Certainly Disney Magic is designed for families and the young at heart who are never too far away from their mouse ears. The fun on this 11-deck liner begins with a joyous Sail-Away Celebration, where the ship’s horn blasts the first notes to "When You Wish Upon a Star." It continues as guests meander from forward to aft, discovering something new daily, whether it's having breakfast or afternoon tea with your favorite Disney pals or, if you’re a grown-up, a wine tasting.
Though born in the late 1990s, the Disney Magic has made a slew of sparkly improvements. The most evident is a new Art Deco-style grand atrium. There's also the addition of the Mickey Mouse, Toy Story, Tinkerbell and pirate-themed areas in the children's Oceaneer's Club — guaranteed to entertain kids of all ages.
Even the expanded Senses Spa Salon has tuned in to the teen market with its Chill Spa selections for 13- to 17-year-olds. On the dining front, Carioca's, a colorful Brazilian-style restaurant, has replaced Parrot Cay, and Cabanas channels Finding Nemo with a fresher, bigger buffet during lunch and table-service for dinner. This ship has also increased their adults-only areas and added more exotic ports to its itineraries, such as Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Gamblers, take note: There are no casinos on any ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet.
There is a range of stateroom categories here, each one more spacious than the next. Even the smallest inside cabin holds up to four guests. The deluxe oceanview stateroom has a split bathroom, one with tub/shower, the other with a WC, which isn’t fully appreciated until the first morning and the first pre-dinner time, when everyone’s trying to get dressed. Many outside staterooms have balconies; some feature floor-to-ceiling windows instead. The decor is naturally nautical with navy-blue and burgundy accents. Pullout sofas and upper berth pull-down beds are normally where tykes sleep, with a full-size pull-apart queen bed for adults. One nice touch: the curtain the stateroom attendant pulls out during turndown service— check the great “towelgami”— to separate the two “quarters.” Upper-category staterooms and suites get deluxe H20 bath and shower products, plus Frette bathrobes and slippers.