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Disney Magic Cruise Review by pointoit

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Disney Magic
Disney Magic
Member Name: pointoit
Cruise Date: February 2013
Embarkation: Galveston
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: 4A
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   2.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 5+
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 2.0
Value-for-Money 2.0
Rates 2.0
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Cruise for kids... that are girls... under 10
Pros: Great food. Wonderful gym, not big enough to do step, but plenty of treadmills, free weights, ellipticals, bikes, and more with oranges and apples right by the one water fountain. Inside the changing room is a sauna, rentable lockers, showers, and toilets.

FREE sodas, bagged teas, and coffee with half and half or whole milk with all the artificial or real sugar.

Wave phone! It's your own, free, and easy to use, on board cell phone! Fee for lost of stolen phone is $250. Don't lose it! How it works: just call or text the room number of the person you want to reach. If it's someone in your family it's your room number plus 1 or 2 or 3 or 4.

Formal night and a semi-formal night plus an added pirate's night. Pirate's night is the only night there is a late night buffet that goes from 10:30pm-12am.

The boat is clean and in good shape.

Restrooms were sooooo clean.

A February cruise was not bad at all for Texas winter. Some cloudy days, but two good days of beautiful sunny weather. Highs were in the lower 80's.

Bingo: six cards is $40. You have to buy six cards if you want to play.

Your ship card is your credit card.

Cons:

The trip would have started out great if we weren't directed to the employee's security check line. So, they thought we were workers and treated us as such. What an experience! And to make it better, passengers thought we were crew members. Crew were not friendly at all to us and everyone kept on thinking we were Chinese and asked if we were. We get that a lot even though we aren't Asian. Well, we got a good experience of what it's like to be treated differently on this cruise.

Boo-ing of the BINGO game winner; that isn't Disney's fault but I don't think I have even been to a BINGO game where the winner was booed.

Stateroom hosts love to hang around your room and ask what you did, what you ate, and how many hours you slept last night. There's a point of being friendly and nosy.

There is lots of waiting... for food, for drinks, for excursions, to get out, to get in. Kind of boring for non-kids.

One night they served macarons that were made wrong. I think that was the grossest things I had ever tried.

Shows are geared towards kids.

A big con about food: it wasn't readily available all the time. There is no buffet style dinner; it's sit and eat or to-go. Pizza is your snack option.

Outdated directories.

We weren't given the next day's schedule three times by our room host because he forgot.

Leaky faucets.

It's a creaky boat. Poor Magic.

STINKY DRAINS!!!

Our room clock didn't work.

Lots and lots of yelling parents, lots and lots of crying babies, and lots of irritated workers. Be prepared.

Advice:

Go on Disney Cruises only if you have a daughter or two or three or four that are under 10 years old. Lots of princesses.

Go on this cruise if you love Disney cartoon movies (On this Feb cruise, we saw lots of Princess and the Frog, Toy Story, Wreck it Ralph, Cinderella, Brave, Finding Nemo, Lilo and Stitch, Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, ...etc. Lots of princess gatherings, dresses in the shops, and in all the shows.

Don't go on this cruise if you aren't ready to buy your child a lot of stuffed animals and costumes.

THERE ARE MINI DESSERTS IN CAFE COVE and you don't have to pay for them. This is the only place to get any kind of sweet thing on the cruise that's self serve (excluding when the buffet is open)

Last piece of advice I promise... be nice to everyone (every race and every age) all the time even if they are wearing their grumpy face. Most likely, that's when they need kindness the most.

Publication Date: 02/18/13
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