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Old 03-30-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
terrybsw
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
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Just back from Magic!

Have just returned from the Magic 6 day out of Galveston. We all had a great time. We were delayed leaving as there was fog in the morning and a maintainence vessel was not able to arrive until 4pm. We sailed around 8 pm.
I missed sailing out of port and watching land fade away.

Port of Galveston is pretty primitive. I'm glas we arrived after 2 pm. There were no chairs if we would have had to wait. No Disney decor like in Port Canaveral. The area surrounding the port is pretty industrial and not very scenic.

Son, 15, rated Vibe as excellent. We saw him at dinner and in the morning as my DH and I left for breakfast. He made many friends and was always anxious to get up to Vibe. DH and I had a relaxing and fun trip. We spent a lot of time in the adult pool area. I was a bit disappointed at all the children running loudly back and forth as well as the number of parents who brought kids into the coffee shop and let them run around. I don't expect that area to be kid free - but noisy, rowdy, not well behaved kids were more plentiful than I would have liked. Same with the amount of kids allowed to run free in the dining room while servers are walking around with full trays dodging small bodies. And this was at the late seating!

I have sailed the Magic 6 years ago. I did not see any bad wear and tear. Only normal things...a stain on a carpet and a bit of rust on our navigator veranda. Our cabin (7626) was awesome. Love the aft location and especially the 'secret' deck just doors away from our cabin. Our toilet room did have a bit of an odor which our room steward (Casper) did his best to eliminate. Otherwise, the room was great. Would stay in it again. We also had an funny towel monkey swinging from the curtain one night!

Food was wonderful. Quiet Cove had great coffee and tea and the staff there were very attentive. Had brunch at Palo...yummy!

Night of the pirate party was very windy and wavy so the fireworks were delayed until the next night. A little cooler than we would have liked at sea and in port, but Disney can't control the weather! Still went snorkeling in Caymen and did the Xrail off road adventure to Jade Cavern in Mexico. Fun times for all.

Plenty of Tervis cups for sale (I got the large one and love it!). Thank you to the poster who recommended bringing Command hooks. They were well used and much needeed. I recommend attending the Disney Vacation Club preview...informative plus I got some cool freebies (a pad-folio with mickey motif on the inside; very nice string bag and some light up bracelets).

We booked a cruise for next year and got the on-board discount and credit. They assigned it to my TA at the same time.

Feel free to ask any questions.
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