Disney Cruise Line Announces three new ships as they enter in an MoU with Meyer Werft
BY Tiya Chatterji 7.Nov.2019
Disney Cruise Line announced plans to build three additional cruise ships, each of them showcasing the immersive family entertainment, enchanting storytelling and unparalleled service that only Disney can deliver. The three additional LNG cruise ships are a result of the memorandum with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.
“We pride ourselves on the unforgettable vacation experiences we deliver to our guests each and every day, and the expansion of our Disney fleet will allow us to create even more magical memories for families at sea and in incredible cruise destinations around the world,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company.
The three new ships will be powered by LNG and, at approximately 144,000 gross tons and 1,250 guest staterooms and will be slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. The expected delivery dates for the new vessels have are yet to be made public.
Disney Cruise Line currently has a fleet of four ships – the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. Three 135,000gt LNG-fuelled ships are already under construction at Meyer Werft and scheduled for completion in 2021, 2022 and 2023 respectively. The first of these, Disney Wish, is scheduled for delivery in late 2021 and is expected to set sail beginning in January 2022.
The cruise line's vessels shall sail around the world on itineraries to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Hawaii, Alaska and Europe, among other picturesque destinations. The homeport for Disney Cruise Line remains Port Canaveral, Florida, where it has its own specially designed cruise terminal.