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taylor3297 07-16-2012 03:43 PM

October 20, 2013 Magic First time Disney cruise
 
Well I never thought I would be posting on the cruise board, but here I am. After days of begging, I have given in and changed our September 2013 WDW trip to an October 2013 cruise.

I really don't like cruises, but going to do it once for the family. I have booked us cabin 8534 for the 5 night Bahama cruise on the Magic.

If anyone has any tips I would greatly appreciated.

taylor3297 07-21-2012 10:35 AM

I guess we are the only ones going on this cruise.

SucalT 07-21-2012 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by taylor3297 (Post 45558447)
I guess we are the only ones going on this cruise.

You may not be the only one, but you will be the first one. If I am not mistaken, this is the Magic's first cruise after MAJOR dry dock and a trip over the pond. It is also, if I am remembering correctly, the only Magic Double Dip of the season.

I am currently scheduled for this one as well, but being 15 months out, I have not really even considered much about it.

taylor3297 07-21-2012 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by SucalT (Post 45559055)
You may not be the only one, but you will be the first one. If I am not mistaken, this is the Magic's first cruise after MAJOR dry dock and a trip over the pond. It is also, if I am remembering correctly, the only Magic Double Dip of the season.

I am currently scheduled for this one as well, but being 15 months out, I have not really even considered much about it.

What is Magic Double Dip?

We booked a 1 bedroom suite on deck 8. I hope this is a good location.

Weedy 07-21-2012 11:51 AM

At the top of this forum you will see a red bar there is lots of info here is a link to get you started

http://www.wdwinfo.com/disney-cruise...first-time.htm

On our first cruise we bought a book called Passporters it also has lots of info. All that information can also be found here.

Have a great cruise. Read through this information and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Weedy 07-21-2012 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by taylor3297 (Post 45559133)
What is Magic Double Dip?

We booked a 1 bedroom suite on deck 8. I hope this is a good location.

Here are reviews on the staterooms:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/cruis...staterooms.htm

A double dip cruise stops a Disney's private island Castaway Cay twice on your cruise. Yeah!!

Have not stayed in a suite but they are wonderful.

taylor3297 07-21-2012 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Weedy (Post 45559182)
Here are reviews on the staterooms:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/cruis...staterooms.htm

A double dip cruise stops a Disney's private island Castaway Cay twice on your cruise. Yeah!!

Have not stayed in a suite but they are wonderful.

The 2 stops at Castaway Cay is the reason why we booked this cruise. Now trying to save up for cabanas.

I am reading that the stateroom we picked, 8534, is noisy. Oh joy! I don't sleep well as it is. This is why I don't like cruises. Everyone have I ever been on, I never slept. Doing this cruise for the family.

disneydreamer82 07-21-2012 01:05 PM

If you go into the cruise already thinking how much you are going to hate it, then you likely will. You need to have an open mind about how awesome it can be. Think about how much fun your family is going to have and how happy they are to be on the ship!! The Magic is absolutely wonderful!! Just try to relax and go with the flow. Only you can ruin your vacation.

taylor3297 07-21-2012 02:52 PM

Thanks for all the information and links to info. I am going to make sure that I know everything I need to know before we go.

I know for sure I want a cabana for both days at Castaway Cay.

I am going to try and have an open mind about cruising. The was one cruise have been on but it was a Windjammer cruise. There were 126 people on the boat including the crew.

juliebug1997 07-21-2012 03:35 PM

I know nothing about Windjammer's, but, from what I've read, Disney Cruises are great!

As much as I love Disney, I was skeptical when my husband suggested doing one last March (2011). However, I went ahead and booked it and he told me many interesting bits of information about Disney:
#1 or #2 ship according to Conde Nast.
Biggest rooms in the industry.
More staff (still CMs) per person than any other cruise line.

Many feel that this board is too pro-Disney (I mean, you're on a Disney board right) and have suggested Cruise Critic to get a little more "honest" opinion about cruising.

Try to have a great time!!!!! I did and we've now scheduled our third Disney Cruise for next March and I'm trying to talk DH into one of the California Coast cruises that have been deemed "Pixar" themed. Fingers crossed for me!!!!

iloverags2 07-21-2012 04:04 PM

Sailing with Disney is very different than sailing on Windjammer - two vastly different experiences. We have stayed in a one-bedroom suite on the Magic, and absolutely loved it!

danfromca 07-21-2012 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by taylor3297 (Post 45560487)
Thanks for all the information and links to info. I am going to make sure that I know everything I need to know before we go.

I know for sure I want a cabana for both days at Castaway Cay.

I am going to try and have an open mind about cruising. The was one cruise have been on but it was a Windjammer cruise. There were 126 people on the boat including the crew.

I never sailed on Windjammer, but have read about it. Based on what I know, you can expect a radically different experience.

Think of the Magic as a floating luxury resort, and you'll have a good sense of what it's like. :cool2:

taylor3297 07-21-2012 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by iloverags2 (Post 45561052)
Sailing with Disney is very different than sailing on Windjammer - two vastly different experiences. We have stayed in a one-bedroom suite on the Magic, and absolutely loved it!

I have been on Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Holland America and Windjammer.

Of all of these, I only liked the Windjammer.

But I am going to do the Disney cruise for my family. I still get to do 2 nights at WDW after the cruise.

I have been reading what I can about Disney cruise, but the information that I find most valuable is from folks that cruise regularly.

taylor3297 07-21-2012 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by iloverags2 (Post 45561052)
Sailing with Disney is very different than sailing on Windjammer - two vastly different experiences. We have stayed in a one-bedroom suite on the Magic, and absolutely loved it!

Do you remember what cabin number you where in? I booked us a one bedroom suite.

taylor3297 07-24-2012 02:09 PM

The kids and I got our passport photos today and I made an appointment to apply for our passports.

I know we have awhile yet, but I don't want to forget then rush trying to get it all done.


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