Disney Magic visits Southampton

Disney Magic arriving at Southampton

The Disney Magic cruise ship docked in Southampton today (Sunday 9 May 2021) to take on crew and supplies.

A large crowd gathered on the waters edge in Mayflower Park to view the Disney Cruise Line ship.

The Disney Magic was docked at the City Cruise Terminal and departed at 21:00 to sail to Dover.

The Disney Magic will commence sailing with passengers onboard from July to October departing from Liverpool, Southampton, Newcastle and London Tilbury.

Disney Cruise Lines 2013 European Itineraries

Coming in 2013, the Disney Cruise Lines ship the Disney Magic will be returning to Europe with 13 ports of call in the Mediterranean featuring several exciting new itineraries!  The Disney Magic will be exploring tancient cities and age-old cultures brimming with history thousands of years in the making.
The Disney Magic will be sailing to Rome, home of the larger-than-life Colosseum and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, soak up the sun and fun on the Greek Island of Mykonos or take in the romance of Venice and its famed St. Mark’s Cathedral—just to name just a few.
The home port in Europe is the city of Barcelona in Spain, where architectural wonders, charming cafés and beautiful beaches make it an ideal place to embark on your Western Mediterranean cruise.
4-Night Mediterranean Cruise
Chart a course on an itinerary that takes you from the sunny shores of Barcelona, Spain to the breathtaking French Riviera and back, with a stop at Medieval Palma de Mallorca.
Ports of Call:
Departs from: Barcelona, Spain
Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice), France
Palma, Mallorca (Spain)
7-Night Mediterranean Cruise
This Disney Cruise Line 7-Night itinerary takes you to Spain, France and Italy. Depart Barcelona for ports of call including Villefranche, La Spezia, Civitavecchia and Naples. Plus, 2 enchanting days at sea.
Ports of Call:
Departs from: Barcelona, Spain
Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice), France
La Spezia (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Naples (Pompeii), Italy
12-Night Mediterranean Cruise
Embark on a grand journey. Choose from 2 itineraries. Departing from Barcelona, visit ports of call in France, Italy and Malta, as well as new stops in Piraeus, Kusadasi and Mykonos.
Ports of Call:
Departs from: Barcelona, Spain
Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice), France
La Spezia (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Mykonos, Greece
Valletta, Malta
More inforation is available from Disney Cruise Lines.

British Disney Wonder Cast Member missing

The Disney Wonder cruise ship returned to dock in Los Angeles yesterday for the first time since a 24-year-old British Cast Member went missing from the ship last week.
Rebecca Coriam was last seen onboard the Disney Wonder on Monday, but failed to report for her shift as a youth worker on the vessel the next day.
The ship returned to Los Angeles on Sunday after a week-long cruise, and Miss Coriam’s parents, Michael and Ann, were waiting in the city to hear the latest on the inquiry.
The couple flew out to the US last week, along with Miss Coriam’s cousin, Trish Davies, as concerns grew for their daughter.
Ms Davies told reporters in Los Angeles that the family had been told Miss Coriam made a phone call from the ship shortly before she was reported missing.
The missing woman’s sister, Rachael, and uncle, John Jennings, appealed for more information on Friday about the disappearance of Rebecca.
A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said it was providing consular assistance with the family and was in touch with the relevant organisations and authorities.
The ship, which carries about 950 crew members and 2,700 passengers, was on a seven-day trip along the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
Authorities boarded the ship Friday at Cabo San Lucas and have conducted searches of the near-1,000-foot vessel, Disney Cruise Line spokeswoman Christi Erwin Donnan said. Because the ship is registered in the Bahamas, the Royal Bahamas Police Force is leading the investigation and the Bahamas Maritime Authority is also involved. The Mexican Navy conducted the search of the ship’s route and the U.S. Coast Guard was notified.
“We have been doing everything possible to find Rebecca Coriam,” Erwin Donnan said in a statement. “In addition, we have been working with all of the appropriate authorities. Rebecca’s disappearance has been difficult for everyone at Disney Cruise Line. We’ve been in close contact with the Coriam family, and we’re assisting them in any way we can.”
Coriam’s parents, Mike and Ann, have asked for privacy but did speak briefly on Sunday morning with a local TV news station. “It’s just, just very, very painful,” Mike Coriam said. “And the thought of not seeing her again, I don’t know, it’s frightening to think about it, really.”
Coriam began working for the Disney Cruise Line last summer and was on her second contract with the company, Erwin Donnan said.
The Disney Wonder began sailing seven-night trips along the Mexican Riviera on Jan. 23. It departs from the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro on Sundays and is at sea on Mondays and Tuesdays before docking in Puerto Vallarta on Wednesdays. It stops in Cabo San Lucas before returning to San Pedro.

