It was ok

Disney Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Disney Magic

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 27, 2016

Ship: Disney Magic

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7623

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Luckily we did a seven day because the 1st 3 to 4 days were a little rocky (literally, I know it's not anybody's fault that you can't always avoid rough seas but it was bad and there was no storms and it wasn't hurricane season. More than one person/worker had said this was unusual, that they were going on 7 months of their cruising contract working on the cruise line and this is the worst yet being that there no storms/hurricanes around) we also hit a couple of rain clouds briefly so basically we didn't have good sea days. It was a bit overwhelming as well those 1st couple of days. It was crowded everything we tried to do, the welcome party, the lines for meet n greets, even the ones you had tickets for. We soon realized if you don't want to wait in a line for a hr or more get to the meet n greets a half hour before/make sure your 1st in line. Also for shows, make sure you're there way before show starts/doors open so you get good seats/to make sure you get seats together. If there are more than one of the same show or meet n greet wait for the second one or if there's a 3rd or 4th WAIT for the last one, the hype will be gone/most have already seen/done it so there wont be so many people! Don't miss dinner! Not because it's so good you'll be missing out (though it was good for being upscale meals, I personally am a bar food type of person, 5 star restaurants don't impress me plus I'm a very picky eater, I eat like a 5 year old!) but because we thought we would be able to get food elsewhere, the buffet, pizza place, there's so many other places to eat, but they close down during the main seating dinner and we didn't realize that till it was too late to eat at the main dining..luckily room service is the only food that's 24 hours so we ordered room services which was just ok. I really am an easy goin, easy to please person, I just think my expectations were very high because of how fabulous a Disney cruise is and I feel it wasn't any better than any other vacation I've been on. I wouldn't not go again if the opportunity arises but I'll have my own experience to realize what to do and what not to do.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
the pizza was really good! The main dining/dinner was good but not much to choose from. And the buffet was just ok/not that much to choose from for picky people.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I missed a lot but what I did see we're very good


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean/sanitary! They could use more signs or signs that say "this way to front of ship" "this way to back of ship" I got lost the entire 7 days

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
We stayed at red roof Miami before cruise, it was horrible!!!! Other than that it was fine.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

3 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5

Castaway Cay (Disney Private Island)

3 out of 5
We needed more time here. I understand now why people want 2 days here.

Traveler Photos

St Thomas Docking Adult area The pool was very small Gingerbread house Princess meet n greet This is my favorite Princess meet n greet Very small but it's good just to sleep and shower
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