Disney Cruise Line to Base New Ship in Singapore
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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