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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterOn 3 March, The Walt Disney Company announced plans to build two additional cruise ships.The company has entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. The schedule calls for the new ships to be completed in 2021 and 2023.Each new ship will be approximately 135,000 gross US tons – slightly larger than the newest Disney Cruise Line ships, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy – and each is currently planned to include about 1250 guest staterooms. While design plans, ship names and itineraries are still in development, the Walt Disney Imagineering team is already dreaming up exciting new ways to create the world’s most magical ocean-going adventures.The company has been an industry leader in innovation and game-changing creativity. 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 and virtual portholes in interior staterooms that provide real-time views of the sea as well as sightings of animated Disney characters.Plans for the expansion of Disney Cruise Line come during a period of momentous growth and innovation for Disney properties around the globe.“The expansion of Disney Cruise Line only adds to our excitement for the unprecedented growth taking place across our vacation destinations, from new Star Wars experiences coming to the Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts to the 25th anniversary of Disneyland Paris and the grand opening of our newest park, Shanghai Disney Resort,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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