Disney Magic

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  • My First Disney Cruise

    Jan 26, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Love those Disney characters!
    Cons: Parrot Cay and the heat

    Summary: I went on the Disney Magic in its debut year in 1998, but before my parents and I actually embarked on that, our cruise was postponed 2 times while Disney discounted them with that vacation the same amount of times. Despite the issues, my mother's prior ... read more

  • Memories that will last forever

    Jun 22, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Entertainment for everyone, large cabins.
    Cons: Under 2 yr old require reservations for babysitting

    Summary: I could write positive things all day about our trip. We took the 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise to St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Castaway Cay. We were looking for a way to celebrate our 10 anniversary with the kids. (ages 22 months and 3 years) We ... read more

  • Some great, some lousy

    Mar 13, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Dining, Entertainment, Service
    Cons: Kids Club, SO EXPENSIVE, ports (on our cruise)

    Summary: We just returned from a 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic. Travelling were myself, my husband, our 5-year-old daughter, and our 2-year-old son. While some parts of our cruise were absolutely wonderful, other parts were absolutely ... read more

  • DISNEY MAGIC THRILLS AND PIXIE DUST APR 07 Sailing

    May 1, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Stunning And Superior Staff And Crew/Amazing Shows/Spacious Cabins/Posh Private Island.
    Cons: Dining/Food.

    Summary: I loved this ship! It was everything I expected but more so it just kept winning me over and still causes a Disney smile everytime I think about our cruise aboard 'Disney Magic'! I just sailed DISNEY MAGIC on a 7 day 'Eastern Caribbean' this April ... read more

  • Cruising With Dr. Evil on the Disney Magic

    Feb 11, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 4+ star service, immaculate ship, vast selection of kids activities, exemplary Disney service
    Cons: Usual minor cruise risk of norovirus (30/2700 passengers)

    Summary: (7 Day Eastern Caribbean, early Feb 07, Disney Magic) Judging by appearances alone it appears that Dr Evil has changed his evil ways and has become the cruise director of the Disney Magic. Switching out of his gray 60s evil suit into a deceivingly ... read more

  • Disney Magic - Better than Disney World

    Jan 30, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Access to Disney Characters, Cast Away Cay, Bathrooms, Customer Service
    Cons: Simple Deserts & Sickness policy

    Summary: When we went - Timing We went on a 4 day/night cruise Dec 26 through Dec 30, 2006. It was nice to travel south and encounter warmer weather over the winter/Christmas break. While the air temperature was much warmer than the midwest, the water ... read more

  • Disney has done it again!

    Apr 16, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Unforgettable Cruise that makes you feel like part of the magic of Disney!
    Cons: Never see your kids because they are having too much fun (Disney is that Good!)

    Summary: Now, I am a young adult and, yes, I love Disney. I have been on this cruise now twice, once at the beginning of High School and and the end of High School. Both times I went, the cruise was amazing! Disney is really able to cater to every age group with ... read more

  • What a vacation

    Jan 14, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clean, Not too big, Great Kids Club, many activities/
    Cons: Too formal dress, too fancy of foods, not enough casual dining options

    Summary: I sailed on the Disney Magic on a 7 day cruise to the western carib It was a great ship, what can you say it was Disney. The ship was very clean and everyone working on the ship was so nice. This was my families first cruise, I have two children 11 ... read more

  • Don't do it

    Nov 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice cabins
    Cons: The cruise-the whole cruise. They ruined my fondness for Disney.

    Summary: Update: I went on the Disney Magic for work. It was a trip to inspect the ship and the quality of the cruise. It was my first cruise at the time and have since sailed with another line which has reinforced my opinion that this cruise is not at all ... read more

  • This was really MAGIC!!

    Nov 8, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Family fun for everyone, adults can have fun without the kids
    Cons: The pre-school age day care is dark inside, a little scary.

    Summary: The Disney Cruise Ship Magic was huge. The whole ship was designed beautifully and was elegant and fun. It has everything you could ever dream of, from Movie Theater to great Dinning restaurants to awesome pools. They have several different pools and ... read more

  • Great for kids- but take note if you are traveling with young kids.

    Sep 4, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: This is a very kid friendly cruise.
    Cons: Restrictions for little kids you should be aware of!

    Summary: First off, if you don't like kids - pick a different cruise. This ship is filled with little people ... read more

  • A Dream Come True

    Jul 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's a great ship with wonderful views
    Cons: nothing

    Summary: The Disney Magic is a great ship that sails the seas by the Bahamas. This ship stops at Nassau,Baham ... read more

  • Disney Cruise - How much do you really love children AND their parents?

    Apr 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: clean ship, well organized, family oriented
    Cons: lots of children with their parents

    Summary: We went on the 7 night Eastern Carribean Cruise March 8-15, 2003. We have been on cruises before sans children, but decided now that our boys are 6 and 8 that Disney would be a great cruise to break them in on. Well we were right ... read more

  • Great Family Vacation - Helps to know a few key things

    Mar 29, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ship and Stateroom, Shows, Kids program, Palo, Castaway Cay
    Cons: Price, Food, missing a port

    Summary: Our cruise was during Spring Break March 15th – 21st, 2003. This was just a great family vacation for our family. I included a lot of items at the end of the review, which I think will help if you are going on the cruise for the first time. Some of ... read more

  • Disney without kids?

