Each summer, Disney Cruise Line tours the Mediterranean Sea. A round trip from Barcelona, Spain touches some of the most historic and scenic sites: Naples, Rome, Florence, and Cote d’Azur. Is a Disney Cruise a good way to visit this region? What is life like on board? Read on for details.
The Disney Magic
The Disney Magic is the oldest ship of the Disney Cruise Line. It is one of the two smaller Disney vessels with 2800 passengers. Recently refurbished, the Disney Magic dons a lovely Art Deco motif. We prefer the smaller Disney ships, the Magic and the Wonder. To us, they seem more intimate and less crowded.
Most Disney cruises are dominated by passengers from the U.S. and Canada. On the Disney Mediterranean Cruise, the majority are still North American. Probably 40 % come from elsewhere, though. Most of these are Spanish, Arabic, and British.
While there are less children on the Disney Mediterranean Cruise than on Bahamian and Caribbean cruises, this is still Disney. North American passengers tend to be older. The European and Arabic travelers were primarily families with younger children.
We stayed on deck 2 midship in an ocean view room with a porthole window. While having a veranda is nice, the Disney Mediterranean Cruise is not cheap. The porthole gives plenty of light and an open feel. Porthole rooms are more reasonable than veranda rooms.
Disney Cruise Line rooms are always comfortable and relatively spacious. My wife and I slept on the comfortable king sized bed. Beside the bed was a fold out sofa on which our son slept.
Disney’s bathrooms make it easy for a family to get ready each morning. It is split into two smaller rooms. One has a sink and the toilet. The other has another sink and the shower.
Closet space and drawer space are plentiful. A mini-fridge allows you to keep leftovers for a snack. A flat screen TV offers an array of Disney movies and several other stations.
Ports of Call
Disney has chosen a highlights tour for this week long cruise of the Western Mediterranean.