Last year Disney Cruise Line announced that it would build 2 new ships for their fleet. These ships were scheduled to set sail in 2021 & 2023. Well… recently they have told the public that they would be adding not two but three new ships, nearly doubling the size of their current fleet. The additional ship is scheduled to set sail in 2022. This means that Disney would have a new ship every year for 3 years in a row, beginning in 2021.
“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.
The three new ships will be powered by clean-burning liquefied natural gas and be the same size – approximately 135,000 gross tons with about 1,250 guest staterooms planned – which is a little larger than the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. The ships’ names & design are still in development at this time.
Disney boasts that these new ships will “usher in the next generation of innovative cruise experiences designed especially for families that will transform the art-of-cruising and take guests on adventures in a way never dreamed of before.”
Personally having cruised on all 4 of Disney’s ships, I can say that the Disney Cruise Line experience is nothing short of luxurious. I have to wonder with these new ships, where will Disney Cruise Line take us to next? Will the original ships set sail in China, Australia or any number of new destinations. Maybe one of the original ships will be a part of the Adventures by Disney itineraries in the future? Will this possibly bring down the price of the Disney Cruise Line experience or just create more hype for this highly sought after cruise experience? This all remains to be seen.
Stay tuned & I will be sure to pass along any new announcements from Disney Cruise Line.
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