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The Disney Magic at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Name: Disney Magic
Owner: Disney Cruise Line
Operator: Disney Cruise Line
Port of registry: Nassau,  Bahamas[1]
Route: 7 Night Eastern and Western Caribbean Cruises, Special Cruises
Builder: Fincantieri Marghera shipyard, Italy[2]
Maiden voyage: July 30, 1998[2]
In service: 1998
Status: In service
General characteristics
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 83,000 gross register tons (GRT)[2]
Length: 964 ft (294 m)[2]
Beam: 106 ft (32 m)[2]
Draft: 25.3 ft (7.7 m)[2]
Decks: 11
Speed: Cruising 21.5-knot (39.8 km/h),
maximum 24 kn (44 km/h)[2]
Capacity: 2,400 passengers
Crew: 945

The Disney Magic is a cruise ship operated by the Disney Cruise Line, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.[3] Its sister, the Disney Wonder, was launched in 1999.

Built in 1998 by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, the Disney Magic can hold approximately 2,400 passengers. Since the summer of 2000, the Disney Magic has been offering weekly cruises to Castaway Cay and multiple Caribbean islands.[4][5]

Disney Magic departing Port Canaveral.

In June 2005, the Disney Magic was dispatched to the West Coast in honor of Disneyland's 50th Anniversary.

As of July 2008, the Disney Magic holds the record for the highest regular toll paid for passage through the Panama Canal, at US$331,200.[6] The ship's horn blast plays an excerpt of the famous tune, When You Wish Upon A Star.[7]


  1. ^ Asklander, Micke. "M/S Disney Magic (1998)" (in Swedish). Fakta om Fartyg. Retrieved 2009-03-12.  
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Ship Facts". Disney Cruise Line. Retrieved 2008-07-23.  
  3. ^ "Disney Magic - Disney". Retrieved 2009-09-08.  
  4. ^ "Disney Cruises To Be Longer". 1999-12-26. Retrieved 2009-09-08.  
  5. ^ "Sea Changes The Latest Trends: More Ships Bring Bigger Discounts". 2000-10-15. Retrieved 2009-09-08.  
  6. ^ "Disney cruise ship pays record fee to cross Panama Canal". Business (International Herald Tribune). 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-07-23.  
  7. ^ Aronson, Tara (2002-09-25). "Disney Magic grows up". Retrieved 2009-09-08.  

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