Minister Welcomes Disney On Inaugural Visit

October 8, 2018

On Saturday [Oct 6], Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban welcomed the Disney Magic cruise ship, as the iconic brand made its first ever visit to Bermuda.

The ship took on a Bermuda Branch Pilot at approximately 7.15am off St. David’s and made her way up North Shore to Heritage Wharf in Dockyard where it was welcomed with a water cannon salute by the tug boat and a performance by the Gombeys on the dock.

21-minute live video replay of the ship arriving:

The Government posted the photos below online, saying, “On Saturday, the Disney Magic cruise ship made its inaugural visit to Bermuda. Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs, Walter Roban was pleased to welcome Disney Magic’s Captain Fabian and Captain Mickey during the inaugural plaque and key ceremony.”

The cruise ship is scheduled to make five calls to Bermuda during this cruise season, and according to the 2018 cruise ship schedule, it will be carrying an estimated 2,376 passengers and 945 crew members for each visit.

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  1. rumsoak says:

    Mickey Mouse minister.

  2. Sandgrownan says:

    Love the last pic…it shows a well known cartoon character who can’t be taken seriously standing next to Mickey Mouse

  3. puzzled says:

    Should have stayed on the damn ship and went back to Disney World.
    That’s where the PLP live.

  4. wahoo says:

    How come Jamahl wasn’t there? I am sure they have some catching up to do.

    Thanks BTA!

  5. stormy daniels says:

    Amazing they come out of the wood work for photo ops.
    Thanks again voters.
    Meanwhile at the bus stop!

  6. Vote no more says:

    Now hand those plaques over to the previous administration.

  7. Mark says:

    So I take it Bermuda’s representative was Goofy?

    • Onion Juice says:

      I didnt see Cole there.

      • Mark says:

        Yeah, no way PLP would let the BTA get the plaudits for arranging another cruise contract. Minister What’s his name couldn’t organize anything that complex.

  8. Res says:

    Which one is Mickey Mouse ?

  9. Up D Hill says:

    The Disney ship coming here is wonderful. Thank you BTA and OBA!!!