MV Disney Magic – Past and Present

MV Disney Magic

© Dimitris Mentakis

Disney Magic – © Dimitris Mentakis

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1998 by Fincantieri, Venedig, Italy (Yard No 5989) for Disney Cruise Lines, Nassau, Bahamas

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: $350 million
  • Length: 294.0m (964.5 ft)
  • Breadth of hull: 32.25m (105.7 ft)
  • Draught: 7.90m (26.2 ft)
  • Tonnage: 83,308 gross/8,452 deadweight
  • Engines: Five Sulzer-Grandi Motori-Fincantieri 16 ZAV 40 S diesels
  • Power/Propellers: 57663kW
  • Speed: 21.5 knots
  • Capacity: 2,834 passengers
  • Crew: 945
  • Navigation Officers: European/Scandinavian
  • Passenger Decks: 11
  • Call Sign: C6PT7
  • MMSI Number: 308516000
  • IMO Number: 9126807
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • Sister Ships: Disney Wonder

Current Location

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April 17th 1997: Launched.

June 21st 1998: Delivered to Disney Cruise Lines, Nassau, Bahamas.

July 30th 1998: Christened.

July 30th 1998: Commenced 7 day cruises from Port Canaveral.

© Aleksi Lindström  Disney Cruise Lines

© Aleksi Lindström (left) and Disney Cruise Lines (right)

© John Mavin  © John Mavin

© John Mavin

September 10th 2013 – October 9th 2013: Arrived at Navantia shipyard in Cadiz for maintenance and modernization, including work on the hull (installation of “Ducktail”).

© Dimitris Mentakis

© Dimitris Mentakis (Piraeus, 12/08/2014)

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping) (Dover 10/07/15)

© Willem Oldenburg  © Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg  © Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg (Ijmuiden, 27/06/2017)

May 19th 2020: Due at Dover.

August 3rd 2020: Left Dover for Brest.

August 6th 2020: Returned to Dover.


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August 27th 2020: Left Dover, showing destination Brest.

August 31st 2020: Returned to Dover.

September 15th 2020: Left Dover for Brest.

September 17th 2020: Arrived Brest.

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: John Mavin, Dimitris Mentakis, Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping), Aleksi Lindström and Willem Oldenburg for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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