22 February 2017
By Bryan T. Smyth
The Disney Cruise Line has revealed its summer 2018 itinerary includes Cork Harbour.
The ‘Disney Magic’ vessel will travel to Cork for the first time as part of Disney Cruise Line’s new seven-night British Isles cruise, departing in September 2018.
Announcing the first time call, Disney Cruise Line described Cork as ‘home to a vibrant culinary scene and a plethora of pubs, shops and cafes. It invites visitors to connect with Ireland’s ancient past, with historic sites like Blarney Castle, where visitors can kiss the famed Blarney Stone.’
Port of Cork Company says marketing has paid off
Captain Michael McCarthy, Commercial Manager Port of Cork said:
After years of marketing the region and port capabilities, we are delighted to say the hard work has paid off and we are very excited to welcome Disney Cruise Line to our port in 2018. I have no doubt this call will be one of many into the future as we grow our relationship with Disney Cruise Line.
Captain McCarthy continued: ‘this is a wonderful opportunity for the region particularly family attractions that are set to benefit from such cruise visits.
This is an exciting opportunity for Cork which potentially could benefit from further calls in the future. 2017 is being described as one of the busiest cruise seasons in Cork with 69 cruise liners calling to the port.
About the Disney Ship
Capable of holding over 3,700 passengers and crew, ‘Disney Magic’ is designed with primarily the family in mind. According to Disney Cruise Line the Disney Magic combines classic nostalgia and modern amenities with Disney’s signature service. From bow to stern, set sail for unforgettable storytelling that only Disney could bring to life.