Disney Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Disney Magic !!

Sail Date: September 23, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Just got back from a 7 day western carribean Disney cruise. Very nice, very clean, well laid out ship with lots for kids to do. We wish there was a bit more for adults to do and the shore excursions were somewhat constrained. The adults only parts of the boat are a great idea but not very well monitored. Most of the parents brought their kids with them. The ports (Key West, Grant Cayman and Cozumel) were fine but shore time was short. No mid-night buffet, not that anyone needs one on these cruises, but they had a lovely dessert buffet the next to the last night. Rotating restaurants (3) but keep same wait staff was unique and pleasant. Unfortunately, all 3 restaurants were quite loud and not necessarily because of the kids. Cruise marketed for families and couples - great for families, OK for couples.

Pros: Watching the kids

Cons: Lack of control over smokers

had a great daily calendar, unfortunately, a lot of very popular things conflicted or weren't on the schedule.
Ship Quality
Smoking not in designated areas tended to detract for non-smokers
Food and Dining
All 3 restaurants noisey
Cabin / Stateroom
Excellent size, space available and "port hole" was about 4 feet in diameter - very nice option if not interested in paying a lot of extra money for veranda.
Service and Staff
very attentive
Children's Programs
we didn't have kids with us, but in speaking with other cruisers - THE BEST
George Town, Grand Cayman
Had about 7 hrs, excursions were expensive and away from town
Don't Miss: Boatswain's Turtle Farm - unfortunately not on the excursions and about 10 miles away
Key West, Florida
we actually stopped here on business - would have liked more time. had about 5 hrs.
Don't Miss: the Conch Train Tour
Cozumel, Mexico
also had about 7 hrs, excursions expensive and away from town, would have loved to go diving, but not enough time to dive and shop or eat.
Castaway Cay (Disney Private Island)
Nice island but heavily marketed for Disney captured shopping. Snorkeling is in created lagoon. Beaches are fine. Would have rather spent additional time at other port.

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