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Disney Magic
Disney Magic
Member Name: jmb1101
Cruise Date: March 2012
Embarkation: Port Canaveral
Destination: Western Caribbean
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        7-9 4.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 4.0
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Loved the Magic Mouse
Either you feel it or you don't. If you don't love Disney to begin with, I think the cruise line is a hard sale. But if you have a thing for the Mouse, you will be enchanted. I am not sure I would go without kids, but my husband, our daughter, the in-laws and I had an unforgettable vacation.

Positives

- Embarkation and debarkation were fast and efficient -- both took less than 15 minutes

- Cleanliness -- at each meal someone stands at the door and hands you a sanitizing wipe.

- Great entertainment -- good for both kids and adults. There are plenty of opportunities for adult entertainment too.

- Food ranged from good to very good and the rotational dining was fun. It added a sense of festivity.

- The seafood buffet lunch!

- Deck parties were really high energy and got everyone involved. Loved it!

- Adult Pool -- a very quiet area with jazz playing.

- Bars & Lounges -- great drinks and drink specials every day.

- Drink Station -- sodas, tea & coffee, water and ice

- Ice Cream Station -- help yourself all day long!

- Service -- overall very good. We had a great experience with Willy, Soloman and Sean in the dining room.

- Movies -- both first run and recent releases -- were fun to take advantage of when you had an hour or two down time.

Negatives

- Topsiders Dining Room (breakfast & lunch) is small and somewhat cramped.

- Noisy Kid's Pool areas. Funnel Vision is too loud and competes with all the kiddy noise.

- Breakfast foods like toast are cold because they are served on the buffet.

- The Magic is a little beat up in places.

- Our cabin steward didn't bother to introduce himself. Not a big deal but would have been nice.

Problems - addressed

- Our bathrooms had not been cleaned when we arrived. I called and the steward manager came right away, had the situation corrected and apologized profusely. We got several calls to ensure we were happy. I was happy with the resolution.

- Our TV stopped working. Once again, the manager came and assessed the situation. Within an hour, a worker came and fixed our TV. Once again, I was very happy with the resolution.

Some people expect a 5 star hotel experience and you are just not going to get that with Disney. It's more of a 4 star experience. If you want 5-star food and service, you will have to go with Regent, Crystal or one of the other upscale lines. But, if you have reasonable expectations, you will have a wonderful time!

Publication Date: 04/22/12
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