The Walt Disney Company has announced plans to launch two brand new cruise ships.
The company has entered into an agreement with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany for the construction of the new ships, which are scheduled to be completed in 2021 and 2023.
“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, Disney’s chairman & CEO.
Each new ship will be approximately 135,000 gross tons and will feature about 1,250 guest rooms. While design plans, ship names and itineraries are still in development, Disney said it is “already dreaming up exciting new ways to create the world’s most magical oceangoing adventures”.
Disney Cruise Line launched operations in 1998 and currently operates a fleet of four ships: Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, with the latter two vessels having launched in 2011 and 2012 respectively.