MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship and Waasland Sea Barge, Dover Harbour Sunrise, Kent, UK

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John Latter on July 22, 2010

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.

The Dover Harbour Board tug DHB Dauntless is visible directly below the passenger ship's rear funnel.

To the left of the Disney Magic is the Waasland Sea Barge, in port to remove the wreck of the First World War blockship, the 450-feet long Spanish Prince (see multi-beam sonar image and wreck site).

This Dover Harbour photo, best viewed in a larger size, was taken at 5.47 am on Thursday, 24th of June, 2010, from a point between the Porthole Shelters (out-of-shot behind the viewer) and the Cafe and Lighthouse (in front) on the Prince of Wales Pier. The MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Cruise Terminal 2 photo was taken 6 minutes earlier.

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), Helsinki (Finland), and Stockholm (Sweden).

Later in the day, the ship began a cruise with a similar itinerary, except it lasted for 11 nights and called at Tallinn (Estonia) instead of Helsinki.

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 Tuesday, 6th of July:

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

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

The Waasland is owned by Herbosch-Kiere based in Kallo, Belgium, with a UK subsiduary of Herbosch-Kiere UK.

Wassland details (4) (5):

Description: Flat Top Pontoon

Dimensions in metres: 60 x 13.85 (25.9 with side pontoons) x 3

Capacity in tonnes (tonnage?): 1800 T

Spud length: 26 m, 25 tonnes

Maximum lift: 322.04 tonnes

Number of legs: 2

Also visible in the photo are the Prince of Wales Pier Light and the Admiralty Pier Light.

Click to see all Cruise Ship and Tug photos (related tags: Boats, Ferries, Ships).

(1) Ships and Activities: Disney Magic (2) Wikipedia entry for MS Disney Magic (3) Marinetraffic entry for MS Disney Magic (4) Entry from the Herbosch-Kiere Floating Plant webpage (Floating Plant link). (5) Waasland dimensions.

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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).

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 July 13, 2010
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/06/24 05:47:07
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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