Of all Disney Magic cruise ship cabins, 71% are outside (including 22 Suites, 332 Balcony rooms, 237 Oceanview), and 256 are Inside (of which 96 are Deluxe). The number of all cabin categories is 24, including the "Guaranteed" categories VGT-Balcony, OGT-Oceanview, and IGT-Inside.
Follows the review of MS Disney Magic staterooms as furniture, amenities and included (complimentary) services:
- All Disney Magic rooms have queen bed (ample under-bed storage space, Posturepedic Sealy mattresses, deluxe bedding sets /Egyptian cotton linens), wardrobe, split bathroom (vanity, sink, WC, bathtub, shower, hairdryer), H20+ spa products (shampoo, conditioner, moisturizing body butter), living area (sofa, desk, curtain divider), 22-inch flat TV, safe, direct-dial phone (voice mail), mirror, individual air-conditioning.
- Guests in all Disney Magic suites enjoy the following perks (bonus amenities and services): Disney themed artworks, upgraded bath products, robes/slippers), luxury bedding sets, pillow menu, daily food (canapes, fruits), iPod station, console gaming table, BlueRay/DVD /CD player (media library), board games, priority services (check-in, Disney Magic cruise itinerary ports of call tendering), free Internet, pre-dinner cocktails.
- Suite passengers also enjoy concierge services: (Disney cruise shore excursions booking, specialty dining-nursery-spa reservations, special requests assistance, private parties/celebrations planning, in-room dining (all main dining room restaurants menus).
- All balcony rooms feature a private veranda with sliding doors and kid-proof locks, deck furniture (2 chairs, 1 small table).
- Royal Suites have master bedroom (plus hidden in the wall double pull-down and single pull-down bed), master bathroom (dual sinks, closet, whirlpool bathtub), large living room, dining area (pantry, wet bar), guest bathroom (shower, sink, WC), floor-ceiling windows, wrap-around private balcony (deck furniture, whirlpool bathtub).
- Family Verandah/family balcony cabins have 1 queen or 2 twin beds (convertible) and split bathroom.
- Ocean-view cabins are with Porthole Window views.
MS Disney Magic cabins tips
- On Deck 5 are located 6 staterooms (plus 2 on Deck 6) that are oceanview but can be booked as "Category 10 inside". Their views are from obstructed porthole windows. The obstructed view is by the canisters holding liferafts. Deck 5's "Secret Porthole cabins" are located near the "Flounder’s Reef Nursery" and "Buena Vista Theater". These staterooms also benefit less foot traffic and noises. For comparison, most Category 10 cabins are without windows and located on lower decks (many under nightclubs). Of Deck 5's "Secret Porthole cabins", 2 are connecting room pairs - great for families of 5, and affordable alternative to Category 4. "Secret Porthole cabins" numbers are 6006 (less obstructed), 6506 (less obstructed), 5020, 5520, 5022, 5024 (connecting, most obstructed), 5522, 5524 (connecting, most obstructed).
- "Secret Balcony cabins" (aft on decks 6 and 7) are in Category 7A but unlike Category 7A's enclosed "navigator’s veranda" they have regular (step-out) balcony. These staterooms have a slightly obstructed view due to deck location (at ship's very end). These secret cabins numbers are 6134, 6634, 7120, 7620.
- "Connecting Balcony cabins" are most adjacent balcony staterooms (excepting those with steel dividers). These balconies can be connected by folding back their dividing panels. To connect these balconies, contact your cabin attendant; to unlock the divider. Once opened, these pairs of rooms share a long (double) balcony. If you have group-booked cabins, you can unlock all dividers and make a very long one.
- Disney Magic ship's smallest "cabins for families of 5" are Category 4 "Deluxe Family Oceanview" (with balcony). However, the cheapest option is to book 2 connecting cabins - Category 9 ("Deluxe Oceanview") or Category 10 ("Deluxe Inside"). The combined (connecting cabin) price is ~2/3 to 3/4 lower (then 1x Family Oceanview). The combined size is ~40% larger, and there are 2x full bathrooms (no balcony though). If the balcony is a must, book 1x Category 6 "Deluxe Oceanview" or 1x Category 7 ("Navigator’s Verandah") combined with 1x cabin in categories 9, 10 or 11. All these options are cheaper, larger, more privacy, 2 full bathrooms. Still, these rooms are not connecting. The "connecting" option is booking 2 Category 5 staterooms.
- For families of 6+, the choices are "2-Bedroom Suite" or "Royal Suite" (max capacity 7 persons). However, much cheaper is to book 2 staterooms than 1 suite.
- "Cabin upgrade" is an option when you book low-priced "guarantee" category and hope for a category upgrade. Booking “guarantee” stateroom means you get at least this category, but you're not assigned to a specific cabin, Disney just guarantees you a room (at this category rate) and waits to see how the bookings go. As most people book the cheapest cabins, they often sell out. In such cases, Disney may offer cabin upgrades to passengers with first booked lower fare, thus making cheaper cabins available for new customers. You can also request cabin upgrade upon check-in (at the cruise terminal). Depending on bookings, Disney sometimes upgrades cabins for a fee, but it's usually less expensive than if that category was originally booked.
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