Unfinished mega-ship Global Dream to join DCL-Disney Cruise Line

   October 8, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

The world’s largest by passenger capacity and still unfinished cruise ship Global Dream could be joining DCL-Disney Cruise Line's fleet in 2024.

According to the German media agency NDR (NDR 1 Radio MV), DCL has tied up a deal to buy the huge vessel, but there has been no official confirmation yet.

Christoph Morgen (insolvency administrator for MV Werften) said that the huge ship will be completed in Germany (Wismar), under the management of Meyer Werft's shipyard in Papenburg, and could be delivered in 2024-Q4.

Specifically built for the Asian market, MS Global Dream was ordered by GHK-Genting Hong Kong/Genting Cruise Lines, with a price tag of US$1,8 billion, but the purchase price could be below.

Global Dream differs from other Disney boats. The latest DCL ship has max capacity 4000 passengers and is significantly smaller than the 9000-passenger Global Dream. According to some sources, DCL might use the liner to enter the Asian/Chinese market.

Genting Dream was ~75-80% complete before MV Werften filed for bankruptcy (January 2022) and its construction was suspended.

The Papenburg shipyard recently delivered to DCL the newbuild (4000-passenger) Disney Wish. Two more units of this series/TRITON class are scheduled for deliveries in 2024 and 2025.