The Disney Magic set to sail again on October 20 after about 6 weeks in dry dock under going upgrades and to use the park term, refurbishment. They are working on several projects, including a new water slide, enhanced day spa, and a redone dining options. The overhaul is taking place in Cadiz, Spain, with the first official cruise setting sail from Miami, Florida with 2 stops at Disney’s Castaway Cay and a stop a Nassau on it’s 5 day voyage. Afterwords it starts running a schedule 2,3,4 and 5 night cruises out of Miami to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean. Then starting January 2, The Magic will sail from Port Canaveral with stops at Castaway Cay and Nassau on alternating 3 and 4 night cruises
The Magic is the first ship and the flagship of the Disney Cruise Line, and was built in 1998. As with all Disney Cruise Line ships it’s horn plays an excerpt from “When You Wish Upon A Star.” Pre-refurb, the Magic could hold 2700 passengers. An interesting tidbit, 20 lifeboats on the Magic required special permission from the International Maritime Organization because they are yellow, so they match the Mickey Mouse color theme.