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Disney Magic cruise ship returns to Port of Dover

A towering Disney cruise ship with 11 decks made its return to Kent this morning.

Disney Magic, which spent 15 months in Dover at the height of the pandemic, is once again docked at the city’s port.

Disney Magic is back in Dover Photo: Greg Esson

Becoming a staple in 2020 and 2021, the luxury liner received a county start last year as it set sail around the world.

But now he has been welcomed back after a seven-day trip from Barcelona, ​​returning to his familiar spot at the cruise terminal.

The huge ship – which has a giant Goofy hanging from the stern – should catch the eye of those waiting in the expected queues at the port this weekend.

He arrived at the port around 4:30 today.

Large silhouettes of Mickey Mouse are painted on the ship’s red chimneys and the ship’s horn blasts the well-known tune from Pinocchio, When You Wish Upon a Star.

The cruise liner pictured in Dover this morning
The cruise liner pictured in Dover this morning
The ship returned early this morning
The ship returned early this morning

When operational, it carries up to 2,700 passengers.

She is registered at the port of Nassau in the Bahamas, and the interior is Art Deco style.

The huge ship, pictured here last year, is back in Kent.  Photo: Greg Esson
The huge ship, pictured here last year, is back in Kent. Photo: Greg Esson

Disney Magic was the first cruise ship launched by the world famous company in the late 90s.