Disney Magic

Disney Magic current position

Disney Magic current location is at North West Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 26.07884 N / -77.53815 W) cruising en route to BSELE>BSGOC. The AIS position was reported 5 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Disney Magic

Disney Magic current cruise is 5 days, round-trip Disney Vacation Club Cruise. The itinerary starts on 14 Jun, 2024 and ends on 19 Jun, 2024.

Specifications of Disney Magic

Year of build1998  /  Age: 26
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
Building costUSD 400 million
Engines (power)Wartsila-Sulzer (58.3 MW / 78182 hp)
Speed22 kn / 41 km/h / 25 mph
Length (LOA)294 m / 965 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage83969 gt
Passengers1754 - 2456
Crew947
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks11
Cabins877
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2023
Christened byPatricia Disney
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company
OperatorDisney Cruise Line

Disney Magic Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 May 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $3963
2024 Jun 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale
2024 Jun 06 3 days, round-trip Disney Lookout Cay At Lighthouse Point Preview Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2622
2024 Jun 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2863
2024 Jun 14 5 days, round-trip Disney Vacation Club Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2024 Jun 19 3 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2690
2024 Jun 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $3423
2024 Jun 27 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $3328
2024 Jul 01 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $4630
2024 Jul 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2773
2024 Jul 11 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $3056
2024 Jul 15 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $4430
2024 Jul 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2793
2024 Jul 25 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $3080
2024 Jul 29 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $4590
2024 Aug 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $3253
2024 Aug 08 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2696
2024 Aug 12 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $3680
2024 Aug 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2733
2024 Aug 22 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2240
2024 Aug 26 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2264
2024 Aug 30 3 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2216
2024 Sep 02 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $1968
2024 Sep 06 3 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $1778
2024 Sep 09 4 days, round-trip Halloween On The High Seas Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $1992
2024 Sep 13 3 days, round-trip Halloween On The High Seas Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $1802
2024 Sep 16 4 days, round-trip Halloween On The High Seas Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2016
2024 Sep 20 3 days, round-trip Halloween On The High Seas Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $1886
2024 Sep 23 4 days, round-trip Halloween On The High Seas Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2000
2024 Sep 27 3 days, round-trip Halloween On The High Seas Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $1850
2024 Sep 30 4 days, round-trip Halloween On The High Seas Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2040
2024 Oct 04 3 days, round-trip Halloween On The High Seas Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2163
2024 Oct 07 5 days, round-trip Halloween On The High Seas Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $3640
2024 Oct 12 5 days, round-trip Halloween On The High Sea Western Caribbean Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2794
2024 Oct 17 4 days, round-trip Halloween On The High Seas Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2449
2024 Oct 21 5 days, round-trip Halloween On The High Seas Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $3170
2024 Oct 26 5 days, round-trip Turner Classic Movies Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2024 Oct 31 5 days, round-trip Halloween On The High Seas Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $3050
2024 Nov 05 3 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Juan Fort Lauderdale $1519
2024 Nov 08 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan San Juan $4567
2024 Nov 15 6 days, one-way from San Juan to Galveston San Juan $2658
2024 Nov 21 4 days, round-trip Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $2886
2024 Nov 25 6 days, round-trip Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $4093
2024 Dec 01 5 days, round-trip Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $2562
2024 Dec 06 5 days, round-trip Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $2532
2024 Dec 11 4 days, round-trip Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $2390
2024 Dec 15 4 days, round-trip Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $2206
2024 Dec 19 4 days, round-trip Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $2798
2024 Dec 23 6 days, round-trip Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $4885
2024 Dec 29 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $3294
2025 Jan 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $2358
2025 Jan 06 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $1534
2025 Jan 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $1830
2025 Jan 15 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $1830
2025 Jan 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $1940
2025 Jan 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $1850
2025 Jan 29 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $1846
2025 Feb 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $2180
2025 Feb 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $2290
2025 Feb 12 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $1830
2025 Feb 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $1942
2025 Feb 20 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $1862
2025 Feb 24 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $2689
2025 Mar 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $1886
2025 Mar 06 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $2222
2025 Mar 10 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $4261
2025 Mar 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $2438
2025 Mar 20 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston Galveston $2214
2025 Mar 24 7 days, one-way from Galveston to San Juan Galveston $3911
2025 Mar 31 4 days, one-way from San Juan to Fort Lauderdale San Juan $2009
2025 Apr 04 3 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $1852
2025 Apr 07 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2114
2025 Apr 11 3 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $1852
2025 Apr 14 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2898
2025 Apr 18 3 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2368
2025 Apr 21 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2634
2025 Apr 25 3 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $1912
2025 Apr 28 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2248
2025 May 02 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2138
2025 May 07 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $2046
2025 May 11 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $3146
2025 May 16 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $3166
2025 May 21 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $2891
2025 May 25 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $3486
2025 May 30 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $3356
2025 Jun 04 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $2934
2025 Jun 08 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $3706
2025 Jun 13 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $3706
2025 Jun 18 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $2934
2025 Jun 22 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $3746
2025 Jun 27 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $3746
2025 Jul 02 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $3022
2025 Jul 06 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $3796
2025 Jul 11 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $3796
2025 Jul 16 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $3014
2025 Jul 20 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $3876
2025 Jul 25 10 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $7359
2025 Aug 04 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $2691
2025 Aug 08 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $3186
2025 Aug 13 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $2543
2025 Aug 17 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $2676
2025 Aug 22 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $2566
2025 Aug 27 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $1958
2025 Aug 31 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $2395
2025 Sep 05 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $2356
2025 Sep 10 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $1854
2025 Sep 14 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $2286
2025 Sep 19 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $2346
2025 Sep 24 4 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $1870
2025 Sep 28 5 days, round-trip Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral Port Canaveral $2366

