Last fall, Disney Wonder returned from dry dock with a refurbished interior and exterior, and three brand-new venues. This fall, Disney Magic gets the royal treatment -- the 83,000 ton, 2,700-passenger ship will enter dry dock on October 1 for a 10-day makeover.
Here is a sampling of what to expect:
Lush, innovative spa suites. The Vista Spa and Salon's fitness area will double in size and receive more exercise machinery, plus an area for classes (such as spinning and Pilates). The spa itself will be outfitted with new-to-the-industry indoor/outdoor treatment suites. Each indoor suite will be connected to an outdoor verandah -- complete with personal hot tub, chaise lounge and more.
Fresh space for children's activities. Three conference rooms on Deck 2 will be transformed into Ocean Quest, a nautically themed hangout for kids. Inside will be a replica of the ship's bridge (an LCD screen will stream live feed from the bridge, and offer a simulation game for children to "steer" in and out of various cruise ports).
Larger-than-life movie screen. Following the lead of Princess and Carnival, Disney is adding a jumbo LED screen to the pool deck. The screen will measure 24 by 14 feet and be utilized to broadcast sporting events and movies.
Disney Magic will resume sailing an alternating schedule of Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises on October 15.