The newly redecorated ship was not ready for its Oct 17 launch
Disney Cruise Line reluctantly canceled its first return cruise for the newly redecorated Disney Magic that was scheduled to sail out of Miami yesterday. The announcement was made last Thursday, Oct. 17, just a few days before the ship’s scheduled departure. Disney said the cruise was cancelled because the refurbishment and upgrade work could not be completed in time. The ship’s has first post-renovation sailing will now be the two-night Bahamian cruise out of Miami set to sail on Oct. 25.
In a letter to travel agents and cruise guests, Disney Cruise Line said they were “truly sorry for disappointing your clients and their traveling party with this news,” therefore, in addition to a full refund of the voyage fare,” the guests will also receive a (future) complimentary sailing of up to five nights on the same ship sailing out of Miami or optionally Port Canaveral.
Receiving a full refund and future complimentary cruise is a pretty good deal – although many clients will have to rebook their air reservations and make other arrangements. Optionally, guests can opt for a 35% discount on any Caribbean or Bahamas cruise of up to seven days as long as it is taken by October 31st, 2015.
The new Disney Magic updates include the AquaDunk, a “drop-out”, three-story waterslide. There are also several new public rooms for adults: O’Gills Pub, Fathoms, and Keys. Further updates were added to existing kids’ spaces onboard including Disney’s Oceaneer Club, which include Andy’s Room, Pixie Hollow, Mickey Mouse Club and Marvel’s Avengers Academy.