Disney Cruise Line acquires new green methanol-powered ship

Disney Cruise Line acquires new green methanol-powered ship

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line’s new ship will debut in 2025 and operate outside the USA

Disney Cruise Line has acquired a  partially completed cruise ship, which is currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Wismar, Germany.

Disney purchased the ship after its previous owner, Genting Cruise Lines, went into administration before completing the vessel. The line will rename the ship, which was previously known as Global Dream, and work with Meyer Werft to complete the vessel. Upon completion, it will be the first cruise ship in the world to be powered by green methanol, which is one of the lowest emission fuels available at commercial scale. 

The new ship will be based outside the USA and will feature Disney-inspired interiors, experiences, entertainment, dining options and guest services. The exterior of the ship will be decorated with Mickey Mouse-inspired colours to compliment the livery of the line’s existing fleet.

The 208,000gt vessel will accommodate for approximately 6,000 passengers and 2,300 crew members.

Meyer Werft will complete the ship in time for its debut in 2025. The firm has previously built ships for the cruise line including Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish.

“Our cruise ships give us the unique opportunity to bring Disney magic to fans no matter where they are, and the addition of this ship will make a Disney Cruise Line vacation accessible to more families than ever before,” said Josh D’Amaro, chairman of the Disney parks, experiences and products.

Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
17 November 2022