A newly released image of Disney’s 7th cruise ship shows a design change in the luxury liner’s appearance. Previously showing three smokestacks in the concept art, the newest release shows only two.
Smokestack Removed from Cruise Ship Concept Art
The concept art shown above was released today for Disney’s Singapore-bound cruise ship. It shows only two smokestacks, where previously there were three. Several other minor design changes can be seen along the top of the ship.
The middle of of the front observation deck now has a larger support. The supports on the sides have also been revised. In place of the middle smokestack is instead a weather and radar vane. On the back, we can also see a new observation device, likely for weather or radar as well.
Above is the older image, released in November 2022. It features three smokestacks atop the ship.
Disney Cruise Line’s Newest Acquisition
Disney Cruise Line confirmed the “acquisition of a partially completed ship that will bring the magic of a Disney Cruise Line vacation to new global destinations” today. It will “feature innovative Disney experiences along with the dazzling entertainment, world-class dining, and legendary guest service that set Disney Cruise Line apart.”
This ship marks the first time a Disney cruise vacation will be available to Southeast Asia. This was revealed earlier today 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.
Disney Cruise Line estimates the capacity of the 208,000-gross-ton ship to be approximately 6,000 passengers and roughly 2,300 crew members. Disney plans to make it among the first in the cruise industry to be fueled by green methanol, one of the lowest emission fuels available. This is in alignment with their mission for the cruise line to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
The ship, originally named the Global Dream and owned by Genting Hong Kong, was originally estimated to cost around $1.8 billion to construct. Due to the owner going into administration during to the Covid-19 pandemic, the massive luxury liner was left unfinished.
Disney has finalized and announced their purchase of the partially finished ship and expects to spend another $1 billion in converting and finishing the boat. They spent $41 million to purchase the work in progress, which is only just over two percent of the original ship’s estimated cost. This gives the company significant financial leeway to implement construction and design changes as they see fit.
Construction is planned for completion at the MV Werften shipyard in Wismar, Germany. Meyer Werft, the Papenburg-based company, will be managing the project. This company was also responsible for constructing the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish, and is planning to complete the construction of two additional Wish-class ships.
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