Disney Cruise Line has unveiled it will visit Cork in Ireland for the first time as part of its new seven-night British Isles cruise.

The call is included in a 12-night Disney Magic sailing that will depart from Dover from September 2018 with other ports including Dublin, Kirkwall, Liverpool, Newcastle and Greenock.

Commercial manager at the Port of Cork, captain Michael McCarthy, said: “After years of marketing the region and port capabilities, we are delighted to say the hard work has paid off and we are very excited to welcome Disney Cruise Line to our port in 2018.

“I have no doubt this call will be one of many into the future as we grow our relationship with Disney Cruise Line.”

A spokesman for Disney Cruise Line said: “Cork invites visitors to connect with Ireland’s ancient past, with historic sites like Blarney Castle, where visitors can kiss the famed Blarney Stone.”

The new port of call was announced as part of the cruise line’s summer 2018 itineraries including other sailings visiting Alaska and the Caribbean.

Captain McCarthy said Disney Magic is built with ‘families in mind’ and this is a great opportunity for the region to benefit from visitors to its family attractions.