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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 a cruise ship owned and operated by the 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 twenty 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... 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 a cruise ship owned and operated by the 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 twenty 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 the song "When You Wish upon a Star". Disney Magic's godmother is Patricia Disney, former wife of Walt Disney's nephew, Roy E. Disney.

History

Disney had cruise ship designs drawn up by February 1994. In 1995 Disney Cruise Line commissioned Disney Magic and Disney Wonder from Fincantieri in Italy. The ship was built in two halves with the bow built at Fincantieri's Ancona shipyard and the aft at their Marghera shipyard. The planned maiden voyage was for March 12, 1998. In January 1997, the first ticket for Disney Magic's first trip was raffled off on the cable television channel Lifetime, while ticket sales would begin in September 1997. Continuing delays on the MS Rotterdam kept additional workers from Disney Magic, thus by November 1997, the cruise line rescheduled the ship's initial voyage to April 30, 1998. Further delays, from suppliers and weather conditions, at Fincantieri delayed the maiden voyage of Disney Magic a few more months. The bow was towed to the Marghera shipyard where the halves were joined.

With livery and design evocative of the RMS Queen Mary, the Disney Line Disney Magic set sail on its maiden voyage on July 30, 1998, out of Port Canaveral, Florida, as the cruise line's first ship.

Areas of operation

The ships initial cruises were to Nassau, Bahamas, with a stop at Castaway Cay.

Originally, from 2000, Disney Magic had been undertaking weekly cruises to Castaway Cay and Caribbean islands out of its home port in Port Canaveral. In June 2005, Disney Magic was dispatched to the West Coast in honor of Disneyland's 50th Anniversary celebrations.

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. Disney Magic 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 2010, Disney Magic sailed Disney Cruise Lines' inaugural Northern Europe itineraries, homeported in the port of Dover, England. She sailed to Norway, the British Isles, and the Baltic Sea during her three-month season.

In May 2012, Disney Magic was relocated to New York City, where she sailed to the Bahamas, New England, and Canada. In September, she was relocated to Galveston, Texas, for the remainder of the year and cruised to the Caribbean. In June 2013, Disney Magic was re-positioned to Barcelona, Spain for the summer.

Disney Magic was overhauled at Navantia shipyard, Cadiz, Spain in 2013. Passenger cabins, lounges, restaurants and spa were refurbished and a pool and waterslide were added.

In 2020, Disney Magic will be cruising around the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Attractions on Disney Magic


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Eye Scream

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Find frozen treats at these 2 quick-service venues conveniently located near Goofy's Pool on Deck 9. Frozone Treats serves up delicious fruit smoothies while Eye Scream offers soft-serve ice cream.
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Signals

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Signals, an adults-only bar located on Deck 9, Midship aboard the Disney Magic near the Quiet Cove Pool, is a cozy spot where Guests 21 years of age or older can unwind with a refreshing cocktail o...
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Mickey’s Mainsail

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There are souvenirs from stem to stern inside Mickey’s Mainsail. From a Captain Mickey plush for your stateroom to a Disney Cruise Line shirt to wear in port, find something special for yourself an...
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Frozone Treats

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Find frozen treats at these 2 quick-service venues conveniently located near Goofy's Pool on Deck 9. Frozone Treats serves up delicious fruit smoothies while Eye Scream offers soft-serve ice cream.
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AquaLab

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AquaLab is a wondrous water-themed children's splash zone located on Deck 9, Aft aboard the Disney Magic, overflowing with pop jets, geysers, bubblers, a freshwater pool and the Twist 'n' Spout wat...
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White Caps

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Add some cruise chic to your wardrobe with men’s and women’s apparel featuring the Disney Cruise Line logo. Offering designer handbags, timepieces, fragrances and unique collectibles that are only ...
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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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