Disney Magic put in a rare appearance at a UK port and seemed to turn the Dover port authority staff and travel agent visitors into a bunch of children.
I was among the lucky handful of travel agents to have been offered the opportunity to visit the Disney Magic.
What To Expect On A Disney Cruise
Cruising can be many things to many people, but put the name Disney in front of it and it changes the expectations completely.
The first thing you do when starting any Disney experience is to look out for the well loved characters, and it wasn’t long before I caught my first glimpse of Goofy hanging off the back of the ship as he was adding the finishing touches of paint to it’s aft.
Onboard the Disney Magic
The tastefully styled atrium was nothing like I’d expected. There were subtle touches of Disney but the elegance of a cruise ship remained.
It was a gorgeous sunny August day and we made our way up to the pool deck, always my favourite place on a cruise ship. Goofy’s pool has a movie screen and the splash area with water slide for thrill seekers. Cove Pool is the adults only retreat from the excitement of the younger and older kids.
There are plenty of pool vests available for children.
Beautiful art can be seen throughout the ship which takes on many forms from sketches to oil paintings.
Every stateroom onboard a Disney ship has a separate bathroom and toilet, which is a godsend when travelling with children. Every bathroom has a bath in it as well regardless of which type of room you go for. The décor has a subtle Disney feel to it and nothing like I had expected.
Needless to say there has been no skimping on facilities for kids clubs. Disney has huge areas for all age groups.
The main dining room, Animation Palate is something else. As you enter the restaurant, you are surrounded by black and white sketch drawings. But during the course of the evening colour explodes from the paintbrushes and colours the entire room.
Of course it would not be Disney without it’s own theatre and the incredible shows they put on the ships. I can’t help but thing of the movie “Saving Mr Banks” everytime I see a picture of Walt Disney.
Of course I couldn’t resist the opportunity to have my photo taken with the lovely Anna and Elsa to end a wonderful day onboard the Disney Magic.
If you are a Disney fan, why not read about the day I took my kids to The Magic Kingdom