Disney Cruise Line nearly doubling fleet with THREE new ships by 2023, #D23Expo confirms
At the D23 Expo this past weekend, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced plans to add a SEVENTH ship to Disney Cruise Line’s award-winning fleet. Two new ships were already known to be in the works but now this third works to almost double the current fleet’s size.
“We decided two ships wouldn’t be enough to hold all of the exciting new experiences we have been dreaming up to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level with immersive Disney storytelling, world-class family entertainment, and imaginative innovations that are fantastically fun and uniquely Disney,” Chapek said.
All ship names, design plans and itineraries are still in development, with each of the ships expected to have their own unique experiences. The three new ships will be powered by clean-burning liquefied natural gas and be the same size – approximately 135,000 gross tons with about 1,250 guest staterooms planned – which is slightly larger than the newest Disney Cruise Line ships, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.
The new ships are being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany and are expected to be completed in 2021, 2022, and 2023.
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