Disney Magic Review

Review of Disney Magic

The 1998-built MS Disney Magic cruise ship is Walt Disney's first (oldest) liner with sistership Disney Wonder (1999).

The vessel (IMO number 9126807) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 308516000) and registered in Nassau.

History - construction and ownership

DCL-Disney Cruise Line is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (shipowner). The company was incorporated in 1996 as "Magical Cruise Company Ltd". Walt Disney also owns the Bahamian private island Castaway Cay (exclusive port of call - for Disney ships only) and an exclusive Cruise Terminal at Port Canaveral (Orlando Florida). Disney cruises are marketed as "family vacations" and feature unique and exclusive activities, such as costumed Disney Characters, adults-only deck areas, dedicated facilities for teens, kids and infants-toddlers, signature (trademarked) shipboard facilities and activities, themed live entertainment.

MS Disney Magic cruise ship

The 1750-passenger ship Disney Magic provides some of the best sea travel vacation experiences. And just like all Disney businesses, the ship's primary market are families with small children (mostly kids younger than 8) - the major revenue provider for the Walt Disney company. However, on Disney Magic, you'll also find many passengers traveling without kids.

The ever first Disney ship, Magic was launched in 1998 to serve the special preferences of a new generation Disney package vacation fun fans. The Disney Magic ship design resembles the 1920's luxurious ocean liners, but what really makes this vessel worthy of its Disney name are all the Disney characters, special facilities, and unique fun activities on-board, along with the greatest kids programs at sea, the most Magic-al deck parties, and excellent service.

The CLIENTELE consists almost entirely of USA and Canada Disney cruise fun fans. The new Disney approach to children by age-related activities and specially dedicated onboard venues makes all ships mostly appealing for multi-generational travelers.

Disney Magic DRESS CODE - day casual and evening resort casual, meaning for men - jackets (no ties) and pants, and for women - summer dresses (no swimwear-shorts-jeans in the main restaurants at dinner). All Disney Magic 7-day sailings include one formal and one semi-formal night.

Disney Magic TIPS (totaling US $12 PP per day, automatically charged to guests' shipboard accounts), given to $8 waiters (dining room server $4, assistant server $3, head server $1) and $4 to cabin attendants. Additionally, a 15% gratuity is included on all bar drinks and onboard service areas.

