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Disney Cruise Line to Base New Ship in Singapore

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Disney Cruise Lines’ fleet includes the Disney Wonder, Disney Magic, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Wish. Three additional ships have been announced, the Disney Treasure (expected to begin sailing in late 2024); an additional, unnamed, ship designed by Disney; and a surprise addition – a ship formerly known as the Global Dream (to be renamed at a later date), a partially-completed megaship purchased for pennies on the dollar when her previous owner encountered financial trouble.

DCL Buys Unfinished MegaShip | New DCL Ship to Home Port in Singapore

DCL Announces New Ship to Be Based in Singapore

Disney Cruise Line and Singapore Tourism Board announced cruise vacations to Southeast Asia for the first time. Under a Memorandum of Understanding, Disney Cruise Line and Singapore Tourism Board agreed to collaborate to homeport a new Disney cruise ship exclusively in Singapore for at least five years beginning in 2025.

Singapore’s location, air connectivity and port infrastructure make it a thriving cruise hub in Southeast Asia, a diverse region that is home to over 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The addition of a Disney Cruise Line ship in Singapore has the potential to add millions of local and foreign cruise passengers across the five-year period, including fly-cruise passengers who arrive in Singapore by air.

Guests of  all ages will find dedicated spaces and activities designed just for them, and families will create unforgettable memories with beloved characters such as Captain Mickey Mouse and Captain Minnie Mouse, Disney Princesses, Marvel Super Heroes and more.

Disney Cruise Line Buys Unfinished MegaShip

Disney Cruise Line has announced plans to complete the cruise ship previously known as the Global Dream in Wismar, Germany. The ship will be renamed with certain features reimagined by Walt Disney Imagineers.

The new ship, to be based outside the United States, will feature Disney experiences along with the entertainment, dining, and the guest service ethos of Disney Cruise Line. The exterior will be decorated in the same Mickey Mouse-inspired colors of the other members of the DCL 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.

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

One thought on “Disney Cruise Line to Base New Ship in Singapore

  • I would not be surprised if – much like the Australia/NZ sailings – this is an attempt by Disney to gauge interest for a property in the region.

    In the 1990’s there was a plan to build a property in Singapore, but that fell through probably because of the Disneyland Paris fiasco.


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