They released artwork on the Lobby Character Statue
A pity they’ll miss out on stops at TDL, HKDL, or SDL.
Isn’t Singapore way too far away?
Discussed here. Hong Kong Disneyland is easily reachable on a 7-day itinerary.For one massive ship, it’s very unlikely to see a dedicated cruise port, they will likely just lease ports like they do in Europe, Alaska, and the west coast.
Building or buying a specific port locks them into a particular region, which is not ideal.
And I don’t see an Asian castaway equivalent coming to fruition.
If any land-based infrastructure comes of this, I’d suspect it happens at Hong Kong Disneyland, which was originally intended to have a cruise port.
If they do a 4-day, 3-day format, they could easily do a port dock in Hong Kong Disneyland on Mondays and Thursdays, with a 4-day cruise starting on Saturday and three day cruises on Wednesday. This would inject nearly 10,000 people on slow days at Hong Kong Disneyland from an outside audience. I’m not sure where these itineraries would run from, but regardless, it would be possible to run cruises from Hanoi, Vietnam; Manila, Philippines; Taipei, Taiwan (I have no idea the reality of a Taiwan-China cruise, but it would allow the Taiwan populace a very decreased barrier of entry for visiting HKDL); and Shanghai, China.
Instead of doing 3-day and 4-day cruises, and instead, you do 7-day itineraries, you have a much wider opportunity to get people to Hong Kong. Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, Japan, and Korea are all within 7-day itinerary reach from HKDL.
An itinerary from Singapore could stop at the Riau Islands, then Ho Chi Minh city, then have a sea day on day 4, be at Hong Kong Disneyland, then stop early at the Paracel islands with an early departure followed by a sea day and then make it back on the morning of day 8.
Korea and Japan are similar stories, but you could stop also stop in Shanghai as well on a 7-day itinerary (strategically planned so both visits land on low-crowd week days).
Japan has a lot of die-hard Disney fans, that I assume would be very willing to visit Shanghai and Hong Kong Disneyland, but don’t want to go to China. But a ship like this lowers the barriers of entry.
There’s also a lot of itineraries you could do outside of HKDL, so if they do HKDL cruises for a bit of the year, then do a repositioning cruise to Australia, you could easily do a repositioning cruise later on in the year back from Australia to HKDL. I assume the ship will occasionally venture to the northern Indian Ocean, especially on the east side of India.
Honestly, Disney has been a great bargaining trip to get family to explore beyond their normal comfort zone. While I have no hesitancy to travel really anywhere, Shanghai Disneyland was really the only thing that got us to China. Once there, we explored China thoroughly, so it wasn’t a Disney trip, but a China trip with Disney, but it got us to actually go.We found today's news intriguing. Singapore is high on our list of places we want to visit. We are always quoting Jack Sparrow's, "Clearly you've never been to Singapore," line. But we prefer smaller ships to the mega ones and 6000 people is a lot. It will come down to the cost and itineraries. Like everything else Disney, it would probably be significantly cheaper to go with a different cruise line, or an a la carte travel itinerary.
Well that's unfortuante, it must have been on the shortlist if it was chosen for GD2.No. The the treasure was the treasure before Disney even acquired the Global Dream.
Why not Wish’s original name? The fireworks show they gave its name to is gone forever. So Enchantment is an option. Imagine has also been floated.Well that's unfortuante, it must have been on the shortlist if it was chosen for GD2.
And Adventure works much better for what has been announced for the Treasure.
Care to drop any hints for the final ship?
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