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Disney Expanding Cruise Line Fleet

Dorathy Gass

The most wonderful place sailing the high seas is now getting a little bit bigger. Recently, Disney announced that two more ships will be added to its already four-ship Disney Cruise Line.

The two ships will each weigh in at approximately 135,000 gross tons, meaning they will be slightly larger than the two biggest ships already cruising the friendly waters: Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream. The company expects the two new ships to be completed by 2021 and 2023 respectively, and Disney states that each will have approximately 1,250 staterooms for guests.

Robert Iger, Chairman and CEO, Walt Disney Co. stated that the company prides itself on offering their guests an unforgettable experience daily, when it comes to their vacation. This expansion of Disney’s fleet will help the company create much more magical memories for the families that choose their cruise destinations. In February, the company swept the 2016 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards by winning in eleven categories, from three of its ships.

Colleen McDaniel, CruiseCritic.com chimed in saying that Disney’s announcement of these two ships is exciting news as it relates to the Disney line, and the cruise industry itself. She goes on to state that the company’s cruises always rate rather high by members of CruiseCritics.com, and has a reputation for commitment to service, and memorable experiences. She goes on to state that Disney’s Cruise Line is known for its innovation, and the new ships are sure to play a role in this. She also noted that she looks forward to seeing what is to come.

CNN reports that Disney launched its cruise line in 1998, starting out with the ship known as Disney Magic. In 1999, they expanded to create Wonder, then Dream (in 2011), and lastly in 2012, Fantasy. Port Canaveral in Florida is home to the fleet, and interestingly enough, the company owns a private island called Castaway Cay in the Bahamas, where passengers get to enjoy its beauty, and privacy.

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