This was our second Disney Cruise, first was on the Disney Dream in October 2012 and, once again, Disney did not disappoint. The embarkation process was easy. Arrived at the port around 12:45, no waiting to check in and right on the ship! The rooms were not ready yet so we went to Carioca's for their lunch buffet. This was a much better plan than trying to fight the crowds up at Cabana's where the regular buffet is. Carioca's only has this lunch buffet on embarkation day and it was WONDERFUL! Food was delicious and staff was great! My sister-in-law was fixing plates for her 3 young children and a waiter followed her and took the plates to the table for her. Very nice touch.
By 1:30 p.m. our staterooms were ready. We were in Stateroom 6528 which is right by the forward elevators. We were a little concerned about the noise, but that was not an issue. We were very happy with the choice and would pick this room again.
First night we had dinner at Carioca's and I was very More
happy with the food there. Food at Cabana's was very good as well. Huge selection for breakfast and lunch, including peel and eat shrimp and crab claws everyday. A little surprise, one of the outdoor venues had gyros every day for lunch and they were delicious! Dinner at Luminaires and Animator's Palate were also very good.
Overall I was not overly impressed with the After Hours area. Not much of a night scene for the adults. A piano bar where she sang Disney songs, Phantoms was kind of weak for a dance club. O'Gills was nice, but made the worst Martini I have ever had!!!
Adult pool area was nice. Castaway Cay was wonderful! Had a great day, although the waterslide was broken. Had a wonderful lunch over at the Adult only side. Also enjoyed a little time on the beach over there. Stayed on the ship in Nassau as we've been there numerous times before. Enjoyed the day on the ship relaxing.
Tried out the Aqua Dunk....OMG....terrifying, but fun! Much better than then Aqua Duck.
Disembarkation was a breeze. Went to Animator's Palate for breakfast around 8:00 am and was off the ship and in our car by 9:30 am.
Nice thing about the Magic was, although it was a full ship, there was far less people to contend with at Castaway Cay which made it much easier getting on and off the ship and much easier to find lounge chairs. The dining rooms seemed to be much louder than the Dream and, as previously mentioned, after hours clubs on the Dream were nicer.
Overall, another great Disney Cruise. I would do another one. Disney does a great job, even if you don't have little ones, which we do not. Less
We were in Stateroom 6528 which is right by the forward elevators. We were a little concerned about the noise, but that was not an issue. We were very happy with the choice and would pick this room again.