Disney Cruise Line will add two new ships to its fleet, each debuting in 2021 and 2023, respectively. The major announcement came from Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, during Disney’s annual meeting.
The two new ships will be the largest in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, featuring 1,250 staterooms, a GRT of 135,000, and a length just over 1,000 feet. Both ships will be constructed by Meyer Werft at the Papenburg shipyard in Germany.
“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, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company.
Additional information, including the ship’s design, names, and itineraries will be released by Disney over the coming years.
“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.