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pat January 10th, 2002 04:45 PM

Disney Cruise Magic
"Dear Friends,

I would like to thank each and everyone of you who responded to my many questions about our wonderful trip on the Disney Cruise, "Magic". All 22 of us had a wonderful time for seven nights and my older children all said that if anyone did not have fun, it was their own fault. Our staterooms were very adequate and we were placed on different decks of the ship. Our stateroom hostess and hosts did an admiral job and all enjoyed the animals made out of bathroom towels with various sunglasses and other items left out in the rooms. Someone was there to attend your every request. The waitstaff also did a superb job and the food was excellent. Some waiters took a special interest in my 15 grandchildren and they were always excited to come to a meal. If they didn't like what they served, they were asked what they would prefer and it was delivered. There was always something to do on the ship and no
need to stay in the staterooms except for a rest or to go to bed at night.
We all loved the shows, bingo, talent shows, comedians, parties up on deck, and especially, of course, the wonderful music. St. Maarten, St. Thomas, our excursions on those islands, and also Castaway Island. The snorkeling on St. John's was the most fun of all for me. I have never done it before, and at 72, my children and grandchildren did not believe I would ever do such a thing. I simply took off and had the time of my life!
If anyone has any questions, I would be happy to respond!! Thanks Disney "Magic" for a tremendous trip!!! A great remembrance, Pat

Donna January 10th, 2002 06:06 PM

Re: Disney Cruise Magic
Hi Pat,
So glad to hear you enjoyed your Magic cruise. Also isn't St. Johns just beautiful, its worth the trip over there.

We were on Golden last week and kept meeting Disney Magic in ports, love the horn!

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Terry Owen January 14th, 2002 03:44 PM

Re: Disney Cruise Magic
I am in the process of trying to book the most "affordable" yet enjoyable cruise possible. I am running into some huge issues that you might be able to answer for me... remember now.. I am looking for affordable yet

1) I have 2 adult son's (20 & 18) that I want to take along,
2) I have a 10yr old that I want to take along and who is spoiled with the
Disney children's approach.
3) I would like to have a cabin that sleeps 5 due to the cost per person
but all ships (Disney excluded) only offer sleeps 4. This means that
I must pay full price for 4 and only realize the lower price for my 10yr
old who will stay in the cabin with my wife and I.
4) My older sons didn't cruise the Disney with us last year and I don't
see to much fun for them on the Disney cruise anyway.
5) We like the ports of Cayman, Cozumel and Jamacia over what the
Disney's western Caribbean ports offer.
6) would like to have a casino available.
7) Loved the wait staff and personal service on the Disney which my
wife and I didn't experience on the NCL cruise we took in November
8) would like to be able to finance and pay for the cruise if possible, allowing me to be able to book NOW, vice wait.

So I guess I need some help with the "affordable and enjoyable" search.
would like one that gives me the great children's programs (5 stars), yet offers young adults some fun, offers great shows and casinos, pools and wait staff experience.... can be affordable with 2 staterooms are across from one another (my boys would get the smaller inside cabin, while my wife and daughter and I have the Oceanview cabin. Now, if there is a cruise line other than Disney (to pricey and not enough for young adults) that offers a cabin for 5, I would entertain this option too.

So I need a Western carib cruise that have Cayman's Cozumel that has the children's program rated like Disney's and a young adults "fun" rated like your single's cruises.. with the shows and casino for my wife and I... that is affordable... meets everyone's expectations... where I can drop my 10yr old off for the day while my wife and I have some "private time" all of which I might be able to finance and book now.

can you help with suggestions.

Donna January 14th, 2002 05:45 PM

Re: Disney Cruise Magic
Hi Terry,
I'd suggest looking into RCCL's Voyager, it cruises the Western CAribbean and I understand sometime this year it will be alternating with Explorer of the Seas between the east/west. They are wonderful ships for cruising with the family and the kids program is also top notch, your 10 year old should have a lot of fun.

You may also want to try posting someting simular to this post in the "bargain finder" and see if any travel agents can come up with something to suit your needs.

Good luck and Happy Cruising


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