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  • Disney-Magic-Cariocas - Named after Donald Duck's friend in Disney's "The Three Caballeros," Carioca's serves classic American fare for breakfast and lunch and South American specialties for dinner. You'll find it on deck 3 toward the rear of the ship.
  • Palo-open-kitchen-Disney-Magic-and-Wonder - Watch your chefs in action in Palo's adults-only open kitchen aboard your Disney cruise.
  • Disney-Magic-Enchanted-Garden - Enchanted Garden, the main restaurant on deck 2 of Disney Magic, features a continental menu for breakfast lunch and dinner -- and a décor,  inspired by the gardens of Versailles, that transforms from day to night over the course of your meal.
  • Disney-Magic-in-halifax-2012.jpg -  Disney Magic pulling away from the dock in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Disney-Magic-splash-zone - Kids can keep cool and have some splashy fun in the water-themed splash zone on deck 9 of Disney Magic.
  • Disney-Magic-AquaLab - AquaLab, featuring Huey, Dewey and Louie, is one of three pool areas on  Disney Magic. Located on deck 9, the 1,800-square-foot aqua playground features a freshwater pool, waterslides, pop jets, geysers and bubblers.
  • Disney-Magic-Senses-Spa-and-Salon - Make an appointment at Senses Spa & Salon for beauty and body treatments for women and men, including therapeutic massages, skin   treatments, herbal wraps, aromatherapy, pedicures, manicures, hairstyling and other luxuries. The 11,400-square-foot adults-only retreat is on deck 9 toward the front of Disney Magic.
  • Disney-Magic-waterslide - Disney Magic features a waterslide that extends over the side of the ship — sure to provide an adrenaline rush.
  • Disney-Magic-Senses-Spa-and-Salon-2 - His and her pedicures at the Senses Spa and Salon aboard Disney Magic.
  • Disney-Magic-nightlife -   Disney Magic offers a wide range of nightlife options for guests, with live music, dance, games and activities. Lounges include the Fathoms nightclub, O'Gills Pub, Keys piano bar and Promenade Lounge, all on deck 3, and the adults-only Signals bar on deck 9.
  • Disney-Magic-Oceaneer-Club-Pixie Hollow - Little girls can dress up as a fairy princess and boys can transform into a wizard, among other kids' activities, in the Pixie Hollow section of the staff-supervised Oceaneer Club on Disney Magic.
  • Disney-Magic-Keys-Lounge - Grab a cocktail, meet new people and listen to live music at Keys, an elegant adults-only piano bar and lounge with an art deco motif on deck 3 of Disney Magic.
  • Quiet-Cove-Pool_Disney-Magic-and-Wonder - In the adults-only Quiet Cove Pool, on the Lido Deck of both Disney Magic and Disney Wonder.
  • Family-Pool-kids-Disney-Magic-and-Wonder - Having fun in the Family Pool on deck 5 of sister ships Disney Magic and Disney Wonder.
  • Cove-Cafe-Disney-Magic-and-Wonder - Guests can grab a beverage and snack, read a magazine, watch TV or hop on the Internet at Cove Café, an adults-only lounge on deck 9 at midship of Disney Magic and Disney Wonder.
  • Family-Pool-Disney-Magic-and-Wonder - Kids frolic in the Family Pool on your Disney sailing, which sees a lot of action during the day.
  • Fitness-Center-Disney-Magic-and-Wonder - Guests work out on cycles, treadmills and other equipment in the Fitness Center aboard a Disney cruise.
  • Quarter-Masters-Disney-Magic-and-Wonder - Girls play a game of air hockey at Quarter Masters, the young people's arcade on deck 9 at midship of Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder next to Quiet Cove Pool. The arcade also features tons of videogames.
  • Disney-Magic-Oceaneer-Club - The Oceaneer Club on Disney Magic is a supervised activity center for children ages 3 to 12 on deck 5 at midship. The space is home to Andy's Room from "Toy Story 2" (pictured here), Marvel's Avengers Academy, Pixie Hollow and the Mickey Mouse Club.
  • disney-magic-aquadunk.png - The AquaDunk waterslide on Disney Magic features a three-story free-fall  where the floor drops out followed by a speedy descent.
  • Disney-Magic-OGills-Pub - Modeled after pubs in Ireland, O'Gills Pub is a sports bar and lounge featuring Irish brews with a dark wood and brass décor. It's on deck 3 toward the front of Disney Magic.
  • Disney-Magic-at-sea-2 - Disney Magic sails to the Western Caribbean, Southern Caribbean, Bahamas, Northern Europe, Norwegian fjords, Iceland, Barcelona and elsewhere.