    Mar 15, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great ship, great staff, great activities, great food, great private island
    Cons: Costly when compared to other cruise lines

    Summary: My fiancee and I cruised the 7-night Eastern Caribbean Cruise to St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Castaway Cay and loved every second of it. Yes, you can do a Disney cruise without kids. After traveling from Pennsylvania to Florida to visit ... read more

  • TRIP REPORT: Western 7-day in Feb 2003

    Feb 14, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic kids' program. Great entertainment.
    Cons: Too crowded for our tastes.

    Summary: Our family definitely gives the big two thumbs up on this vacation! The total with a verandah room ($3600 plus tax) and four flights from Arizona ($900) came in just under $6,000. Not a cheap trip, but filled with great memories. The ... read more

  • Disney-Quality Vacation Done Your Way! Hints & Tips on the Best Options

    Jan 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good clean fun for everyone--on the boat and onshore.
    Cons: Expensive Spa Treatment on Castaway Cay wasn't worth it.

    Summary: We sailed February 2002 aboard the Disney Magic. The name of this ship says it all—it was a magical trip! We took the 7-night Eastern Caribbean Cruise to St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Castaway Cay. We stayed our first night at the ... read more

  • Fun for the whole family

    Nov 17, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun time for the whole family, excellent food, large rooms for a cruise
    Cons: Family pool could have been cleaner, lack of activities for 18-20 year olds

    Summary: My family went on a seven day eastern Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic. There were ten of us who went, ranging from 8 to 70 years old. The younger boys (8 and 12) did not want to participate in the kid's club because they would have been separated, ... read more

  • Three cruises...No kids!

    Sep 2, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great fun for couples with no children!
    Cons: No Tigger! Wished we could take part in some of the kids activities

    Summary: We sailed on the Disney Magic on September 1, 2001. It was our third trip on the Magic having done another 7-day trip in February of 2001 and a 3-day for our honeymoon in April of 2000. My husband and I were taking this trip with another couple, none ... read more

  • This Cruise Truly is Magical

    Aug 2, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food is excellent, staff is attentive, the ship is made for KIDS.
    Cons: Some ports of call not family friendly.

    Summary: You are in store for the most memorable vacation of your life - pure Disney-style magic! The ship is huge - we hardly ever felt like it was 'crowded' even though there are over 1500 passengers on the boat. PORTS OF CALL: Western ... read more

  • SOLID CHOICE FOR FAMILIES

    Jun 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: STUNNING SHIP, FABULOUS PRIVATE ISLAND, NON STOP ACTIVITIES
    Cons: VERY LITTLE NIGHT LIFE

    Summary: DISNEY HAS OUT DONE ITSELF WITH THIS SHIP. AT A TIME WHEN MOST CRUISE LINES ARE BUILDING BIGGER AND FLASHIER, DISNEY HAS GONE BACK TO THE ERA OF THE QE2 AND SIMILAR GRAND TRANS ATLANTIC SHIPS. THE TEAK DECKS AND CLASSIC DETAILS ARE TRULY LOVELY. THE ... read more

  • Disney Cruise #22: A "Magic"al New Destination

    Jun 15, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great new itinerary! Western Caribbean ports are the best.
    Cons: Kids at the "adult" programming

    Summary: "The Disney Magic is a place where fantasy is reality and reality is fantastic." That quote from Captain Henry during his talk at the Navigator series pretty much sums up our Disney cruise #22, the second sailing of the new Western Caribbean ... read more

  • Mostly Great

    Jan 28, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nobody does entertainment like Disney
    Cons: Missing on board credit, confusing dress code, lines lines lines

    Summary: Nobody does entertainment like Disney. It was a great week at sea. However, it was marred by missing on board credits increasing my total costs by $600, and guest services / the purser's office were arrogant, dismissive, and completely ... read more

  • Diensy Magic Prep - Disney w/o for Em

    Oct 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Terrific vacation
    Cons: Debarkation

    Summary: You are reading a contribution to the Disney ~*~ When You Wish Upon A Star Write-Off! Emily Rose, the young daughter (15 months old) of fellow Epinion member, ImAmes, is battling Retniblastoma (a form of cancer, which is found in the ... read more

  • Disney cruise-great-7 NIGHT

    Jul 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun for everyone!
    Cons: Islands not as great as shown but still o.k.

    Summary: This cruise was excellent for the whole family and was also planned out very well. The ships's design is perfectly setup so no one gets lost on this huge ship.The staterooms are a great size. I recommend purchasing a cabin with a deck to look out over ... read more

  • 7 Wonders of Disney Magic

    Jul 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly Staff, Castaway Cay is great, beautiful ship. For Families
    Cons: Food sucks compared to other cruise lines. A little corny at times. Not for Couples.

    Summary: The ship is beautiful! The crew very friendly and helpful. The cabins with a veranda are GREAT. Castaway Cay (their own island) was the best part of the entire cruise. The perfect island with lots to do or just laze on a perfect beach with a drink and a ... read more

  • Boy was I wrong about cruising!

    Jul 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Attention to detail; range of activities; beauty of ship and private island.
    Cons: Not much, except maybe lack of late-night buffet.

