June 1, 2001
Disney Cruise Line, which launched with the premise that its ships would attract repeat passengers because they were “magical” destinations in their own right, apparently is beginning to understand that, cool ships or no, returning travelers want to see something new. Following Disney Magic’s conversion from three- and four-day Bahamas cruises to a standard weekly Caribbean itinerary (St. Thomas, St. Maarten, private island), that ship is again tinkering with destinations. This time Magic will introduce Western Caribbean voyages (Key West, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Castaway Cay). The Western Caribbean trips will alternate, on a weekly basis, with the current Eastern Caribbean itinerary. The Magic will begin sailing the Western Caribbean next May. Disney Wonder will continue to ply Bahamian waters with its three- and four-day schedules.