Walt Disney Company revealed plans to build two new ships for its Disney Cruise Line that will be completed in 2021 and 2023. Each new ship will be approximately 135,000 gross tons and each is currently planned to include about 1,250 guest staterooms.
While design plans, ship names and itineraries are still in development, the cruise ships will showcase the immersive family entertainment, enchanting storytelling and unparalleled service that are Disney’s trademarks.
Since first setting sail in 1998, Disney Cruise Line has provided an exceptional family cruise vacation experience that combines the magic of Disney with the thrill of exploring different parts of the world.
With the launch of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy in 2011 and 2012, the company introduced several firsts for the industry, including a water coaster at sea (AquaDuck) and virtual portholes in interior staterooms (Magical Portholes) that provide real-time views of the sea as well as sightings of animated Disney characters.
Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, said in a press release:
“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.”
Additional details about the fleet expansion and onboard offerings will be announced at a later date.
Source and image rendering: Disney Cruise Lines