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Disney Magic Review

4.5 / 5.0
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One of the Best Vacations We Have Ever Experienced!

Review for Disney Magic to the Baltic Sea
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Zed Cam
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

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Sail Date: Jun 2017
Cabin: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
Traveled with children

Embarkation: After two days of visiting beautiful Copenhagen, our family was very excited for our second ever Disney Cruise (First was a Disney Dream 3-night Bahamas cruise in 2011)! After taking the crowded local bus line to the port, we were greeted by the expected wonderful hospitality of Disney. Every question we had about our luggage was quickly and happily answered. We then posed for a quick photo-op and entered the very fast moving check-in line. Following the speedy check-in, we walked right on to the ship with no wait (10 minutes before our scheduled time!).

Ship: The Disney Magic is a truly beautiful ship. Despite being 20 years old, she is in much better state of repair then younger ships our family has sailed on. Entering the 3-deck tall, art deco atrium, you instantly feel taken back to the days of luxury Transatlantic steamships. The ship is easy to navigate as it is smaller than many of today's mega-ships, and every square-inch is thoughtfully detailed. As someone who appreciates creative design, I was not let down by the beautifully appointed ship. Our only major gripe with the ship itself was that the aft was notably bumpy whenever the engines were active. Our cabin was located in the aft, and we often found ourselves vibrating when trying to sleep. Other than the problems in the aft, the ship sailed smoothly the entire journey.

Dining: Coming from a family of very picky eaters, I would not consider our reviews of the food over someone with a more diverse palate. However, all the food we sampled was cooked very well and always to our order. The plating was always beautiful for every course of the meal. Cabanas, the buffet, was ever-changing, providing a constant variety, but while maintaining staples to keep the kids and picky adults happy. The three rotational dining restaurants, Animator's palate, Carioca's, and Lumiere's had a new menu at each seating. The food often seemed overly fancy and sometimes daunting to a family of 5 who is more than content with hamburgers and chicken tenders, but everyone always found a meal (albeit sometimes opting out of a more exotic course). Overall, the food always did deliver, and if we did not find something to eat at dinner, the quick service locations and complimentary room service provided a trusted crutch.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

Cabin 06A

6654: A handicap accessible oceanview stateroom with white-wall verandah. This room being handicap accessible had ample room. The room contained a large bathroom (without locking doors) and a walk in closet not found in standard rooms. For sleeping arrangements the room had one queen size bed along with a couch that could be turned down into a bed and a berth above it that converted into a bunk bed at night. The highlight of the room was the large verandah that occupied half of the ship's width, providing panoramic views of the starboard and rear sides of the ship. Chairs and lounges along with a table were provided, but due to the balcony being white-wall, you could not see over when sitting. As the room was in the aft over the engines, the cabin had a very noticeable vibration when the ship was in motion, making it sometimes difficult to sleep.

6641: Inside stateroom. The room was very well appointed, but with little drawer space for storage. The bathroom was small with a some scuff marks, but was otherwise well taken care of. The room contained a queen size bed along with a couch with flipped over into a bed. As with room 6654, the room had a noticeable vibration, arguably worse than in the other room. I had to adjust some furniture and appliances to prevent audible rattling at night.

Port Reviews

Copenhagen

Great free tour with amazing guide Dan O.

Stockholm

Guide Kristoffer was very knowledgeable and gave us a comprehensive city tour while avoiding the many lines and tourist traps of the city.

Tallinn

Beautiful city with lots of charm, shortest stop of the cruise despite lots to do.

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