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Brenda

Age: 51

Occupation:office manager

Number of Cruises: 3

Cruise Line: Disney

Ship: Disney Magic

Sailing Date: 2010-05-10

Itinerary: mediterranean

Wonderful cruise. Great ship and actiivites and an incredible itinerary. Western Mediterranean was the perfect cruise to go on.

The food was abundant. The kids very much enjoyed the simple offerings near the pool, or calling for room service. We also loved our nightly restaurant meals, but that didn't always have a lot to do with the food. Being in those on board restaurants was a fun experience, and we enjoyed the entertainment aspects of that a lot.

As far as the quality of the food. Ours was good. We found something on each menu that made us happy, and if you ordered something that just wasn't tasty, they were ready and willing to replace it.

We don't travel Disney for the stateroom. They are tiny. But who cares? The only times we are in there is to sleep at night, and to shower or get dressed. We found the beds to be comfortable, and it all felt clean.

I suppose we might spend more time in the stateroom if we had a nice big one with a balcony; but I doubt it.

My kids love the activities on board too much to hang around the stateroom.

And after we have been at a port all day, we eat, watch the show, and crash into our beds exhausted and happy! I don't need a big room while I am sleeping.

Fantastic. The kids clubs were a huge hit with all the different ages of my kids. My youngest wanted to live there. She talked us into leaving her on board when we went onshore in France, and could not believe we were back "already" when we returned for her 10 hours later. What a vacation for me!!!

The live shows are so impressive. They are Disney quality shows...on a ship. We all enjoyed every show, and since it was a 10 day cruise, that is hard to believe.

We also loved going to the movie theater on the ship. And the parties were fun!

We especially enjoyed Malta. Took a city tour that was very informative. It ended at a small hole in the wall shop with junky soveniers, but we just walked outside and enjoyed the city. And just down the road there was a shop with beautiful handblown glass in it.

Be careful in Tunisia. The street vendors will grab money out of your hand as you pull it out. They make street vendors in Mexico look like mild mannered hospitality hosts. You are better off just firmly shaking your head no and not talking to them all. Keep money out of sight. We still had fun...sometimes the crazy stuff is what you talk about most later!

Also the gypsies in Italy are very cunning. Our Italian tour guide watched them like a hawk, and seemed very aggressive towards them, but I think it was a good idea. We still LOVED Rome. It is everything we thought it would be.

I would go to Herculeum instead of Pompeii. Pompeii was very crowded, and tiring. And Florence was perfect! It is hard to see these places on a cruise ship, as your time there is simply too short. But we enjoyed every minute of it!

Disney is our top choice for a cruise with kids. It is a little chaotic, and very busy. But we love it. I don't think we would go on a Disney cruise once the kids are grown, but until then it is the choice that makes everyone happy.

I hate to pay so much money for a cruise. But for me it is a lot more of a vacation because everyone is happy and taken care of.

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