Gorgeous footage shows Disney Magic arriving in the North East at sunrise
Passengers aboard Disney Magic were treated to the beauty of the North East coast as the cruise ship arrived in the Tyne this morning.
As part of Disney Cruise Lines’ 12-night British Isles cruise, the 294m-long vessel is visiting the Port of Tyne today.
Although the ship is not open for visitors, it is possible to catch a glimpse of the Disney Magic at popular viewing points on the river.
Nolan Gray, Port of Tyne Business Development Director, said: "Disney Magic had a fantastic welcome into the Tyne at sunrise this morning and many of the 2000 plus passengers are spending the day at some of the North East's great venues and attractions such as Alnwick Garden and Durham Cathedral, or nearby in Newcastle city centre and Tynemouth village.
"It has been a smooth operation with our pilot Russell Carnelley supporting the ship's captain at the helm as it sailed into the mouth of the Tyne and our quayside crews safely berthing the ship. We are delighted to welcome the passengers and crew and look forward to their next visit. "
The ship is estimated to leave at about 5pm today. The port of Tyne is due to host a record 40 cruises this summer with 50 already booked for 2017.