  • Disney-Magic-Oceaneer-Club - The Oceaneer Club on Disney Magic is a supervised activity center for children ages 3 to 12 on deck 5 at midship. The space is home to Andy's Room from "Toy Story 2" (pictured here), Marvel's Avengers Academy, Pixie Hollow and the Mickey Mouse Club.
  • Disney-Magic-composite - Disney Magic as sunset turns to a night sky in this composite photo.
  • Disney-Magic-Keys-Lounge - Grab a cocktail, meet new people and listen to live music at Keys, an elegant adults-only piano bar and lounge with an art deco motif on deck 3 of Disney Magic.
  • Disney-Magic-Cariocas - Named after Donald Duck's friend in Disney's "The Three Caballeros," Carioca's serves classic American fare for breakfast and lunch and South American specialties for dinner. You'll find it on deck 3 toward the rear of the ship.
  • Disney-Magic-OGills-Pub - Modeled after pubs in Ireland, O'Gills Pub is a sports bar and lounge featuring Irish brews with a dark wood and brass décor. It's on deck 3 toward the front of Disney Magic.
  • Disney-Magic-AquaLab - AquaLab, featuring Huey, Dewey and Louie, is one of three pool areas on  Disney Magic. Located on deck 9, the 1,800-square-foot aqua playground features a freshwater pool, waterslides, pop jets, geysers and bubblers.
  • Disney-Magic-Senses-Spa-and-Salon - Make an appointment at Senses Spa & Salon for beauty and body treatments for women and men, including therapeutic massages, skin   treatments, herbal wraps, aromatherapy, pedicures, manicures, hairstyling and other luxuries. The 11,400-square-foot adults-only retreat is on deck 9 toward the front of Disney Magic.
  • Disney-Magic-waterslide - Disney Magic features a waterslide that extends over the side of the ship — sure to provide an adrenaline rush.
  • Disney-Magic-Senses-Spa-and-Salon-2 - His and her pedicures at the Senses Spa and Salon aboard Disney Magic.
  • Disney-Magic-nightlife -   Disney Magic offers a wide range of nightlife options for guests, with live music, dance, games and activities. Lounges include the Fathoms nightclub, O'Gills Pub, Keys piano bar and Promenade Lounge, all on deck 3, and the adults-only Signals bar on deck 9.
  • Disney-Magic-Oceaneer-Club-Pixie Hollow - Little girls can dress up as a fairy princess and boys can transform into a wizard, among other kids' activities, in the Pixie Hollow section of the staff-supervised Oceaneer Club on Disney Magic.
  • Disney-Magic-at-sea - Disney Magic sails in tranquil seas at sunset to its next port of call. Itineraries include the Western Caribbean, Southern Caribbean, Bahamas, Northern Europe, Norwegian fjords, Iceland, Barcelona and elsewhere.
  • Disney-Magic-in-port - Disney Magic in port in the Caribbean.
  • Disney-Magic-in-Caribbean - Disney Magic moored in a Caribbean port of call.
  • Disney-Magic-at-sea-3 - Disney Magic sails to the Bahamas, San Juan, Western Caribbean, Southern Caribbean, Northern Europe, Norwegian fjords, Iceland, Barcelona and elsewhere.
  • disney-magic-in-venice.jpg - Disney Magic docked in Venice, Italy.
  • Disney-Magic-Enchanted-Garden - Enchanted Garden, the main restaurant on deck 2 of Disney Magic, features a continental menu for breakfast lunch and dinner -- and a décor,  inspired by the gardens of Versailles, that transforms from day to night over the course of your meal.
  • Disney-Magic-splash-zone - Kids can keep cool and have some splashy fun in the water-themed splash zone on deck 9 of Disney Magic.
  • Disney-Magic-at-sea - Disney Magic sails in tranquil seas at sunset to its next port of call. Itineraries include the Western Caribbean, Southern Caribbean, Bahamas, Northern Europe, Norwegian fjords, Iceland, Barcelona and elsewhere.
  • Disney-Magic-in-port - Disney Magic in port in the Caribbean.
  • Disney-Magic-at-sea-2 - Disney Magic sails to the Western Caribbean, Southern Caribbean, Bahamas, Northern Europe, Norwegian fjords, Iceland, Barcelona and elsewhere.
  • Disney-Magic-in-Caribbean - Disney Magic moored in a Caribbean port of call.
  • disney-magic-anchored.jpg - Disney Magic anchored in port.
  • Disney-Magic-at-sea-3 - Disney Magic sails to the Bahamas, San Juan, Western Caribbean, Southern Caribbean, Northern Europe, Norwegian fjords, Iceland, Barcelona and elsewhere.
  • Disney-Magic-composite - Disney Magic as sunset turns to a night sky in this composite photo.

