Disney Cruise Line has acquired a partially completed ship that is expected to sail in 2025.
Disney Cruise Line will work with Meyer Werft shipbuilding company to complete the cruise ship previously known as the Global Dream in Wismar, Germany. The ship will be renamed with certain features reimagined under Walt Disney Imagineers.
The new ship, to be based outside the U.S., 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 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. The ship’s previous owner filed for bankruptcy before completing the vessel, enabling Disney to secure it.
More details about the maiden voyage, itineraries and onboard experiences will be announced at a later date.
The Disney Cruise Line fleet sails to The Bahamas, the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, Mexico, Canada, Hawaii and the South Pacific.