My husband and four other friends left from NYC on the Disney Magic, September 7 returning September 12. From the moment we stepped on board until we left it was wonderful. Because of the week we chose, there weren't very many school aged children on board, some little ones. However it doesn't really matter because there do have adult only spaces and activities;and they enforce the rules which is important.
Our dining experience was great.
Our stateroom was in an excellent location, clean and tidy. I do feel the staterooms could use a face lift, we had problems with air conditioning, the shower head wasn't working properly, and our refrigerator wasn't cold. All we needed to do was ask the stateroom attendant and they were fixed. The service is superior.
Cabin 7112. Great location. Quiet, we had a balcony, near stairs and elevators.
We booked our own tour in a private van with our friends. We had a wonderful tour of Halifax, Peggy's cove, Titanic graveyard sight and a few other wonderful places. We had time to look in the terminal, where there were some shops, if you are into shopping. (None of us were).