Disney Cruise Line

The next phase of expansion for Disney Cruise Line almost doubles the size of its ship fleet.

The new ships will allow passengers more opportunities to create ‘magical memories’ at sea and visit a selection of destinations around the globe.

Last year the cruise line revealed plans to build two new ships at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany with scheduled completion dates of 2021 and 2023, to add to the four existing ships. The seventh ship will be built at the same shipyard and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

Disney Cruise Line: the new ships

All ship names, design plans and itineraries are still in development, with each of the vessels expected to have their own unique experiences.

On-board a Disney cruise liner, guests will get to enjoy Disney themed entertainment, fine dining and spacious and well-presented staterooms and impressive public spaces.

Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced the plans at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California this month. 

Chapek commented: “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.

“By the time all three new ships are sailing, we’ll have nearly doubled the size of our existing fleet.”

Further information about Disney Cruises

With the launch of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy in 2011 and 2012, the company introduced several firsts for the industry, including a water coaster at sea called AquaDuck and virtual portholes in interior staterooms named Magical Portholes which provide real-time views of the sea as well as sightings of animated Disney characters. 

For more information, visit www.disneycruise.com