First timer ! Amazing time!

Disney Magic Cruise Review

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Disney Magic

7 Night Bahamas (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 03, 2019

Ship: Disney Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7124

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Amazing experience! Definitely recommend! Great staff! We had amazing weather when we needed it! And the captain made sure we didn’t feel the ship in rough times waters!


5 out of 5
We had a PAT of 12:30-1 we live close to the port so decided to get there a little earlier! Once we handed over suitcases to be checked in went inside and stood on this long but moving security check point line! We made it through quite fast and easily and then time to check in which that line was long but not as bad and we got called to the window showed everything and when she handed our boarding number I was in shock #15 and we are first timers we boarded the ship so quickly loved it!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All food was amazing ! From the Palo the adult restaurant to main dining Resturants from the pool deck quick service to room service and buffet! One thing is we had character breakfast on day two in the morning and we got there early to see if we can get in earlier which we did but i think the waiters and or cooks were in a rush to get the food to you because the characters and some of our food was cold and not fully cooked through but other than that food was excellent!!!!


4 out of 5

It’s a nice restaurant but there is no show in this one unfortunately! It would have been nice because it relates to beauty and the beast ! It would have been nice if belle was there or beast or some type of entertainment! Food was good for what I like !

Animator's Palate

5 out of 5

Amazing atmosphere!!! If your cruise is long you will have two different shows and two different menus!! Amazing love this restaurant! Black truffle pasta is a must!!!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Sports Deck

5 out of 5

Good area for kids! And adults !

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Where to begin!!! We had such amazing staff!!! Our room steward was so amazing! Very nice and always asked how we were and what we were up to! She took care of us first timer cruisers!! Sadly the day we docked at port Canaveral for Disney day she left she did tell us she was going back home to see her family and daughter to watch graduate! But our other helpful stewards took over and where just as amazing! We had Palo first night Palo brunch Friday and Saturday Palo dinner! Victor helped us through those days and was very nice and funny and amazing! Our dining team was just as amazing !!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
For being the first disney ship and the classic ship it had held up very well for its age! Very clean and the staff was always out and about making sure things were up to order!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Bed was very comfy! Loved our navigation veranda!! The bed comes out more than I thought looking at pictures and videos on YouTube and also the bathroom is tight but worked! And the lights in our room took there time coming on but all worked good and also the handle to the veranda door was a little loose but was able to lock and unlock and there is the safety lock on the top of the door!

Ship tip

Definitely do not overpack, make sure when meeting the characters get in line as early as possible but even if you make it and line is long and they close it as long as your in that line you will meet the characters! Also luggage fits underneath the bed perfectly! I bought magnetic hooks to hang things up but our room had 4 in there I don’t know if that was Disney or the previous family! Definitely bring fun and themed magnets to put on the front of your stateroom door for easily finding also a good dry erase board! Try to go to the buffet early as possible for good seating! Also bring a reusable water bottle / mug for coffees and sodas and water! If your a family or group or friends going definitely try to get matching shirts or something of that nature! I know I’m forgetting things but just go with the flow! Enjoy yourself and have a magical time!

Ports of call

Castaway Cay (Disney Private Island)

5 out of 5
The barbecue buffet thing at the adult area was nothing that special for me and my friend so we went back on the ship early and had lunch there and got to enjoy the adult area pool with not too many people!

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

New York, New York

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
Disembarkation was kinda hectic for everyone! There was people trying to do express walk off and there were people who had earlier breakfast due to there seating times and there was just like a clogging of people which you can really do nothing about waiting to get cleared and the line being long but we were waiting for breakfast at the main dining room! Definitely I would skip that and try to go to the buffet but I’m sure everything was packed and crazy! There is no room service the morning of and also once you leave the room the housekeeping (Mousekeeping) are ready to shove you out to start cleaning !

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