Pick a Cabin: Disney Magic Deck Plan Decoderby Donna Heiderstadt | July 31, 2016
When Disney Magic, the first of Disney Cruise Line’s four ships, launched in 1998, it was a game changer. Now, family cruisers could have an entirely Disney experience at sea. The ship is mid-sized — It carries 2,713 passengers and has just nine stateroom types — but the cabins were designed with families in mind and every cabin sleeps at least three passengers.
Other family-friendly perks? Even in the lowest category you'll find a bathtub in the bathroom, and almost all cabins also have a split bathroom — a full bathroom including a tub, plus a second half bath. You can also pre-order baby supplies and have them sent to your cabin, and you can borrow a Diaper Genie unit, too.
Ready to set sail? Here's everything need to know about the Disney Magic deck plan to choose the perfect cabin for you.
Standard Inside Stateroom — Located on decks 2 and 5-7, these 184-square-foot staterooms are done up in nautical stripes and musical notes in striking red, white, and blue. They also have a porthole-shaped mirror. These cabins can sleep three or four in a queen bed, sleeper sofa, and pull-down bed. The bathroom has a full bathtub — not a common amenity on a cruise ship, but especially rare in the lowest category inside cabin.
Deluxe Inside Stateroom — Families seeking a bit more space can choose these similarly decorated 214-square-foot cabins, found on decks 1-2 and 5-7, that also sleep up to four guests. The main difference is that these staterooms have the added bonus of a split bathroom.
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom — At 214 square feet, these cabins on decks 1-2 and 5-7, again in a cheery nautical motif, sleep either three or four. Cabins in this category have a queen bed plus a sleeper sofa and pull-down bed (there's a privacy curtain to separate them). You'll also find a split bathroom and either a large porthole window or two smaller ones. Traveling with a larger group or extended family? Some of the cabins in this category connect.
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah — The addition of a 55-square-foot balcony (some, called “Navigator’s Verandahs,” are partially enclosed) gives these deck 5-8 cabins a total of 268 square feet. They can accommodate either three or four in a queen bed, sleeper sofa, and pull-down bed. Like Disney Magic's Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms, these cabins have a split bathroom as well as a privacy curtain to separate the bed from the sleeper sofa. Connecting cabins are also available in this category.
Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah — A bit roomier at 304 square feet (including a 55-square-foot balcony), these cabins on deck 8 have all of the features of a Deluxe Oceanview but sleep up to five, thanks to a second pull-down bed. Some of these cabins also connect.
Concierge One-Bedroom Suite with Verandah — Designed in art deco-inspired beige and teal and decorated with original artwork, these 614-square-foot suites (including a 90-square-foot balcony) are located on deck 8 and sleep up to five in a master bedroom with a queen bed and a living room with a sofa bed and a bed that the cabin steward pulls down from the ceiling and connects to the couch as an ingenious bunk bed. There’s a master bath with a whirlpool tub, plus a half bath, as well as a walk-in closet and wet bar. All Concierge suites come with extra perks, such as a complimentary Wi-Fi package, choice of pillows, and access to a media library of DVDs and video games.
Concierge Two-Bedroom Suite with Verandah — These suites are similar to the one-bedroom version but with an additional bedroom, a second full bath, and a second walk-in closet. The 945 square feet include a 140-square-foot balcony, and these deck 8 suites can sleep up to seven people. The living room has a dining table, wet bar, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah — Located on deck 8 midship, these 1,029-square-foot suites are the largest on Disney Magic — and they're impressive. The space includes a 185-square-foot balcony, a whopping two and a half bathrooms, and two bedrooms (one with a queen bed and the second with two twin beds and two pull-down bunks). The suite also has a pull-down bed in the living room, so the cabin can sleep up to seven people.
Accessible Staterooms — All cabin categories, with the exception of Concierge Two-Bedroom Suites and Concierge Royal Suites, on Disney Magic are available in accessible configurations with roll-in showers, grab bars, and height-adjusted vanities. These cabins do not have a split bath.
Donna Heiderstadt is a New York-based contributor to ShermansCruise who has also written for Coastal Living and Islands.