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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 13-06-24

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  • [01] Mickey Mouse and Disney friends to disembark in Piraeus

  • [01] Mickey Mouse and Disney friends to disembark in Piraeus

    ANA-MPA -- Mickey Mouse, Minnie and other well-loved Disney characters will be among the passengers disembarking from the cruise ship "Disney Magic" that is due to sail in to Piraeus port for the first time on Friday. The ship, operated by the U.S. cruise company Disney Cruise Line, is expected to arrive on Friday morning with 2,380 passengers on board, the majority of them children.

    The ship will be met by Piraeus Port Organisation board chairman George Anomeritis and senior OLP staff, who will present the captain Robert Olmer with a commemorative plaque and books for the ship's library.

    At the cruise company's request, OLP will also organise a theatre performance for school children featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie, put on by the ship's actors, in the OLP events hall at 12:15 p.m.

    The 83,338-tonne "Disney Magic" is specially designed to cater for younger passengers, with play areas, water slides, film theatres, in addition to offering entertainment and activities for older age groups, and is decorated throughout with characters and images of well-known and loved Disney characters. The ship is 264 metres long, has 11 decks and the capacity for 2,700 passengers and 1,005 crew members and actors.

    OLP's management consider that the company's decision to include Piraeus and the Greek islands in its list of destinations is of crucial importance, confirming the steady rising course of the cruise sector in the Mediterranean and Greece, as a location offering quality, safety, natural beauty and classic culture.

    The 'Disney Magic' is the third 'Disney Cruises' ship to set sail from Barcelona with stops at Greek ports and harbours this year. The company currently offers four difference 'packages' from Barcelona, including a 12-night trip that also includes Greek destinations.

    In general, port authorities reported a record number of cruise ship arrivals in Piraeus on June 19, when eight cruise ships docked at Piraeus without problems, bringing 15,000 passengers.

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