Donald Duck tail for Disney Magic

//Donald Duck tail for Disney Magic

_ducktail_magic.jpgWhat’s the big idea? More details have emerged of the changes planned for Disney Magic during a multi-million pound refit at the end of this summer – and it turns out the ship will gain about 20 feet in length.
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, as Donald Duck might say, the 15-year-old ship is actually going to get its own ducktail when it goes into dry dock in Cadiz, Spain.
The technical term for the addition is a sponson, and it is becoming a common addition to vessels in middle age, as I discovered when Royal Caribbean’s Splendour of the Seas was in the same shipyard in 2011.
The extra structure at the stern will aid stability, reduce drag in the water, and improve fuel economy.
Magic is today in mid-Atlantic, on her way to spend the summer in the Mediterranean cruising from Barcelona to Italy, Greece and Turkey.
The re-imagineering, which will add a scary waterslide to the ship’s top deck, refresh the children’s clubs and bring a reworking of the adults-only entertainment areas, takes place from September 7 to October 10 before the ship sails for Miami and a winter of voyages to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

By | 2017-06-15T15:59:33+00:00 25 May 2013|Cruise Ships|0 Comments

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