During a 12-night Britain and Ireland cruise from Dover, England this week, the Disney Magic is celebrating first-call visits in select ports of call throughout the voyage. After Newcastle- England, Invergordon and Greebicj- Scotland, Scotland and before St. Peter Port-Guernsey, the Disney Magic is calling at Le Havre today.
In Le Havre, like in each of these maiden stops, Captain Andy McRonald and shipboard officials invited community leaders and local officials onboard the 2,700 passenger vessel for a traditional maritime plaque exchange ceremony to welcome the new ship and guests to port.
“These inaugural calls are not only a milestone in our Disney Cruise Line history, they give our guests the opportunity to create even more magical memories when sailing with us. In one voyage alone, they’ll experience a mix of new cultures, explore city streets and be immersed in the grandeur of sweeping country sides,” said Captain Andy McRonald.
In England and Scotland, guests will admire a mix of old world landmarks and modern innovations at the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Cawdor Castle, and Victoria Tower. In France, they’ll recount the days of World War II battles in Le Havre, and in Guernsey, enjoy the picturesque natural wonders of St. Peter Port.
Mrs Florence Thibaudeau Rainot, Deputy Mayor of Le Havre and Mr Nicolas Chervy, Deputy Port Captain, expressed welcome messages on the occasion of this inaugural call of the Disney Magic at Le Havre and exchanged plaques with Captain Andy McRonald. Mrs Thibaudeau Rainot underlined the tourism assets of Le Havre, a World Heritage Site and birthplace of Impressionism, and she pointed out that Le Havre will celebrate 500 years in 2017. An outstanding occasion to plan future calls at Le Havre.
Throughout the summer season, the Disney Magic embarks on 13 European voyages with return trips to Newcastle, England during a 12-night cruise in June and Invergordon, Scotland on a 12-night cruise in July.