Meyer Werft lays keel for Disney Destiny in Germany as further design details are released

The ship’s design theme, ‘Heroes and Villains’, will draw inspiration from Disney stories and attractions

Meyer Werft lays keel for Disney Destiny in Germany as further design details are released

Disney Cruise Line

Disney’s Phillip M. Gennotte (left) placed a commemorative coin under Dinsey Destiny’s keel in keeping with maritime tradition

By Alex Smith |

Shipbuilder Meyer Werft has laid the keel of Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, Disney Destiny, in a ceremony at its shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

In keeping with maritime tradition, Phillip M. Gennotte, portfolio project management executive at Walt Disney Imagineering Germany, placed a commemorative coin under the keel before the 39-metre-wide, 14-metre-long block was laid onto the bracing.

"With the keel laying, we have reached another milestone in our partnership with Disney Cruise Line,” said Weigend Thomas, managing director of Meyer Werft. “The third ship in the Wish class will impress with Meyer quality and be rich in Disney storytelling.”

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Destiny is the third ship in the Wish class constructed by Meyer Werft

Disney Cruise Line has also revealed that the design theme for Disney Destiny will be ‘Heroes and Villains,’ and will be inspired by the opposing forces of light and dark in Disney stories. Onboard spaces, experiences and entertainment will include references to both heroes and villains, including those from the Disney animated films The Lion King, Hercules and One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Disney has created new filigree artwork for the bow of Disney Destiny. The illustration depicts Minnie Mouse in a heroic costume, including a cape waving behind her in the sea breeze.

“The Disney Destiny will celebrate our most legendary Disney stories and characters, bringing them to life in new and exciting ways exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests,” said Sharon Siskie, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Cruise Line. “As we continue to expand our fleet, Disney Destiny will further strengthen our position as a leader in family cruising as we offer even more ways for families to experience Disney magic and world-class service at sea.”

Disney Destiny is scheduled for delivery in 2025.

Contact author


Subscribe to the Cruise & Ferry newsletter

  • ©2024 Tudor Rose. All Rights Reserved. Cruise & Ferry is published by Tudor Rose.