    Summary: Let me begin by saying I am writing this opinion about a year after taking my cruise but wanted others wanting as much advice as possible to have one more opinion upon which to make their decision. From the moment you see the ship until you ... read more

  • Magic 2000

    Jul 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great kids programs
    Cons: Not a lot to do for mom and dad

    Summary: Overall we had a great time. The kids program is awesome. The food was average. The day on Castaway Cay was wonderful. The ship is beautiful. There is a lot to do for families obviously but not too much for just the adults.They have nice nightclubs ... read more

  • The 7 day Magic cruise not so magical

    Jun 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The shows are excellent and the rooms are great.
    Cons: The service!

    Summary: I went on the Disney 7 day cruise and this was not a magical cruise. Let me first say that a year ago I went on the 4 day cruise on the Magic and it was wonderful. I would recommend it to anyone. Based on that experience my family wanted to go on the 7 ... read more

  • Total Disney Experience

    May 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful ship, attention to detail, great children's camp and activities, plus great adult style entertainment.
    Cons: If you don't like Disney style entertainment or children, this probably isn't for you.

    Summary: Disney really knows how to treat their guests right and they have everything down to a science. The activities and entertainment were wonderful. This is not just for kids. While the kids are off having a great time at camp, you can visit a world class ... read more

  • A Magical Voyage!

    May 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large staterooms, GREAT childcare options, engaging entertainment,good food, Mickey and friends.
    Cons: Long lines to meet some of the characters, 7 days was not enough!!

    Summary: I will start by telling you a bit about our family. That should help you to get a bit more context out of my review. Cruising on the Disney magic were myself (2 months pregnant at the time), my husband, our 4 year old son, and our 12 month old son ... read more

  • Kids or Family

    Apr 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very entertaining for the kids
    Cons: Not that much for the parents

    Summary: This cruise is amazing. The Disney Wonder is amazing for the kids. The parents can have some fun also, but its more for the kids. The activities are amazing. The Rooms are very nice and comfortable. The cruise is very pretty and decorative. The sleeping ... read more

  • The cruise from HELL!!!!!

    Mar 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The first 10 minutes are great!
    Cons: The last 10,000 minutes suck.

    Summary: Ok... I decided I needed a vacation. I needed to take a break from the weary world of working... I needed a cruise. In my entire life I had only been on 1 cruise and it had been Carnival. My experience on that cruise, which was about 5 days long was ... read more

  • Great cruise for families; pretty good for regular cruisers

    Feb 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Family suites, Excellent kids programs, fabulous day at Disney's private island, Spa
    Cons: No casino, meals very good but not as upscale

    Summary: I'll start this off by mentioning just how wonderful that Disney's "private" Castaway Cay island is compared to other line's islands and even how nice it is compared to most Caribbean destinations. Disney has a done an amazing job making it seem not so ... read more

  • Great family vacation!

    Feb 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Awesome trip, lots to do, even for kids!
    Cons: Could do without Nassau

    Summary: My family took the Disney Cruise during the inaugural season, and had a fantastic time. My kids were then 3 and 1, and there was plenty for all of us to do. There are fantastic activities planned all day for kids, and parents are given a beeper, so ... read more

  • Disney without lines

    Jan 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun Time
    Cons: Expensive

    Summary: A cruiseis always a nice way to get away from it all, a way to relax to kick back and enjoy. The Disney cruise offers that relaxing vacation you need, but it also gives so many options for the kids. There is always something to do, and the kids are ... read more

  • DISNEY IS ONLY FOR KIDS. WRONG!!!

    Jan 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Larger than usual staterooms, great food and activities, Mickey.
    Cons: 7 days is NOT enough.

    Summary: Disney is only for kids. Right? Wrong! My wife and I and another couple took the Disney Magic 7 day Caribbean cruise Oct 28 to Nov 4, 2000. We were concerned about the fact that there would be several hundred children among the 2400 passengers. ... read more

  • Great trip for anyone

    Jan 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fabulous!
    Cons: Water is VERY, VERY salty. Not good for your mouth

    Summary: This cruise is wonderful! This is defintley a top cruise line. I would give it an A+! It is absolutley wonderful! Me and my family went on the cruise in December. We took the week long package that had 3 days in disney world and 4 days on the ship. They ... read more

  • Worth it!

    Dec 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: LOTS of fun!
    Cons: No really big Cons.

    Summary: I went vacationing with my family last April and I had a blast. They have activities for any age: kids, teenagers, adults and even senior citizens. Sign up for this cruise and you will have a week of magic. Totally. I loved that i could play ... read more

  • "Magic"al 7 Day Disney Cruises

    Dec 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A Great Family Cruise
    Cons: Prefer Less St. Maarten, perhaps flip this island for another

    Summary: Having done the 4 Day Disney Cruises we were ecstatic that the 7 Day Cruises were introduced. We just traveled on the 7 Day Cruises on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, 2000. Although we used our Disney Vacation Club points for the first time on ... read more

  • Truly Paradise

    Dec 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: We made great friends, the crew was wonderful, and the shows were spectacular!!
    Cons: You had to pay for your drinks, Winnie the Pooh was not on board, and St. Martin shopping isn't all it's made out to be.

    Summary: I went on this cruise for my honeymoon, and it was amazing. Quite a few people told us we were crazy for going on such a kids orientated cruise, but we were pleasantly surprised at all of the accommodations geared strictly towards adults. There was an ... read more

  • Disney Dream Come True

    Dec 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic for Families with young children
    Cons: The cruise goes by too fast!!

