The Disney Magic returned to Venice, Italy earlier today for the first time in 15 years. In fact, it is 15 years, and 2 days since the Disney Magic first sailed from Venice following her original construction. The Magic was originally built in two halves at two different shipyards, one of which was in Marghera, Italy just outside of Venice.
Disney Cruise Line photographers David Roark and Matt Stroshane were on hand to capture the Disney Magic’s arrival and shared some amazing photos from some unique vantage points around historic Venice, Italy.
Panoramic view of the Disney Magic sailing between San Giorgio Maggiore and St Mark’s Square.
Tourists visiting St Mark’s Square earlier are sure to return home with some amazing photograph of the Disney Magic.
Following her arrival, Captain Robert Olmer along with other shipboard officers hosted Venice officials and community leaders for a traditional maritime plaque exchange ceremony marking the Disney Magic’s first-call to Venice, Italy. The Disney Magic will spend the night in Venice as part of her current 12-Night sailing.
In 1014, the Disney Magic will home port in Venice with two 9-night sailing to Greece and Turkey before returning to Barcelona on a 12-Night repositioning cruise.
9-Night Mediterranean on Disney Magic – Itinerary A from Venice, Italy
- Venice, Italy • At Sea • Katakolon, Greece • Piraeus, Greece • Kusadasi, Turkey • Rhodes, Greece (Greek Isles) • Mykonos, Greece • At Sea • Venice, Italy
12-Night Mediterranean Cruise (with Greece) on Disney Magic – Itinerary D (Venice to Barcelona) from Venice, Italy
- Venice, Italy • At Sea • At Sea • Piraeus, Greece • Kusadasi, Turkey • Rhodes, Greece (Greek Isles) • Heraklion (Crete), Greece • Mykonos, Greece • Santorini, Greece • At Sea • Valletta, Malta • At Sea
According to Karl Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line, “the Mediterranean continues to be an extremely popular destination with incredible history, culture and beauty of these ports-of-call.” To add even more appeal to the 2014 Mediterranean sailings the Disney Magic will be a brand new ship!