Disney Cruise Line Ship Spotlight: Disney Magic

Disney's original 2,700-passenger, 83,000-ton ship was launched in 1998 and hailed as revolutionizing family cruising. The ship was designed to offer the nostalgic appeal of a classic ocean liner (with a blue hull and pointy bow, like Disney's other ships) with modern, family-friendly updates, including a huge amount of play space for kids. After 15 years of service, the Disney Magic recently underwent a complete overhaul that included a general lightening and brightening; dark Art Deco decor was redone in lighter tones. At the same time, the Disney Imagineers added new wow factors, not the least of which are AquaDunk (a new "thrill" waterslide) and a water play area, AquaLab.

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Disney Magic Returns to Venice, Italy
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