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  • We do not get to eat lobster very often and the children enjoyed it very much
  • It gave the children an experience in selecting hors d'oerves and soups and entrees that were wonderful to eat
  • We picked the month of October to go on the Disney Magic primarily because of the cost
  • We would highly recommend selecting your excursions well before you go aboard ship
  • This provides you the most information and time to consider expenses, activities special to that island location, and what your family likes

    • by Susanne Baker
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      My family and I went on a cruise on the Disney Magic in October of 2007 for a family anniversary trip. My family included myself, my husband, and two daughters ages 9 and 11. We have been on two other cruises before so had a very good idea what to expect. We had been on a Carnival cruise and Celebrity cruise. We researched ahead of time where we were going (Key West, Grand Cayman, Castaway Cay, and Cozumel) and had a very good idea what we wanted to do for excursions.

      We wanted to take our girls on a Disney cruise while they were still young enough to enjoy the Disney magic with the characters and general disney fun. Disney provided all the usual and customary fun and we had an overall great time.

      We loved the interaction with the characters at the various events. Disney could have done better by scheduling specific interactions with their characters instead of limiting it to just general come and sing with them or photographic events. I am thinking that they could have sign-ups like you do with excursions so


      that a manageable amount of kids could have some interaction with all of the characters on board. Do this several times during the cruise to make sure everyone has a chance at least once.

      The islands we went to were great. We had been to Grand Cayman, but none of the other islands. The excursions were the usual fare and nothing Disney magical, but that was okay.

      The food on the trip was good, not as good as what we found on the Celebrity, but it was still very good. They had the option of a childrens menu with the usual macaroni and cheese, hamburger, hot dog. Our children did not use that menu during dinner and were allowed to join in the wonderful culinary suprises as the adults. We do not get to eat lobster very often and the children enjoyed it very much. It gave the children an experience in selecting hors d’oerves and soups and entrees that were wonderful to eat. They had a great time selecting different foods from around the world that they do not normally encouter.

      The Disney Magic ...


      • has a wonderful program for kids of all ages. They are segregated into age appropriate groups and the activities are geared to their interests. Our youngest, 9, wanted to be with her sister in the 11 year old group and she was close enough that they indulged her desire. This worked out wonderful for us, we were reassured that they were both together and having fun. Disney provided kids programs all the time, there was not a time that we were not able to use the program.

        The shows on the Disney Magic were wonderful. They were shows that I normally would not be terribly interested in, but very much enjoyed as did the rest of family.

        We picked the month of October to go on the Disney Magic primarily because of the cost. This was the most economical time for our family to indulge in a Disney cruise. The weather was fine, we had some rain, but it was all in all very nice.

        We would highly recommend selecting your excursions well before you go aboard ship. Visit the cruise lines website and do your research.

        This provides you the most information and time to consider expenses, activities special to that island location, and what your family likes.

        The downside to going in October for us was the fact that we had to take our children out of school for a week. Our girls did homework on the ship at various times, such as sea days. This was not always fun. For the children to miss a full week of school was a bit much for us. We have gone on cruises over Christmas break before and found that there was less stress then regarding getting all of the homework completed. Because of that, we will stick with cruises where our children do not miss a full week of school. A couple of days is no big deal, but a week was too much for us. Because Disney has so much going on all the time, the children missed out on a couple of things that would have been fun. It was a learning experience.

        Other than the homework deal, we enjoyed the Disney Magic very much and would recommend it.




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