    Summary: All it takes is a little imagination and some pixie dust. When you wish upon a star, your dreams will come true aboard the Disney Magic Cruise Ship. Combined with the four "Theme Parks", your vacation experience can be both magical and ... read more

  • A Magical 7 day Cruise

    Nov 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Kids program , entertainment, seemless debarcation
    Cons: Food not the best.

    Summary: We cruised on the Nov. 4, 2000 sailing on the 7 day Caribbean cruise. This was our fourth cruise on our fourth cruise line so we had allot to compare with. The Disney Magic is a beautiful ship, and is the most well kept ship we have cruised on, ... read more

  • I'm sorry, but I fail to see all the hype..

    Nov 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great if you are a big-time Disney fan
    Cons: Lame and cheesy

    Summary: First of all, my husband had planned taking us (we have 3 kids)on this "vacation of a lifetime", for like a year. He made all the arrangements through our travel agent and so a date was set. This was when the "Magic" was brand new. ... read more

  • Family Cruise

    Nov 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Service
    Cons: Need Bigger Rooms

    Summary: This is a great cruise to take with your family. I would highly recommend this cruise for a family with small children. My family went last May 1999 we had such a great time, we enjoyed swimming, dancing and eating lots of great food. We had an ocean ... read more

  • Cruise Heaven

    Oct 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Disney treats you like royalty!
    Cons: Cruise was too short.

    Summary: We went on the Disney Magic 3 Night Cruise/4 Night Land Package in May. We got a terrific Spring Savings deal of about $4800.00 for a family of four in a class 4 cabin which was the Family Suite with Verandah. It was a beautiful cabin with plenty of ... read more

  • Magic 7 Day Cruise? Wonderful!

    Oct 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You name it
    Cons: None

    Summary: I don't usually respond to most of the discussions I read online. I mostly lurk. But I just had to in this case. I returned last week from a 7 Day cruise on the Magic and it was NOTHING like Gdonna612 reported. First of all, the boat is ... read more

  • Best Cruise Ever

    Oct 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lot's to do, beautiful decor, wonderful setting, excellent food
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: I don't care what anyone else says. This was definatly the best vacation that I have ever had. From the activities to the food and the clientel everything was great. The food was comparable to a five star resturant, it was presented in artistic ways and ... read more

  • A Magical Trip on the Disney Magic

    Sep 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: State of the Art Luxury Liner, All of the excellence Disney is famous for.
    Cons: Drink sellers could be annoying, wish it was longer!

    Summary: Note: We took the Disney Magic on our 4 day cruise to the Bahamas. However, as of 8/17/00 the Magic is no longer traveling to those areas. Instead, the Magic is now on a week long cruise itinerary, but the Wonder still continues the 3 and 4 day cruises ... read more

  • Disney's "Maintenance" Cruise

    Sep 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Palo's Restaurant was most excellent!!
    Cons: Late night theater too full of kids talking & making loud noises + too much maintenance ongoing.

    Summary: In May, my family and I cruised on this ship and as soon as we boarded, we went to have lunch at the buffet. Every two minutes we were approached by staff members trying to push us to buy alcohol. It became so blatant that we wished we had a sign on ... read more

  • Have Kids..........Will Cruise...............rev-8/27/00

    Aug 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Fun, Disney Characters Galore, Great for the Whole Family
    Cons: can be alittle costly

    Summary: Have you been to Disneyland or DisneyWorld, Had a Great time, But remember the crowds, standing in lines, remember trying to get an autograph from one of your favorite Character (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Pooh etc,), remember how tired you were when ... read more

  • Disney for all ages!

    Aug 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: awesome activities for EVERYONE, gorgeous ship, delicious food, top notch service
    Cons: None to tell you the truth

    Summary: I had the privilege of experiencing the new Disney Magic Cruise ship in February of 1999. At the time I was 18 and I went w/ my sister (who was 21) and my parents (who were 46). My entire family have always been fans of Disney...your enjoyment from the ... read more

  • DISNEY MAGIC, PURE MAGIC

    Jul 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great for families with kids, adults have fun too
    Cons: crowded

    Summary: I am 18 and went on the Disney Magic with my Parents and siblings (10 & 13). We have been frequent disney visitors for years but this was our family's first cruise. If you have kids that fall into the kid or teen age brackets this is a great cruise ... read more

  • Great for the kids, not bad for grown ups.

    Jul 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great for the kids. Lots of family fun.
    Cons: Not really for adults without children. Food may disappoint some people.

    Summary: If you are looking for a terrific family adventure, the Disney Magic cruise will not disappoint you. But keep in mind, the key word here is 'family'. As you would expect, Disney has geared just about everything on this ship for the kids. ... read more

  • Typical Disney Class act !!

    Jun 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Outstanding vessel and great staff
    Cons: About 35 % of those on board are kids

    Summary: We recently spent four days on the Disney Magic and must say that there is an opportunity to be entertained, fed sumptuously, relaxed, and rested in the very best of styles. This is a perfect experience to see modern cruise laid down in a high touch and ... read more

  • Complete Perfection

    Jun 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Gorgeous Boat
    Cons: none

    Summary: As my title says, I found the Disney Magic to be one of the greatest trips of my life. I recently visited the bahamas via Disney Magic and let me be the first to tell you that this is a trip not worth missing. I could have sworn I was a man of royalty ... read more

  • A magical experience on water

    Jun 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: private island, dining rotation, broadway shows
    Cons: itinerary

    Summary: Having been on over 30 different ship's, Disney's new ships, both the Wonder and the Magic, are definately a big step above the rest. The only ship in comparison is the newest Royal Caribbean Ship, The Vision of the Seas. Both Disney ... read more

  • MY "Magic" ship

    Jun 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food -shows -atmosphere- Sessions and Cadillac lounges
    Cons: 3 and 4 day cruises not long enough to do it all

    Summary: We have sailed on each of the Disney ships, The Wonder in October of 1998 and the Magic for Thanksgiving of 1999. We are booked to sail again on the Magic on September 9th on one of the first 7 day cruises. We can't wait! I am a certified ... read more

  • Disney's Magic for Honeymooners TOO!