Disney Magic ship overview: Family fun at sea

Snapshot

Disney Cruise Line offers a vacation that everyone in the family thinks is created just for them. On a Disney cruise, parents get the quality time with their kids that they crave. And kids get to have fun with their parents, whether it's swimming or having dinner together...or exploring new destinations.

In late 2013, Disney Magic underwent a renovation and new upgrades to the oldest ship in the fleet were added. Enhancements were inspired by the newer ships Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, but Magic got her own unique twists. You will see changes in the in the grand atrium lobby where a staircase was removed, a new Marvel kids children’s area, the addition of AquaDunk (a three-story water slide) and revamped dining.

But don't worry, Disney Magic still embodies the classic beauty and grace cruise passengers enjoy, with all the modern luxuries, technology and comforts that make cruising on her a pleasure. It features a distinctive design, signature yellow trim across the stately bow and room to accommodate 2,400 passengers.

Who will like sailing on Disney Magic

Anyone who is a Disney fan will enjoy cruising on this ship. Although mostly geared towards families, the ship features plenty of places for adults to enjoy on their own.

Where Disney Magic sails

Disney Magic offers a diverse number of itineraries in and around North America, Europe and the Caribbean. The ship sails to the Caribbean on three- to seven-night excursions. Plus, it is popular for its 14-night transatlantic cruises and 12-night Mediterranean cruises.

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  • Top 20 Large Cruise Ships, Conde Nast Traveler (2014)

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Tour of the Disney Magic

Take a 90-second look at Disney Magic's features and amenities. (And no, those aren't slot machines the kids are playing at the 40-second mark.)

Entertainment & activities

The family-friendly Disney experience awaits guests on board the Disney Magic. Cruise passengers can expect some of the same characters and fun programs offered at the amusement parks that make the Disney brand famous. While there are several children's activities, there are also options for teens and adults to experience the magic on board as well. 

Youth Clubs

Disney Cruise Line understands kids, and there are youth counselors and crew standing by to make sure that young cruisers have fun while staying safe on the ship. The cruise line provides a vast array of clubs, lounges and interactive programs aboard the Disney Magic that you won't find anywhere else. They are specifically designed to make sure your child is enjoying every moment of your cruise vacation.

The kids clubs are open daily and there are age-appropriate activity centers for infants, toddlers, children, tweens and teens.

  • Flounder's Reef Nursery is a nursery for young children ages three months to three years.
  • Disney's Oceaneer Club, a children's activity center, is the perfect place for kids to dress up as their favorite princess or hero, play computer games and enjoy a wide variety of supervised themed activities throughout the day.
  • Disney's Oceaneer Lab has opportunities for both organized and free play for your kids between the ages of three and 11.
  • Edge, a tweens-exclusive space for kids ages 11 through 14, is available for those who want to play video games, watch television and participate in arts and crafts.
  • Vibe is an indoor lounge and a breezy outdoor deck where teens ages 14 through 17 can watch television, play video games, listen to music, surf the Internet, enjoy fun activities and make new friends.

 

At Vibe, a teens-exclusive activity center on deck 11, youths ages 14 to 17 can make new friends, watch TV, play videogames, listen to music and dance.
Courtesy of Disney Cruise LineAt Vibe, a teens-exclusive activity center on deck 11, youths ages 14 to 17 can make new friends, watch TV, play videogames, listen to music and dance.

Fun, games & shows

  • Studio Sea is a family entertainment center designed to look like a television studio. This hotspot is where you and your children can sing, dance, play games and enjoy live entertainment together.

Behold Broadway-caliber, song-and-dance spectaculars

  • All Aboard: Let the Magic Begin is an approximately 50-minute live show featuring variety acts, musical performances and a cavalcade of Disney characters. It plays on Embarkation Day aboard the Disney Magic in the Walt Disney Theatre on 7-night or longer cruises.
  • Buena Vista Theater is an elegant cinema featuring plush seats, a giant movie screen and advanced projection with Dolby sound. The theater screens first-run movies and digital 3-D films.
  • Character Greetings are available for children and adults to meet and greet Disney characters, occur throughout the entire fleet of Disney Cruise Line ships, both in designated places and during special surprises appearances.
  • Remember the Magic: A Final Farewell is a live show that revisits some of your cruise's most memorable moments, starring a host of variety acts, theater performers and Disney characters from your cruise.
  • Twice Charmed is an original twist on the Cinderella story.
  • Villains Tonight! is a comedic revue-style live show starring the best of the worst Disney villains.
  • Walt Disney Theatre offers lavish live performances as well as first-run and digital 3-D films.

