Make that three ships on order for Disney Cruise Line.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek on Saturday revealed the four-ship line would add three new vessels by 2023 — one more than previously announced.
Speaking at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Chapek said the additional ship would arrive in 2022. That’s right in between the two other vessels Disney already has on order for delivery in 2021 and 2023.
The additional ship will be part of the same series.
“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,” Chapek said.
As chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Chapek oversees Disney Cruise Line as well as Disney’s 12 theme parks, dozens of resort hotels and the Disney Vacation Club. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (DIS).
The newly announced Disney ship will be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. It’s the same shipyard that is building the two previously announced vessels.
While the design of the new ships still is under development, Disney has said they will measure approximately 135,000 tons. That’s slightly larger than Disney’s two newest vessels, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, which measure 130,000 tons. Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy debuted in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
Disney has said each of the new ships would have about 1,250 cabins, the same number found on Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.
Disney on Saturday added that each of the vessels is expected to have its own unique experiences.
Chapek on Saturday promised ships with “immersive Disney storytelling, world-class family entertainment, and imaginative innovations that are fantastically fun and uniquely Disney.”
All three of the new vessels will be…