Disney Magic to leave Galveston in 2013

Disney Magic to leave Galveston in 2013

Disney Magic to leave Galveston in 2013

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Associated Press

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 6:59 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. -— Walt Disney Co. is moving all four of its cruise ships to Florida during the first half of 2014.

Before its return to Florida, Disney Magic will leave Galveston and spend time in Europe starting in 2013.

The company announced the decision last week after an extended run on the U.S. west coast. Officials say the weak European economy played a role in the decision to bring the ships to Florida.

The Orlando Sentinel reports the 2,700-passenger ship Disney Wonder will remain in Miami at least through the first five months of 2014. It has spent extended time sailing from Los Angeles.

Disney Magic, the company's original ship, will return to Port Canaveral in January 2014. It has sailed out of New York and Galveston, Texas in 2012.

The ships join Port Canaveral-based Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.

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