Disney Cruise Line is to build another new cruise ship, which is expected to launch in 2022.
The additional ship was announced at D23 in Anaheim on Saturday, July 15. The cruise line previously announced plans to build two new 135,000 GT ships in March last year, which are due to set sail in 2021 and 2023. All three ships will be constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
“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,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
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.