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Disney Magic Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Amazing Crew.. . . . .Lots of kids!

Disney Magic Cruise Review by St. Nick

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2019
  • Destination: the Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

We chose this cruise because we wanted to take our grandchildren with us. The crew stood out from the time we stepped on board. Our family was announced as we walked on board and cheered as we walked past. An issue was resolved with grace and humor by the Guest Services people. Every member of the crew actually seemed happy to be there and doing what they were hired to do. I caught a crew member dancing to herself when no one else was looking. Especially accommodating were our dinner wait staff. Our main waiter, Ralph, and his assistant, Deddy, were quick, efficient and fun to be around. Our youngest, who is 9, ordered a lemonade at dinner the first night at dinner. She was shocked when she was brought a lemonade every night before she had a chance to ask. They showed some magic tricks as well as some mind-benders using crayons. They went with us each night even as we went to different dining rooms. This was a great idea as well. We had dinner in each of the 3 dining rooms. Each had something different to offer. Animator's Palate was adorned with screens on all the walls which had pencil drawings. As the night went on the screens changed to show how the characters were drawn. Finally, they went to color and became fully animated as Mickey entered the dining room. Rapunzel's Table was decorated as you might expect from the time period depicted in that fairy tale. A live show during dinner was also great for the kids. The number of children was much higher than on other cruises I've taken. This did cause some lines when characters came out to sign autographs. The outdoor evening events were when the number of children really was evident. The pool deck was wall to wall kids!

The evening productions seemed to have just a little higher level of talent than most cruises I've been on. The changes in scenery along with the animation made the productions really stand out.

Our grandkids really enjoyed the whole experience, especially the day in Castaway Cay. It was a great time for all. However, I would not go on it just as a couple.

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Cabin Review

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
Cabin 09C 2570

The rooms are pretty standard except the ones we were in had drop down bunks so there was no need to share. The bathroom was split into 2 areas. One had a tub and a sink while the other had a toilet and a sink. Helped eliminate bathroom issues in the morning.

Naturally everything on this ship is aimed at children, as you might assume.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Visited the Pirate Museum on our own. It was fun, even if a little cheesy.

Key West

Walked up and down Duval street taking in the atmosphere.

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