Personal Navigators: Disney Magic’s 4-Night Bahamian Maiden Voyage – July 30, 1998 – 20 Magical Years

Today, Disney Cruise Line celebrates 20 Magical Years with the 20th anniversary of the Disney Magic’s Maiden Voyage from Port Canaveral. Thanks to our friends the MJ & Mike Kovall, we have a treasure trove of early Disney Cruise Line documents and handouts that we will be sharing. To celebrate the Disney Magic’s 20th anniversary, I thought it would be fitting to first share the Personal Navigators from her maiden voyage.

Disney Magic Maiden Voyage Personal Navigators

The navigators in 1998 were in fact personal. Guests were provided with the following instructional handout to guide them through the handouts.

Personal Navigator Overview July 1998 Adult Personal Navigator Overview July 1998 Child


Personal Navigators, and other handouts from the 4-Night Bahamian Cruise on Disney Magic – Itinerary A (1998). The Disney Magic set sail from Port Canaveral on July 30, 1998. During this cruise, the ship was under the control of Commodore Tom Forberg.

Map Magic 4 Night Bahamian Cruise Itinerary A 1998
 

Day 1 – July 30, 1998 – Port Canaveral

Guests Onboard: 3:00 pm

Personal Navigator – Day 1
Up Beat Duty Free Liqour Price List
Attire: Cruise Casual
Dinner Menu: Lumiere’s | Animators Palate | Parrot Cay
Drink of the Day: Unknown Non-Alcoholic: Unknown
Evening Entertainment:

  • Walt Disney Theatre Production – Disney Dreams – A Disney Kiss Goodnight

Day 2 – July 31, 1998 – At Sea

Personal Navigator – Day 2
DCL Inuagural Celebration American Express White Glove Package
Attire: Cruise Casual
Dinner Menu: Lumiere’s | Animators Palate | Parrot Cay
Drink of the Day: Unknown Non-Alcoholic: Unknown
Evening Entertainment:


Day 3 – August 1, 1998 – Nassau

Guests Ashore: 8:00 am Guests Onboard: 2:00 am

Personal Navigator – Day 3
Port Adventure Guide Nassau
Shopping In Paradise Nassau
Attire: Cruise Casual
Dinner Menu: Unknown
Drink of the Day: Unknown Non-Alcoholic: Unknown
Evening Entertainment:

  • Walt Disney Theatre Production – Island Magic

Day 4 – August 2, 1998 – Castaway Cay

Guests Ashore: 8:30 am Guests Onboard: 4:00 pm

Personal Navigator – Day 4
Port Adventure Guide Castaway Cay
Tips/Gratuities Form July 1998
DCL Comment Card
Welcome Home Port Canaveral – Debarkation Information
Attire: Cruise Casual
Dinner Menu: Lumiere’s | Animators Palate | Parrot Cay
Drink of the Day: Unknown Non-Alcoholic: Unknown
Evening Entertainment:


Buena Vista Theatre Movies

A huge thank you to the Kovall Family for sharing these treasures.

If you have any navigators you would be willing to share, please send me an email. If you would rather upload the files you can use our upload form.

10 thoughts on “Personal Navigators: Disney Magic’s 4-Night Bahamian Maiden Voyage – July 30, 1998 – 20 Magical Years

  1. Gabriel

    Wow! It’s amazing how 20 years makes a difference in those Navigators alone! This must have been hard to come across!

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  2. Gabriel

    Also, my family’s been loyal to DCL since 2003, and we’ve sailed since then in 2007, and then 2013-present once per year! Here’s to twenty more magical amazing years!

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  3. MJ

    Hi Scott, so glad you could use all the memorabilia from our Maiden Voyage cruise on the Magic. We were hooked since that day….40 DCL cruises later and counting.

    MJ

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  4. Neil

    Thanks!
    Most interesting factoids:
    1) All aboard time at Nassau was 2am!
    2) Excursion prices have more than doubled- Blue Lagoon Beach day went from $25 to $79!!! Bike rentals on Castaway were only $5 now $13 and yet the suggested tips for servers and host only rose from $3.50/person/day to $4

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  5. Gabriel

    Interesting things to me: “Shore Excursions” instead of “Port Adventures” (I assume the name changed when the Dream came in 2011), ship stayed in Nassau until 2am! (Given the fact Castaway Cay is only 70 miles away, the departure time didn’t really matter), the ESPN Sports Deck before Vibe, and Hercules the Muse-ical. I can only assume the Wonder’s Personal Navigators were the same on it’s Maiden 1999 voyage, but you never know.

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