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Disney's CEO Michael Eisner was quite clear during the planning process for Disney Cruise Line when he said: "I don't want a floating milk-box." What Disney execs did want were ships that resembled the luxurious ocean liners of the 1920's -- and they got just that. From the outside, the Wonder is one sleek ship, with an elongated dark blue hull, two matching red funnels, and yellow insignias encircling the ship (Mickey's colors). The inside features an elegant Art Nouveau decor with plenty of subtle nods to the mouse that started it all, from the etched-in-pewter characters bordering the atrium, to the hidden micro-mini Mickeys in Palo's china pattern. Perhaps what this ship does best though is prove that "elegant" and "family-friendly" don't have to be mutually exclusive.