The ship was scheduled to leave for Mexico at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Source: AP, LA Times

Some Disney Magic arrives in Dover.

Here is a photo of  the Disney Magic cruise ship as she sails past the White Cliffs of Dover on the 12 June after departing the  Port of Dover as part of the Disney Cruise Line’s first Northern European Capitals sailing of 2010.
This is the first time a ship from the Disney Cruise Line has visited the United Kingdom.  She will be back at the Port of Dover on the 24th June, 6th July and 18th July.

New Magical Experiences on the Disney Dream

The Disney Cruise Line offers a glimpse into the top secret labs of Walt Disney Imagineering for a sneak peek of the magic being created for guests on the Disney Dream cruise ship which enters service in January 2011.

The Disney Dream will be the third ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. Boasting 14 towering decks, a ship length of 1,115 feet and a maximum width of 125 feet, the 128,000-ton vessel will includ 1,250 staterooms and has the capacity to comfortably accommodate 4,000 passengers along with the over 1,458 Crew Members who tend to the needs of every cruise guest each and every day.

Building on the classic style of the previous two ships, the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder, the Disney Dream is a valiant vessel distinguished for its classic early 20th-century design which harkens back to the golden age of cruising state of the art technology.

As can be expected from Disney, the cruise liner was specially designed with families in mind, combining sleek style and convenient facilities with splashes of magic and cruise-industry firsts—like the splashtacular AquaDuck, the very first water coaster at sea.

Disney Cruise Line began construction on the Disney Dream in March 2009 with a steel-cutting ceremony at the world-renowned Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Constructed as a thematic extension of the Disney Cruise Line fleet, the Disney Dream was designed to reflect the glamour of the golden age of cruising during the 1930’s. Scheduled for completion in early 2011, the new ocean liner will feature the same attention to detail Disney is known for, while introducing new and immersive, one-of-a-kind venues and experiences for everyone in the family—be they young or simply young-at-heart.

New Disney Dream Ship Takes Shape

On the 26th August Disney Cruise Line celebrated the keel laying of the new Disney Dream cruise ship with a special ceremony. The Disney Dream is the first of two new cruise ships being built by Disney Cruise Line. Following maritime tradition a coin was placed under the keel for good fortune. Doing the honors of placing the coin were Disney Cruise Line Captain Tom Forberg and Donald Duck.

Disney Cruise hints at Europe plans

Here is a item from TTG Live reporting from the UK Cruise Convention which was recently held in Dover that hints at what a forthcoming Disney Cruise Line announcement might be.

Disney Cruise Line is expected to announce European deployment for its fleet after it takes delivery of two new ships, Fantasy and Dream, in 2011 and 2012.

The new ships will increase the line’s fleet to four and herald a push to grow a market outside of its core US for the first time. In the UK, leading retailer Reader Offers is already selling Disney cruises out of Dover and Barcelona to the Mediterranean and the Baltic next year.

To date, Disney has never had to promote its cruises in the UK because the popularity of the product meant it was guaranteed to sell out in the US. Peter Welch, Disney’s UK vice-president, gave delegates at the UK Cruise Convention in Dover this week a hint at what the forthcoming announcement might be.

“In the next few months we will be sharing information about what these two new ships will be doing,” he said.

“Needless to say we are here in Dover so that gives you a clue as to what might be happening.

“He said the line would be exploring new opportunities with the UK travel trade”.
“We constantly look at way to increase and develop our product while looking at new itineraries”.

“When we started our cruise line in the 90s we believed we could give our families a totally different experience”.

“Welch said he believed quality brands would come to the fore during the current economic crisis. “It’s quality brands that make a difference and make your industry a success,” he said.

“Events like this give us a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourselves in these wonderful brands but for Disney the key for us is to speak to you and to listen to you and what your consumers are telling you about the industry we are in.

“We look forward to the potential the UK market can give Disney Cruise Line.”