My experience of a Disney Cruise on the Disney Magic ship in the Mediterranean

If you’ve visited Faraway Lisa Mae on YouTube in the last few months, you’ll know that I went on a Disney Cruise this year. Of course, I vlogged the whole trip and now all of the highlights are online. From exploring Barcelona for two days, to finally getting on board the Disney Magic, it was an eventful ten days with lots of excitement.

Here’s a look back at all of our days at sea and on land.

Barcelona Days

My first vlog packed in two days of adventure. From catching our flight to Barcelona on a Friday night that involved flying through thunderstorms, to exploring some of the Spanish city’s most popular sights. A highlight for me was the Sagrada Familia. Photos definitely don’t do it justice: it is huge. We took a guided tour inside and it was one of the most awe-inspiring interiors I have ever seen.


We took a walking tour on our second and final day in Barcelona. I try to do one walking tour in every city as I visit as they are both free (though tips are fairly compulsory) and informative. The evening was so much fun. We wanted to find somewhere fun to eat near the ‘dancing fountain’ show, and we somehow found these amazing rooftop restaurants that we surprisingly full of locals instead of tourists. We had some amazing tapas and drinks.


Cruise days

Needless to say, I couldn’t sleep before we finally got to start our Disney cruise and board the Disney Magic. To say I was excited would be a huge understatement. We got to the dock at about 11.15am, and had already met Minnie before we got on board. Once I’d freaked out that we were on the ship, we explored the kids clubs, got our bearings with the ship, and ate more food than ever before.


Our first full day on the Disney cruise was a sea day, which was perfect as it meant we got to explore the ship all day. We got to do so many activities, from watching the baby racing to character dance parties. I had a spa treatment booked in, too. We ate everything in sight again, including a four-course meal in Tritons, the Beauty and the Beast themed restaurant.


The next day, we had magically arrived in Naples. I went to the gym for a little while, and we headed off the ship after a buffet breakfast at Cabana’s. We wandered around the city for a few hours, then came back to catch the newest Spiderman film at the Buena Vista Theatre on board. An evening highlight for me was Officer Pin Trading, which was very intense but I got some amazing new pins.



The next day we were in another port, and we had big plans. We had an all-day excursion to Rome, and we were able to pack a lot into one day. The tour included the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Vatican, and more. For lunch, we had pizza and bruschetta, then headed back to continue our Disney cruise, where we had a fancy dinner in Palo booked. It was delicious. Then we met Thor and Captain America, which was very cool.


We were originally meant to be doing a boat tour to Cinqueterra today, but ‘bad weather’ meant it was cancelled. This was even though it was the warmest and sunniest day of the cruise so far. Ah well! We went to Pisa instead, which was a lot of fun with the leaning tower. Plus, it meant we had time to dip in the pool in the afternoon.


On the theme of weather drama, our Disney Cruise hit another snag when it was revealed we wouldn’t dock in Villefranche today. But it was a sea day, which meant a character breakfast and Frozen meet and greet. Both were great. In the evening, it was Pirate night, which was good fun.


Our last fun day came around too soon, but I do feel like we made the most of every hour that we had on board. We docked in Marseille, so we caught a free shuttle bus to explore the town a little bit. We jumped in the hot tubs in the afternoon. The evening involved saying goodbye to all the friends we had made during the week, both Cast Members and guests. It was so hard to say goodbye to everyone. I wish all the same people could go and do another Disney cruise again sometime!

On the last morning, we got breakfast in Cabana’s once again and then headed to the airport and flew home without any issues.


It was a fantastic trip, and I hope you enjoyed following along with it.

Have you been on a Disney Cruise? Do you think it is for you?

Faraway Lisa Mae sign off