    Jun 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You NAME IT!
    Cons: MORE SHRIMP BUFFETS!

    Summary: We had our honeymoon on the Disney Magic in July 1999. It was truly the most fantastic experience my husband and I have ever had. We had the 3 day land/4 day sea version. The 3 days we spent at the Grand Floridian were from another world. AWESOME! ... read more

  • DISNEY CRUISE! Is it a blast or what?

    May 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun
    Cons: If you get seasick

    Summary: Last summer I had a great time. I started out by going to my cabin. Plus a lot of days I played with my friends. Mike (MIKELELE)- Lots of fun, funny, not tall at all Alex- Lots of fun, funny taller than Mikelele, bought a ... read more

  • Paradise on just one ship

    May 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun for the family
    Cons: none

    Summary: When I went on the Disney Magic cruiseline, it was really because it had everything and everyone had their own "credit card." The credit card was used as money and purchased items aboard the ship, and then the total was added to your main ... read more

  • Fun for Everyone all the time!

    May 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: So much fun, great food and atmosphere, great island
    Cons: it had to end

    Summary: Want to go on a cruise this summer? Why bother trying to find the right cruise when the Disney Cruise Line is just a phone call away. I went on it last summer with my family and we had so much fun. Not only did my kids love it, but so did my wife and ... read more

  • Disney Magic is truly magical!!!

    May 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Disney's fabulous way of making you enjoy every minute of your vacation!
    Cons: NONE! Everything was wonderful!

    Summary: My new husband and I honeymooned for 4 days in Disney (staying at Dixie Landings) then went on the 3-day Disney Magic Cruise (week-long honeymoon from April 17-24, 2000)....and let me say, it was truly magical!!! :) Everything that Disney touches turns ... read more

  • Friday Afternoon Humor- Ways to Booted Off a Cruise

    May 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It would be a really wacky cruise
    Cons: The senior citizens might not approve

    Summary: Alright, I will give the Friday afternoon humor thing another try, but a few hours early this week. I have written a few of these "humorous" Friday afternoon epinions and they have been well received so I will continue until told not to. ... read more

  • Ready for the best family vacation ever??

    May 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Kid's programs are great and you will get some alone adult time!!!
    Cons: Careful - kids may not want to leave!!! Reserve Palo early when you arrive

    Summary: This was one of my fondest memories ever!!! Just pulling up to the port and seeing the ship was impressive!!! This is one of the most beautiful cruise ships I have ever seen. Once aboard, I was even more impressed!! You are individually announced as a ... read more

  • A "Magic"al Vacation

    May 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: wonderful sun and tropical fun
    Cons: none that I know of

    Summary: I went on the Disney Cruise Line in April of 1999 at the age of 16 with my family......my parents and sister. The first day on the ship you visit the Bahamian capital of Nassau. There you can do many things from laying on the white sand ... read more

  • A review from a Disney Cast member

    May 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Service, Immaculate Ship, Adult only and family sections
    Cons: Sail only at night, Not enough time at Castaway Cay

    Summary: As a Disney cast member I decided to take advantage of the discount and set sail aboard the Disney Magic. This was also my first cruise but I canít imagine cruising getting much better!! There is truly something for everyone on this ship. I ... read more

  • Great for everybody

    May 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great facilities for all ages
    Cons: well, it is a ship, and has occasional ship problems

    Summary: This cruise is excellent for people of all ages. There is, of course, the standard all you can eat food, which was excellent. There is also a spa, which is always a nice touch. There is an 18 and under area which is fantastic for kids. Parents ... read more

  • Simply The Best...

    Apr 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Family Oriented, Excellent Service and Food
    Cons: None

    Summary: Disney Cruise Line is simply the best value, best rated and best serviced cruise for 3 or 4 nights that is possible and is on the verge of being the best 7 night Caribbean vacation possible! Simply put its everything you want in a cruise and so much ... read more

  • Disney Magic

    Apr 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, Magical Ship
    Cons: Noisy room

    Summary: I recently went on the three day Disney Magic cruise. The ship went to Nassau- Bahamas, and Cast-Away-Key the small Island that Disney owns. Cast -Away-Key was very nice. I think the snorkling in a few years will be excellent there. They have added ... read more

  • The BEST family vacation!

