Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Disney Cruise Lines: Current and Future Fleet


Ship Year built Entered service Homeport Gross Tonnage Notes
Disney Magic 1998 1998 Port Canaveral 83,000 GT The Disney Magic and its stern were built in two different countries and were then welded together.
Disney Wonder 1999 1999 Port Canaveral 83,000 GT The Disney Wonder will be moved from its home port in Florida to the Port of Los Angeles in 2011.

[edit] Future

Disney Cruise Lines announced on February 22, 2007 that two new ships are to be added in 2011 and 2012.[14] The ships are being built by Meyer Werft shipyard, based in Papenburg, Germany; the first steel cut, made in March 2009, was for a portion of the scrollwork that will decorate the exterior of the vessels.[15] Later that same month, the ships were officially named: Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.[15] They will be 330 m (1,080 ft) long and 37 m (121 ft) wide. These newest 128,000-ton ships will be 2 decks taller than the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder and will have 1,250 staterooms each.[16]
Disney Cruise Line has negotiated with the Port Canaveral port authority and has extended their contract for 15 more years, through 2022.[17] As part of this contract, the port authority will expand and upgrade the dock in order to accommodate the new ships (both of which will be home-ported there), the terminal will be enlarged to accommodate more passengers and luggage, and finally a parking garage will be built by 2011.[18]
Both new ships are planned to depart from Port Canaveral until at least 2014.[15] With the arrival of the Disney Dream in 2011, the Disney Wonder will be relocated to Los Angeles.[19] The arrangement will be for two years, with a potential extension for three additional years.[19]
Ship Passenger capacity Projected to enter service To Be Homeported Gross Tonnage Notes
Disney Dream 4,000 2011 Port Canaveral 128,000 GT 1st Sailing Jan. 26, 2011
Disney Fantasy 4,000 2012 Port Canaveral 128,000 GT 1st Sailing April 7, 2012[20]

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