We love DCL and especially the "classic" (smaller) Magic & Wonder as much for their intimacy as their more interesting itineraries. So when we saw they were offering some "VGT" (they pick your stateroom, with a "V"erandah) rates a month or so before departure . . . from New York City to Bermuda - an island I have been to approx. 10 times when I was younger . . .it was hard to resist.
The incentive rate, which was approx. $500 less than the listed rate, and the Disney Gift Cards I had earned at work were burning a hole in my pocket, so myself and Devoted Wife were booked into our 10th and 15th Disney Cruise respectively. 5 days total incl 2 sea days to & from and 2 3/4 days in Bermuda in the middle of the trip. Better than a 3-day'er from Florida, but not the 8~12 day'ers we've done in Europe.
Leaving from the Manhattan Cruise terminal intrigued me as we live 1 1/2 hours away in Central NJ. So no flying or hotel the night before. Wow, this would be different . . . and it was.
This is the lowest-priced Verandah, which is ideal for me/us as we get to walk out on the deck and watch the Manhattan/Brooklyn - NJ/Staten Island shore vanish in the distance, and then see the ocean fly by on the way 30 hrs to the spot in the North Atlantic.
Beds, bathroomS, storage are typically DCL. There was some rocking in both directions as the North Atlantic has activity in the Fall, but I guess I am used to it and slept fine. Housekeeping by Esther was excellent, as usual.
The crowds and the ancient infrastructure of Manhattan are always challenging, but the proximity to dozens of hotels, theatres and yes the NYC Penn Station (with direct service from/to Long Island and NJ) makes the Manhattan Cruise terminal quite convenient for those who are ok with bumping shoulders a bit.
Bermudians are very friendly and helpful to visitors. There are numerous ways to occupy one's self in the 1/2 mile square district that is the "Dockyards" or if one wants to taxi, bus or scooter further afield there are many things to do in Bermuda. I found a tennis facility -- something I've never been able on previous cruises. And the bus service(s) offered by Bermudians couldn't have been better -- I am happy to have returned!