Welcome to Mickey From The UK’s Magic At Sea Disney Cruise Series. We share reviews, experiences, and more of the Magic At Sea Disney Cruise staycation happening in 2021. After you’ve read this article, feel free to click here to view all our Magic At Sea content or click here to signup to our email club to get these articles delivered to your email inbox.
There are 4 main room types aboard the Disney Magic. Inside rooms are the lowest tier room available that have no exterior view. Oceanview rooms have either one large porthole or two small ones. Oceanview Verandah rooms are more spacious and come with a balcony. Concierge staterooms are the most luxurious accommodations. They feature separate bedrooms and are the largest room type.
Where We Stayed
We stayed in a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah room. As I'd never cruised before, I was concerned the rooms were going to be quite small and cramped. Thankfully, they're not. They're roomy yet still cosy, if that makes any sense. There is definitely no feeling of being claustrophobic in these Verandah rooms, which is only made better by the balcony area.
About The Room
The Verandah room comes with a super comfy queen-sized bed (which has a custom premium plush Euro-top mattress and 300-thread-count, 100% cotton linens), a sofa with a coffee table, plenty of drawers and cupboards, and a spacious wardrobe that contained a safe, hangers, and a dry cleaning services bag if required. As this is primarily an American ship, the plugs onboard are American ones, so make sure you pack a couple of adaptors. There are some USB-A plugs, so you can plug your phone directly into these ports to charge without a plug. There is a built-in hairdryer in the bathroom, but it's rather weak, but thankfully there is another plug-in hairdryer located in the drawer. The room also includes a digital clock, phone, lots of mirrors, and a mini-fridge. There is ample space under your bed to store your suitcases, so you don't need to worry about your cases using up any wardrobe space.
Each room comes with a 22" LCD TV. While it's a little on the small side, you haven't come on a Disney cruise to sit and watch TV. It's plenty good enough to stick a Disney movie on to keep the kids occupied while you get ready. I left it on the cruise home feature as it plays Disney music in the background. You will find ship information, the activities for the day, along with many Disney movies and TV shows on-demand if you do fancy having something on.
These rooms contain a sofa, which does open out into a bed if you have a third person traveling with you. Above each sofa is some artwork of Disney music lyrics.
Verandah rooms aboard the Disney Magic have a split bathroom design. In one bathroom there's the toilet and a sink, and in the other is a sink and a shower. The layout is great and makes it much easier for two people to be able to get ready at the same time. As a tall guy, the ceiling is quite low in the shower, so watch out for that. The water pressure was good, and there were H20 branded bottles of shower gels, hand soap, and shampoos for you to use. The toilets are typical American-style toilets where they more suck rather than flush. I miss those sorts of little things. Everything was clean and in very good condition.
The balcony area comes with two chairs and a table, and it was really nice late in the evening sitting out there and enjoying the breeze with room service.
You're assigned a stateroom host who will be looking after your room. They service your room twice a day. Usually once in the morning and then a turn down later in the evening. Just like a Walt Disney World, your host will leave little surprises, like making animals out of the throws, and making sure your plushies are comfortable.
We had one issue with our room, which was the air conditioning didn't seem to be doing a good job keeping the room that cool, even though it was at its lowest setting. We got in contact with guest services and they sent a maintenance cast member up and they fixed the issue. Our stateroom host checked in on us twice afterwards to make sure we were happy with the room temperature. He also made sure when he saw us in the corridors we knew if we needed anything or had any problems to come to him. So a big shout out to Dattaram who went above and beyond what I'd expect of a stateroom host.
I am so glad I paid that little bit extra and stayed in the Verandah room. Absolutely no regrets. I think now I've gone Verandah, I don't think I could go without a balcony. The ability to just take a step outside and breathe in that fresh (Irish) sea air makes it worth the upgrade, and that's not even taking into consideration the Verandah rooms being a little larger. While you can't go wrong with any of the room types, I think the Verandah rooms are the sweet spot, and that's coming from someone who really enjoys staying at Pop Century. There's nothing I wish was in the room that wasn't already there. However, there are no tea and coffee making facilities, but room service is just one quick call away with no additional charge for soft and hot drinks. I went to Cove Cafe for my morning coffee anyway. It had everything I needed, and I'm glad these rooms are as spacious as they are and don't feel at all cramped. The most important thing about any room is the bed, and I slept so well on those beds. I am personally so happy the bed is an open frame, as I always kick the foot frames of beds when they have them. If you're someone who generally stays in concierge level rooms, you'll probably go for concierge anyway. Personally, for me, I'd rather do two cruises in a Verandah than in a concierge room once for the same money. The price to upgrade from Inside or Oceanview to Verandah isn't usually too much, and it's totally worth it if you're on the edge of deciding whether to or not.
If you want to read our full overall review of the Magic At Sea Disney Cruise UK Staycation, click here!
Book Your Magic At Sea Cruise
The Magic At Sea UK Disney Cruise staycation is sailing on select dates through the summer of 2021 from multiple ports. Prices and dates are listed here, or you can click the link below to be directed to the Disney Cruise Line website for the most up to date information and booking options.
Book your Disneyland Paris trip today and travel in safety and comfort of your own car and receive FREE crossing with P&O Ferries with your package booking for stays between 1st January 2024 - 27... Read more >
Welcome to a magical world that swings, slides and rocket-rides your mood until you start to feel a little more... you. Welcome to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Welcome back to being you.
... Read more >
For the Brits who enjoy visiting Disneyland Paris, the EU Version of ESTA - named ETIAS - was originally slated to be launched in 2023, but was subsequently delayed in into 2024. Now, sources at ... Read more >
The Walt Disney World guest boat that travels between the Magic Kingdom area resorts is returning October 1st, 2023.
All aboard! 🛥️ Guests at Walt Disney World will once again be able to... Read more >
Disneyland Paris has announced that the new Halloween festival will begin October 1st and run through November 5th, 2023. The full press release is below.
Disneyland Paris Booking Guide
If yo... Read more >
Disney has today announced that the gold Walt Disney World 50th statues situated across the Walt Disney World theme parks will be sticking around a little longer! Disney will be removing the 50th... Read more >
In a new SEC filing, The Walt Disney Company disclosed a 10-year plan to "expand and enhance" its domestic and international parks, and cruise line capacity. Nearly double the amount spent in the... Read more >
Disneyland Paris and McDonald's have announced a new location will be constructed to host a new restaurant at Disney Village, Disneyland Paris.
Work on the new restaurant will begin in Septem... Read more >
Disney Parks live-streamed Disney Treasure event showcased the upcoming new ship. During the presentation Disney Cruse Line announced:
The three rotational dining restaurants will be Worlds Of... Read more >
Disneyland Paris has announced that much loved drone show called "Avengers: Power the Night" at Walt Disney Studios will return on select dates from 1st September, 2024, through January 7th, 2024... Read more >