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Disney Magic Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Great Family Vacation

Review for Disney Magic to the Bahamas
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Jessie913
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Dec 2016
Cabin: Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
Traveled with children

The ship was amazing and very clean. There was always a seat available when you went to the buffet or pool deck, even though the ship was totally full. There were tons of Disney characters around the ship, but even when you reserved tickets to go see them, they seemed very rushed and didn't give the kids more then a few seconds each. Our cabin and stateroom were amazing. We had a balcony room, midship. The kids only clubs were a great escape for the kids (and us) and I didn't have a single worry when the kids were in there.

One thing that really surprised me is that the buffet at Cabanas was better than most seatings we had at supper. Our dining servers were fantastic, or as our server would say, "excellent". The theater shows were phenomenal and our children (ages 6 & 8) were so into them through the duration of the shows. Embarking and disembarking were fairly routine as far as cruises go, I have no complaints on this particular topic. We were on the ship in less than an hour and a half and were off the ship in the same amount of time.

There were many activities on board that just happened, and the kids would get out of the pool to participate or get up from their chairs to see what was going on. When the kids were in the kids club, we took full advantage of the quiet cove for parents only. It was a peaceful and not crowded at all. The on deck baristas were right on cue as well, especially if they saw you without your children!

Cabin Review

Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

Cabin 04A

Great! Tons of storage and the bed was high enough to stow our luggage under. We loved that the bathroom was separated so the toilet and shower were in separate rooms. Made bedtime a lot easier with four people in the same room!

Port Reviews

Miami

Embarking and disembarking were normal as far as cruising goes. Took about 1 1/2 hours to get on and off on our first and last days. Kids were a little tired of standing in lines, but they made it through!

Key West

Great to get out and about and just relax in the warm Florida weather.

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

No dock to pull up to so we had to take the tenders ashore which is not for the faint hearted. Make sure you take you motion sickness medicine prior to getting on this boats! Also, if you leave the mall shopping area right off of the docks, you will be harassed by every merchant you pass, even if they're on the other side of the street. My husband and I walked a quarter mile and then turned back after being yelled at by everyone trying to sell us stuff. Also, it was very expensive compared to the Cayman Islands. Wait to do your shopping at the next port.

Cozumel

Great shopping without being harassed by everyone you see. Walked around for a couple hours and didn't get bored or lost! We enjoyed this ship very much.

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