Activities

Fancy a dip in the pool or the chance to enjoy a thrilling water coaster ride?

You will  find three sparkling pools — one for kids, one for families and one just for adults. And for the kid in all of us, try the new AquaDunk, which is a three-story water slide that sends riders downward when the floor disappears from underneath.

To sweat or not to sweat? There is the option of expending calories at the fitness center and recreational sports courts. But for those less inclined, maybe a treatment at the spa is more your style.

Dining

Dining aboard the Disney Magic is sure to satisfy the appetites of your entire family, thanks to fresh, expertly prepared dishes made available 24 hours a day. Featuring diverse menus, distinctly themed restaurants and Disney's innovative rotational dining system where you can enjoy a different restaurant every night of your cruise, Disney Cruise Line invites you to experience the finest dining at sea.

Rotational dining venues (your options at night)

  • Animator's Palate serves contemporary Pacific Rim cuisine with an American flair and is open for dinner. Celebrating Disney animation, Animator's Palate includes an innovative dinner show starring your favorite Disney characters.
  • Lumiere's is a main dining restaurant that serves contemporary American cuisine for breakfast and lunch in a casual setting, and French-inspired continental cuisine amid a more refined atmosphere for dinner. The restaurant is elegantly themed after the hit Disney movie, "Beauty and the Beast."
  • Parrot Cay is inspired by the relaxed feel of the tropics. It boasts classic American fare for breakfast and lunch, and Caribbean island grill house specialties for dinner.

Casual dining options

  • Topsider Buffet serves American and international classics. During breakfast and lunch, Topsider Buffet offers the finest in buffet dining; at dinnertime, Topsider Buffet is transformed into a casual yet elegant sit-down restaurant serving Main Dining specialties.
  • Goofy's Galley is an outdoor eatery serving breakfast, lunch and evening snacks.
  • Pinocchio's Pizzeria is the ticket for quick snacks by the pool.
  • Pluto's Dog House is a convenient snack bar that serves classic American fare like hamburgers and chicken for lunch and dinner.
  • Preludes serves beverages and snacks during live show performances and movies.
  • Room Service is available 24 hours a day, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

Something for the grown-ups

  • Palo is an adults-only restaurant that serves Northern Italian cuisine for dinner. Additionally, brunch is offered on select cruises.
Grab a cocktail, meet new people and listen to live music at Keys, an elegant adults-only piano bar and lounge with an art deco motif on deck 3 of Disney Magic.
Courtesy of Disney Cruise LineGrab a cocktail, meet new people and listen to live music at Keys, an elegant adults-only piano bar and lounge with an art deco motif on deck 3 of Disney Magic.

Lounges & nightlife

Spend the evening at one of the uniquely themed spaces where children and adults can listen to live music, dance and participate in games and activities.

  • Cove Cafe is an adults-only lounge where you can enjoy beverages and snacks while perusing a magazine, watching television or surfing the Internet.
  • Diversions is a sports pub and lounge where families can take part in fun-filled activities or watch a televised sporting event during the day, while adults can sing karaoke or enjoy a cocktail at night.
  • Promenade Lounge is an elegant Art Deco venue for families to enjoy a refreshing beverage or snack, surf the Internet or partake in fun activities that occur throughout the day.
  • Rockin' Bar D is a roadside-themed club celebrating all styles of music amidst a fun, rowdy atmosphere. During the day, guests of all ages can partake in a number of fun-filled games and activities, while at night, adults are invited to listen to live music, dance or sing karaoke.
  • Sessions is a romantic nighttime spot in an attractive Art Deco venue where adults can listen to live music, savor the flavor of a mixed drink and unwind.
  • Signals is an adults-only bar for guests 21 years of age or older.

Staterooms

There is ample space for you and your family. The whimsical nautical decor with small Disney touches are nice. Most cabins boast split bathrooms — a feature perfect for families.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Waterslide
  • Where: Over the side of the ship

  • What: AquaLab
  • Where: Deck 9

  • What: Senses Spa and Salon
  • Where: Deck 9
  • Staterooms roomy enough for a family
  • Organized age-specific activities
  • Youth staff
  • Family-friendly entertainment
  • Enjoy Disney-themed kids clubs, areas and immersive interactive programs and activities

Top dining options on board

Enchanted Garden

  • Style: Continental
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Carioca's

  • Style: American & South American
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Fast facts

2,400 Passengers [?]
945 Crew
11 Decks
1998 Maiden voyage
83,000 Tonnage [?]
964 Length in feet
106 Width in feet (max beam)
27 speed (mph) [?]

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