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Disney Magic

Capacity
1754
Crew
950
Tonnage
84 000
Length
984 ft (300 m)
First voyage
1998
Decks
10

Disney Magic is the first cruise ship owned and operated by Disney Cruise Line, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. She has 11 public decks, can accommodate 2,700 passengers in 875 staterooms, and has a crew of approximately 950. The interior of Disney Magic is decorated in the Art Deco style.

The ship has 20 bright yellow lifeboats which, along with the black, red, and white colors of the ship itself, match the colors of Mickey Mouse. This change from the standard safety orange took a waiver of... Read more

Disney Magic

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
1754
Crew: 
950
Tonnage: 
84 000
Length: 
984 ft (300 m)
Beam: 
106 ft (32 m)
First voyage: 
1998
Decks: 
10

Disney Magic is the first cruise ship owned and operated by Disney Cruise Line, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. She has 11 public decks, can accommodate 2,700 passengers in 875 staterooms, and has a crew of approximately 950. The interior of Disney Magic is decorated in the Art Deco style.

The ship has 20 bright yellow lifeboats which, along with the black, red, and white colors of the ship itself, match the colors of Mickey Mouse. This change from the standard safety orange took a waiver of international maritime rules. As with other Disney cruise ships, the ship's horn blast plays an excerpt from Disney's famous flagship tune, '"When You Wish upon a Star". Disney Magic's Godmother is Patricia Disney, former wife of Walt Disney's nephew, Roy E. Disney.

History

Planning and construction

Disney had cruise ship designs drawn up by February 1994. Disney Cruise Line in 1995 ordered Disney Magic and Disney Wonder from Fincantieri in Italy. The ship was built in two halves with the bow built at Fincatieri's Ancona shipyard and the stern at their Marghera shipyard.

The planned maiden voyage was for March 12, 1998. In January 1997, the first ticket for Magic's first trip was raffled off on Lifetime channel, while ticket sales would begin in September 1997. Delays on the construction of MS Rotterdam kept additional workers from the Magic. Thus, by November 1997, the cruise line initially rescheduled the ship's initial voyage to April 30, 1998. However, further delays from suppliers and poor weather conditions at Fincantieri pushed back the maiden voyage even further by a few months. The bow was towed to the Marghera shipyard where the halves were joined.

Itineraries

With livery and design evocative of the RMS Queen Mary, Disney Magic set sail on her maiden voyage on July 30, 1998, out of Port Canaveral. The ship's initial cruises were to Nassau, Bahamas with a stop at Castaway Cay over three to four nights.

Originally, from 2000, Disney Magic had been undertaking weekly cruises to Castaway Cay and Caribbean islands out of its home port in Port Canaveral, Florida.

In June 2005, Disney Magic was dispatched to the West Coast as part of Disneyland's 50th Anniversary celebrations and as a test for California expansion. The transfer cruise sold out quicker than expected. Bookings from first time Disney cruisers were up for these cruises by at least 60%.

In May 2007, Disney Magic started her inaugural Mediterranean cruises out of Barcelona, Spain. At the end of the summer, she returned to her home port of Port Canaveral. In the summer of 2008, Disney Magic was moved to Los Angeles once again. The ship returned to Barcelona in 2010 for another summer of Mediterranean cruises, as well as several northern European cruises before again returning to Port Canaveral in September.

In May 2012, Disney Magic was relocated to New York City, where she sailed 8-night cruises to the Bahamas, New England, and Canada. In September, she was relocated to Galveston, Texas for the remainder of the year and offered 4-night Caribbean cruises, 6, 7, and 8-night Western Caribbean cruises, and 8-night Bahamian cruises. In June 2013, Disney Magic was re-positioned to Barcelona, Spain for the summer.

Disney Magic was put in for an overhaul at Navantia shipyard, Cadiz, Spain. In October 2013, Disney Cruise Line completed renovations to Disney Magic including updates to the ship's cabins, lounges, restaurants and spa and introduced new features including; "Marvel's Avengers Academy", a play area based on Marvel's Avengers characters, the AquaDunk and the AquaLab, consisting of a pool and waterslide. Carioca's restaurant was replaced with Rapunzel's Royal Table, Club Disney Junior replaced the Mickey Mouse Club and other changes were made.

In 2016, the Disney Magic sailed Disney Cruise Lines' inaugural Northern Europe itineraries, homeported in the port of Dover, 70 miles from London, England. She sailed to Norway, the British Isles, and the Baltic Sea during her brief three month season. With the October 6, 2017 cruise of Disney Magic from New York to the Bahamas, the cruise line held its first Marvel Day at Sea.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney Magic has been anchored in Dover on and off since May 2020 and was due to stay until at least August 2021. At that time, she sailed a series of "staycation cruises" (no port visits or excursions, subject to restrictions) exclusively in the United Kingdom. UK cruises finished on October 4, 2021, when Disney Magic repositioned to Miami, Florida and commenced cruises to The Bahamas.

 

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Attractions on Disney Magic


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Lobby Atrium

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This grand lobby feautures specially commissioned sculptures and wood work and a distinctive chandelier for added splendor promed.
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Walt Disney Theatre

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The Walt Disney Theatre is a large-sized theatre located at Deck 4, Forward on the Disney Magic. A lavish live performance venue, the theatre provides a dramatic setting for original, Broadway-styl...
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Cove Cafe

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Cove Caf?, an adults-only coffee bar located on Deck 9, Midship aboard the Disney Magic, is a casual hotspot where Guests can enjoy a specialty coffee and a snack while perusing a magazine, watchin...
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Carioca's

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Carioca's on the Disney Magic is a Main Dining restaurant located on Deck 3, Aft. named after Donald Duck's amigo in Disney's The Three Caballeros, Carioca's serves classic American fare for breakf...
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AquaDunk

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AquaDunk is an exciting, 3-story body slide located at the Forward Funnel on Deck 13 aboard the Disney Magic. Race through a translucent tube—and out over the side of the ship—on your way to a wate...
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Sea Treasures

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Guests ages 21 and older can enjoy tax- and duty-free shopping with a wide selection of premium liquors. Please note that liquor purchased at Sea Treasures cannot be consumed onboard; we will deliv...
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Daisy's De-Lites

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Daisy's De-Lites on the Disney Magic is an outdoor Quick Service dining location on Deck 9, Aft near to the AquaLab pool area, serving breakfast, lunch and early evening snacks.
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Goofy's Pool

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Goofy's Pool, a family pool located on Deck 9, Midship aboard the Disney Magic, is home to a 4-foot-deep, main pool with a charming portrait of Goofy on the pool bottom, plus 2 whirlpool spas—perfe...
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Vista Gallery

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Take home a truly distinctive souvenir of your voyage from the Vista Gallery’s exclusive Disney Cruise Line art and collectibles, many featuring some of your favorite Disney characters. Visit Disne...
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Lumiere's

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Lumiere's is a Main Dining restaurant located on Deck 3, Midship on the Disney Magic that serves contemporary American cuisine for breakfast and lunch in a casual setting, and French-inspired fare ...

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