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Mickey, Minnie and Donald, oh my! What you need to know about Disney cruising. Cruise Critic's official guide to DCL:

 

http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/cruiseline.cfm?CruiseLineID=16&src=tocc

 

Mick - nice write up. There's one part I may have misunderstood. When writing about the adult clubs, it says "Somewhat less compelling is an adults-only area of night clubs called "Beat Street" on Magic,"Route 66" on Wonder, "The District" on Dream and "Europa" on Fantasy; among the options are a dance club and sports pub" Why less compelling? We love the adult clubs and spend a lot of time there in the evening and from all I've heard about Europa, I can't wait until our cruise in September to experience it first hand.

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Can Disney Crouse line be listed on Meet & Mingle

 

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Can Disney Crouse line be listed on Meet & Mingle

 

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There are roll calls for Disney. They are right there under roll calls.

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This really needs to be updated! The club and lab are no longer split, and there is way more to the night life areas then just dancing and a sports pub!

 

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This really needs to be updated! The club and lab are no longer split, and there is way more to the night life areas then just dancing and a sports pub!

 

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Thanks. I'll try to find out who in the home office takes care of these.

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Anyone know if you might be able to use disney gift cards onboard the ship?

 

 

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Anyone know if you might be able to use disney gift cards onboard the ship?

 

 

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I know this is old, but in case anyone reads this and wonders, the answer is yes. You add them to your onboard account at guest services.

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I loved the wire up but a couple of places you listed for activities weren't on the deck plans, unless the article is so old that those areas don't exist anymore:confused:

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We just returned from sailing on the Disney Magic, a “Merrytime” cruise over Christmas that left from Miami.  We were four adults of a party of 13 that included children.  I was anticipating a jam-packed children-oriented cruise, and this was fulfilled.  The children had a wonderful time with a myriad of opportunities for Disney-related activities.  Adult trivia games were especially fun with Matt.  For the most part, service on the ship was outstanding.  We were puzzled though by the short and varied hours of tech support.

From a cruise critic’s point-of-view, there were several areas which were lacking.  Our balcony rooms had excellent storage space and the shower and toilet areas were separate.  Our bed and sofa, however, had seen better days and were uncomfortable.  The curtains were missing their ties, so we used the sheer curtains to hold back the main curtains.  Finally, our balcony railing and flooring had peeling paint.  We concluded that sustained maintenance is an issue.  The ship was very responsive though to our leaking shower faucet.

We had heard that the food was excellent on the Disney ships, but on the Magic, the food quality ranged from very good to poor.  The fruit was inedible at times, and none of the desserts were for the lactose-intolerant.  As someone who falls into this category, my choices were unripe fruit and most of the times mango ice.  Our server, who rotated through the various restaurants with us, eventually tried to provide another alternative, but the tastes and quality placed them in the poor range.

And how difficult is it to provide a good cup of coffee?  The adults found the coffee to be undrinkable whether ordered coffee via room service or in the buffet.  We resorted to paying for coffee in the Cove each day, something that goes against my grain.  I recommend bringing your own coffee and a French pot.

Finding a chair by the pool was extremely difficult, and most of our nine adults gave up.  At Castaway Cay, some of us were first off the ship and were able to garner chairs for most of us.  The water slides were a favorite.  We never had a problem finding a table for lunch outside.

Finally, some of the adults felt that that the Disney magic seemed to be missing for older teen and adults.  I think there is such an emphasis on 2-12-year olds that Disney has forgotten that adults enjoy the magic at a different level.  We won’t return to the Disney ships, but recommend them to others with young children.

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Great write up thanks.  I took my son on Disney Dream for his 3rd birthday a few years back, aside from not knowing there was no casino (my fault) it was one of the best family experiences of a life time.  Well Worth the cost!

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