Disney Cruise Line’s Three New Ships in Jeopardy? The Ship Builder Addresses Growing Concern in New YouTube Video


Meyer Werft, the shipyard building all 3 of Disney’s new cruise ships, made a statement today on their YouTube channel. The goal was to address the current state of the MEYER Group and discuss the effects of COVID-19 on their shipyard.

Those ripple effects from COVID-19 not only affects their shipyard but will ultimately trickle down to their customers. The MEYER Group doesn’t expect any new orders until 2023/2024. However, they are working on stretching their current slate of ship builds of which include three Disney Cruise Line ships beginning with the Disney Wish. Unfortunately, they are anticipating a significantly lower workload. Which ultimately means they may need to reduce their workforce. Fewer workers mean the ships they have scheduled to build will take a lot longer to be produced than usual.

The video below is from MEYER’s YouTube, there are English subtitles.

Disney Cruise Line’s ships were not mentioned specifically, but with the uncertainty of MEYER’s current orders, we have to consider Disney in that group. The steel cutting for the Disney Wish was supposed to be earlier in March, and we heard nothing about it. It was neither confirmed or denied if the cutting of the ship took place.

Another possibility is, MEYER will continue with the Wish and the other two Disney ships could be put on indefinite hold.

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