Disney Cruise Line, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, will harness the innovation and opportunity of Liquefied Natural Gas for three new cruise ships, set for delivery in 2021,2020 and 2023. The vessels will be built by Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.
Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced plans at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., to add a seventh ship to Disney Cruise Line’s award-winning fleet, giving families even more opportunities to create magical memories at sea and visit spectacular destinations around the globe. D23 is the official Disney fan club.
“We decided two ships wouldn’t be enough to hold all of the exciting new experiences we have been dreaming up to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level with immersive Disney storytelling, world-class family entertainment, and imaginative innovations that are fantastically fun and uniquely Disney,” Chapek said. “By the time all three new ships are sailing, we’ll have nearly doubled the size of our existing fleet.”
All ship names, design plans and itineraries are still in development, with each of the ships expected to have their own unique experiences. The three new ships will be powered by clean-burning liquefied natural gas and be the same size – approximately 135,000 gross tons with about 1,250 guest staterooms planned – which is slightly larger than the newest Disney Cruise Line ships, the Disney Dream (2011) and Disney Fantasy (2012).
With a legacy of revolutionary design, Disney Cruise Line’s new ships will usher in the next generation of innovative cruise experiences designed especially for families that will transform the art-of-cruising and take guests on adventures in a way never dreamed of before.
Source: Meyer Werft GmbH & Co. KG