Cruising on the Disney Magic to Castaway Cay

When my wife told me she booked us on a Disney cruise to the Bahamas I was a little apprehensive at first. A Disney cruise filled with screaming kids is what I pictured in my mind, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Cruising on the Disney Magic was truly a magical experience and I’m so ready to book our next Disney cruise.

As soon as we stepped onboard the Disney Magic, the staff made us feel welcomed. From their personalized greetings introducing each family onboard to the room and restaurant staff, we felt part of the Disney family. The service was so impressive just like everything else onboard from the restaurants, to the daily shows and character meet and greets. Disney and Disney Cruise Lines exceeded all expectations.

We booked a three day cruise out of the Port of Miami. We spent one day at sea prior to arriving at Disney’s private island called Castaway Cay. At Castaway Cay there are many onshore excursions cruisers could purchase such as snorkeling or feeding stingrays. We opted to forgo those to enjoy time on their beach before renting bikes to explore the rest of the island. While on the island, Disney had their cast of characters onshore taking photos with all the people cruising.

As I mentioned prior, I thought this was a kid’s cruise, but there was so much for the adults to do. There was an onboard kids club where the parents could drop off the kids so the parents could have some adult time. I know it sounds bad to drop off the kids on the cruise ship, but ours were begging to go. They had a litany of activities to partake in from video games, to arts and crafts to outright just running around and playing. We found ourselves in the Fathom nightclub nightly with a nice cocktail enjoying the antics of the host, Dave. My wife and I actually won the married couples game. We walked away with a nice beach bag, champagne, a day at the onboard spa and other goodies.

Our biggest award was winning the Magical Family award by the head chef on the last night we were there. The other family we sailed with also won and we were given a certificate by the head of the wait staff and the chef proclaiming us as the Magical Family award recipients. It was a totally unexpected surprise, but one we were most happy to have received.

If you’re interested in taking a cruise and you have a family, I would strongly recommend taking a Disney cruise. Cruising on the Disney Magic was one of the best vacations we’ve taken as a family. There isn’t enough adjectives or superlatives to describe how much of an amazing time we had onboard the Disney Magic. We can’t wait to go again, but this time for a 7 day cruise.

Miami beach views from the Disney Magic
Miami beach views from the Disney Magic
Pool views from the Disney Magic
Pool views from the Disney Magic
Water slide on the Disney Magic
Water slide on the Disney Magic
Mouse ears on the Disney Magic
Mouse ears on the Disney Magic
Another pool aboard the Disney Magic
Another pool aboard the Disney Magic
Miami skyline during sunset from the Disney Magic as it leaves the Port of Miami
Miami skyline during sunset from the Disney Magic as it leaves the Port of Miami
Port of Miami during sunset from the Disney Magic
Port of Miami during sunset from the Disney Magic
The colors of sunrise over the ocean near the Bahamas
The colors of sunrise over the ocean near the Bahamas
Hallway full of Disney Magic staterooms
Hallway full of Disney Magic staterooms
Ocean views from inside the Disney Magic
Ocean views from inside the Disney Magic
The Disney Magic is adorned with memorabilia and other Disney art work
The Disney Magic is adorned with memorabilia and other Disney art work
Hallway on the Disney Magic that leads to the ship's restaurants
Hallway on the Disney Magic that leads to the ship’s restaurants
Main lobby aboard the Disney Magic
Main lobby aboard the Disney Magic
Disney merchandise store on Deck 4 of the Disney Magic
Disney merchandise store on Deck 4 of the Disney Magic
Main lobby view from Deck 4
Main lobby view from Deck 4
Entrance to the Animator's Palate
Entrance to the Animator’s Palate
Beautiful blue skies and seas
Beautiful blue skies and seas
Cruising on the Disney Magic
The Disney Magic is docked at Castaway Cay
View of Disney's Castaway Cay island in the Bahamas
View of Disney’s Castaway Cay island in the Bahamas
Disney Castaway Cay
Disney Castaway Cay
Disney Magic docked
Disney Magic docked
Cruisers aboard the Disney Magic frolic on the beaches and water at Castaway Cay
Cruisers aboard the Disney Magic frolic on the beaches and water at Castaway Cay
Beach chairs and umbrellas line the beaches of Castaway Cay
Beach chairs and umbrellas line the beaches of Castaway Cay
Storm clouds approach Castaway Cay
Storm clouds approach Castaway Cay
The Disney Magic
The Disney Magic

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