Is it totally cool with you that I say that the week spent on the Disney Magic in December was life changing? Because it was. I experienced more happiness, more magic and more joy in that single week with my oldest daughter than I ever thought possible. Every day was better than the previous day until the day we had to get off (yes, I actually cried.) Having just gone on my very first cruise with my husband back in August, the whole experience was fresh in my mind and I can tell you that we will be cruising with Disney for the rest of our lives, with or without kids. Every detail was taken care of, when I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to the crew of the Disney Magic they all beamed when they talked about how much they loved working for Disney Cruise Lines and that happiness shone through from the captain to maintenance crew painting the banisters. When there’s that much happy in one place only good things can happen.
A Disney Cruise is basically the best family vacation ever. No phones or internet to distract you, no “Where are we eating tonight?” or “What are we doing tonight?” arguments to be had. No “I’M BORED” or “ARE WE THERE YET” complaints from the kids and best of all? No cooking or cleaning, just enjoying your family the way you were meant to with the charm and magic of Disney surrounding you.
If you’ve never been on a Disney Cruise, have only considered it or are booked to go on your first (or even your third) here’s a few things I learned on our cruise that may help you in planning yours.
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I know I forgot something, I know I’m not doing something justice but honestly I’m not sure there’s any way I could do the whole experience justice with just pictures and words. I noticed that a friend just returned from the same ship and same itinerary this last weekend and her whole family was positively glowing in all of their photos. When I saw one of them at brunch I proclaimed “BEST BRUNCH EVER!” We then proceeded to swoon over the pancakes (THE PANCAKES!) My expectations were pretty darn high knowing what Disney is capable of and I’m shocked that not only were my expectations met, they were absolutely blown away.
If you’re interested in learning more, here’s a short little video of our first three days on board the Disney Magic.
A special thanks to Disney Cruise Lines for hosting my daughter and me for a week on the Disney Magic.