The Walt Disney Company, Disney Cruise Line has entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to build two additional cruise ships.
Each new ship will be approximately 135,000 gross tons – slightly larger than the newest Disney Cruise Line ships, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy – and each is currently planned to include about 1,250 guest staterooms.
The schedule calls for the new ships to be completed in 2021 and 2023.
The company said that the plans for the expansion of Disney Cruise Line come during a period of momentous growth and innovation for Disney properties around the globe.
“The expansion of Disney Cruise Line only adds to our excitement for the unprecedented growth taking place across our vacation destinations, from new Star Wars experiences coming to the Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts to the 25th anniversary of Disneyland Paris and the grand opening of our newest park, Shanghai Disney Resort,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
Disney Cruise Line said that further details on the fleet expansion and onboard offerings will be announced at a later date.