Disney’s next new ships will be LNG powered

Disney Wish to enter service in 2022

Disney Cruise Line has pushed back the originally planned launch date of its first of three new ships from late 2021 to early 2022. The vessels are being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. The second ship is also expected to be delivered in 2022 and the third in 2023.

In keeping with the distinct Disney Cruise Line style, the new ships will embody the elegance and romance of the golden age of ocean cruising with unique touches all their own. The new vessels will offer more innovation, new technologies, spectacular entertainment and more Disney stories and characters than ever before.

“We pride ourselves on the unforgettable vacation experiences we deliver to our guests each and every day, and the expansion of our Disney fleet will allow us to create even more magical memories for families at sea and in incredible cruise destinations around the world,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company.

The three new ships will be powered by liquefied natural gas and, at approximately 144,000 gross tons and 1,250 guest staterooms, will be slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. DCL’s first ships were Disney Magic and Disney Wonder.

Details on Newest Ship

“We pride ourselves on the unforgettable vacation experiences we deliver to our guests each and every day, and the expansion of our Disney fleet will allow us to create even more magical memories for families at sea and in incredible cruise destinations around the world,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company.

Stern characters – a hallmark of Disney Cruise Line vessels – have been a tradition of the Disney fleet since the beginning and reflect the theme of each ship. For the Disney Wish, the ship’s stern will feature Rapunzel.

“Each Disney Cruise Line ship is unique, with a name that embodies the excitement of sailing with Disney and the power of our stories. The new ships will have the experiences our guests love, as well as all-new magic,” Chapek added.

Second Bahamas Destination

Disney will also introduce a second island destination in The Bahamas on Eleuthera at a location called Lighthouse Point. The development will occupy less than 20% of the site and will employ sustainable building practices. Lighthouse Point aims to create a unique destination that is rooted in Bahamian culture and infused with Disney magic.

Construction of Lighthouse Point is earmarked to commence in early 2020, with completion flagged for late 2022 or 2023.

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