Disney Magic to be fitted with new venues and dining experiences
Disney Cruise Line is to add several new venues to Disney Magic ahead of her homeporting season in Miami, Florida, which starts in March 2018. Families will be able to participate in the new ‘At Rapunzel’s Royal Table’ dining experience, enabling them to meet characters from Disney film Tangled and enjoy themed live entertainment throughout their meals. Menus will also themed. Guests aged 14-17 will be able to head to the refurbished Vibe club, which will feature a coffee and smoothie bar, video and virtual reality games, a DJ deck and movie making facilities. Club Disney Junior will also be added to the Oceaneer Club venue for young children. Other highlights will include the redesigned adults-only Cove Café, the renovated Signals Bar, and the updated Rainforest Room with steam and hydrotherapy in Senses Spa for adults. Disney Magic will resume service with four- and five-night cruises from Miami on 9 March, sailing to Key West, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. She will then reposition to Europe to begin her summer season on 14 May.
Hurricane Matthew sends Caribbean-bound Disney cruise to Halifax instead
HALIFAX — Hurricane Matthew has forced a Disney cruise ship scheduled for a southern jaunt to divert to Atlantic Canada. The Disney Magic was to leave New York City Friday for the Bahamas and Florida, but is now heading to the Nova Scotia ports of Sydney and Halifax as well as Saint John, N.B. The ship, with a passenger capacity of 2,700, arrives Tuesday in Halifax, along with three other previously scheduled ships. "With that addition to the schedule, we're expecting over 10,000 cruise guests on that day, and that will be the busiest passenger day of the year," Port of Halifax spokesman Lane Farguson said Friday. "That's a bit of an unexpected bonus for us, because we weren't expecting that Disney vessel in." On Friday, Halifax hosted five cruise ships, the most it has had all year, carrying a total of about 7,500 people and capping a busy week. "This week, we welcomed somewhere in the neighbourhood of about 30,000 cruise guests," said Farguson. http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/2016/10/07/hurricane-matthew-sends-caribbean-bound-cruise-to-maritimes-instead.html
Hurricane Matthew changed itinerary
The Oct. 7, 2016, sailing of the "Disney Magic" from New York is being changed to a Canadian itinerary, with plans to visit Sydney, Nova Scotia; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Saint John, New Brunswick. Guests who remain on the revised itinerary will receive an onboard credit. Guests who would like to rebook a future sailing at a discount OR cancel their sailing for a full refund were invited to call at 1-866-325-3905 or 407-566-7032.Upload News