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

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John Latter on July 14, 2010

The figure of the Walt Disney cartoon character, Goofy, endlessly painting the decorative design on the stern of the MS Disney Magic.

No doubt Goofy has noticed the White Cliffs of Dover could also do with a lick of paint, but six months of quarantine before being allowed anywhere near them is a huge deterrent - particularly as he is well looked after to the extent of even having his own Goofy`s swimming pool on the ship!

This Dover Harbour photo, best viewed in a larger size, was taken at 4.40 pm on Tuesday, 6th of July, 2010, from the Admiralty Pier, part of the Western Docks.

Behind the ship at bottom-left is a section of the Prince of Wales Pier, topped by its single-storey cafe which stands adjacent to the hidden-from-view Prince of Wales Pier Light (lighthouse).

Beyond the Prince of Wales Pier are the Eastern Docks (Dover's ferry terminal) at the base of the White Cliffs (whitish, anyway).

The MS Disney Magic has just finished a 12-Night Northern European Capitals Cruise which called at Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen (Denmark), Warnemünde/Rostock (Germany), St Petersburg (Russia), Tallinn (Estonia), and Stockholm (Sweden).

Later in the day, the ship began a cruise with a similar itinerary, except she called at Helsinki (Finland) instead of Tallinn.

Click to see photos taken of the ship when she was in Dover on Saturday, 12th of June:

MS Disney Magic at Sunrise, Eastern Entrance

MS Disney Magic at Sunrise, Western Entrance

MS Disney Magic berthed at Cruise Terminal 2

MS Disney Magic departing through the Western Entrance

Click to see photos taken of the ship 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

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.

Disney Magic Career (2)

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

Disney Magic 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 21, 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).

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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Photo taken in 22-24 Lord Warden Square, Dover, Kent CT17 9EQ, UK

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