The Disney Magic berthed in Grenada for the first time today, Wednesday, 24 September 2014. The family–friendly cruiseline brought 2,135 passengers and 1,020 crew members to enjoy the Spice Island for a day.
This marked the dramatic opening of the 2014 to 2015 cruise season, which expects 181 more cruise calls by 24 April 2015.
In a plaque exchange ceremony aboard the vessel, Minister for Tourism & Civil Aviation, Hon. Alexandra Otway–Noel said “we are overjoyed to have the guests of Disney Magic explore the tremendous tourism product that we have here in Grenada. We have the crème de la crème here in Pure Grenada.”
“I’ve been to Grenada years ago and I am delighted to be here now. I believe that the warm hospitality and alluring sites like Grand Anse Beach definitely make your country the perfect family stop,” said Captain John Barwis of Disney Magic.
Disney characters visited the Grenada School for Special Education on Wednesday afternoon. This kind gesture by Disney Cruise Lines brought smiles to the children’s faces.
The Disney Magic has three other scheduled visits to the Spice of the Caribbean in October 2014. The 7–Night Southern Caribbean Cruise departs Puerto Rico and journeys to Grenada after stopping in Antigua and St Lucia, then cruises to Barbados and St Kitts before returning to San Juan.
The Grenada Tourism Authority continues to work with local cruise agents to facilitate fun-filled and exciting visits to Grenada by all cruise lines.