Disney’s luxury cruise ship, The Magic, visited Liverpool Last weekend. Sunday the 12th of June was a day of celebration on the waterfront!
To coincide with the boats second visit to the city, there was an entire days worth of activities to enjoy. An outdoor cinema played some of Disney’s most loved films, including; Toy Story, Frozen, Mary Poppins and Finding Nemo. Live music was performed throughout the day from a specially constructed bandstand in front of the Cunard Building. Finally there was a spectacular firework display at approximately 10.15, as the ship left Liverpool and headed for Dublin.
Before the ships visit, assistant Mayor and cabinet member for culture, tourism and events, Wendy Simon, had the following to say;
“It’s a massive coup to welcome this vessel to the city, particularly as it’s her first trip to the British Isles and Liverpool is just one of two destinations in England she will sail in to. We couldn’t let the opportunity pass to mark the occasion in some way, and to have a family friendly event on the Pier Head seems like the perfect thing to do. It also gives us the chance to show the 2,700 passengers just why Liverpool has the reputation for staging fantastic free, outdoor events. We look forward to welcoming the passengers and crew of what is to be one of the highlights of the 2016 cruise season.”
The Disney Magic is:
964 feet long and 106 feet wide;
Weighs over 83000 tonnes;
Cost $400 million to build;
Can carry 2700 passengers, with 950 crew keeping the ship running smoothly;
Has 8 different restaurants on board, and boasts 2 nightclubs.
Throughout the summer a number of the world’s biggest cruise ships will be sailing down the Mersey for a visit. You can see what ships will be visiting and when, with this handy guide from Cruise Liverpool.