Great and Not so Great: Disney Magic Cruise Review by gmjc2

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Great and Not so Great

Sail Date: September 2010
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: Barcelona
We found that this experience was both more and less than expected.

Good stuff--Crew were fabulous!! Best ever Soda free- but not mixed correctly in fountains. Big shows were fabulous. Cold refridgerators in stateroom-no minibar stuff in the way.

Not so Good--- VERY noisy ship. Everything creeks and groans more than any ship we have been on. The officers do not seem to consider the comfort of the passengers when it sets it policies for maintenance. Every night loud banging and water spray noises from pressure washing etc. We were told they would not stop even though we could not sleep. We were moved to another part of the ship but there were other sounds there so we ended up with a separate inside sleeping room...Not the ship for those with sensitive hearing!!!Also, twice they had a loud get together in the central atrium area which you could hear all the way up the lift shaft at 11pm . We use a scooter and for the tour we couldnot take it so I asked for an electric More cart to take my husband down the long pier to the snorkel boat in St. Maarteen. The shore staff person told me there was no help and that we were on our own. After we got to the boat we were told that there is a service by the port for $1.00! She should have known that, it is her job after all. That walk was a struggle and very exhausting for my spine damaged husband. We also found out that we could have borrowed a wheelchair so that I could push him!

Food---The gourmet menu in the rotation dinning was basically the same stuff but with slightly different seasonings etc over and over. Also the waiters fuss over you way too much so we ate at the buffet most nights. Problem is it is not a buffet for dinner! It is also only open for two hours and if you want to see the early show and not eat late you have no choice but hot dogs or room service! At least that was good, though limited in choices.

Deck 3 and 4 have narrow bottlenecks where there are bars and photo shops in the walkway. Daytime adult fun was limited. We had trivia and game shows but only a few days...TV in the room showed the same movies and comedies both weeks. A change on the second week would have been nice.... Less

Published 10/06/10
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Cabin review: 5B6566

Deck six balcony 6122----very noisy engine at port just aft of the aft elevators.Deck six balcony 6566----starboard just aft of the midship elevators.Very noisy for 3am-5am maintenance. Both staterooms were medium sizedInterior on deck 2 --2545--starboard just forward of the midship elevators. Very quiet and quite large!!!

Port and Shore Excursions

GREAT FREE WIFI!! in the terminal at the info desk. Tour was interesting- very small busy place.


No free wifi but pretty and clean with many ares of interest. Taxi necessary to get anywhere unless you can walk a ways! Do not miss the Cable Car it was great...


Plenty of vendors at the terminal and clean. Ask for the electric cart service and make the staff call them if you need assistance walking!!! No free wifi!!


NO free wifi!! Long walk to poor choice of stores. Further in town might have been better. You have to walk a gauntlet of hungry tour and taxi people to exit the port and it felt uncomfortable. We did not tour on this island.


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