Do you believe in Magic....Disney Magic that is? Well, we do and we also love the Disney Magic Cruise Ship too. We set sail on the Disney Magic last fall for Canada and had a blast; funny thing was we had no children and no grandchildren on this cruise with us - just hubby and I. Know matter who you sail with Disney know hows to make it special so let’s sail on Disney’s Magic Cruise Ship....Well at least virtually today.
The Disney Magic is a cruise ship operated by the Disney Cruise Line, i.e. a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Co. With 11 public decks and 875 staterooms, it can accommodate up to 2,700 passengers and boasts of a 950 strong crew onboard. The interiors of the ship are decorated in the Art Deco style. One fun thing about entering the ship for the first time is your name is announced over the loud speakers as arriving and the cast members applaud you! (Happens every day at work right? lol)
A fun fact is it has twenty bright yellow lifeboats which match the colors of the Mickey Mouse along with the black, red and white colors of the ship. Disney Cruise Line was the first cruise line to have yellow lifeboats instead of the traditional regulation orange? Disney was granted special permission from the U.S. Coast Guard to paint the lifeboats yellow, to keep with the special color theme of the ship. The yellow represents the color of Mickey's shoes! The color is called yellow Pantone 99 is a patented color to be used only by Disney! Same as other Disney Cruise ships, the Disney Magic Cruise ship's horn blast plays an excerpt from Disney's well-known flagship tune, "When You Wish upon a Star." The ship even has a godmother in the form of Patricia Disney, who is the former wife of Roy E. Disney, i.e. Walt Disney's nephew.
The Disney Magic Cruise ship is as family-focused as it gets. Some of the kid-centric activities on offer are – Pirate’s Night, Bippity Boppity Boutique, Oceaneer Club, Small World Nursery, Edge and Vibe- there's something for children of every age group. You can even take a Christmas Cruise as a great way to celebrate with your family!
The parents don’t have to miss out on their share of fun. The ship has an adults-only Italian restaurant – Palo. The adults-only district, After Hours, houses a pub, a piano bar and an ocean-themed nightclub. I can tell you Palo was delish! Oh my and the service was top notch! This is a great way to enjoy the two of you while the kidos go hang out in the kids area and have so much fun they will not even miss you!
The ship is home to three separate dining rooms – Animator’s Palate, Rapunzel’s Royal Table, and Lumiere’s. There's also a buffet facility available at Cabana’s. I can tell you when our family cruised on The Disney Dream our adult children were amazed at how wonderful the food and service was on a Disney cruise ship! The cast members were always going above and beyond! And the same held true for The Dinsey Magic. Fun fact; you keep your same servers each night, they move with you to a new dining room every night! So you do not miss out or have to choose where to eat!
Disney movies are a must aboard the Disney Magic. You can choose from Disney Classic Movies broadcast on a 24-foot wide screen at Goofy’s Family Pool which is the main pool area. Or you can watch the newest movie releases from Disney in the Buena Vista Theatre.
Adults need not worry about time to themselves. There is the Vista Spa for massages, skin treatments, and more pampering! The adults-only pool; Quiet Cove, is surrounded by two hot-tubs, a coffeehouse and a bar. One of my favorite places aboard The Disney Magic was Cove Café, an adults-only lounge, was the perfect place to take time out and relax with a specialty drink, coffee or tea throughout the day. The is also night time entertainment and dancing just for adults to enjoy.
The Walt Disney Theatre onboard puts on Broadwayesque productions like Disney Dreams and Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story. You will be amazed by these productions. The talent is amazing and the sets and costuming....well let’s just say Disney always know how to do it right!
The Disney Magic Cruise ship was commissioned to be built in 1995. It sailed on its maiden voyage in 1998. Ever since, it has been a huge hit with children, their parents, and Disney-aficionados alike; including me!
The cruise hubby and I took on the Disney Magic was out of New York and into Saint Johns Canada. What a wonderful trip! With no children and no grandchildren we were able to spend some alone time and we enjoyed ourselves very much. Disney knows how to take care of the family as well as the adults who just want to be kids as heart.
Ladies and gentlemen sadly the virtual cruise on the Disney Magic is over. I could write so much more about places to eat, and things to do aboard the Disney Magic but you need to experience it yourself and I can help make it a reality for you ask me!
~Sandra, your travel advisor
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