Disney Magic

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Disney magic came into service in 1998, she was built at the Italian fincantieri shipyards and weighs in at 83,000 tonnes the ships structure is painted in the traditional Disney black and white livery with red funnels, the ships lifeboats are painted yellow which matches the colour of Mickey mouse’s shoe’s, due to safety laws modern lifeboats are required to be orange so special permission had to be obtained from the U.S. Coast Guard.

All four ships in the Disney fleet have a distinctive feature that the ships horn can play theme tunes from some of Disney’s well know films including "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "Yo Ho A Pirate's Life for Me"

On board there is a good range of cabins to choose from with the smallest measuring 184 square feet – far above the industry average, some of the Disney magic’s onboard entertainment includes the Disney theatre-With the latest in sound and light technology, a sports deck, Fitness Area and Aerobics Area, a games arcade and a variety of children’s programmes including a 13 to 17-year-old teens only club.

as with all of Disney’s ships the magic is family orientated so the vessel is lacking some of the facilities you would expect to find on a traditional cruise ship such as a casino and library.



Onboard Entertainment and Facilities


Pools tick-icon whirlpools tick-icon
Flowrider  Cross-icon  Rock wall  Cross-icon 
Restaurants & Bars  tick-icon  Shops  tick-icon 
Fast Food  tick-icon  Room Service  tick-icon 
Nightclub or Disco  tick-icon  Lounge  tick-icon 
Theater  tick-icon Cafe's  tick-icon
Casino  Cross-icon  Piano Bar  tick-icon 
Pursers desk  tick-icon  Excursion desk  tick-icon 
Library  Cross-icon  Photo shop  tick-icon 
Card room  tick-icon  Medical room  tick-icon 
Laundry room  tick-icon Sauna/steam room  tick-icon
Gym  tick-icon Childrens activity clubs  tick-icon
Babysitting service  tick-icon Video games room  tick-icon
Sports facilities  tick-icon Outdoor movie theater  tick-icon



Ship Specifications



  • Size: Large
  • Length: 964 feet
  • Beam: 106 feet
  • Speed:  21.5 Knots
  • Tonnage: 83,000
  • Decks: 11
  • Crew: 945
  • Passengers: 2,400
  • Maiden Voyage: 30 July 1998
  • Christened: 1998 
  • Godmother: Patty Disney  


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Nautical Terms

Afterdeck - Deck behind a Ship's Bridge

Bow - The Front of the Ship (pointy bit)

Beam - The Greatest Width of the Ship

Bridge - The Location From Which a Ship is Steered and its Speed Controlled

Cargo Hold - A Space for Storing Cargo

Capstan - Upright Device for Winding in Heavy Ropes or Cables

Davit - Device for Hoisting and Lowering a Boat

Flagstaff - Flag Pole at the Stern of a Ship

Forecastle - The Section of the Upper Deck of a Ship Located at the Bow Forward of the Foremast

Foremast -  Mast nearest to  the Bow of a Ship

Galley - The Kitchen area of a Ship

Helm - Ship's Steering Wheel

Hull - The Main Structure or Body of a Ship

Knot - A Measure of Speed Equal to One Nautical Mile (6076 feet) per Hour