    Apr 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality of Service - Children's Activities - Size of Staterooms
    Cons: It's a little higher than a regular cruise $$-wise

    Summary: Last year my family took the 3 day cruise to the Bahamas on the year anniversary of The Magic, the cost was approximately $3900 for three adults and one child (age seven). We traveled in August, a bit late in the cruise season. This cruise ... read more

  • Disney Magic 3-day Cruise

    Apr 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great family Vacation. Large family Staterooms. Lots of Activities!
    Cons: The food could be improved

    Summary: Our 3-day Disney Magic Cruise set sail from Port Canaveral on Friday. They started boarding the ship around 1 pm EST. We set sail in the evening sometime and arrived in Nassau on Saturday morning. There were many excursions available once in Nassau. One ... read more

  • Finally...a real family vacation

    Apr 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: family-oriented, all-inclusive, variety of opportunities
    Cons: must book far in advance, more expensive than other cruises

    Summary: As a family, we take 2-3 vacations each year, even since our daughter was born. In July of 1999, we went on our first family cruise on the Disney Magic. There were six of us altogether -- my parents, my 20-year-old brother, my husband, my two-year-old ... read more

  • It all started with a mous..

    Apr 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything.
    Cons: The current itinerary is too short.. can't wait for the 7-day!

    Summary: My family and I sailed the Disney Magic in August of 1999. There were ten of us ranging from age 8 to 64. I myself was 15 at the time, and it was a dream vacation!!! Common Grounds, the hangout area for teens, was great. I met a lot of people very ... read more

  • You'll never want to go home!

    Apr 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: This review is for Teens, it's so much fun!
    Cons: It really needs to be longer!

    Summary: This has been the best cruise I've ever been on. I'd be here all night if I had to say all the good things about it, but I'm going to go through some quick tips for all of you that are going to go on the cruise. Our family of five went with another ... read more

  • A Magical experience

    Mar 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Plenty of Activities
    Cons: None

    Summary: Last March i went on a trip with my family to the disney 3 day cruise to the bahammas. IT was great I learne how to do new stuff like snorkel and there was tons of fun stuff to do. We plan to go back probably in March or april of 2001. I can't wait ... read more

  • Magical vacation

    Mar 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: fun, magic, entertainment, roomy, elegant
    Cons: none

    Summary: I stayed in a Catagory 6 with an open veranda on a 3 night sailing in November. Castaway Cay recently reopened after Hurricaine Floyd went through it. Hardly noticiable unless looking from above. Room was large. Sleeping accommodations ... read more

  • Disney Cruise Honeymoons

    Mar 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Disney takes care of everything for you!
    Cons: You can't see everything in one trip, you'll have to go back!

    Summary: Disney Cruise Line is wonderful for honeymoons. My new husband and I went on a Disney Cruise for our honeymoon in October, 1999. Neither one of us had been to Walt Disney World before and it was the most wonderful experience. We chose the ... read more

  • When You Wish Upon a Star

    Feb 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Disney's magic touches the whole experience
    Cons: Lackluster entertainment for adults

    Summary: I had been planning my trip on the Disney Magic for months and months. I had checked out every page on the website. I poured over the brochures. This was to be a trip I would never forget and i was going to see to it that I made it that way. I ... read more

  • Disney Magic - The Best Family Cruise

    Feb 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Greatest Family Cruise
    Cons: The only con -not enough night life for people without kids age 20-30

    Summary: My husband and I along with some friends went on the Disney Magic September 20,1999. It was a four day cruise to the Bahamas and Key West. We were supposed to go to Castaway Cay, which is Disney's own Island but the Hurricanes did not allow for that. ... read more

  • Disney's Magic is just that....Magic!!

    Feb 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge Cabins, great food!!
    Cons: Too short, but Disney did just make the magic into a 7 day cruise ship

    Summary: I went on the Disney Magic in December 1999. We took the 4 day land and 3 day sea package, although we added on 2 extra days on land. The cost was about 2,500 each person which includes air fare from New York, 6 night stay at the Boardwalk Inn in Disney ... read more

  • Simply Magical.

    Feb 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great scenery, wonderful crew
    Cons: Too Short!

    Summary: This was a great cruise. I loved it. My husband and I went on it for our honeymoon. The Bahamas were gorgeous. I still want to go back even to this day and relive the wonderful times we had. The water was crystal clear and it didn't rain the whole ... read more

  • Fun for all!!

    Feb 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good food, relaxing atmosphere, all inclusive
    Cons: too short!!!!!

    Summary: We booked a three day cruise on the Magic, and boy, were we excited about setting sail. It was just my boyfriend and I..no kids with us this time. We set sail out of Port Canaveral at 5pm on a Friday. Unfortunately, the weekend we went we had to deal ... read more

  • For kids, not all adults

    Feb 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful beach, plays, lounging areas
    Cons: too much pizza and hot dogs

    Summary: Unlike many of the ships at sea today, I think this ship was built for families with kids rather than for couples or senior citizens. Much of the ship was built in themes to carious Disney characters, including architectural designs, carpeting, ceiling, ... read more

  • A trip for any age

    Feb 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fun for all ages
    Cons: top bunk

    Summary: I recently returned from a trip of a life time with my three year old granddaughter. We arrived on the Disney Magic Cruise on October 11,1999. The cost was around $1200 for the cruise and airfare. I was lucky that I had a sister in Florida I could ... read more

  • Best vacation ever!

    Feb 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Rooms, food, childrens activities, private adult pool
    Cons: None that I can think of!

