Disney Cruise Line and the Singapore Tourism Board announced magical cruise vacations to Southeast Asia for the first time on what will be DCL’s largest cruise ship. The news was revealed Wednesday by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro and Singapore’s Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, S. Iswaran.
Under a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding, Disney Cruise Line and Singapore Tourism Board agreed to collaborate to homeport a brand-new Disney cruise ship exclusively in Singapore for at least five years beginning in 2025. More details about the maiden voyage, itineraries, and onboard experiences will be announced later.
This is a very exciting year for The Walt Disney Company — 2023 marks our 100th anniversary. As part of this, Disney Cruise Line is currently undergoing an ambitious expansion with new ships and new destinations around the world. We are incredibly excited to make Singapore the home port to our seventh-launched ship, which will sail from here year-round starting in 2025.Josh D’Amaro, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman
The new ship will feature innovative Disney experiences, dazzling entertainment, world-class dining, and legendary guest service that set Disney Cruise Line apart. As with the other ships in DCL’s fleet, guests of all ages will find dedicated spaces and activities designed just for them. Families can create unforgettable memories with beloved characters such as Captain Mickey Mouse and Captain Minnie Mouse, Disney Princesses, Marvel Super Heroes, and more.
Disney Cruise Line estimates the passenger capacity of the 208,000-gross-ton ship to be approximately 6,000 with around 2,300 crew members. It is expected to be among the first in the cruise industry to be fueled by green methanol, one of the lowest emission fuels available.
Construction is projected to be completed at the MV Werften shipyard in Wismar, Germany, under the management of Meyer Werft, the Papenburg-based company that built the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Wish and is constructing two additional Wish-class ships.