The Fantasy is better

Disney Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 15, 2013
Ship: Disney Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6126
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We recently went on the 5 night cruise out of Miami on the Disney Magic. We had previously cruised on the Fantasy, and while the Magic is a beautiful ship, I just enjoyed the larger Fantasy much better. The pool on the Magic is tiny and the reception areas are small. The Fantasy just had many more special touches like the scavenger hunts and the pictures that become animated. One thing that was very good on the Magic was the food. It was really excellent. The ports were nice - we went to Grand Cayman and swam with the sting rays which was quite an experience. We also wentto Tulum which in mid-Nov was over 95 degrees. They advertise it as having a beach that you can also visit, but that is for the very fit only as there are steep stairs down from the cliff. The beach was also very crowded and the water looked murky. Despite the terrible heat, it was not very appealing. Tulum is very interesting but the heat made it almost unbearable. Next time we will stay in cozemel or take the ferry to playa de carman.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent. Palos is worth the extra $$ but all the food was very good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

with small children, ask your porter about adding bars to the sofa which turns it into a nice child's bed.

3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Turtle refuge and stingrays were good.
3 out of 5
Tulum roasting hot in Nov, can't imagine it in summer.
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