Saturday, 1 October 2011

MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Eastern Entrance, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

The MS Disney Magic cruise ship entered Dover Harbour via the Eastern Entrance and is now making its way across the Outer Harbour towards the Admiralty Pier of the Western Docks where it will berth at CT2 (Cruise Terminal 2):

Owner: Disney Line Cruises. From Lisbon (Portugal), going to Oslo (Norway). Call Sign: C6PT7, IMO: 9126807, MMSI: 308516000. DHB Dauntless Tug, aeroplane on photo-shoot. View from Prince of Wales Pier.
(Click this MS Disney Magic cruise ship text link to see the largest size)

On the left of the photo the Eastern Arm pier juts out from the Eastern Docks (the cross-channel ferry terminal, not in view) with the Southern Breakwater bracketing the other side of the Eastern Entrance to the right of the ship.

To the right of MS Disney Magic is the Dover Harbour Board tug, DHB Dauntless; in the sky is an aeroplane on a photo-shoot of the passenger ship.

The photo was taken at 5.08 am on Saturday, 12th of June, 2010, from a point mid-way between the Porthole Shelters and the lighthouse on the Prince of Wales Pier (eastern side). A zoomed shot of about 1500-1600 yards.

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

At 5.12 pm the Disney Magic passed through the Western Entrance of Dover Harbour and into the English Channel 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).

Ship 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 Sunrise, Eastern Entrance, 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 Cruise Terminal 2, Admiralty Pier, 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.

Click to see all Cruise Ship and Tug photos.

Clickable thumbnails of all harbour-related photos from the main Panoramio Images of Dover website are available on this blog on the 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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