Disney Magic



Year built: 1998

Speed: 21 kn

Passengers: 2,400

Crew: 945

83k tons

11 decks


The Disney Magic currently sails many varieties of Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda cruises from San Juan, Puerto Rico; New York City, New York; and Quebec City, Canada.


On March 14, 2002, the Magic experienced a smoke stack fire accident at 5:00 AM. The fire was extinguished after 1 hour. Via the PA system, all passengers wearing life jackets were assembled at the muster stations. No injuries were reported. The incident caused 1 1/2 hours late arrival in the next port. As compensation, all passengers received $100 per cabin in on board credit.

On February 14, 2007, during the “Pirates of the Caribbean” themed fireworks show, a misfire caused a small fire in the ship’s rear. The incident started with one of the fireworks hitting the aft-starboard side of the ship, then the next firework misfired and hit the deck area next to the French restaurant, starting the fire. The fire sprinklers activated. No injuries were reported.

On March 8, 2008, the vessel experienced propulsion problems, affecting its cruising speed. The incident resulted in late call ports arrivals. As compensation, all passengers received $100 per cabin in on board credit.

On December 4, 2011, the ship suffered a power outage incident. It occurred at 4:00 PM, and lasted for 10 minutes. During that time, there was a total blackout and no propulsion. After the electricity was restored, it took 1 1/2 hours before the propulsion system was operational again. The incident resulted in late arrival in next call port Philipsburg, St Maarten.

On December 2, 2014, the vessel experienced a power loss for 10 minutes, during which time it drifted without propulsion. The incident occurred at 6:00 PM, when the ship was en-rote to port call Cozumel and off the Cuba’s northern coast. Unofficial sources reported black smoke coming from the fore part of the vessel right before the power failure.

On January 8, 2015, a Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruise passenger, fell overboard. The man was later spotted floating in open sea by crew on Disney Magic The Disney cruise ship stopped, lowered a boat and saved the man. When the ship docked at Punta, Langosta, the RCCI Oasis passenger was transferred to a hospital ashore.

On November 19, 2009, when the ship was docked in call port Cozumel Mexico, 2 passengers were killed and 3 other were hospitalized after their jeeps crashed. The accident occurred at 2:30 PM near San Gervasio, where their 2 rented Wrangler jeeps collided. One of the crashed vehicles were reported speeding at 80 MPH at the time of the collision.

On August 20, 2012, the UK’s Mirror news media published online pictures of a male crew doing lines of cocaine in his cabin during break time. The report stated sniffing coke is a common practice on board the Disney Dream, along with the casual sex and excessive drinking parties in the crew cabins, “almost every night”.

On December 18, 2015, a 31-year-old male crew was arrested for alleged molestation of an 11-year-old female passenger. While still on the ship, the girl told her parents that the man fondled her 3 times. After confessing to the crime, he was charged with 3 counts of “lewd and lascivious molestation of a minor”. The incident occurred during a 5-day round trip Bahamas cruise out of Miami, Florida

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