Cabins have a bit more room than most cruise lines. Beds are raised to in order to give more storage for bulky luggage. The 214-square-foot outside cabins and 223-square-foot balcony cabins (each with a 45-square-foot verandah) are comparable to mini-suites on some other ships, each with a distinct bedroom area and living room. Twin beds, which can be made into a queen size beds, are divided from the living areas with full pull-across curtains. The living rooms include a deep, full-length sofa, which can be made into a third single bed; many rooms also have berths that descend from the ceiling for a fourth person. The slightly larger 259-square-foot Deluxe Family Oceanview cabin, also with a 45-square-foot balcony, can fit five with an additional wall-mounted Murphy bed. Inside cabins (184 square feet for standard, 214 square feet for deluxe) are, for the most part, configured similarly to the outside cabins and offer the same amenities.
All cabins come with two portable Wave Phones, which have texting capabilities and can be used throughout the ship and on Castaway Cay. (Four phones are provided in the Royal Suite and two-bedroom suites; passengers can rent additional phones from Guest Services.)
Each cabin also includes a Sealy Posturepedic mattress topped with 300-thread-count, 100 percent Egyptian cotton linens; a “cold box,” similar to a mini-fridge; a large safe; two small end tables; a sofa; coffee table; large desk with a cushioned stool; and a TV. The TV programming is mostly Disney-owned channels (including ABC, Toon Disney, the Disney Channel and several ESPN channels), as well as Discovery, Discovery Travel, CNN, CNN Headline and BBC World. However, who has time to watch TV on a cruise?
The bathrooms on Magic are unique in that they’re divided into a “bath and a half” configuration in all but the least expensive inside cabins, which have single bathrooms with a shower and tub combo and one sink each. In all other cabins, one bathroom has a toilet, a sink and shelves for makeup and personal items; the other has a shallow tub, shower and sink. The tub is mainly to wash little ones who are too young to shower, and while a bit shallow for an adult bath, it can be used for that purpose, too. The “split bath” gives families more space to get ready in mornings and evenings!
Bathroom amenities are very nice and include soap, shampoo, a collagen conditioner and, a sea salt hand/body lotion. There is a wall-mounted hair dryer in the bathroom that houses the toilet and also a standard-sized one in the desk drawer of each cabin.
In 2013, Disney refurbished The Magic. The ship was sent to Spain in June of 2013. The Magic was dry-docked until October, 2013 when renovations were completed. Updates included renovations to ship’s cabins, lounges, restaurants and the spa area. Additionally, new features for children included “Marvel’s Avengers Academy”, a play area based on Marvel’s Avengers characters and the Aqua Lab, a pool play area. A waterslide called the AquaDunk (for adults and children) was added. This over the top attraction is for kids of all ages!! It sends guests down a drop tube as the floor beneath them disappears, then through a few enclosed twists and turns before splashing down in a pool.