A MAGICAL cruise ship has returned to Portland Harbour.

The Disney Magic is an award-winning cruise liner that promises guests an 'immersive Disney experience' - including world premier movies, Broadway-style shows in the 1000-seat Walt Disney Theatre and an after-hours grown-up’s deck.

She arrived in the harbour from Dover yesterday.

Among the elaborate dining experiences on offer when carrying guests is the Animator's Palate restaurant in which diners can watch the restaurant, and its waiters, transform from black and white to colour throughout courses.

On board, children can pursue their favourite interests, be it science or art, transform into a pirate or princess in the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique and meet their favourite characters from Mickey Mouse to Captain Jack Sparrow.

Disney Magic was built in 1998 and is owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated by Disney Cruise Line.

She is 294m long and when operating has 947 crew and carries between 1,754 and 2,456 passengers.