A Magical Homecoming: The Disney Magic’s Returns to Her Birthplace, Venice, Italy

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.

Disney Magic Returns Venice July 3, 2013

Panoramic view of the Disney Magic sailing between San Giorgio Maggiore and St Mark’s Square.

Disney Magic Sails Past San Giorgio Maggiore Pano July 3, 2013

Tourists visiting St Mark’s Square earlier are sure to return home with some amazing photograph of the Disney Magic.

Disney Magic Sails Past St Mark's Square July 3, 2013

The Disney Magic from high atop the San Giorgio bell tower.

Disney Magic Sails Past Saint George's Bell Tower July 3, 2013

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
    6/26, 7/5

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!

2 Replies to “A Magical Homecoming: The Disney Magic’s Returns to Her Birthplace, Venice, Italy”

  1. Nicky

    Do you think this means the Magic will return to Europe in 2015? This is what we are really hoping for! When will you start to get info on 2015 ports of call?


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