Disney Cruise Line to build two new vessels
During a Disney Cruise Line shareholder’s meeting in Chicago last week, it was announced that the line would be adding two brand new ships to the fleet. Both of the new ships, which are currently unnamed, will become the largest in the fleet, with a gross tonnage of 135,000 and a length of slightly over 1,000 feet. The ships will both be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard, Germany, and are scheduled to launch in 2021 and 2023.
This announcement of these brand new ships comes 18 years after the launch of Disney Cruise Line’s first vessel, Disney Wonder, which launched in 1998. Upon launch, the two ships will boost the line’s capacity with a total of 2,500 additional guest rooms, which is thought will increase the current capacity by 50%.
In a statement, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, stated: “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.”
All design plans, ship names and itineraries remain in development, but Disney Cruise Line is renowned for creating innovative and exciting experiences on board including the first roller coaster at sea and recreations of scenes from popular Disney movies.
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