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Disney Magic Cruise Review by emya: Disney Magic Lived Up To Its Name for First-Time Cruisers

1 Review
Member Since 2011
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Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 5.5
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 2.0
Service 5.5
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 3.0

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Disney Magic Lived Up To Its Name for First-Time Cruisers

Sail Date: December 2011
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral

For two adult, childless, first-time cruisers (26 & 30), who are admittedly huge fans of Disney, this cruise was the BEST. We had a great vacation and don't regret a second of it. We were able to do as much or as little as we wanted to do the whole week, both on and off the ship. Our vacation started off on the right foot, when we stayed overnight at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Orlando International Airport. We were able to leave our luggage in our room, which we next saw in our stateroom aboard the Magic that evening, while we enjoyed breakfast and breezed through the cruise check-in right at the airport. Then, we boarded a Disney bus to the port on our schedule, and arrived just prior to our boarding number being called. I knew right then, we had made the right decision. Everything was so easy!
The Magic had plenty of activities and wonderful entertainment throughout the day and night, such as Disney stage shows, comedians slash magician or juggler or hypnotist or ventriloquist More (there was someone different every night, for both a family show and an adult-only show). We had some really wonderful meals, both the "included" dining rooms and the "pay a bit extra" Palo Restaurant (Palo Brunch is NOT to be missed if you enjoy food at all). The breakfast buffet, on the other hand, was not so good. Easily remedied by just going to the regular dining rooms for table service. Regardless, we had excellent service whenever we turned around. One of my favorite memories was coming back to the ship on Grand Cayman Day after an early-morning excursion (Nautilus semi-sub/reef snorkeling, also fantasic for newbies to snorkeling like myself), and getting to enjoy the adult pool and spa practically to ourselves for several hours.
If I haven't convinced you Disney-philes already, my cheapskate husband not only booked our next cruise onboard (they have great incentives), he also purchased Disney Vacation Club! He knew within a few days that Disney is going to be how we will vacation in the future, kids or no kids. Less

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Cabin review: Disney Magic Standard Inside Stateroom Deck Five 6583

Wonderful central location, mid-ship, and not too far from stairs/elevator/laundry. We saw plenty of children in the hallway, but it was extremely quiet once we were in our cabin and we rarely heard anything from the hall or from neighbor cabins.

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