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Disney Magic Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Another "greatest-vacation-of-our-lives"

Review for Disney Magic to the Baltic Sea
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Doug.Rubin
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2018
Cabin: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
Traveled with children

This was the 3rd long'ish (>10 days) cruise we've gone to Europe via the Disney Magic, and it was once again, one of the best vacations we've ever had. So many reasons . . . I will miss many..

We love the ship, as it is just the right size for us and we booked very early, snagging one of the least expensive (white metal) veranda's in the stern of Deck 7 at a pretty reasonable price considering. And yes, we do the place-holder's on every cruise to lock in an extra 10% discount. The embarkation in Copenhagen was ok, as they chose a dock with a sufficient indoor facility for processing .. . . much different than the "magic" at Port Canevaral, but still adequate.

The food service is just right as my wife has many allergies, and I like to experiment a bit. We like the late seating as the pace of the evening works well for us (we don't drink or nightclub much). The shows were fantastic and we even were able to meet two of the fantastic performers (Eddie Brandt and Lisa Karlin) who were super-talented and actually, very nice people!

Cabin Review

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

Cabin 06A

We like the lowest level of Verandah, just fine as I mostly want to be able to breath the air and see what the ship is passing. We have no problem with any pitching motion even though we are at the stern and we like the "secret stairway" between the 4th and 9th decks.

Port Reviews

Copenhagen

A terrific city . . . worth 3~5 days to see everything . . . but this was after an overnight flight via London as I was bushed. Wife and son went downtown to celebrate Danish Pride Night and had a good time. Safe, festive, friendly, not inexpensive.

Kristiansand

First port, first day, and even after looking at the maps 4 months later, I still struggle to identify what there is to do there. Nice small city walk around and shop for stuff. Yarn, farmer's market, usual stuff. Not especially interesting.

Stavanger

Beautiful, interesting town with a terrific "Oil Museum" explaining the history of Norway's presence in and wealth from the North Sea oil exploration and extraction since the 1970's.

Also the Fish Canning Museum which was an interesting example of a sardine processing plant from the 1920's - 1960's.

Very festive day we were there as there was an sports festival aimed at differently-abled athletes. And a live musical concert right by the main square. This is a very interesting city.

Those who like fjords can explore inland on those fast boats . . but we walked around the city and truly enjoyed meeting very friendly people. Just remember in Norway, Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlig klær!

Alesund

Another good port to try out those good clothes, because in the early morning it was driving horizontal cold rain . . . but by 1pm it was bright and sunny and a bit warmer. A few good museums, great view from the Byrampen and a nice town center. We should have done a little more shopping and had a meal there.

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