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Disney Cruise Line announces Seventh Ship

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line' started by wdwmagic, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced plans today at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., to add a seventh ship to Disney Cruise Line’s award- winning fleet, giving families even more opportunities to create magical memories at sea and visit spectacular destinations around the globe.

    Last year, the leader in family cruising announced plans to build two new ships at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany with scheduled completion dates of 2021 and 2023. The seventh ship will be built at the same shipyard and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

    “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 with immersive Disney storytelling, world-class family entertainment, and imaginative innovations that are fantastically fun and uniquely Disney,” Chapek said. “By the time all three new ships are sailing, we’ll have nearly doubled the size of our existing fleet.”

    All ship names, design plans and itineraries are still in development, with each of the ships expected to have their own unique experiences. The three new ships will be powered by clean-burning liquefied natural gas and be the same size – approximately 135,000 gross tons with about 1,250 guest staterooms planned – which is slightly larger than the newest Disney Cruise Line ships, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.

    Since first setting sail in 1998, Disney Cruise Line has provided a quintessential family cruise vacation experience that combines the magic of Disney with the wonder of exploring different parts of the world. Guests step aboard majestic and beautiful ocean liners to enjoy legendary Disney entertainment, exquisite dining, spacious and well-appointed staterooms and magnificent public spaces.

    With the launch of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy in 2011 and 2012, the company introduced several firsts for the industry, including a water coaster at sea (AquaDuck) and virtual portholes in interior staterooms (Magical Portholes) that provide real-time views of the sea as well as sightings of animated Disney characters. With a legacy of revolutionary design, Disney Cruise Line’s new ships will usher in the next generation of innovative cruise experiences designed especially for families that will transform the art-of-cruising and take guests on adventures in a way never dreamed of before.

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  2. EOD K9

    EOD K9 Well-Known Member

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    The new names and home ports will be interesting.
     
  3. R W B

    R W B Well-Known Member

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    It was rumored locally that New Orleans was in the running to be a port for one of the new ships. I know New Orleans has upgraded a few docks recently and they are look ong to add more ships here. Would be nice for me but we'll see.
     
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    G00fyDad Well-Known Member

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    Magic, Wonder, Dream, Fantasy...

    Romance, Enchanter, Imagination
     
  5. EOD K9

    EOD K9 Well-Known Member

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    Take a page from Epcot,....Amaze
     
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  6. Fairsky

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    Disney Magic (1998)
    Disney Wonder (1999)
    Disney Dream (2011)
    Disney Fantasy (2012)
    Disney Imagination (2021)
    Disney Enchantment (2022)
    Disney Wish (2023)
     
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  7. pilka214

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    When I sailed DCL last year, the crew member's were spreading rumors one of the ships would be heading to China. Based on NCL and RCL itineraries these days, I would not be surprised in the least if one of these ships was planned for an asian itinerary.
     
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    Hard to evaluate this without knowing DCL's ambitions for locales.

    Maybe they move into full time international ports... like the med or Asia
     
  9. ChuckElias

    ChuckElias Well-Known Member

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    With Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, I would bet a lot of money that Asia will be a full-time circuit for one of them.
     
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  10. ChuckElias

    ChuckElias Well-Known Member

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    P.S. -- I can't believe that the poster has the disclaimer "Artist Concept Only". Really? You mean that's not a photograph or actual blueprints? Our society has become stupid when it comes to disclaimers.
     
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  11. Ralphlaw

    Ralphlaw Well-Known Member

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    What a way to see Asia. What a way to circle the globe upon retirement. What a way to make big money for Disney shareholders. Sounds like a perfect trifecta.

    Buy Disney stock. Long-term, things are looking very bright.
     
  12. larryz

    larryz Well-Known Member

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    Should you be including a disclaimer about forward-looking assessments and declaring your own status as an owner/non-owner?
     
  13. Ralphlaw

    Ralphlaw Well-Known Member

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    No, I'm not a Registered Financial Advisor. With that being said, yeah, I own a few shares.
     

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