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Old 01-30-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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Disney Magic #1 Large Cruise Ship in the World

Disney Magic is rated as the #1 large cruise ship according to a 2013 Conde Nast Traveler Readers Poll.

http://www.cntraveler.com/cruises/po...ld#large-ships

Disney Wonder #2
Disney Dream #3
Disney Fantasy #8

Which is your favorite ship and why?

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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For me - the best ship is the one I'm scheduled to cruise next. In May, I sail on the Magic and already know who my server will be ... the same one that provided me excellent service last August out of New York city.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:13 AM   #3
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I am so excited for our upcoming Magic trip!
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:23 AM   #4
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I have been on Disney Wonder and Dream. Can't wait to be on the best ship this August to the Med! The soonest I get to be on the Fantasy is 2016 since I am planning to be on Magic again for Alaska in 2015. Hope DCL still goes to Alaska in 2015. It's 18th BD celebration for DD, and I can't wait to try out the Palo Brunch and all the adult only facilities onboard with DD!!

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Old 03-15-2013, 09:29 AM   #5
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Disney Magic is rated as the #1 large cruise ship according to a 2013 Conde Nast Traveler Readers Poll.

http://www.cntraveler.com/cruises/po...ld#large-ships

Disney Wonder #2
Disney Dream #3
Disney Fantasy #8

Which is your favorite ship and why?
The Magic has a special place in my heart. I like Disney's smaller ships better because they feel less crowded. Eating in the MDRs on the Dream felt like eating in a mall food court! Of course, my DD6 would disagree. The kids' spaces on the bigger ships blow the original kids clubs out of the water. I guess it depends on who you're cruising with!
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:36 AM   #6
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We have been on all 4 ships (and love them all) but the Magic holds a special place in my heart as she was the first cruise we ever went on and it happened to be the Maiden Voyage of the Magic back on July 30, 1998. We were hooked on DCL and have so loved watching the growth of the DCL fleet over the years and watching the ships evolve over time. We also sailed the Dream MV and liked that ship as well but were totally blown away when we boarded the Fantasy last year. Just loved the Fantasy!!!

Was on the Dream again last month and really love the big ships as much as the classic ones....there is something special about each of them.

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Old 03-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #7
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This does not surprise me, I have only been on 2 of the ships so far ( will be sailing on the 3rd ship in Jan) but I fell so in love with the Magic, I cant imagine liking any ship more then that one!
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:35 AM   #8
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:38 AM   #9
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Disney Magic is rated as the #1 large cruise ship according to a 2013 Conde Nast Traveler Readers Poll.

http://www.cntraveler.com/cruises/po...ld#large-ships

Disney Wonder #2
Disney Dream #3
Disney Fantasy #8

Which is your favorite ship and why?
The Magic is our favorite and she was our first. But I would definitely put the Fantasy at #3 and the Dream at #8 (just my opinion).
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:18 PM   #10
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Much of the opinion is itinerary-based in my opinion.
For me, it's the Magic mainly because we've been on it twice, sailing it again in 1.5 years, and the only Disney ship we've been on.

We sailed the Carnival Dream (yeah, that one currently disabled in St. Maarten). It was/is the largest Carnival ship and I found it too difficult to navigate after the Disney Magic. I also found the service truly lacking on Carnival, but others may disagree.

Now you have me thinking of cruising again! It's been only 4 months, but I want to go 'home' to the Magic again.
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I haven't yet sailed on the Magic, but will be on its May Transatlantic. However, I would've ranked the others Fantasy, Dream, then Wonder.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:57 PM   #12
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Disney Magic is rated as the #1 large cruise ship according to a 2013 Conde Nast Traveler Readers Poll.

http://www.cntraveler.com/cruises/po...ld#large-ships

Disney Wonder #2
Disney Dream #3
Disney Fantasy #8

Which is your favorite ship and why?
Wonder why such a difference in the Dream and the Fantasy. They are basically the same ship. We have been on everyone but the Magic. Love DCL.
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Wonder why such a difference in the Dream and the Fantasy. They are basically the same ship. We have been on everyone but the Magic. Love DCL.
I suspect the difference is because this is a reader's choice poll. Well over twice as many people have had a chance to cruise on the Dream than have cruised on the Fantasy, so you will have more people speaking up for the Dream.
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