It may be sponsored by Disney, but this vacation is no Mickey Mouse cruise. In fact, Disney Cruise Lines and its first ship, the 85,000-ton Disney Magic, could be the happiest place on the ocean. And, like everything Disney, this one's for kids of all ages.
On the three- and four-day cruise vacations or the seven-day cruise/resort combo, kids can romp and roll in a supervised play area; pre-teens can try out some high-tech fun and games; and teenagers get a chance to hang out and dance in a trendy coffee bar. Meanwhile, Mom and Dad can finally get some rest and relaxation. Whether it's a visit to the 8,500-square-foot Vista Spa for a massage or a trip to the sports deck to catch up on the latest scores, there's something for everyone. Nighttime can be for adults only or for family togetherness with dinners in themed restaurants, Broadway-style shows and, of course, a theater that shows Disney animated classics.
By the time you reach the white sand beaches and crystal blue waters of Castaway Cay, Disney's private 1000-acre Bahamian island paradise, you may have forgotten you even have kids. And that can make it worth the $1,350-per-person price tag for a seven-day cruise/resort package that includes airfare, entrance to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and all the scrumptious on-board food you can eat. Disney Magic sets sail on its maiden voyage in March 1998 and will sail twice a week after that. But unless you're a magician, don't even think about stepping aboard that first voyage--the cruise is already sold out.