Will Magic & Wonder be a let down after Fantasy?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by aaklang, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. aaklang

    aaklang Mouseketeer

    Jul 14, 2012
    We just cruised on the Fantasy and absolutely loved it. I'd love to book another Disney cruise when the 2014 dates come out, but might want to consider a non-Caribbean itinerary. Will I be disappointed going on the Magic or Wonder? Will my kids like it as much (they will be ages 7 and 3 in 2014).
  2. MillauFr

    MillauFr Buzz & Woody

    Aug 5, 2011
    Not if you go on an Alaskan cruise. We were on the Wonder last August and it was an outstanding cruise. The food is just average but I'm sure the food on any of the ships is just blah.
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  4. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2003
    Disney food is "just OK" on any of the ships. We did the Fantasy in 2012. We are CHOOSING the Magic again in 2013. DD has no desire to be on the Fantasy again.
  5. asemaria

    asemaria Mouseketeer

    Jul 22, 2011
    We loved the Fantasy as well and are going on the Magic in June. I am worried about the same thing. The DSs loved the enchanted art, but any day on a Disney ship is better than a workday.
  6. traveln4fun

    traveln4fun Mouseketeer

    Apr 28, 2012
    Its funny that you would ask that. I'm having the opposite dilemna. We just got off of the Wonder for our first cruise and I'm "wonder"ing if we will like the larger ships as much as we loved the smaller or if it will be too overwhelming for my son. I'll have to try all 4 to see which I like better!:cool1:
  7. tajz90

    tajz90 Mama D

    May 6, 2012
    The smaller ships give their guests more personal attention instead of catering to the mass (IMO) ;) The classic ships are our favorites, but I wouldn't turn down any of the Disney ships :)
  8. MPS516

    MPS516 Disney #2 Fan

    Jan 26, 2010
    We have done the Magic and the Wonder several times as well as the Dream, :boat: the Wonder remains our favorite. DD had a much better time in the clubs on Wonder and I enjoy using all stairways and not having to walk through the Cabanas :thumbsup2

    All and all feels like a more personal experience for us and there is no lack of amenities or activities. :yay:
  9. Tonka's Skipper

    Tonka's Skipper DIS Veteran

    Jul 14, 2010

    Nope!. All the Disney vessels are specail in there own ways..........all a great and specail criuse with Disney Magic the giuding principal!:thumbsup2

  10. kaseyC

    kaseyC Mom to 3 lovely Princesses

    Mar 25, 2002
    MTE!! I enjoyed my Dream and Fantasy cruises but my heart belongs to the Magic. I'm so looking forward to sailing the Magic's EBTA in May. :goodvibes
  11. over50visits

    over50visits DIS Veteran

    Jan 16, 2004
    We've bounced back and forth between the Magic/Wonder and Dream, and find plenty to love about both. The older ships are quite large; the Dream almost has too much for the short cruises she does. We're trying the Fantasy soon (will be in the Grand Slam Plus club, woohoo), maybe the longer cruise gives us more time to enjoy the much expanded venues on board. But for now, no disappointment whatsoever. As for 3 and 7 year olds, I suspect the ships are so overwhelmingly large they won't be able to tell the difference.
  12. carpenta

    carpenta DIS Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    Having sailed both I prefer the Magic. The Fantasy is just too large for me.
  13. maria-fan-22

    maria-fan-22 DIS Veteran

    Jun 17, 2010
    They are both different... I haven't been on the Magic or Wonder in 4.5 years but have done the Dream and Fantasy both in their inaugural year. But both are amazing! I love both for different reason. The Magic is Cozy and more intimate while the Dream and Fantasy are more grand and extravagant. it's like the difference between Disneyland (Magic/Wonder) and Walt Disney World (Dream/Fantasy). Both are special, and both are fabulous ships. pirate:
  14. Melissa S

    Melissa S DIS Veteran

    Mar 13, 2012
    Our first DCL cruise was on the Dream and we were afraid to sail on the classic ships for the same reason. However we LOVED the Magic. So much that we sailed again a couple months later. We then chose to book a sailing on the Wonder instead of the Dream or Fantasy because we liked being on a smaller ship. The technology is nice and the Aquaduck was cool, but IMHO nothing beats the intimacy and service that comes with being on a smaller boat. Since we travel with our 2 year old we like that we can always find a chair near the pools and a table at the buffet. On the Dream I was overwhelmed by all the people and felt like I was always waiting in line.
  15. Momma2Jax

    Momma2Jax DIS Veteran

    Jan 26, 2012
    That's where I am! I went on the Wonder last month, and will again in May. I loved the smaller feel, not crowded, etc.. I kind of don't want to try the bigger ones, especially for a short itinerary!

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