Big news for Disney Cruise Line! It’s been officially confirmed that Disney Cruise Line is purchasing the “Global Dream” cruise ship! Disney Cruise Line says the “acquisition of a partially completed ship that will bring the magic of Disney Cruise Line vacation to new global destinations.” This new ship will be based outside the U.S. and will “feature innovative Disney experiences along with the dazzling entertainment, world-class dining and legendary guest service that sets Disney Cruise Line apart. This will be the 8th addition to Disney Cruise Line’s fleet of ships.
This announcement comes soon after their previous announcement about a 7th new ship, the Disney Treasure, which was announced at the D23 Expo. Here is the current Disney Cruise timeline:
Disney Treasure: 2024
Newly acquired ship: 2025
Triton Class Ship: 2025
One interesting fact to note is that this ship will be among the first in the cruise industry to be fueled by green methanol, one of the lowest-emission fuels available. It’s expected to have a 6,000-passenger capacity with around 2,300 crew members. Per Disney, “Construction will be completed at the former MV Werften shipyard in Wismar, Germany, under the management of Meyer Werft, the Papenburg-based company that built the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Wish. The ship’s previous owner filed for bankruptcy before completing the vessel, enabling Disney Cruise Line to secure it at a favorable price and within the capital expenditure guidance, The Walt Disney Company provided on its recent earnings call. The project also secures employment for hundreds of former MV Werften employees and will provide opportunities for numerous maritime industry suppliers in the region.”
Disney says the exterior of the ship will be adorned in the iconic Mickey Mouse-inspired colors of the fleet, complete with signature red funnels. It will be renamed with certain features reimagined under the world-renowned expertise of Walt Disney Imagineers. It’s expected to set sail in 2025. More details, including itineraries and onboard experiences, will be announced at a later date, so be sure to stay tuned here at the Kingdom Insider!
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