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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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Keys

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Keys, a piano bar located on Deck 3, Forward in the After Hours section aboard the Disney Magic, is a romantic nighttime spot with an attractive Art Deco theme where adults can listen to live music...
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It's a Small World Nursery

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It's a Small World Nursery, a nursery located on Deck 5, Aft aboard the Disney Magic, is a delightful daycare center based on the classic Disney Parks attraction that provides care for our youngest...
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Animators Palate Restaurant

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Animator's Palate is a Main Dining restaurant located on Deck 4, Aft aboard the Disney Magic. Celebrating the art of animation, Animator's Palate includes 2 innovative dinner "shows" starring your ...
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O'Gills Pub

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O'Gills Pub, a sports bar and lounge located on Deck 3, Forward in the After Hours section aboard the Disney Magic, is an Irish-themed pub where Guests can watch televised sporting events, take par...
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Quarter Masters

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Quarter Masters, an arcade located on Deck 9, Midship on the Disney Magic next to Goofy's Pool, is a cozy spot featuring videogames and thrilling air hockey for Guests looking to get their game on ...
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Cabanas

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Cabanas is an indoor/outdoor Casual Dining restaurant located on Deck 9, Aft on the Disney Magic that serves a culinary confection of fresh food favorites. At breakfast and lunch, Cabanas offers th...
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Promenade Lounge

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Promenade Lounge, an elegant Art Deco venue located on Deck 3, Aft on the Disney Magic, is the perfect place for families to enjoy a refreshing beverage or snack, surf the Internet or partake in fu...
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Vibe

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Vibe, a teens-exclusive activity center located exclusively on Deck 10, Midship, of the Disney Magic, is a trendy haven where teens ages 14 to 17 can make new friends, watch television, play videog...
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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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