GUARANTEED to turn heads, the spectacular Disney Magic has arrived in the North East today – and will return for two more visits later this week.
The musical ship – which plays the iconic Disney theme tune from its horns – first arrived in the region last week after more than three years away.
Arriving last Friday to a water cannon welcome, the 83,000-tonne ship sailed out that very evening where it was bound for a three-night cruise.
Read more: Watch as spectacular Disney Magic sails into North Shields
At the time, the Port of Tyne said it had been an “absolute pleasure” to welcome the ship back after around three years since it first debuted in the region.
Kate O’Hara, Commercial Director at the Port of Tyne said: “It is an absolute pleasure to have the Disney Magic back at the Port of Tyne and to see so many passengers enjoying the experience of cruising from North Shields again
“Following a difficult year in 2020, we have enjoyed a very successful cruise season so far, and we look forward to that continuing with the upcoming calls from all the cruise lines.
“Cruise has a significant impact on our local economy and tourism industry and we are delighted to see it returning to growth.”
However, the impressive ship is set to make two more visits to the Port of Tyne later this week after returning today (September 6).
Here’s when you can see the Disney Magic this week
This is according to the Port of Tyne’s official cruise schedule and is subject to change.
– Monday, September 6 (arrived today) – leaves 10pm
– Wednesday, September 8 – arrives 6am and leaves at 11pm
– Saturday, September 11 – arrives 6am and leaves 7.30pm
Throughout summer, the Disney Magic has been operating a number of staycation cruises in the UK with departure points from Liverpool and London Tilbury.
‘Exclusive to UK residents’
According to Disney’s website, two and three-night cruises from North Shields can cost up to £2,600 per person, depending on the departure date.
A statement on its website says: “This summer, set sail on a Unique Staycation at sea aboard two, three and four-night cruises from the UK.
“Departing on select dates from Liverpool, Southampton, Newcastle and London Tilbury aboard the Disney Magic, our new staycation sailings – exclusive to UK residents – invite you to embark on a brand-new, magical Disney experience.
“Close to home and at sea – be immersed in Disney storytelling, thanks to an amazing collection of onboard entertainment, dining and recreation for the entire family, with all the care you’d expect from Disney.”
To view the cruise schedule from the Port of Tyne – click here
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