Disney Cruise Line Announces Acquisition of Massive New Ship with Plans to Visit New Markets

On Nov. 18, Disney Cruise Line announced plans to complete the cruise ship previously known as the Global Dream in Wismar, Germany. The vessel’s previous owner filed for bankruptcy before completing it, enabling Disney Cruise Line to secure it at a favorable price. The ship will be renamed with certain features reimagined under the world-renowned expertise of Walt Disney Imagineers.

The new ship, to be based outside the United States, will feature innovative Disney experiences along with the dazzling entertainment, world-class dining and legendary guest service that set Disney Cruise Line apart. The exterior will be adorned in the iconic, Mickey Mouse-inspired colors of the fleet, complete with signature red funnels.

The 208,000-gross-ton ship is expected to be among the first in the cruise industry to be fueled by green methanol, one of the lowest emission fuels available. Disney Cruise Line expects the passenger capacity to be approximately 6,000 with around 2,300 crew members.  

Construction will be completed at the former MV Werften shipyard in Wismar, Germany, under the management of Meyer Werft, the Papenburg-based company that built the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish. 

More details about the maiden voyage, itineraries and onboard experiences will be announced at a later date. For more information about Disney Cruise Line, visit disneycruise.com.
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