Disney announced the acquisition of a partially completed ship previously known as the Global Dream. Genting Hong Kong filed for bankruptcy on January 10, 2022, before being able to take delivery of the ship.
The new ship, to be renamed, will bring the magic of a Disney Cruise Line vacation to new global destinations. Disney will work with the esteemed Meyer Werft shipbuilding company to complete the cruise ship that is expected to set sail in 2025.
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 colours 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 fuelled 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.
More details about the maiden voyage, itineraries and onboard experiences will be announced later.
Source : Disney Cruise Line