Disney's LNG newbuilds to offer new technologies and more characters

Disney's LNG newbuilds to offer new technologies and more characters
The exterior of the newbuilds will be similar to Disney’s current fleet, with red twin funnels, a dark hull and a white superstructure (mage: Disney Cruise Line)

Disney Cruise Line has revealed that its three new LNG-powered vessels will feature new technologies, entertainment, and more innovations and Disney stories and characters “than ever before”.

According to Disney, the newbuilds will “embody the elegance and romance” of the so-called golden age of ocean cruising (1920s-1930s), but will also have “unique touches” of their own. Each new ship will be around 140,000gt – larger than Disney’s newest ships, the 130,000gt Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. They will include 1,250 passenger staterooms.

Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed the first rendering of the newbuilds at The Walt Disney Company’s annual shareholders meeting on 8 March. This rendering suggests the exterior of the newbuilds will be similar to Disney’s current fleet, with red twin funnels, a dark hull and a white superstructure. There also appears to be a waterslide on the top deck, as well as a couple of extra decks above the bridge.

German shipbuilder Meyer Werft will deliver the three ships in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Monday, March 12, 2018