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Disney Magic makes u-turn back to Miami

by Leah Zanolla
Nov 9, 2013

The Disney Magic cruise ship is back in business after a 6-week dry dock in Spain for a complete remodel. However, it seems the ship may not have been completely ready for guests. The first sailing out of Miami on October 20 was canceled. The ship has been sailing its itineraries as planned since then, but passengers have been complaining about a few issues that have arisen, such as a short power outage, plumbing issues and air conditioning problems in one of the signature restaurants.

On the current sailing (a 4-night Bahamian itinerary), the Disney Magic left from Port Miami on Wednesday, November 6 and stopped at Castaway Cay on Thursday. On Friday, instead of a day at sea, the ship unexpectedly returned to Port Miami to pick up "critical technical supplies." Reports on the DISboards state that the ship made a u-turn, pulled into port and stayed for about 90 minutes while supplies were loaded. According to posters on the thread, pallets of orange tanks marked "Coolant" were brought on board, presumably to fix refrigeration and air conditioning problems.

Despite the issues, passengers seem to still be enjoying their cruise overall. Many commented on the new decor and said that the food and service have been great. The ship was able to reach Key West by their scheduled arrival time.


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