Decks and Cabins

Most Disney Magic staterooms (877 total, in 22 grades) are 225-260-ft2 Balconies. The ship has 22 Suites, 362 Balcony, 235 Oceanview and 256 Inside cabins. The largest accommodations are Royal Suites (845 ft2 / 79 m2 plus 185 ft2 / 17 m2 terrace).

The ever-first Disney ship Magic boasts elegant Art Deco decorations of public spaces and a most affordable luxury in all its staterooms, of which even the standard cabins are designed as mini-suites (separate bedroom and living areas).

All Disney Magic cabins are designed with families in mind - some of the most spacious and most elegant at sea, and of course - with "Mickeys" everywhere. Cabins are quiet and offer comfortable privacy, appealing to both families and people traveling without youngsters. Even the standard Disney Magic cabins boast a separate bedroom and a living area (common to mini-suite accommodations of other brands), 2 beds convertible to a queen, the living room including a convertible sofa (an option for 3rd single bed); many cabins also have bunk beds (for a 4th person).

Disney Magic family cruise cabins for families of 5 have a Murphy bed. Plenty of drawers, a closet with sliding doors, a desk-dressing table, a smart HDTV, electronic safe bos, 2 portable "Wave Phones" (with texting capabilities and coverage throughout the ship and on Castaway island).

A unique feature of all Disney cruise cabins are the split-bathrooms ("bath and a half" configurations) - one with a toilet and a sink, the other with tub-shower-sink (the cheapest insides with a single bath 1 sink). Decent bathroom amenities (soap-shampoo-conditioner-lotion), a hairdryer.

All Disney Magic suites are located on Deck 8 and feature concierge service, deluxe design elements, huge Jacuzzis, better quality mattresses and large verandas (among the additional amenities are robes, slippers, and a vanity pack).

The boat has 11 decks, of which 6 are with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Disney Magic dining options include 3 main restaurants with the most fun rotational dining scheme (whatever the restaurant, your table number is the same, as well as companions and servers), a traditional 2-seating (at 5:45 and 8:15 pm, the earlier cater to the youngest kids). The traditional "Lumiere's" restaurant is decorated Art Deco (French menu), the "Animator's Palate" boast special light effects and video LED screens, and the "Carioca's" is a Caribbean-themed dining room with the most fun waiters and decorated in beautiful bright colors (this restaurant is also available for breakfast-lunch buffets).

MS Disney Magic cruise ship

The Disney Magic ship food experience features ample portions (everything is on-board made), with several choices of salads and fresh vegetables, a great variety of seafood, meats, pasta, and naturally, a separate kids menu is available.

Casual dining onboard is called "Cabanas" (a buffet restaurant, located high up and aft (overlooking the stern, a great outdoor dining option). Deck 9 offers 3 fast-food stations - the "Pete's Boiler Bites", the "Pinocchio's Pizzeria" and the "Daisy's De-Lites".

Specialty dining options are offered at "Palo" (an adults-only fine restaurant (costs extra, located on Deck 10; reservations are required, it's a relatively small venue, so early booking is advisable). Italian (Med) cuisine, including superb fish and seafood dishes, the brunch here offers Champagne and cold buffet with seafood and meats, great salads and desserts, and hot made-to-order selections (eggs-meat-fish).

The room service menu is simple (cold sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, burgers, lasagna, pizza, cookies), the service is fast, and suite guests enjoy hot breakfast and dining room meals options. Free drinks (Coca-Cola products) are also available at meals and at the 24-hour drink pavilion (Deck 9 aft).

Follows the complete list of Disney Magic restaurants and food bars.

