EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Disney Fantasy Arrives in New York City

Disney Cruise Line Disney Fantasy Arrives in New York City on February 28, 2012 © Stitch Kingdom. All Rights Reserved.

Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Fantasy, arrived in New York City with great fanfare this morning after having made her Transatlantic voyage. With a US Coast Guard escort and being trailed by a helicopter documenting her arrival, she pulled into New York Harbor, next to the Statue of Liberty, just in time to make her national television debut on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America.’

After blowing all of her musical horns (she has all the same horns the Disney Dream has plus a couple of bars of ‘New York, New York’ and a water salute from an FDNY fireboat, she headed up the Hudson River to her temporary home at Pier 88 in Manhattan. The Disney Fantasy is scheduled to remain in New York City through March 1, when she’ll receive her christening that evening.

Although the Disney Fantasy will be heading to her home port in Port Canaveral in Florida, sister ship the Disney Magic will begin a limited number of sailings out of New York City this summer.

Below is our photo gallery of the Disney Fantasy arriving in New York City this morning, taken while aboard the Staten Island Ferry as well as from Battery Park, where many fans had gathered to get their first in-person look at the luxury cruiseliner.

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