Day 4 on our Staycation Cruise on the Disney Magic, and the truth is there isn’t enough to do. We have already discussed the lack of activities on this Staycation Cruise. While it is fantastic that cruises are running once more, our time onboard has become significantly more tedious than our recent Anthem of the Seas Cruise.
Perhaps completing two cruises in two weeks was the problem? Have I been unfair to Disney as they were our second cruise? With only one port of call across the two cruises, we have had eight sea days. Eight sea days is a lot of time at sea and is longer than it usually takes to cross the Atlantic.
I love sea days, but eight does become a little monotonous. However, as I have explained previously, the significant reduction from Disney’s normal entertainment offerings has been incredibly frustrating. In addition, the booking of kid’s clubs has reduced some of the spontaneity we enjoy when cruising.
However, the day wasn’t all bad, and there was a couple of highlights:
Thankfully we managed to get this booking to correspond with a kid’s club reservation, and what a brilliant experience it was. Excellent informative bartender and five gorgeous cocktails to sample. Unfortunately, due to current restrictions, guests could not assist with mixing the cocktails as per this description from the Disney Parks Blog. However, the five preprepared cocktails were lovely, and actually, the experience works out excellent value for money. Purchasing the five cocktails would be considerably more expensive at bar prices.
Dinner tonight was back at Lumiere’s. We dined in this restaurant on our first night, but we were served Lumiere’s traditional menu tonight. Lumiere’s does not have any of the show aspects of the other dining venues, but the food was by far the best we have experienced on the cruise. Disney Cruise Line food is delicious, but Lumiere’s was our favorite.
We completed this cruise on the 27th of July and have been a little bit slow completing our reports. Despite the impression you may have got from the blog, we did have a great time. However, there wasn’t enough to do on the Disney Magic. The Disney Magic isn’t a big cruise ship, and it isn’t set up for repeated long days at sea. Having less entertainment than Disney Magic would usually have has led, in our opinion, to a significantly worse experience. Disney Magic would be great fun during traditional cruises with ports of call, but we wouldn’t repeat the Staycation Experience. While not everything on the Anthem of the Seas was perfect, it was certainly a more enjoyable cruise overall.
However, Disney might have heard our complaints! Tangled: The Musical is now showing at the Walt Disney Theatre. Having an extra production show will be a welcome addition for all future guests this summer. Hopefully, extended kid club sessions and more deck entertainment might be next.
It wouldn’t be fair not to mention the crew members on the Disney Magic. Without exception, they have all been brilliant. Everyone has offered the very best service and has been incredibly welcoming.
Final nights on cruises mean one thing packing your bags and putting them outside your room to be collected. Before doing this, you need to keep some items for overnight and fresh clothes for the morning.
Miss Modernlifisgood packed her bags and left some clothes out for the morning. However, she then went to Teens Club and had a rather late night out, waking us up when she returned.
However, come the morning, she was a little bit concerned. “Mum, Dad, where are my clothes?”
Oops!, and so she left the Disney Magic in her PJs.
And that completes our Summer 2021 Staycation Vacation. We have more adventures coming soon, but to read the rest of our Summer Staycation posts, click here.