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Disney Magic Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Is it REALLY worth all the extra money

Review for Disney Magic to the Western Caribbean
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mowilliams1
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Apr 2022
Cabin: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
Traveled with children

My family and I cruised on the Disney magic for Spring break. This was my 1st Disney cruise, and 8th or 9th cruise overall so I was comparing Disney to Carnival and Royal Caribbean. My kids were 11 and 13 when we first booked this trip, but due to covid, it was postponed for 2 years so they were teenagers on this cruise. We spent over $5000 for our family of 4 to go on a 5 day cruise. I had high hopes for Disney but was let down in many areas. First of all the food! I was not really feeling the extra $3000 we spent on this cruise in comparison to others for the quality and variety of food. We didn't even have a Lobster night, and I have a friend who cruised the same week on the Carnival Mardi Gras and they had a full Lobster night! The entertainment...the shows were FANTASTIC!!! Top notch! The fireworks were awesome, Other than that...there was not much going on other than Trivia. The teen club stayed open until midnight but the adult entertainment ended at 11 and the ship was quiet. I guess I'm used to sitting on the Promenade and having coffee and dessert and meeting new people... I understand that Disney is a family cruise and for kids, but they have parents! And we have needs too! The characters were fun and everywhere, the staff was top notch, the ship, although older, was immaculate, the private Island was awesome! I guess what I'm saying is that if you aren't a super Disney fan or have really young kids who love Disney, save your money and go on a different cruise. I'm happy that we experienced Disney but for the exorbitant cost I don't think it's really worth it. We could have taken two, 7 day cruises for what we spent on this 5 day Disney cruise. Just my opinion.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

The Cabin was very nice. It wasn't as spacious as we had hoped. We loved the separate toilet and tub.

Port Reviews

Castaway Cay

The private Island was AWESOME! Lots of things to do and the food was good. Lots of chairs and umbrellas. Not crowded at all.

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