Sunday, 2 October 2011

MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Western Entrance 1, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

A post-sunrise view of the MS Disney Magic as it manouevres into position to berth alongside CT2 (Cruise Terminal 2) of the Admiralty Pier in the Western Docks of Dover Harbour:

Owner: Disney Line Cruises. From Lisbon (Portugal), going to Oslo (Norway). Call Sign: C6PT7, IMO: 9126807, MMSI: 308516000. View from Prince of Wales Pier. English Channel on left, Admiralty Pier right.

The bow of the Disney Magic is pointing towards the open waters of the Straits of Dover and the English Channel through Dover Harbour's Western Entrance (bounded by the Admiralty Pier behind the ship and the out-of-shot Southern Breakwater further to the left).

The photo was taken at 5.18 am on Saturday, 12th of June, 2010, from the lighthouse and cafe end of the Prince of Wales Pier.

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 to begin 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, Western Entrance 1, Dover Harbour

Also see:

MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Western Entrance 2, 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
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 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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