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This was our third cruise aboard Disney Cruise Lines, and we couldn't have been happier. We had contemplated trying another cruise line, but feared that we would continually be saying to each other, "But Disney did it better."

We have no kids, so you would think a Disney boat would be boring. Not so. There are so many activities onboard, you can do as much or as little as you want. We did ship tours, went to the spa, swam in the adult pool, shopped, napped on deck and had a lovely cocktail. In the evening, we attended the shows (not to be missed!), ate dinner, and then went to the nightclubs for the cabaret shows and dancing.

Dining on the Disney Magic is fantastic. A lot of people have described the rotational dining, where you change restaunts each night, but your servers and tablemates move with you each night. This is a lot of fun, and allows you to really become friends with the servers. They really work hard to make sure your dining experience is "excellent". For a quiet, romantic evening, Palo is not to be missed. Located on top of the ship, with a fantastic 270 degree view, and delicious meals, it's always a highlight.

The cabin is quite comfortable, with a great feature . . . split bathrooms. So, one of us could be showering, while the other is getting ready in the other bathroom. Closet and drawer space if plentiful, and the porthole is really large, so there is no claustrophobic feeling.

There are plenty of shore excursions available, which can be booked 60 days in advance. Castaway Cay, Disney's private island, is the highlight of the shore days. It's beauty is beyond description. What else would you expect from Disney.

Embarkation and debarkation is really smooth. We've never had a problem. If you pay for transfers, you place your bags on the airplane at home, and they are transferred to your cabin. You never carry a bag. The night before arriving back at port, you place your bags outside your door, and they are waiting for you, in a designated section, all grouped together. No problems. Carry them through customs (or pay one of the porters, and you will fly through customs), and then, if you booked airfare on one of the participating airlines, you check in at the port, and hand them your bags. You don't have to carry them to the airport. Fantastic!

There is little that Disney could do to improve the cruise experience. The ship is a classic beauty, with just enough Disney thrown in to make it fun. When you get home, you will realize quickly how pampered you were.

Disney Magic - Western Caribbean

Disney Magic Cruise Review by Randytenn

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This was our third cruise aboard Disney Cruise Lines, and we couldn't have been happier. We had contemplated trying another cruise line, but feared that we would continually be saying to each other, "But Disney did it better."

We have no kids, so you would think a Disney boat would be boring. Not so. There are so many activities onboard, you can do as much or as little as you want. We did ship tours, went to the spa, swam in the adult pool, shopped, napped on deck and had a lovely cocktail. In the evening, we attended the shows (not to be missed!), ate dinner, and then went to the nightclubs for the cabaret shows and dancing.

Dining on the Disney Magic is fantastic. A lot of people have described the rotational dining, where you change restaunts each night, but your servers and tablemates move with you each night. This is a lot of fun, and allows you to really become friends with the servers. They really work hard to make sure your dining experience is "excellent". For a quiet, romantic evening, Palo is not to be missed. Located on top of the ship, with a fantastic 270 degree view, and delicious meals, it's always a highlight.

The cabin is quite comfortable, with a great feature . . . split bathrooms. So, one of us could be showering, while the other is getting ready in the other bathroom. Closet and drawer space if plentiful, and the porthole is really large, so there is no claustrophobic feeling.

There are plenty of shore excursions available, which can be booked 60 days in advance. Castaway Cay, Disney's private island, is the highlight of the shore days. It's beauty is beyond description. What else would you expect from Disney.

Embarkation and debarkation is really smooth. We've never had a problem. If you pay for transfers, you place your bags on the airplane at home, and they are transferred to your cabin. You never carry a bag. The night before arriving back at port, you place your bags outside your door, and they are waiting for you, in a designated section, all grouped together. No problems. Carry them through customs (or pay one of the porters, and you will fly through customs), and then, if you booked airfare on one of the participating airlines, you check in at the port, and hand them your bags. You don't have to carry them to the airport. Fantastic!

There is little that Disney could do to improve the cruise experience. The ship is a classic beauty, with just enough Disney thrown in to make it fun. When you get home, you will realize quickly how pampered you were.

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