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    Disney Orders TWO new ships!

    Disney Announces Expansion of Successful Cruise Business
    Two New Ships will More than Double Passenger Capacity

    The Walt Disney Company plans to expand its successful cruise business by adding two new ocean liners, President and CEO Bob Iger announced today. Scheduled to launch in 2011 and 2012, the ships will more than double the passenger capacity for Disney Cruise Line® to meet the sustained demand for Disney's family cruise vacations.
    The new 122,000-ton cruise liners will be two decks taller than the existing 83,000-ton ships, the Disney Magic® and the Disney Wonder®. Each ship will have 1,250 staterooms. Specific design plans and itineraries for the yet-unnamed ships are still in development and will be unveiled at a later date.

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    Re: Disney Orders TWO new ships!

    I've been on one cruise and it was to Alaska. I told my mom that the only way I'd ever go back to Alaska is if it was on a Disney ship and it was a Micechat invasion. It looks like we are getting closer to that being a possiblity.

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    Re: Disney Orders TWO new ships!

    Dinsey Cruises are lots of fun (gotta love that Cookie station on the top deck!). Kudos! I wonder what the name of the new ships will be... May I suggest "Enchantment" and "TDLFAN's"?

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    Re: Disney Orders TWO new ships!

    Should we be surprised? I'm sure they'll have no problem filling them up. The premiere family vacation is only at one place - Disney Cruise Lines.

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    Re: Disney Orders TWO new ships!

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    Re: Disney Orders TWO new ships!

    Hopefully, with more berths, the prices will be more affordable too.


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    Re: Disney Orders TWO new ships!

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeland View Post
    Disney Announces Expansion of Successful Cruise Business
    Two New Ships will More than Double Passenger Capacity

    The Walt Disney Company plans to expand its successful cruise business by adding two new ocean liners, President and CEO Bob Iger announced today.
    These are cruise ships and not ocean liners. There is a significant difference, although Disney has done a good job making them look and feel like true ocean liners. Just try calling them ocean liners over at Cruise Talk's forums, or on Liners List, and then prepare to get skewered. The Cunard QUEEN MARY 2 (QM2) was the last ocean liner built recently, although really a hybrid, as her sister the QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 (QE2). A pure ocean liner hasn't been built since probably the Italian Line's MICHAELANGELO and RAFAELLO in the early 70's.
    Last edited by NickCharles; 02-22-2007 at 12:49 PM.

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    Re: Disney Orders TWO new ships!

    what's the difference between a cruise ship and an ocean liner? educate me please.

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    Re: Disney Orders TWO new ships!

    Quote Originally Posted by matterhornmaniac View Post
    what's the difference between a cruise ship and an ocean liner? educate me please.
    Speed, hull strength (double hull), draught, covered deck space protected from the elements....ocean liners are built to withstand the rigors of North Atlantic crossings or long open ocean voyages. The white box boats that bob around the Caribbean are not ocean liners.

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    Re: Disney Orders TWO new ships!

    Quote Originally Posted by matterhornmaniac View Post
    what's the difference between a cruise ship and an ocean liner? educate me please.
    I think it's whatever floats one's boat.

    I commonly refer to the Magic as "The Big Mickey Boat". I know it's technically a ship. But, to me, it's a big boat, because I like calling it that.

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    Re: Disney Orders TWO new ships!

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyphile View Post
    I think it's whatever floats one's boat.
    It's not. There are real technical differences.

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    Re: Disney Orders TWO new ships!

    A cruise liner is more of a pleasure cruise. Mainly for recreational purposes.
    An ocean liner is mainly a transportation craft. Although the newest liners do have their own recreational purposes.

    Of course their are much more significant differences such as the ship's contruction.



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    Re: Disney Orders TWO new ships!

    Quote Originally Posted by NickCharles View Post
    It's not. There are real technical differences.
    Technically, yes. To me, she's still a boat. And, my favorite one at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WDW Monorail View Post
    A cruise liner is more of a pleasure cruise. Mainly for recreational purposes.
    An ocean liner is mainly a transportation craft. Although the newest liners do have thir own recreational purposes.
    Well, an ocean liner can be pressed into cruise service, as such was the case with the S.S. FRANCE when she was converted to the NORWAY for NCL. However, a cruise ship, while it could be used for liner service, would not be ideal, and that in and of itself would not make it a true "ocean liner".

    Quote Originally Posted by WDW Monorail View Post
    Of course their are much more significant differences such as the ship's contruction.
    Precisely. It's a combination of how the vessel is used as well as it's construction, with construction being the major overriding factor.
    Last edited by NickCharles; 02-22-2007 at 01:04 PM.

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