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July 20, 2016

Disney Pic of the Week: Nassau

Deb's Digest Blog

Just about any cruise I have been on that travels to the Bahamas or the Caribbean makes a stop in Nassau. I have been a few times and prefer to stay on board and enjoy my own version of a "day at sea".

I love watching as the ship pulls into port. I know for sure I am in Nassau when I see "Senor Frogs" bar!

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July 6, 2016

Disney Pic of the Week: The Disney Magic

Deb's Digest Blog

I love seeing the Disney Magic in port! It never grows old no matter where in the world I see her. This photo is from 2002.

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July 5, 2016

Disney Pic of the Week: The Disney Magic

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

When I started vacationing on the Disney Cruise Line, it was on the Disney Dream which is much larger than the Disney Magic. When I first walked onto the Magic, the size of the lobby looked small. I will say after a few hours, I didn't notice and enjoyed the Magic for the unique cruise ship that it is.

Lobby of the Disney Magic cruise ship, Disney Cruise Line, Bahamas
Lobby of the Disney Magic .
Nikon D750/Tokina 16-28mm, 1/125s, f/4, ISO 2500, EV 0, 16mm Focal Length, Macphun Intensify CK.

Deb will be here tomorrow with her photo of the Disney Magic.

March 11, 2016

Disney Magic Cruising

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Upon walking on to the Disney Magic, the first ship of the Disney Cruise Line, I immediately compared it to the Disney Dream which I had been on several times. That comparison makes the Disney Magic feel small and is not fair. I found the Disney Magic different and smaller but just as enjoyable to cruise on.

Lobby of the Disney Magic cruise ship, Port Canaveral, Florida
Lobby of the Disney Magic cruise ship.
Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/125s, f/4, ISO 2500, EV 0, 16mm Focal Length.

Each Disney Cruise Line ship has a character statue. For the Disney Magic, Helmsman Mickey Mouse is based on the eight foot tall Man at the Wheel statue at the Fisherman’s Memorial in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Helmsman Mickey statute in the lobby of the Disney Magic cruise ship, Port Canaveral, Florida
Helmsman Mickey statute in the lobby of the Disney Magic cruise ship.
Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/125s, f/4, ISO 4500, EV 0, 20mm Focal Length.

Earlier in the day of my cruise, the Disney Cruise Line announced two new ships coming to the fleet. During the Adventure Away party and show, they repeated the announcement with characters, streamers and graphics on the Funnelvision.

Adventure Away party and show on the Disney Magic cruise ship, Port Canaveral, Florida
Adventure Away party and show on the Disney Magic cruise ship.
Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/160s, f/8, ISO 100, EV 0, 35mm Focal Length.

Our three night cruise only had one Port of Call which was Disney Cruise Lines' private island of Castaway Cay. The weather for our stop was warm and partly sunny in the morning. Later more clouds rolled in with a cool breeze. The photo of the moored Disney Magic pretty much shows it. Did not stop me from enjoying doing the morning 5K, Serenity Bay adult beach and Cookies II BBQ.

Disney Magic cruise ship moored at Castaway Cay, Bahamas
Disney Magic cruise ship moored at Castaway Cay.
Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 500, EV 0, 35mm Focal Length.

Like the Disney themeparks, Cast Members are one of the big reasons why my family and others give high marks for entertainment and service on Disney cruise ships. Below are a few which made my cruise memorable.

Disney Magic Cast Members
Disney Magic Cast Members.

Going clockwise from top left: Bartenders work to fill guest drink orders behind the Singles bar, server puts on a napkin hat on a guest in Carioca's restaurant, cast member poses with a guest at Serenity Bay BBQ on Castaway Cay and Deputy Leader cast member for the emergency evacuation drill before leaving port.

Other notable activities I enjoyed was Tangled, the Musical stage show, nightly entertainment in Fathoms with host Matt from England, seeing the 3-D version of Zootopia in the Walt Disney Theatre and relaxing on deck with a book and a drink.

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