  • Lumiere's Restaurant (471-seat forward Dining Room; with two open Dinner servings - 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m. and 8 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; on 7+ day cruises features Gala Dessert Buffet)
  • Carioca's / Parrot Cay Restaurant (471-seat aft Dining Room with South American and Brazilian specialties for dinner)
  • Animator's Palate Restaurant (471- seat aft Dining Room, animator's studio design, features favorite Disney-character dinner shows; serves complimentary drinks; Rotational Dining with two fixed Dinner seatings - at 5:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.)
  • Cabanas (self-service complimentary restaurant with American cuisine, pasta, sushi)
  • Pinocchio's Pizzeria (outdoor complimentary restaurant, poolside)
  • Pete's Boiler Bites (fast food outdoor eatery; Lunch and Dinner)
  • Daisy's De-Lites (outdoor fast-food eatery, poolside)
  • Palo (116-seat Italian specialty restaurant; adults-only, reservation-only; aft location; bookings via the internet or on board).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Disney Magic ship public rooms are nothing short to amazing. The "Walt Disney" Theater has a capacity of 977 seats and offers live performances and huge Disney productions (like Broadway-style musicals and classy review shows) on a 2-deck-high rotational stage. The "Buena Vista" Theater is smaller (showing Disney movies). Most of the ship's public spaces are on Decks 3-4-5. The most famous are: the Promenade Lounge (family-friendly, great music), Studio Sea (game shows, exhibitions, karaoke), the Atrium (a great place to meet Disney characters for an autograph, the place for the Captain's cocktail party and for Disney pin trading), 3 shops (on Deck 4 are "Mickey's Mates" (Disney memorabilia and postcards) and "Treasure Ketch" (logos, jewelry, watches), and the duty-free "Up Beat" is on Deck 3 (perfumes, liquor). The pool deck's adult section has a coffee house - the Cove Cafe (specialty coffees, bar drinks).

MS Disney Magic cruise ship

Like all Disney ships, the Magic has no casino (there's bingo with good jackpots). One of the features that make the Magic ship a special place to be is the deck parties, the highlight being "The Pirates in the Caribbean" Party - a great, most attended by all age groups themed Disney ship cruise fun.

Naturally, most of the shipboard entertainment is Disney themed (like the goldies "Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story", "Villains Tonight!" and the "Disney Dreams") with all the feature Disney characters). And there are Disney movies, including first-runs (shown in the ship's two theaters "Buena Vista" and "Walt Disney") and Disney 3D movies.

In lounges and clubs, there are numerous family activities during the day - dance parties, bingo, pirate quests, shuffleboard and video games tournaments, all kinds of contests, pool games, family karaoke, dance lessons, talent shows. Between dinner times, there is a short family-friendly cabaret show, with its adult version after hours.

Most of the adult-themed activities are at night for guests ages 18-25, like "Match Your Mate", "Singles' Mingle" and "College Club Social". The Magic ship's adult-only daytime programs are 3: the "Navigating the Seas" series (lectures and video info about the ship), the "Disney Behind the Scenes" series (about the "know-how" of Disney specials - from food to entertainment) and the "Art of Entertaining" series, all of which are at no additional charge (for wine tastings there's a $12 charge, $15 for martini and margarita tastings).

Disney cruise water park for kids Aqua Lab

MS Disney Magic kids cruise programs are the main reason for the Disney Magic line's high loyalty guests ratio. Designed with families in mind, there are several huge areas onboard, designated for kids with activities for every age level. All kids ages 3-10 have access to 2 interconnected club areas - the Oceaneer's "Club" (7-10 yo) and "Lab" (8-12 yo).

Kids clubs occupy an enormous space resembling a pirate ship, with PCs and TV monitors cloaked in treasure chests, and fun activities like cooking classes, games and contests, food-fests and pool parties. "Edge" is the tweens' club (11-13 yo) with PC and PS games, arts and crafts, and a bridge simulator for navigating a ship. The teen-only area (14-17 yo) is called "Vibe" (located in a funnel midship) - a special lounge with huge couches, flat TVs and video games, other hit activities are the dance parties and the karaoke. All kids programs (age 3+) are complimentary.

