Disney Magic Hosts First Call Ceremony In Venice

The Disney Magic arrives today in Venice, Italy where Captain Robert Olmer and shipboard officers are hosting local port officials and community leaders onboard for a traditional maritime plaque exchange ceremony. This event symbolizes the partnership between the ship and the destination in honor of her first call.

The Disney Magic, Disney Cruise Line’s first ship, was originally constructed in Italy in two pieces, partially in Marghera, just outside Venice, and partially in Ancona. This is the ship’s first return to her “birthplace” since her debut in 1998. The Disney Magic is spending the summer in the Mediterranean for the fourth year, and continues to offer guests visits to new ports, as well as familiar favorites. The ship will homeport in Barcelona, Spain, for the season and offers four-, seven- and 12-night itineraries.

“The Mediterranean continues to be an extremely popular destination for our guests,” said Karl Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line. “The incredible history, culture and beauty of these ports-of-call, combined with the legendary guest service, entertainment and storytelling Disney is famous for, make these itineraries magical. Multi-generational families and guests of every age will experience vacations that they will remember forever.”

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Photos & press release: Disney Cruise Line.

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Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.