Port and Ship Host First-Call Ceremony in Grenada
CELEBRATION, Fla., (Sept. 24, 2014) – Today, the Disney Magic arrived in Grenada where Captain John Barwis and shipboard officers hosted local port officials and community leaders aboard the 2,700-passenger ship for the traditional maritime plaque exchange ceremony. These ceremonies celebrate a ship’s inaugural call on a new port and serve as an opportunity for local officials and leaders to welcome the ship and her guests to their community.
“Our guests enjoy visiting the Caribbean, and it’s always exciting when we can take them to a new port,” Captain Barwis said. “The uniqueness of Grenada, also known as the ‘Spice Isle,’ gives guests an opportunity to see spice estates, beautiful beaches, and a picturesque harbor with shops and restaurants.”
The Disney Magic will sail a total of four sailings to the Southern Caribbean from a homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, before transitioning to Port Canaveral, Florida, where it will sail seven-night Caribbean sailings.
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Based in Celebration, Fla., Disney Cruise Line is focused on providing a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and kids can immerse themselves in worlds of fantasy only Disney can create. The company was recognized by the readers of Travel + Leisure as the No. 1 Cruise Line for Families for the sixth consecutive year in the World’s Best Awards. In addition, for the first time, Disney Cruise Line was named the overall Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line. All four Disney ships were ranked among the top cruise ships in the world on the Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Readers’ Choice list, claiming four of the top five spots in the Best Large Cruise Ships category. The Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards also recently recognized Disney Cruise Line with 29 awards, including 13 number one awards.