Disney Magic Overview

Disney Magic
Disney Magic from Disney Cruise Line
   

Disney Magic is designed for family fun and embodies the cruise line's dedication to service, entertainment, and children of all ages. Many onboard activities have multigenerational appeal. Magic's Wide World of Sports deck, which includes various sports courts and fitness opportunities. Nightly productions include Disney favorites like Tangled in Walt Disney Theater.

Disney Magic is the oldest ship in Disney's fleet, and most recently refurbished in 2018. Although this small, intimate vessel maintains its traditional ocean liner appearance, it received several upgrades, including an Aqua-Dunk three-story waterslide and Rapunzel's Royal Table, a Tangled-themed restaurant.

For children aged 3 to 12, Disney's Oceaneer Club offers interactive activities, continuous Disney movies, and larger-than-life themed play areas. Cruisers aged 11 to 14 will appreciate having their own high-tech hangout in the Edge tween club. Vibe, which offers teenage cruisers a place to socialize and relax, boasts its own coffee bar. The ship's nursery cares for babies as young as 6 months old.

While the kids enjoy their onboard independence, parents can visit Magic's 18-and-over spaces like the Quiet Cove Pool. Magic's after-dark adults-only district offers a variety of nightclubs and lounges.

Itineraries and Departure Ports

Disney Magic departs from ports in Miami and New York. Destinations include the Bahamas, Caribbean, Canada, and it even spends part of her time in Europe. Bahamian cruises include a stop on Disney's private island, Castaway Cay, where travelers enjoy beautiful beaches, water-play areas, and shopping. Magic also offers a 10-night transatlantic cruise from England to New York. Beginning in 2020, select 5-night Caribbean and Bahamian ventures will feature a special themed Marvel Day at Sea.

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This ship is best for: With its family-friendly approach to cruising, Magic appeals to multigenerational groups and young families. While the ship caters to younger cruisers, its supervised kids' clubs free up parents to lounge by the adults-only pool or indulge in a cocktail at one of the ship's upscale bars.

You should know: Magic caters to Disney lovers and children of all ages and offers activities and dining geared towards families. Travelers who want more varied dining and entertainment options or a more adult-oriented demographic should explore other options.

What is there to do on Disney Magic?

 
Disney Magic Marvel Day at Sea
Marvel Day at Sea on Disney Magic
   

Disney Magic includes a huge selection of kids' clubs and activities, including character interactions, a Frozen-themed deck party, and a rip-roaring pirate night. At the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, young cruisers receive special Disney makeovers. At Chill Spa, teens can indulge in pampering with specially designed treatments such as a hot chocolate wrap and an ice cream manicure. Active passengers of all ages will enjoy Magic's state-of-the-art recreation areas. These include sports courts and a fitness center that offers yoga classes and personal trainers.

For entertainment, Magic's Walt Disney Theater puts on full-scale stage productions. Shows include Tangled: The Musical; Twice Charmed, which is a twist on Cinderella; and Disney Dreams, which references Disney favorites such as The Lion King and Aladdin.

Highlights

  • Walt Disney Theater featuring Tangled: The Musical and Disney Dreams
  • Rotational dining at Lumiere's, Animator's Palate, and Rapunzel's Royal Table
  • Pools include Quiet Cove adults-only pool and Goofy’s family-friendly pool
  • AquaLab water playground and AquaDunk three-story waterslide
  • Wide World of Sports deck
  • After-hours adults-only district
  • ‘Frozen’ deck party
  • Under-18 Clubs: Oceaneer kids club, Edge tween club, and Vibe teen club
  • It's a Small World nursery for ages 6 months to 3 years
  • Andy’s Room — Toy Story play space
  • MARVEL Super Hero Academy
  • Pirates in the Caribbean party

Cabins

With four classes of staterooms to choose from, Disney Magic has a cabin to suit every family. Sleeping up to four, inside staterooms include a full bathroom, a sitting area with a desk and flat-screen TV, and a refrigerator. Oceanview cabins offer similar amenities but feature portholes with an exterior view and include a split bathroom to make getting ready easier for families. Veranda cabins offer cruisers private, furnished outdoor spaces with childproof locks on exterior doors to ensure safety. For cruisers who want luxury, concierge-class staterooms and suites sleep up to five and include upgraded bedding, exclusive access to private areas, and complimentary internet service.

Dining

Magic features a unique approach to dining, where cruisers and their wait staff rotate through three main restaurants. At Animator's Palate, Disney characters come to life while passengers enjoy delicious Californian, Asian, and Pacific Island food. At Rapunzel's Royal Table, cruisers experience lively entertainment while they dine. Lumiere's rounds out the rotational dining trio with contemporary French cuisine and indulgent desserts in a Beauty and the Beast-themed setting. On longer cruises, passengers will revisit restaurants and experience brand new menus.

Disney Magic Ship Stats

  • Price:
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  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 2,400
  • Total Crew: 950
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 2.53
  • Built: Apr 1997
  • Refurbished: Oct 2013
  • Number of Decks: 11
  • Total Cabins: 877
  • Cabin Categories: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 83,000
  • Length: 965
  • Beam: 106

Ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.6
  • Children's Programs 4.6
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.5
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.6
  • Entertainment 4.7
  • Food and Dining 4.4
  • Onboard Activities 4.5
  • Service and Staff 4.8
  • Ship Quality 4.7

Cabins

877 cabins and 24 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
4.4
(32 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 199 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $257/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
4.5
(21 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 214 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $287/night
Balcony Balcony
4.8
(46 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 282 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $363/night
Suite Cabin Suite
2.5
(2 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 863 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $805/night

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Dining

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Animator''s Palate Animator''s Palate
5.0
(11 Reviews)
Palo Palo
5.0
(5 Reviews)
Vibe Vibe
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Atrium Atrium
5.0
(1 Review)

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Onboard Activities

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Fitness Center Fitness Center
5.0
(1 Review)
Shutters Photo Gallery Shutters Photo Gallery
5.0
(1 Review)
Buena Vista Theatre Buena Vista Theatre
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Walt Disney Theatre Walt Disney Theatre
5.0
(3 Reviews)

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We took many wonderful memories away from our 4 day cruise. Seeing the joy on my 6 grandchildren’s faces made all the prior organization and expense worth it. One suggestion is that you reconsider all the gratuities that you charge. It seemed like EVERYTHING we did, every meal we ate, every item we purchased was taxed in some way thereby making the final charges on the ship much higher than anticipated.

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Great cruise for families! I have little kids and they loved it

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Disney Cruise line does everything to accommodate their guests. My granddaughter had a great time and was entertained. She made friends and took photos with all her favorite characters.

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rhondaleonard35
Nov 15, 2014

There are laundry facilities to use, so helpful.

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Apr 12, 2013

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LianaBestfriend
Jul 19, 2011

Make Sure To Bring Something For The Captains Ball. There Is A Place On Board For You To Keep Your Kids And You And Your Spouse Could Relax And Whenever Your Child Is Ready The Club Will Page You And All You Have To Do Is Pick Them Up!

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