    Summary: We went on this cruise in February of 1999. We did the 3 days in Walt Disney world and the four day cruise. Total for 2 adults and one 3 year old was under $2000. including airfare from NY. It was a great price! This cruise is worth every ... read more

  • Great for couples

    Feb 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Almost everything
    Cons: Long waits

    Summary: Disney calls this ship "Magic," and it's not because there are any card tricks. It's no revelation that you don't have to be 8 years old to enjoy a trip to a Disney park, and the same can be said about the cruises. My wife and I were ... read more

  • Disney does it again

    Feb 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Service, accomodations, carefully planned out details
    Cons: Too short!

    Summary: I went on the four day cruise on the Disney Magic in early December of 99. This was part of a larger Orlando vacation that included a weekend at Universal before, and a weekend at Disney afterwards, assembled ala carte myself, rather than using the ... read more

  • Great for the whole family

    Jan 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything about it!!!
    Cons: Not long enough

    Summary: The Disney Magic is a great cruise to take for families of any size and with kids of any age. I am a teenager and I think I had more fun than most of the younger kids on the ship. There is plenty to do on and off the ship and the teen hang out was ... read more

  • True Magic on the Disney Magic

    Jan 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful ship, excellent service, large staterooms
    Cons: Food not as high quality as other lines

    Summary: In November 1999 I travelled on the Disney Magic through Disney's special fall land/sea package with my mother, sister (15) and her friend(15). The package included 4 nights at the Port Orleans resort, unlimited magic park passes, and a 3 night stay on ... read more

  • Remember "Disney" on Sunday nights?

    Jan 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: first-class, flawless, something for everyone
    Cons: it ends

    Summary: Okay. I'm 44 so I remember hearing that music and seeing the castle as "The Wonderful World of Disney" came on every Sunday night when I was a little boy. I was mesmerized by "Ol' Yeller" "Blubber" "The Shaggy ... read more

  • The Greatest Cruise Ever

    Jan 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: good
    Cons: good

    Summary: The Disney Cruise is the best cruise i have ever been on. I went on a lot of cruises and the one i thought was best was the Disney Cruise. I went on both the Disney Wonder and the Disney Magic. In this essay I am going to talk about the Disney Magic. ... read more

  • If you can go for it! GO for the Verandah!

    Jan 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great family vacation highly recommend
    Cons: nothing I couldn't adjust too

    Summary: This was a fantastic voyage. We just returned and all members of our family had a WONDERful time. We were in Category 5 on deck 7 stateroom with a verandah. The verandah was to die for. I highly recommend this accommodation if it's within your budget ... read more

  • Want a great Disney vacation??!!!

    Jan 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Activities for all- adults have their own getaway while kids are well minded and do not feel babysat but entertained
    Cons: No Gambling but pros out weigh this con

    Summary: What a great vacation value!!! As soon as you walk through the door of the boat -- the magic begins. I took the 3 day cruise which took my family to Nassau and Disneys Private Island Castaway Cay!!! The stateroom was larger than most cabins in ... read more

  • Honeymoon Paradise

    Jan 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of fun. Very romantic
    Cons: Too short. The longest cruise is 4 days

    Summary: The Disney Wonder made for a truly wonderful honeymoon. We went in September of 1998. This is a great time of year to go because the kids are back in school. We were taken from the Dixie Landings hotel at Walt Disney World resort. We left our bags ... read more

  • DISNEY +CRUISE=FUN

    Jan 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: GREAT FOR ALL AGES, GREAT FOOD
    Cons: WAITING IN LINES

    Summary: The Disney Cruise line sure knows what people want and like when it comes to going on a vacation. Whether you have children or not there is plenty to do on the Disney Magic ship. They have all the things you would expect for the little children,such as ... read more

  • Looking for a great cruise?

    Jan 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Always an activity going on, very clean, great food and service
    Cons: none that I can think of.

    Summary: Looking For A Great Cruise? Well If you are, you found it right here. The Disney Magic is a great cruise, which will satisfy you like no other cruise can. Are you looking for a little bite to eat? Well, don't go any further than the ninth ... read more

  • Disney Magic Cruise Ship - 4 Days Of Sheer Bliss!

    Jan 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clean accommodations, friendly staff
    Cons: Cruise not long enough, cabins could be bigger

    Summary: In March of 1999 my husband, myself, our 2 children and my mother spent 4 glorious days aboard Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic Cruise Ship. This cruise was part of my son's Make A Wish Trip after completing 2 1/2 years of grueling chemotherapy to ... read more

  • Magic vs. Wonder Cruise Experience

    Dec 27, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Food and Fun with unmatched atmosphere. Castaway Cay is great.
    Cons: Variety of destinations is limited at this time.

    Summary: The tale of two travels. This year our family was blessed with the opportunity to take cruises on both the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder. Our first experience was on the Magic in February and the second on the Wonder in November. Our children are ... read more

  • Truely Magic, love in the air, the best!

