The Disney Cruise Line has plans for three new vessels, increasing its fleet of luxury cruise liners to seven.
The three new ships will be the largest in the fleet at approximately 140,000 gross tons each and with about 1,250 guest staterooms. The ships, unnamed for now, are scheduled to set sail in 2021, 2022 and 2023.
The new ships will maintain the Disney style but have some unique touches. Disney said the new ships will offer more innovation, new technologies and more Disney stories and characters than ever before.
It’s unclear if the new ships will include the distinct yellow lifeboats seen on the current fleet. Disney was granted special permission by the U.S. Coast Guard to use a color other than the regulation orange – to preserve the Mickey Mouse color palette of red, yellow and black.
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The current fleet includes the Disney Magic, the oldest ship in the fleet at 21 years, the Disney Wonder (1999), the Disney Dream (2011) and the Disney Fantasy (2012).
The growing fleet will continue to call Port Canaveral, Florida, its home port, where it has its own specially designed cruise terminal.
Fun Facts about the Disney Fleet
Height: The Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy are longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall.
Length: The Disney Magic and Disney Wonder are each longer than Main Street U.S.A at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.
Horn signals: Disney Cruise Line ships use the first seven notes of the “When You Wish Upon a Star” song melody as their horn signals
Anchor: The Disney Magic’s anchor weighs 28,200 pounds – about the same as three full-grown elephants.
Fireworks: Disney Cruise Line was the first cruise line to present a fireworks display at sea.
Water coaster: The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy were the first cruise liners to have a water coaster at sea.