"It's A Small World" ship nursery (babies 3 months to 3 years of age) is at an additional cost of $6 per hour ($5 for the 2nd child). An online service allows guests to order from over 1,000 "Babies Travel Lite" products in advance of their sailing (delivered to their cabin). All services are also available on Castaway Cay. All Disney children counselors are college educated, well experienced and attentive.

 

Follows the complete list of Disney Magic lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Walt Disney Magic Theatre (977-seat, 3-decks high; offers live shows, aerial acrobatics performances, grand-style productions, 3D movies; with two evening shows - at 6:15 pm and 8:30 pm)
  • Magic's Atrium (3-deck high central ship area, featuring custom-made carpet, new furnishings, art deco chandelier, grand piano, and large portholes, with "Helmsman Mickey" bronze statue)
  • After Hours/Beat Street (3 clubs' entertainment district, adults only after 9 p.m.; Fathom, Keys and O'Gill's Pub)
  • Fathom Lounge Disco & Nightclub
  • Keys (adults-only piano bar, features handcrafted cocktails)
  • O'Gill's Pub (sports bar, with large TVs and live music)
  • Mickey's Mates; Mickey's Mainsail (Disney brand logo shops for postcards, souvenirs, DVDs, toys, clothes, games)
  • Sea Treasures (duty-free crystal, brand jewelry, watches, precious stones, Disney merchandise, underwear, sport, and swimming apparel); Quacks (Disney logo swimwear, T-shirts, towels)
  • Up Beat (duty-free brand jewelry, perfumes, liquor, and tobaccos); Treasure Ketch (duty-free shop); Whitecaps (Disney logo goods)
  • Promenade Lounge (104-seat family venue with full bar service, specialty coffees, and drinks; with the Internet Cafe)
  • Studio Sea (game shows, exhibitions, karaoke)
  • Buena Vista Theatre (268-seat 4D cinema, features 3D movies, Dolby Surround 7.1, and Dolby 3D movie technology)
  • Preludes Bar (quick wait-service snacks and beverages bar)
  • Shutters PhotoShop (photo packages, accessories, photographic services); Vista Gallery
  • D Lounge Bar & Nightclub
  • Vibe Disco & Club Lounge (teens only)
  • It's A Small World Nursery (for 3 months to 3 yo infants and toddlers; reservations required)
  • Magic's Oceaneer Club (kids 3-12 yo; with four play areas with themes from Disney films); Magic's Oceaneer Lab (play area for kids 3-12 yo)
  • Senses Spa & Fitness Complex (with Treatment Salon, Roman Bath, Sauna, Relaxation Room; Fitness Centre /health and wellbeing seminars; Beauty Salon)
  • Senses Spa Villas (private suites with own hot tub, private verandah, Roman bed with canopy, open-air shower)
  • Quiet Cove Pool (adults only pool, served by Cove Bar; with 2 Whirlpools)
  • Cove Cafe (adult-only, with large LED TV screen; Wi-Fi spot)
  • Signals Bar (adults-only bar for snacks and beverages, poolside)
  • Eye Scream Treats Bar (complimentary ice cream, poolside)
  • Frozone Treats (iced fruit smoothies bar, poolside)
  • Eye Scream Treats (Monsters Inc themed ice cream parlor)
  • Goofy's Family Pool; Mickey's Pool; Nephews' Splash Zone; AquaDunk Water Slide; AquaLab (kids interactive water play area)
  • Quarter Masters (video games arcade)
  • Edge Lounge (11-14 yo teens-only club area, with a giant video wall, interactive games, Internet)
  • 24x14ft Outdoor LED movie screen
  • Wide World of Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, soccer)
  • Radio Studio (live radio programs for Disney Magic itinerary-related news and onboard events)
  • Outlook Bar (retreat area with a piano and full bar; hosts weddings receptions).

Following drydock 2023 refurbishment, Disney Magic now has a new venue - Soul Cat Lounge, themed after Disney's computer-animated film "Soul" (2020).

