Disney Cruise Line adalah perusahaan kapal pesiar Amerika yang dioperasikan oleh Resort dan Taman Bermain Walt Disney yang merupakan divisi dari The Walt Disney Co. dan berpusat di Celebration, Florida. Perusahaan ini didirikan untuk menambah alternatif liburan selain taman bermain dan resort yang telah dibuka. Dan kapal pesiar yang dibuat mempunyai keunikan khusus yang membuatnya berbeda dari kapal-kapal pesiar lainnya, yaitu kapal ini tidak mempunyai kasino.
1. Disney Magic
Kapal pesiarnya yang pertama bernama Disney Magic, dibuat oleh Fincantieri pada tahun 1998 dan mulai beroperasi pada tanggal 30 Juli 1998. Kapal ini bisa menampung 2.600 penumpang dalam 875 kabinnya.
• Name: Disney Magic
• Lenght: 293.85 m
• Beam: 32.30 m
• Draft: 7.70 m
• Deadweight: 83,000 m.t.
• Year Built: 1998
• Passengers: 2,600
• Crew members: 975
• Speed: 23 kn
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The Disney Magic was launched in 1998 and has a classic ocean liner look on the outside, with a black hull, shining white top, and two red funnels, both adorned with Mickey heads. There's no doubt which cruise line this ship belongs to!
Most modern ships only have one funnel, and this one is no different--one of the funnels is a dummy and houses the teen center. Keeping with the Mickey theme, the life boats are yellow (rather than the standard orange), making the overall look very Disney--black, white, red, and yellow. A glance at the bow will make anyone smile. The bow has intricate gold scroll-work much like classic tall ships of long ago. Mixed in with this elegant detail is Goofy, dangling from a rope and touching up the paint.
Interior Common Areas,
Much of the interior of the Disney Magic is done in Art Deco style, and the ship artwork includes many special Disney theme pieces. Exploring the ship is like a treasure hunt, as you will find yourself looking for the Mickey logo, which is creatively woven into the decor.
My favorite common areas of the ship were the soaring three-story lobby and the large Walt Disney Theatre. The lobby is the hub of the ship and features a wonderful bronze statue of Mickey Mouse at the helm. Topping off the lobby is a huge, multi-colored chandelier designed by Dale Chihuly.
The theatre seats 977 and has the best shows I've seen at sea. Each production show tells a story and is like a short operetta, filled with singers, dancers, and (of course) characters.
Exterior Common Areas,
Many of the activities on the Disney Magic are centered on the out of doors, starting with the high energy sailaway party and continuing each day around the swimming pools. The ship has three pools, one for adults, the second for families, and the third just for kids. Each pool has attractive features such as the mega-movie screen or the Mickey slide, making them the center of daily life onboard for many guests.
Evening events are also held on the pool deck, the highlight of which is the "Pirates In the Caribbean" party. This party starts with a pirate theme dinner and then moves outside for music, dancing, and fireworks. It's a spectacular ending to a fun-filled night onboard the Disney Magic.
Dining and Cuisine,
The Disney Magic has three main dining rooms, and guests rotate amongst the three rooms during the cruise, always sitting at the same table number and with the same dinner companions. The wait staff also rotates, providing continuity to the dining experience. It's a great idea and works well.
Although these three dining rooms are good, the highlight of dining on the Disney Magic is a dinner or brunch at Palo's, the adults-only alternative restaurant. Palo's sits on the top deck and has wonderful views, exceptional service, and marvelous food. It even has a private room with a large dining table for adult parties.
For families looking for casual fare, the Disney Magic has a large buffet and several take-away food outlets near the pools.
Cabins and Accomodations,
The Disney Magic carries 2600 passengers in 875 cabins, many of which can sleep 4. Of the 720 outside cabins, 388 have private verandas, perfect for some quiet time to enjoy the warm Caribbean weather. The cabins are brightly colored, with plenty of storage space and practicality. I loved the shelves in a vertically-place steamer trunk used as a storage cabinet.
The bath is split into two rooms, one with a sink and toilet and the other with a sink and shower tub. Each bath is tiny, but it is nice to have two separate rooms and two sinks when traveling as a family group.
The room steward was efficient and friendly, and kept the cabin clean. He also left us chocolates and towel animal creations each evening to top off the entertainment.
Lounges and Bars,
Although a Disney Magic cruise is centered on families, the cruise line hasn't forgotten how important it is for adults to have private time when on vacation. This factor is very evident on the Disney Magic, with several adult lounges, three of which are grouped together in the Beat Street neighborhood on deck 3. My favorite was the quiet Sessions, with live piano music in the evenings and those marvelous large portholes for ocean viewing. Sports enthusiasts love watching ESPN in the Diversions sports bar, and the Rockin' Bar D provides adult entertainment in the late evenings.
These lounges are also used for adult-oriented activities, such as wine tastings, which were among the most well-run and interesting I've ever been to on any ship.
2. Disney Wonder
Disney Wonder adalah kapal kedua Disney Cruise Line yang mulai dioperasikan pada tanggal 15 Agustus 1999.
• Name: Disney Wonder
• Lenght: 293.80 m
• Beam: 32.30 m
• Draft: 7.70 m
• Deadweight: 85,000 m.t.
• Year Built: 1999
• Reconstr. Year: 2003
• Passengers: 2,600
• Crew members: 1,056
• Staterooms: 945
• Decks: 11
• Speed: 22.3 kn
• Ship-yard: Fincantieri
• Engine: MAN, 77.243 hp
• Registry: Bahamas
3. Disney Dream
Disney Dream adalah kapal pesiar ketiga yang dimiliki oleh Disney Cruise Line. Kapal pesiar ini masih dalam tahap pembuatan, pada tanggal 30 oktober 2010 kemarin kapal ini pertama kali dilabuhkan dilaut. Disney Dream ini rencananya akan mulai dioperasikan pada tanggal 26 Januari 2011. Kapal ini bisa menampung 4.000 penumpang.
Seiring berkembangnya zaman, maka kapal ini juga akan mempunyai beberapa design yang berbeda dari 2 kapal pesiar sebelumnya. Inovasi yang dilakukan adalah sebagai berikut:
- AquaDuck, a first-of-its-kind water coaster, is an exhilarating, high-speed thrill ride that combines all the ups and downs of a roller coaster with all the twists and turns of a water slide.
- Magical Portholes offer a “virtual window” to the world for inside staterooms, with a real-time view outside the ship where high-definition cameras feed live video to each stateroom.
- Enchanted Art immerses guests in Disney storytelling and looks like other hanging art pieces around the ship, but is actually a framed LCD screen with technology that recognizes a guest is present.
- Remy, an exquisite top-deck restaurant, only for adults, with incredible ocean views and French-inspired, gourmet cuisine by two award-winning chefs.
Enchanted Garden restaurant on the Disney Dream
Remy -- restaurant on the Disney Dream
Disney Dream Animator's Palate restaurant
Disney Dream interactive play floor
4. Disney Fantasy
Disney Fantasy adalah Kapal Pesiar keempat milik Disney Cruise Line. Kapal ini direncanakan akan mulai dioperasikan pada tanggal 7 April 2010.