Monday, 3 October 2011

MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Cruise Terminal 2, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

The MS Disney Magic berthed at CT2 (Cruise Terminal 2) on the Admiralty Pier of Dover Harbour's Western Docks, her bow pointing in the direction of the Western Entrance and English Channel beyond:

Owner: Disney Line Cruises. From Lisbon (Portugal), going to Oslo (Norway). Call Sign: C6PT7, IMO: 9126807, MMSI: 308516000. Memorial to Sir Clifford Jarrett, K.B.E. (1905-1995), ex-Chairman of Dover Harbour Board

This Dover Harbour photo was taken at 5.52 am on Saturday, 12th of June, 2010, from a point between the Porthole Shelters (to the right) and the lighthouse and cafe (to the left) on the Prince of Wales Pier (western side).

The MS Disney Magic has just finished a "7-Night Barcelona to Dover Cruise" whose itinerary comprised: Barcelona (Spain), Gibraltar (UK), Cádiz (Cadiz, Spain), and Lisbon (Portugal).

At 5.12 pm the Disney Magic left Dover on a 12-Night Northern European Capitals Cruise calling at Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen (Denmark), Warnemünde/Rostock (Warnemunde, Germany), St Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki (Finland), and Stockholm (Sweden).

The foreground memorial left-of-centre in the above photo has an inscribed plaque on top dedicated to Sir Clifford Jarrett, K.B.E. (1905-1995), an ex-pupil at Dover Grammar School for Boys (DGSB, which I also attended from 1962-1967).

Extract from "The Dover County School 1905-1931" (2):

C. G. J. Jarrett had been winning merit awards and prizes all the way up the school (DGSB) and he now departed with a state scholarship and a major scholarship to Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge. In 1930 Mr. Whitehouse was able to visit Cambridge and be entertained to dinner by Old Pharosians Sanders, Garland, Stanway, Dilnot, Carpenter, Trist and Jarrett. Jarrett rose through the Civil Service to become Sir Clifford Jarrett, K.B.E., permanent secretary or under-secretary to several ministries until he retired in 1970 and then for nine years often visited Dover and the school when he was Chairman of Dover Harbour Board (from 1971 to 1980).

MS Disney Magic information:

Owner: Disney Cruise Line
Operator: Disney Cruise Line
Port of registry: Nassau, Bahamas
Builder: Fincantieri Marghera shipyard, Italy
Maiden voyage: July 30, 1998
In service: 1998
Status: In active service, as of 2010
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 83,000 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 964 ft (294 m)
Beam: 106 ft (32 m)
Draft: 25.3 ft (7.7 m)
Decks: 11
Speed: Cruising 21.5-knot (39.8 km/h), maximum 24 kn (44 km/h)
Capacity: 2,400 passengers
Crew: 945
Call Sign: C6PT7
IMO: 9126807
MMSI: 308516000

Extract from the Disney Cruise Line website (1):

The Disney Magic - along with its sister ship, the Disney Wonder - is a cruise liner that blends classic beauty and grace with all the modern luxuries, technology and comforts that make cruising a pleasure. With its distinctive design, signature yellow trim across the stately bow and room to accommodate 2,400 passengers, the Disney Magic is one of the most admired and recognizable ocean liners in the world - making hundreds of trips to dozens of exotic international ports every year

More detailed information (including links to sources) can be found on this photo's original webpage at:

MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Cruise Terminal 2, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour

Also see:

MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Western Entrance 2, Dover Harbour
MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Western Entrance 1, Dover Harbour
MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship and Waasland Sea Barge at Sunrise, Dover Harbour
MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Eastern Entrance, Dover Harbour

Not yet uploaded:

MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Cruise Terminal 2, Dover Harbour
MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship Departure, Western Entrance, Dover Harbour
Goofy on the MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship and the White Cliffs of Dover

See all MS Disney Magic photos.

(1) The official Disney Magic webpage.
(2) Abridged from The Dover County School 1905-1931; also see DGSB's Obituary for Sir Clifford Jarrett.

Click to see all Cruise Ship photos.

Clickable thumbnails of all harbour-related photos from the main Panoramio Images of Dover website are available on this blog at Port of Dover Page (also linked to at the top below the blog title).

The main site Panoramio photos are each accompanied by a Google Earth satellite map. However, the images are smaller than those on the Images of Dover Blog and the captions are less well formatted.

John Latter / Jorolat

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