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

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John Latter on July 14, 2010

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).

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 (photo not yet available); 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: the ship is 1500-1600 yards away.

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 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 (Germany), St Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki (Finland), and Stockholm (Sweden).

Other photos taken this day:

MS Disney Magic at Sunrise, Western Entrance

MS Disney Magic berthed at Cruise Terminal 2

MS Disney Magic departing through the Western Entrance

Check subsequent "comments" for links to photos taken on future visits.

Extract from the official Disney Magic webpage (1):

Conceived as a "modern classic," the Disney Magic was designed to evoke all the glamour and beauty of the golden age of ocean travel. With these careful plans, the Disney Magic was built in the legendary Fincantieri shipyards in Italy, revered for the technical ability and ingenuity of its engineers and workforce.

Through painstaking construction and exhaustive tests, a cruise liner with an unprecedented combination of power, speed and sleek beauty took shape. Today, this sturdy vessel contains an environment that is optimally comfortable, secure and, most importantly, family-friendly.

Career (2)

Name: Disney Magic

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

General Characteristics (2) (3)

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

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(1) Ships and Activities: Disney Magic (2) Wikipedia entry for MS Disney Magic (3) Marinetraffic entry for MS Disney Magic

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John Latter on July 14, 2010

Click to see photos taken of the MS Disney Magic when she was in Dover on Thursday, 24th of June:

MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship and Waasland Sea Barge at Sunrise

MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Cruise Terminal 2

Click to see photos taken of the ship when she was in Dover on Tuesday, 6th of July:

Goofy on the MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship and the White Cliffs of Dover

John Latter on July 22, 2010

Click to see a second photo of the MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise in the Western Entrance, taken on Sunday, 18th of July, 2010 (it shows more of the side of the ship and less of the stern - a better picture all round, I think).

Also see the new Prince of Wales Pier Lighthouse and DHB Dauntless photos.

John Latter on July 22, 2010

Click to see all photos featuring Tugs.

k. -pictures on April 17, 2011

Great shot!!!

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k. -pictures

John Latter on December 4, 2012

Disney Cruise Line. When in range of AIS, the vessel's current position is shown at:

MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an automatic tracking system used on ships and by vessel traffic services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data with other nearby ships and AIS Base stations. AIS information supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of collision avoidance for water transport.

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  • Uploaded on June 22, 2010
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/06/12 05:08:10
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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