast cruises out of Los Angeles from October to April, calling on such ports as Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada in Mexico, as well as San Fransciso and San Diego. On sailings in April and October 2012, the Disney Wonder will make its first-ever calls on Hawai'i, with stops at Hilo, Kahului and Honolulu.
From May to September, the ship sails Alaska cruises, out of Seattle, Washington, although its voyages in 2011 departed from Vancouver. These sailings normally call on Ketchikan, Skagway, and Juneau. The Seattle voyages scheduled in 2012 will make an additional stop at Victoria, British Columbia on the last night of each voyage to satisfy the Passenger Vessel Services Act of 1886.
Following a repositioning cruise in December 2012, the Disney Wonder will be based out of Miami, FL for about 5 months, with four and five night sailings to the Bahamas and the Western Caribbean. In late May 2013, she will return to Vancouver, British Columbia as her home port for three months of Alaska sailings. In September 2013, the Disney Wonder will be moved to Galveston, Texas to replace the Disney Magic.