The Cove Café was an appealing hideout for coffee beverages and small bites.
This inviting café was one of our favorite hangouts on Disney Wonder, with seating inside the cozy coffee hours as well as out on the open area of Deck 9, but protected from most of the wind. Though not designated as an adult area of the ship, most kids bypassed Cove Café on their way to the soft drink machine. The varied magazines on a rack for reading included Vogue, the New Yorker, Bon Appetite, Fortune, Parenting, National Geographic, etc.
In addition to coffee drinks and a full bar, small bites were available from a glass fridge at one end of the bar. In the morning there was croissants and muffins, in the late afternoon we found cold cuts, olives, cheese and veggie sticks and dip, and later on a few trays of desserts appeared. There was also a small selection of cigars (though Cove Café itself was designated non-smoking).
A stairwell connects Cove Café with the Outlook Bar, immediately upstairs.
Coffee beverages includes espresso, cappuccino, café mocha, café latte ($2.25-$3.95 for a small or large) and a frozen cappuccino and mochaccino that were blended with vanilla ice cream ($3.35-$4.00). The ship’s standard bar menu was available, along with coffee cocktails—Jamaican calypso (coffee, Tia Maria, Myer’s Dark Rum, whipped cream), Italian coffee (coffee and Galliano), etc.
Cove Café was open daily from 6:30 or 7 a.m. till midnight.
Added in 2009, prior to Disney Wonder’s first foray into Alaskan waters, this adults-only lounge is one key venue not found on sister ship Disney Magic. Also known as the Outlook Café, the bar sprawls from port to starboard on Deck 10, providing good vistas of the passing scenery. Whether coming for a drink or the view or just to read, this was a quiet area of the ship.
Outlook Bar has a full bar serving the ship’s standard cocktail menu and, like Cove Café immediately below (to which it is connected by a spiral staircase), there’s an espresso machine for various coffee drinks, but no snacks.
Outlook Bar was open daily from 10 a.m. till midnight, although one port day it opened at 3 p.m.
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