Disney Magic cruise liner set to visit Plymouth as World Navigator pulls out

While the Disney Magic ship is still set to visit Plymouth, the World Navigator has scrapped its entire voyage, including a stopover in Britain’s Ocean City.

The huge Disney Magic cruise liner is still ready to visit Plymouth despite another huge ship canceling its trip. A scheduled stopover for the World Navigator ship was canceled after parent company Atlas Ocean Voyages scrapped the entire cruise because there were not enough tickets sold.

World Navigator is one of five ships in the Atlas Ocean Voyages fleet. Its ships navigate the Arctic and Norwegian Fjords, the Mediterranean, South and Central America, the Caribbean and Northern Europe, including the British Isles.

But the Disney Magic liner is still on schedule to visit Ocean City in Britain. The arrival of the 294m long Disney Magic leviathan, which is due to stop in the Sound on September 20, always proves that dreams do come true.

Disney Magic’s visit to Ocean City in Britain has been canceled in 2021. But when it arrives later this month, the ship will carry 1,200 Mickey Mouse-loving passengers and spend 11 hours anchored in the Sound.

Destination Plymouth said: ‘We were expecting two cruise stops in Plymouth this month but unfortunately World Navigator (Atlas Ocean Voyages), which was due to visit Plymouth on September 16, has been canceled due to the cancellation of entire cruise due to poor sales. A sign of the times unfortunately.

However, the organization was thrilled that the Disney-themed ship was still on the way. He said: “On a happier note, we look forward to welcoming the next scheduled cruise ship, Disney Magic, on September 20. This cruise is a 12-night westbound transatlantic – Dover to New York with over 1,200 passengers on board anchored at Plymouth PA from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. »

Disney Magic is branded as combining classic nostalgia and modern amenities with Disney’s signature service. Its website said, “Step aboard for spacious cabins that ensure everyone’s comfort. Lose yourself in original Broadway-quality entertainment. Treat yourself to a top-notch meal. From bow to stern, embark on an unforgettable storytelling that only Disney could bring to life.

Disney Magic is the premier cruise ship owned and operated by Disney Cruise Line, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. It has 11 public decks, seats 2,700 passengers in 875 cabins and has a crew of around 950. The interior of Disney Magic is decorated in the Art Deco style. Its construction cost 400 million dollars and was launched in 1997.

The Disney Magic cruise ship

Plymouth is aiming to become a major cruise destination with Trinity Pier, where a huge warehouse was demolished in early 2021, intended to accommodate ships up to 150m in length. At West Wharf Pier, across the quay, vessels as large as 220m can berth

Even larger ships can be anchored in Plymouth Sound from where passengers can be brought ashore in tender boats. Excursion passengers will generally be brought to Associated British Ports’ recently upgraded Millbay Harbor facilities, while independent guests are brought ashore at the Barbican Landing Stage.

Earlier this year, the cruise ship czar of Plymouth traveled to the United States to speak with some of the world’s leading cruise lines in a bid to attract visitors to the city. Glen Gardner, who in 2021 has been tasked with promoting the UK’s Ocean City as a major cruise destination, met with industry leaders at the massive Seatrade Cruise Global event in Florida.

Destination Plymouth said Mr Gardner had secured “several meetings” with several cruise line executives representing companies including Silversea Cruises, Hurtigruten Cruises, Scenic Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Virgin Voyages, Tradewind Voyages, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. , Saga Cruises and Princess Cruises.