Disney Cruise on the Magic from New York City to Bermuda by Agent, Tanya

Disney Cruise on the Magic from New York City to Bermuda by Agent, Tanya

Disney Cruise Line’s inaugural sailing to Bermuda from New York City was absolutely magical upon the Disney Magic.  This cruise was a special Halloween on the High Seas sailing that featured many great experiences for families (Click here to read about Tanya’s experience).  It was very easy to get to the cruise ship docked at New York City’s Pier 88 that was right next to the USS Intrepid museum. In fact, it was an easy walk to the Disney store in Times Square just a few blocks away. We arrived early to check-in and drop off our luggage, which allowed us to enjoy the USS Intrepid and some New York bagels.

As with all great Disney cruises, we started with the Sail Away deck party.  Sailing out at sunset was fabulous as we cruised through grand views of the New York City skyline while sailing up the Hudson River.  The Disney Magic also passed right by Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

The itinerary had a full day at sea in route to Bermuda that was jam packed with lots of activities for cruisers of all ages.  We chose to follow the trivia contests in our quest to win the coveted DCL Mickey medallion. Being an October cruise, we were pleasantly surprised that the ocean water and weather was warm on our journey and the upper deck pools and activities were enjoyed by all.

We docked at the Royal Dockyard on the southern end of Bermuda that had a great view of the township. Two days in Bermuda was truly a pleasure that allowed us to dedicate a day to shore excursions and a day to touring on our own.  On the first day, the weather was ideal for snorkeling and sailing with the Restless Native Catamaran tour.  Since our first full day in the port of Bermuda did not require us to leave the island, we also choose an evening glass bottom boat shore excursion experience that had tales of the Bermuda Triangle.

On the second day, we made sure to be up early to catch the ferry to other parts of the island as the return times needed to work with the ships all aboard time.  By taking the early ferry to Hamilton, we were able to get back to the Royal Dockside for some shopping.  There were plenty of shopping experiences right near the ship that ranged from t-shirts and refrigerator magnets all the way to some of the finest jewelry money can buy.

Our return back to New York started with Disney’s Pirate night deck party followed by the only fireworks at sea, which are fired off the starboard side of the ship.  The second day at sea was again filled with activities for the entire family.  You can choose to do as much as you want, or as little.  We chose to enjoy the sunshine and Funnelvision at the Goofy pool. All in all our cruise to Bermuda was thoroughly enjoyed and we cannot wait to sail to Bermuda again.

If you need assistance in planning your vacation, please contact Tanya at Small World Vacations at Tanya@smallworldvacations.com. There is no charge for her services.

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