Disney Cruise Line welcomed the Disney Magic into its fleet in 1998. This floating resort ship was created with family holidays in mind; combining classic nostalgia and modern facilities with Disney's signature service. From the moment you step aboard and start your cruise adventure; you can't fail to be impressed with everything from the spacious and comfortable staterooms to the Broadway-style entertainment and first-class dining. Add into the mix inspirational kids clubs, adult-only hotspots, and family fun and you have the perfect recipe for a dream cruise holiday. On top of this, the ship drops anchor at fascinating ports of call, opening up abundant sightseeing and activities ashore.
Animator's Palate, Lumiere's, and Rapunzel's Royal Table are the three main dining venues; the innovative Rotational Dining system means you can rotate between these restaurants and try a unique dinner menu each time. Animator's Palate celebrates Disney's storytelling with an amazing dinner show experience; treat your taste buds with American and French cuisine at Lumiere's; or delight in a dining adventure with a fairytale twist at Rapunzel's Royal Table. Go down the casual dining route and feast on made-to-order buffet favourites at Cabanas, tuck into hotdogs and burgers at Duck-In Diner, or savour a cheesy pie at Pinocchio's Pizza. If you fancy a romantic dinner-for-two; why not book a table at Palo and indulge in a mouth-watering menu of Northern Italian specialities with a modern twist, complemented by live music and ocean views?
Promenade Lounge is the hub of the ship from dawn until dusk; the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee, join in daytime activities, surf the Web at Connect@Sea desk, or savour pre-dinner appetisers and martinis. Take in the sea and pool views as you sip ice-cold drinks at Signals Bar by the Quiet Cove Pool or escape for a quiet gin and tonic in the adult-only Cove Cafe. Sing, dance, play games, and enjoy live family-friendly fun at D Lounge. Dive in for drinks, dancing, and sea-inspired entertainment at Fathoms nightclub. Keys is an intimate, adult-only nightspot reminiscent of Hollywood's piano bars of the glamorous Golden Age.
Disney Magic offers plenty to entertain you both day and night. Adults can enjoy indulgent treatments in Senses Spa & Salon or relaxing times at the Quiet Cove Pool. Younger guests get to have fun at It's a Small World Nursery and Disney's Oceaneer Club while tweens can play video games at the Edge. Teenagers are free to shoot some hoops at Wide World of Sports Deck or socialise with friends in the loft-inspired Vibe. Splashing family times are on the menu at AquaLab and Goofy's Pool; while thrill-seekers must try out the AquaDunk waterslide. In the evening, take your seat in Walt Disney Theatre to enjoy live shows such as Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story or Disney Dreams - An Enchanted Classic. Catch first-run movies at Buena Vista Theatre or kick up your heels and celebrate with your favourite Disney Characters at Adventures Away and Pirates Night deck parties.
Day 1: Dover, UK
Arrive at Dover port where you will board Disney Magic and sail onwards to Norway.
Day 3: Alesund, Norway
Step ashore at the Norwegian port of Alesund. This fishing town is found spread across several islands and is generally considered Norway's most beautiful city. Renowned for its cultural festivals, Alesund was rebuilt in 1904 following a huge fire and now features stunning Art Nouveau architecture to explore. Walk up Mount Askla for spectacular views; see the time capsule and Viking ship replicas at Jugendstilsenteret and Sunnmore Museums; feed the fish at Atlanterhavsparken; and enjoy coffee and cake at a waterfront cafe. There are a variety of hiking, biking and kayaking excursions to enjoy here, as well as lively bars and top restaurants serving local and international dishes.
Day 4: Geiranger, Norway
The ship then drops anchor at Geiranger on the shores of UNESCO World Heritage site, Geirangerfjord. Stroll into the village to view the church and sample reindeer and brown goat’s cheese in a local eatery. Enjoy a boat trip along the fjord for close up views of the famous Seven Sisters and Suitor waterfalls. Venture further afield to explore local farm life at the interactive Norwegian Fjord Centre or take a trip up to the scenic viewpoints at Dalsnibba or Eagle's Bend.
Day 5: Olden, Norway
Olden sits at the eastern end of the serene Nordfjord, where the water divides into three arms beneath the Jostedalsbreen glacier. The village is surrounded by green meadows with babbling brooks meandering between pretty houses.
Visit the village centre to discover the 17th-century church and Singerheimen, which is the former home of the founder of the sewing machine company. Take to the Nordfjord for a rafting or kayaking adventure. Admire the green waters of Olden Lake and enjoy the cliffs and glaciers of the Oldedalen valley, which runs for 12 miles behind Olden. Walk among waterfalls and view the glistening blue ice at the impressive Briksdal Glacier — one of Norway's most visited sights.
Day 6: Stavanger, Norway
Arrive at the port of Stavanger - gateway to the majestic Lysefjord. Meander through the cobbled streets lined with white-washed wooden houses and see artists at work in the old quarter. Visit the 12th-century Stavanger Cathedral and marvel at its vaulted ceiling and 13th-century Gothic chancel. Stop by the Norwegian Canning Museum to appreciate the town's heritage as the 'herring capital' of Norway.
Day 8: Dover, UK
The cruise comes to an end in Dover where you disembark and make your way home.