Friday, March 27, 2009

Disney Cruise - Topside

This is part 3 of a continuing series about cruising on the Disney Magic (here's part 2).

The words "getting there is half the fun" could hardly be more true than when you are on a Disney Cruise. Although the ports of call beckon, the moment we stepped on board the Magic we knew we were in a special place.

Although you board at Deck 3 midships, let's go for a quick look topside (don't worry, we'll come back below decks in a future installment).

The ships of the Disney Cruise line are designed to evoke an era of cruising in grand style. Natural wood finishes and elegant design touches are ubiquitous:
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As one might expect, the decorative Mickeys are present in abundance. The most frequent use of Mickey may be in the Disney Cruise Line logo, which is present in large and small scales:
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Decorative Mickeys also appear in their "classic" form. Here's an example from the Wide World of Sports deck:
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Some of my personal favorites are visible at the ship's bow:
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This pool may be the largest decorative Mickey:
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Notice that Mickey's hand is supporting the water slide. If you examine the large version of the image carefully, you might also spot Sorcerer Mickey's hat in the background!

As one would expect, the cruise provides ample opportunity to encounter Disney characters in a more direct fashion:
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Next time, we'll go below decks to check out more of the Disney Geek goodness.