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Joanie Bergstrom

Age: 53


Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Disney

Ship: Disney Magic

Sailing Date: 2012-01-7

Itinerary: Western Caribbean

There is a lot of magic on this ship. Small enough to be really comfortable without being too overcrowded. Kids absolutely loved the Oceaneers Lab, Oceaneers Club, and the Edge. I love that they let them play games but limited it so that they also had other activities. My grandchildren (5, 7, and 10) never wanted to leave and couldn't wait to get back. I could hardly believe it. We checked on them regularly and they were ALWAYS having a blast. The staff in the Children areas were wonderful. We loved our servers (Cindy and Joe) and had a great time each evening interacting with them. Very fun. The ports adventure for Grand Cayman was great for the first 45 minutes (learning about the Mangroves was really neat) but the last 2 hours were not great. Fast drive through town with a quick talking tour guide who showed us Wendy's, McDonald's, Library, etc. (boring). Key West is a favorite for us, Cozumel was wonderful, and Castaway Cay is the best! Loved it! Adult activities never changed and there were large time periods with no activities going on, which was rather surprising. Food was good. Kids get the same things but also always have a few choices extra. The buffet on Deck 9 was great but a little variety might have been nice. By the 7th day it was getting a little old but there was always a lot of variety to choose from. The ice cream was great, pizza was great, kids loved the open food bar and really, we were always satisfied! Coffee was not the best but doable. Shows were great but our favorite thing about the cruise were the staff. They really were wonderful no matter where we went. The Bingo was fun and we are still singing the B 11 song. What energy! So corny and just plain FUN! Stateroom was small but I really did not care. It is a cruise...I never expected to spend a lot of time there and I didn't. If you take this cruise, do your shopping on Castaway Cay early. They close the shops towards the end. We had planned to pick up several things before going back and everything was closed!

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