Disney Cruise Line announced plans to add a seventh ship to Disney Cruise Line’s fleet.
Last year in March, Disney Cruise Line announced plans to build two new ships in Germany with scheduled completion dates of 2021 and 2023. At that time Disney would then have six cruise ships. Apparently, not enough.
The seventh ship will be built at the same shipyard and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
“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,” Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts said.
According to sources, ship names, design plans and itineraries are still under development. Each of the three new ships will have its own unique experiences. The ships will also all be the same size with 1,250 staterooms and a gross tonnage of 135,000. All three will be slightly larger than Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, the currently newest Disney Cruise Line ships.
When launched in 2011 and 2012, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy introduced several firsts for the cruise industry. Among innovations were 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.
Disney Cruise Line’s new ships will continue to cater to families and introduce even more unique experiences that only the imaginative world of Disney could concoct.
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