Disney Cruise Line

Facts about the Disney Cruise Line Ships, Disney Wonder and Disney Magic

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 vessels!
  • 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 Bahamas.
  • 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 private verandahs.
  • The home port is Port Canaveral, Florida.
  • 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 tons.
  • The weight of the propeller is 18.8 tons.
  • 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 Steamboat Willie.
  • 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 Disney Wonder.

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