The Disney Cruise Line has given us a first glimpse at what its next three ships will look like with a new painterly rendering. Launching in 2021, 2022 and 2023, the vessels appear to be slightly modified versions of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy sister-ships.
While they are slated to have about the same capacity and 1,250 guest staterooms, they will measure in at a larger 140,000 gross tons approximately. Common will be the overall vintage ocean liner aesthetic, but a number of distinct features will set them apart as well.
The extra size will afford more space for additional innovations, technologies, entertainment and, of course, character. We can already see that a variation of the popular AquaDuck water coaster is along for the ride, for instance.
Looking at the external design in greater detail, there are some other things we can infer. The ship only differs somewhat at the navigation bridge with a more defined bowed curvature closer to that found on the original Disney Magic and Disney Wonder pair. This makes it a bit of an architectural hybrid between the two previous ship classes.
What’s more, the length of the superstructure has two outward undulations. This not only creates unique viewing angles for private balconies, it may also indicate a pair of larger atriums in the ship’s interior or if nothing else, longer cabins.
Of course, the biggest increase in size looks to come from the extra forward and aft upper decks. Especially towards the front of the ship, there appear to be more verandas than before on the pool deck. Perhaps that means there will be more in the way of Concierge Staterooms and Suites onboard.
With a similar added bulk at the upper top of the vessel, one can only speculate what venue – or attraction – might be housed inside. Only time will tell as even more is unveiled.
While Disney isn’t saying much about the new ships yet, they have revealed that these vessels will be powered by liquefied natural gas, which is one of the cleanest fuels in use in the cruise industry.
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