    Dec 23, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: meet your mate, good times
    Cons: none

    Summary: This was the first cruise that I have been on, and it was so AWSOME that I couldn't believe. I hung out mostly the whole cruise in one of the clubs. I met alot of other people to associate with. Even a girl :) !! I met her on this ... read more

  • The Magic of Disney

    Dec 22, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: spacious staterooms, good service entertainment & food
    Cons: You have to travel to Florida to board; Some small mistakes were made on our final statement, which have not been corrected

    Summary: Recently, Grandpa & I had the distinct pleasure of taking a cruise on the Disney "Magic"... and we loved every minute of it. We had feared that we might be over-run by "rug-rats", but there was something going on for the little ... read more

  • Remarkable Magic

    Dec 20, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Spacious cabins
    Cons: Children unsupervised

    Summary: My first cruise was on the Magic. What a treat. The cabin was exceptionally large. We had room to move around. We had room to sleep comfortably. Food service was excellent also. Casual but very nice. The only draw back was no supervision in the pool/hot ... read more

  • IT'S MICKEY AT HIS BEST

    Dec 14, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: everything
    Cons: nothing, Really

    Summary: I went on the Disney Magic in late November. It was off peak season so the price was much less than usual. The check in was amazingly easy, they send you everything that you need filled out so you can have it done when you get there. They also let us ... read more

  • Real Tips for Disney Magic Cruise Customers

    Dec 14, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good cruise
    Cons: by the end I was sick of Disney

    Summary: I went on the Disney Magic in August of 1998 with my extended family of about 40 people. Since I was 20 at the time I had the special ability to access just about everything on the ship. I went to the ESPN sports bar and hung out with my ... read more

  • Disney Cruise not for everyone

    Dec 13, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Family Oriented, Variety of Activity, Reasonable Cost
    Cons: Confined, Lack of Variety in food choices, shopping choices, activity scheduling

    Summary: My Fiance->Husband and I booked a 4 day land/3 day Cruise package for our honeymoon in Late September/Early October of 1999. The Disney Cruise, was not what I expected. The food choices were more limited than I expected, and many offerings were only ... read more

  • Book ship and Disney world separately!!!

    Dec 13, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very family oriented without excluding the suprisingly large amount of people not traveling with kids.
    Cons: I missed the midnight buffets!!!

    Summary: Our family of 5 (Kids 12,19 &6)cruised on the Magic the week before Thanksgiving. I penciled out the cost and saved BIG time by booking Disney World and the cruise separately. I have been on 5 other cruise ships and this one is the best laid out ... read more

  • 4 Days of Bliss

    Dec 13, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: food, attention to detail, activities, ports
    Cons: expensive

    Summary: This was my first cruise and it was fabulous. When you arrive in Port Canaveral you see the Disney ship towering above the other cruise lines. The ship is massive with a a big Goofy character hanging off of the back. Entering the terminal, going ... read more

  • Not Just for Kids

    Dec 10, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Shows, Food, Shopping, Island Fun
    Cons: TOO SHORT

    Summary: Disney cruises are family oriented, but you don't have to have children to enjoy this cruise. The Disney staff has made cruising not only fun, but easy. Starting with arrival at the terminal. You can arrive by bus or car with parking close. The ... read more

  • The definition of pleasure

    Dec 3, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: luxurious, teen-programs,fun, relaxing, great for adults and kids alike
    Cons: too short!

    Summary: The Disney Magic is the greatest ship for teens on earth. There is a room designed especially for them. It is designed like a contemporary New York coffee house. All of the teens gather, there, drink coffee, and talk. It's the most rewarding ... read more

  • terrific for those w/ kids...

    Oct 7, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: friendly staff, upscale vacation
    Cons: too many kids, not enough time on islands

    Summary: This cruise is wonderful if you have kids, or if you are a kid... but i dont qualify for either. My cousin & I opted for the 4 day cruise (3 days in the park).. I was 22 at the time, my cousin 24, and it was just us..we dont have kids, we didnt go ... read more

  • Disney Magic

    Jul 18, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Up to Disney's usual standard - they thought of everything! A wonderful family experience, with easily arranged and tolerated child-free times.
    Cons: Not the cheapest cruise going, but then you get what you pay for. There is a large discrepancy between advertised rates and what you may end up paying - so shop around.

    Summary: In February of this year my family and I took our first cruise on board the Disney Magic. We sailed out of Port Canaveral, Florida on a four-night cruise in to Nassau and Disney's private island, Castaway Cay. We were treated royally by the cruise ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • just awful

    Jan 4, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: staff gave their pool when the fire made use of kiddie pool unavailable
    Cons: lack of cleanliness, waiter begging for tips, lack of adult activities

    Summary: Let's start with the fire. having to stand for hours while they tried to put out the fire was bad enough; that they gave us $100 credit was outrageous. I tell everybody about the bad service by our waiter, the fire, the sickness and lack of ... read more

  • Better Cruises for the money

    Mar 13, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Large staterooms
    Cons: EXPENSIVE, poor entertainment and service

    Summary: We are veteran cruisers ( eight within the last ten years) and have sailed on several lines - Royal Carribean, Carnival, Premier, and now Disney. I am also Disney Freak - love, love, love the parks. We definitely DO NOT recommend this line if your ... read more

  • Great experience: excellent organization, outstanding food BUT complete rip-off with gratuities

    Jan 22, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Overall organization, food, beaches, child care
    Cons: Gratuity, no pay for servers and room cleaners, excursions are expensive and not too exciting

    Summary: We took the Western Caribbean tour in January 2004 and it is a great experience - particularly if you have kids. The stops were nice (though Cozumel and Castaway Cay better than Key West and Grand Cayman). However, the big turn-off came at the end of ... read more

  • Fun, if you're a five year old.

    Oct 27, 2003 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: great food
    Cons: nothing to do if your older than 12.

    Summary: I went on the Disney cruise for my honeymoon. We were the only people in our twenties on the boat. Almost all the fun activities for adults were canceled, because there were no other couples without kiddies. Basically everyone was either 5 or 50. I re ... read more

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