Moderate Large SET SAIL 1998
Lumiere’s elegantly themed after, Beauty and the Beast
AquaDunk, 3-story translucent body water slide on Deck 13
Best policy; free soft drinks at the 24-hour soda station
Tons To Do

The Disney Magic is built for those who are enamored with the brand. Plenty of people think it’s just meant for families — not so. This is a higher end product, so there is higher quality to the food, the entertainment and the experience. Plus, the cruise line's own private island, Castaway Cay, is a well-organized port call for a fun day at the beach that doesn’t cost anything extra. From marriage ceremonies to family reunions, this is one line where you truly get an enchanting experience.

Disney Magic OVERVIEW

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.

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Disney Magic focuses much of her time in the Bahamas and the Caribbean, and shifts to Europe in the summer.