Disney Magic makes her Dublin debut


Disney Magic arrives in Dublin tomorrow morning.
Image by Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada (emijrp on Wikimedia Commons).

11 decks high and 300m long, Disney Cruise Lines’ iconic Disney Magic will make her maiden call to Dublin tomorrow.

Berthing at 6.30 tomorrow morning at Berth 33 on Dublin Port, the cruise will begin her visit to Ireland with passengers disembarking at 8.30.

Upon finishing her time in Ireland, Disney Magic will make her way to Dover, England as part of a voyage to Port Canaveral in Florida. While she is here, there will be several chances to take photos of and film the ship.

The first opportunity will be on a boat trip to capture her arrival in the city. The boat will depart at 5.15am with participants meeting at 5.00am to get kitted out with life jackets and other necessary gear, and it will meet with the ship in Dublin Bay as it passes the Poolbeg Lighthouse and Chimneys. However, places for this tripped will need to have been booked by 2pm today.

For those who have not booked a place, photos and videos of the ship can still be shot from the Great South Wall from 5.00am.

The ship can also be viewed from the quayside at Berth 33 as the passengers depart from it, which will feature a Game of Thrones inspired spectacle that includes drummers, dancers and Irish hounds with handlers. This segment will run from 8.30am to 10.00am.

To gain access to Berth 33, attendees must register their names prior to their arrival and present proof of identity, such as a passport or driver’s license, at the security hut.

By Kevin Carney