Disney Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

Disney can be Magic

Sail Date: October 28, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Balcony

Disney Magic is just that; there is something for everyone and lots to enjoy. Entertainment is at the center of everything. Their shows - while somewhat slanted towards a young audience - are of excellent quality and pure enjoyment. The Oceanear Club and Oceanear Lab are really good activity centers for children; however, beware of the number of kids under the age 6, despite Disney's efforts, young children may be overwhelmed by how many of their peers can be checked into the kid's program at a given time.
If you love Disney, you won't be disappointed. Characters are everywhere and you have multiple opportunities to see everyone you love. While some of the Disney touches are subtle, most knock you over the head - in a good way.
Food on the Disney Magic varies. For some experienced diners or cruisers, the food selection may be a bit too basic; however, the quality was excellent and Disney showed a real commitment to meeting the needs of the whole family.
I was impressed with Disney's customer service. They responded immediately and effectively to any expressed concerns and I was consistently happy with their response.
Our family of 5 had a wonderful time and enjoyed every single day on the Disney Magic.

Pros: This is a ship built for families.

Cons: With so many kids on board, there are bound to be some rough spots.

Recommends Disney Magic? Yes!

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
This was a highlight of the trip. Shopping is plentiful and there are deals to be had in the jewelry stores. For small kids, not so much fun. The island as a whole is beautiful and I wish we had more time in St. Thomas and less time on St. Maarten. We took an island tour that allowed us to see all the gems of the island.
Don't Miss: Magen's Bay must be seen.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
I didn't care for the shopping areas in St. Maarten. Seemed kind of seedy and, after visiting St. Thomas, I'd skip shopping in St. Maarten. We took advantage of the close location of the Great Bay Beach - immediately adjacent to the cruise ship docking location and enjoyed a full day of convenient and crowd-free, though not remote, sand and surf. Prices were fair for the activities (jet skis, water trampolines) that we tried.
Castaway Cay (Disney Private Island)
As one would expect, 2400 people descending on a large, but single, beach is crowded. But overall, Disney pulls it off. The island is well designed, staff are plentiful, and the snorkeling was great. The lunchtime barbeque left much to be desired but overall, a great day in the sun.
Don't Miss: Don't miss the Flying Dutchman from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Castaway Cay (Disney Private Island)
As one would expect, 2400 people descending on a large, but single, beach is crowded. But overall, Disney pulls it off. The island is well designed, staff are plentiful, and the snorkeling was great. The lunchtime barbeque left much to be desired but overall, a great day in the sun.
Don't Miss: Don't miss the Flying Dutchman from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
I didn't care for the shopping areas in St. Maarten. Seemed kind of seedy and, after visiting St. Thomas, I'd skip shopping in St. Maarten. We took advantage of the close location of the Great Bay Beach - immediately adjacent to the cruise ship docking location and enjoyed a full day of convenient and crowd-free, though not remote, sand and surf. Prices were fair for the activities (jet skis, water trampolines) that we tried.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
This was a highlight of the trip. Shopping is plentiful and there are deals to be had in the jewelry stores. For small kids, not so much fun. The island as a whole is beautiful and I wish we had more time in St. Thomas and less time on St. Maarten. We took an island tour that allowed us to see all the gems of the island.
Don't Miss: Magen's Bay must be seen.


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