The Soul Cat Lounge (near Rapunzel's Royal Table restaurant/aft on deck 3) is designed to resemble Half Note Lounge from the movie (Joe Gardner's favorite music spot). The venue is music-themed, with a classic NYC jazz club ambiance and an interior featuring brick walls, wooden accents, comfortable leather seating (surrounding a stage for live music performances in the evenings), Pixar-themed artworks (record labels, concert posters, portraits of Dorothea Williams and her bandmates), music-themed design elements (record players, instruments, Joe Gardner's hat). Table-side are served local brews, signature cocktails (made with New York spirits), a selection of mocktails, brand coffees, sodas, zeppoles (Italian fried doughnuts).

The new production show "An Encanto Celebration" allows guests to engage in music, crafts, and storytelling alongside La Familia Madrigal (family from the Encanto movie). The experience includes meeting and taking photos with Mirabel and Bruno, a sing-along of Encanto songs, creating movie-inspired butterflies and flower crafts. During the show, guests can also enjoy a selection of Colombian beers, cocktails, sodas, film-inspired mocktails.

Itineraries

Disney Magic itinerary program is based on Caribbean and Bahamas roundtrips departing from PortMiami Florida USA, all visiting the DCL's private Bahamian island Castaway Cay.

In September 2020, the liner had planned a European (UK and Ireland) season with 7-day roundtrips from homeport Dover visiting Plymouth, Cork, Liverpool, Greenock, Dublin.

Following the Coronavirus crisis, for summer 2021 (June-September), the ship was scheduled to operate cruises-to-nowhere (mostly 2-3-night plus limited 4-night roundtrips) from homeports London-Tilbury, Liverpool, Newcastle, and Southampton. These unique for DCL itineraries (called "Sea Staycations") were open for booking by UK residents-only and without any call ports.

In fall 2022 the ship operated 7-day NYC to Bermuda (Kings Wharf) itineraries. Since November 2022, Disney Magic is homeported in Galveston Texas for short-breaks (4-night and 5-night) to Mexico's Cozumel and Progreso.

On February 18, 2023, started Disney Magic's homeporting in NOLA/New Orleans Louisiana. The program (run though April 10th) was based on 4-5-6-day roundtrip Western Caribbean itineraries visiting Cozumel (4-day), Cozumel plus Costa Maya (5-day) and Cozumel plus Grand Cayman/George Town Harbour (6-day).

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The Walt Disney ship Magic is company's first-ever liner, followed by sistership Disney Wonder. Each vessel is 40% smaller in size compared to the 2 newer Disney ships Dream and Fantasy. The inaugural cruise/Maiden Voyage started on July 30, 1998. Ship's Godmother was Patricia Disney (1935-2012) - wife of Roy Edward Disney (1930-2009) who was a senior executive (Vice Chairman and Chairman) for The Walt Disney Company in the period 1954-2009.

The vessel (Fincantieri Marghera yard/hull number 5989) is powered by Wartsila-Sulzer marine diesel engines (model 16ZAV40S) with total power output 58,25 MW. The propulsion system is diesel-electric.

Fun fact is that MS Disney Magic held the record for paying the highest-ever regular Panama Canal passing toll (exactly USD 331,200). However, the record was beaten later by the Princess Cruises ship Coral Princess (USD 400,000).

Outside, the vessel looks like an ocean liner from the early-20th century. Interior decorations are influenced by both Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. On Magic debuted many of Disney's Marvel superheroes - a really thrilling experience for the youngest passengers.

Disney Magic refurbishments review

Disney Magic was last drydock-refurbished in 2023 (April 15 thru May 4) at Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport.

The 3-week refurbishment included general maintenance works and machinery overhauls, as well as renovation of passenger cabins and public spaces. During the drydock, the Concierge Lounge was redesigned and all concierge staterooms (plus the Royal Suites) were completely refurbished with new fixtures, furniture, artworks.

A new music-themed venue (decorated in themes from Disney's computer-animated film "Soul"/2020) was created - Soul Cat Lounge (aft on deck 3). Also were introduced new movie-themed entertainment programs for families as well as the "An Encanto Celebration" production show (themed on Disney's animation film "Encanto"/2021).

