MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Western Entrance 2, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

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John Latter on July 21, 2010

An early morning 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.

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).

This Dover Harbour photo, best viewed in a larger size, was taken at 5.55 am on Sunday, 18th of July, 2010, from the lighthouse end of the Prince of Wales Pier.

The view is similar to that shown in the "MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Western Entrance" photo (linked to below), except this one shows more of the side of the ship and less of the stern (a better picture all round, I think).

The MS Disney Magic has just finished a 11-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 called at Tallinn (Estonia) instead of Helsinki.

Click to see a photo 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

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

MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Cruise Terminal 2

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

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

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

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

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EveryPicture on August 22, 2010

Your collection is impossibly great! Best greetings from Germany,


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John Latter on August 23, 2010

AqBdm, on 22nd of August 2010, said:

Your collection is impossibly great! Best greetings from Germany.

I'm pleased you like the photos, AqBdm - thank you :)

And greetings from Dover, England!


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 21, 2010
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/07/18 05:55:55
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
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    • F/Stop: f/11.000
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    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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