by Kevin Griffin of The Cruise People, London writing for cybercruises.com
The Walt Disney Company has announced plans to build two more ships, continuing its theme of family entertainment, storytelling and the kind of service that only Disney can deliver.
The company has entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg calling for the new ships to be completed in 2021 and 2023.
The Walt Disney Company has announced plans to build two more ships (Courtesy Disney Cruise Line)
The new ships will measure approximately 135,000 gross tons – slightly larger than Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, and each will have about 1,250 passenger staterooms. Final design plans, names and itineraries are still in development.
Since first sailing in 1998, Disney Cruise Line has provided an essential family cruise holiday experience that combines the magic of Disney with exploring different parts of the world. Guests enjoy legendary Disney entertainment, dining, spacious and well-appointed cabins and expansive public spaces.
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With the launch of 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.