During drydock 2023 was also installed shore power connectivity allowing the ship to plug in and use the port city's power grid electricity for all onboard services while berthed.

Drydock 2019

During the refurbishment in 2019 were added Rapunzel's Royal Table (themed restaurant/aft on deck 3), the teen club was transformed, Cove Cafe (adults-only venue) was redesigned and Club Disney Junior (lounge part of Disney's Oceaneer Club) was added.

Also was redesigned the Rainforest Room in the adults-only Senses Spa (steam and hydrotherapy).

Drydock 2015

The refurbishment in 2015 (September 5-18, in Cadiz) was for extensive renovations (restaurants, bars, spa, atrium, staterooms, kids area), Dream-class concepts (waterslide starting near the funnel's top and swinging out over the side of the ship), lighting/audio upgrades.

The project also included general maintenance works and propulsion system upgrade.

Drydock 2013

The list of deck plan changes after the ship's 6-week long drydock 2013 refurbishment in Cadiz Spain (September 7 through October 10, at Navantia's Puerto Real Shipyard) included:

  • AquaDunk (new waterslide), AquaLab (interactive water play area with the Twist n’ Spout waterslide)
  • Animator’s Palette restaurant (ex-Studio C) with new flat TVs, lights, walls, speakers
  • new Carioca’s (Brazilian-themed restaurant replacing Parrot Cay)
  • new Cabanas (replacing Topsider Buffet, hugely enlarged)
  • Palo (renovations- new fixtures, glass artwork, stone floor)
  • Mickey’s Mainsail (new shop)
  • (Deck 3) After Hours district now with the Fathoms (disco club), Keys (piano bar, replacing Cadillac Bar) and O’Gills (Irish pub)
  • expanded Senses Spa (by 725 ft2), now with Barbershop, Chill Spa and Smile Spa
  • shop upgrades (Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Anna & Elsa’s Boutique)
  • "It's a Small World Nursery", "Nephews"
  • renovated and redesigned passenger rooms (elevated beds for more storage space)
  • Lobby Atrium changes (2nd staircase removed, the Chihuly chandelier replaced with an Art Deco one)

Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab changes - now with Marvel's Avengers Academy (the first on a Disney ship), Andy's Room (now has the Slinky Dog slide, Mr. Potato Head and Hamm the piggy bank), also changed are the interiors of the rooms Pixie Hollow, and the Mickey Mouse Club.

The Edge (teen club) was relocated (from deck 2 to deck 9), its area was expanded and the amenities there were enhanced (new gaming stations, dance floor).

Also were conducted general maintenance of all mechanical systems, hull and interior painting, piping, propulsion system upgrade (for reducing fuel consumption). 400+ contract workers were employed for all the refurb jobs.

Service history/itineraries review (1998-2016)

Follows the ship's concise service history (former itineraries):

  • [1998-2005] 7-day Caribbean from Port Canaveral (Orlando) Florida
  • [2005-2012] relocated to San Diego CA
  • [2012-2013] relocated to NYC New York and sailing from there to the Bahamas, Canada/New England
  • [2013 June] relocated to Europe (Barcelona) for the summer season, also receiving a 6-week extensive refurbishment. After the 2013 Transatlantic crossing started departures out of Miami FL, later was repositioned back to Orlando.

In 2016, Disney deployed the Magic ship in Europe. For the first time ever, Disney offered UK cruise departures (from Dover England) to ports in Baltic Sea (incl Norwegian Fjords), Iceland, UK (British Isles). Throughout 2016 summer, the ship operated in the Western Mediterranean (leaving from Barcelona). After that followed a 12-day Transatlantic repositioning to NYC for round-trip cruises to Canada (5-6-day to New England - Saint John NB and Halifax NS) and 8-9-day to Florida-Bahamas (visiting Port Canaveral, Nassau, and the private island Castaway Cay).