Age: 46 to 55
Number of Cruises: 2nd Cruise
Cruise Line: Disney
Ship: Disney Magic
Sailing Date: November 22, 1999
I went on this cruise with my daughter who is twenty six, the ship itself was very impressive and we were lucky and was upgraded from a category 10 cabin up to a category 6 which meant we had a balcony which was lovely. The cabin itself was very spacious and our cabin steward was wonderful and so creative with the towels which he put in our cabin each evening he made frogs, elephants and one night a monkey hanging from our light fitting sporting my sunglasses it was one of the highlights of the cruise.
The embarkation was very efficient although we were on board the ship by 1pm and our luggage did not arrive in our cabin till 7.30pm even though we did contact guest services at least three times it still seemed like a very long time. All in all the embarkation and disembarkation was very well organized and we did not have to hardly stand in line at all.
The entertainment on this ship was a little limited I felt if you had young children say under the age of twelve it would be very good but not really for adults. Beat Street the adult only evening entertainment venue did have a good band which we enjoyed, but I wish the production shows had been more for adult tastes. I know that on a ship like Disney they are catering for a lot of families and therefore the shows need to reflect this, but it would have been nice if there had been an earlier show for families and then later a Broadway style show without Mickey Mouse and his friends.
The food on board was average although my daughter and myself are both vegetarians so we do not eat meat or fish so we are a bit in the minority. The choice for us was very limited with one vegetarian option on the menu at best, and our waiter did not really put himself out much to help us find an alternative. The buffet was a little better for us but still not more then one or two options apart from salad.
The itinerary was good with stops at Nassau and Disney's private island Castaway Cay which was lovely and we enjoyed our day there a lot.
I think you have to have children of a young age or really love Disney to appreciate this ship. I feel it was not the correct choice for us, there are a lot of children on this ship who all seemed to be having a wonderful time. I think the literature we read before booking this cruise was a little bit misleading, we were led to believe that it was also the ideal choice for adults only, even honeymoon couples. I disagree with this but that is just my opinion, I think if you are a family looking for a cruise that will keep the children entertained with some lovely locations to visit thrown in it cannot be beaten. For adults who can only take so much Disney-mania and have been on other more traditional cruise ships without quite so many children, I would not recommend this ship.