Find all sorts of fascinating facts about the ships of the Disney
Cruise Line® right here. History was made on July 30, 1998, when
the Disney Magic® embarked on its maiden voyage from Port Canaveral,
Florida. It was joined by its sister ship, the Disney Wonder®, on
August 15, 1999. Check out more about each of these magnificent
- Each ship was built at the
legendary Fincantieri Shipyards in Italy.
- The bow of the Disney Magic® was
constructed in Ancona; the stern built 100 miles from there, in
Marghera. The two sections were then welded together!
- Gross tonnage is 83,000.
- The ships' registry is The
- The overall length is 964 feet;
the maximum width is 106 feet.
- The ship's draft is 25.3 feet.
- The ship's cruising speed is
21.5 knots; its maximum speed is 24 knots.
- Each ship has 875 staterooms and
a crew size of 945.
73% of the staterooms have outside views; 60% of those have
- The home port is Port Canaveral,
- There are approximately 1,850
telephones aboard each ship.
- The total potable water storage
capability is 82,000 gallons.
- The total diesel fuel storage
capability is 20,000 gallons.
- The weight of the anchor is 14
- The weight of the propeller is
- The horsepower of one engine
equals 15.448. The horsepower of all five engines equals 77.243.
- Each ship can distill 1,200 tons
of fresh water each day from sea water.
- The water used to operate the
laundry is water from the atmosphere, collected as it drains
from the air-conditioning system. Specifically, 280 tons a day
are retrieved; the laundry uses 220 tons.
- The colors of each ship are
Mickey's colors: red, yellow and dark blue.
- Sorcerer Mickey stands at the
bow of the Disney Magic®; the bow of the Disney Wonder® has
- The stern of the Disney Magic
has Goofy painting, while Donald Duck and his nephew Huey are
painting the stern of the Disney Wonder.
- The interior of the Disney Magic
is art deco, characterized by slender forms, straight lines and
a sleekness expressive of modern technology.
- The interior of the Disney
Wonder is art nouveau, characterized by an "art from nature"
feel, with whimsical, swirling wave designs.
- The statues in the lobby of each
ship are different: Helmsman Mickey in the Disney Magic and
Ariel from Disney's "The Little Mermaid" in the