Published on : Tuesday, July 18, 2017
On Saturday, Disney Cruise Line said it plans to construct its third new ship, in addition to its previously announced order for two new ships.
The Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman, Bob Chapek announced the addition of the three new ships at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.
Although few details of the new ships were released, Chapek said they would be similar in size to Disney’s newest ships- Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, at 1,250 staterooms, or about 2,500 passengers at double occupancy.
In Florida, the Disney Cruise Line is sailing from Port Canaveral in Orlando and Port Miami. Disney Cruise Line has not yet revealed the port destinations of these new ships, which will to the tourists by 2023.
Bob Chapek said that they decided two ships wouldn’t be enough to hold all of the exciting new experiences and they have been dreaming up to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level. The other two ships will be released in the year 2021 and 2023. All three vessels are being built at Germany’s Meyer Werft shipyard. These ships will be powered by liquified natural gas which is a first for Disney Cruise Lines.
Doral-based Carnival Corporation has ordered seven LNG-powered ships for brands AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line and P&O Cruises the United Kingdom for delivery by the year 2022.
Miami-based Royal Caribbean International will also feature all LNG-powered ships, which are planned for deployment for the tourists to the port within 2022 and 2024.