The Disney Magic is kicking off its program of cruises out of New Orleans today. After repositioning from Galveston, the Disney Cruise Line vessel is set to offer a series of four- to six-night itineraries departing from the Louisiana port.
Sailing five nights, the first cruise sails to the Western Caribbean and includes visits to two ports in Mexico: Puerto Progresso and Cozumel. Before returning to New Orleans, the itinerary also features two full days at sea.
Extending through mid-April, the New Orleans program comprises additional short cruises to Mexico, as well as a six-night itinerary to the Western Caribbean in March.
Sailing to Mexico and the Cayman Islands, the week-long cruise features visits to Cozumel and George Town.
Following the series of cruises out of New Orleans, the Disney Magic is set to reposition to San Juan in May.
Launched in 1998, the Magic was Disney’s very first cruise ship. Built by the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, the 85,000-ton vessel was subjected to a major refurbishment in 2018.
At the time, the 1,750-guest ship saw the addition of several new spaces and new experiences, including a transformed teen club, a new adults-only café and the Club Disney Junior in Disney’s Oceaneer Club for children.
Another addition was Rapunzel’s Royal Table, a restaurant themed after Disney’s “Tangled” movie that features characters and live entertainment on a space created to resemble a regal ballroom.
The vessel also saw the redesign of the Cove Café, an adult-exclusive retreat, that gained a new tropical style look.
Other areas transformed during the refit included the Quiet Cove Pool, the Signals Bar and the Senses Spa.
The Disney Magic is set to repeat its New Orleans program in 2024, offering a total of seven cruises out of the port between January and March.