Meyer Group forms Meyer Wismar to complete Disney's ship Global Dream

   November 21, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

MEYER Group announced it will complete the cruise vessel under construction at the former MV Werften in Wismar (Germany) for DCL-Disney Cruise Line.

MEYER WISMAR intends to employ several hundred former MV Werften employees and will equip the ship with some of the greenest technologies available together with the companies of MEYER Group.

Global Dream is expected to set sail in 2025.

Aloys Meeman, Managing Director of MEYER WISMAR said that as passionate shipbuilders they were very happy to save the investments, which had "already been made to complete the ship and modernize the shipyard in Wismar, and deliver an innovative vessel.”

He added that both MEYER and Disney were committed to reducing emissions, lowering the impact of their products, and building sustainably.

Thomas Weigend, Managing Director of MEYER WERFT and MEYER WISMAR said that when Disney had approached them to jointly complete the ship, they had seen great opportunities.

"MEYER stands for innovation, so we are especially happy to deliver a ship that will be among the first in the industry to be powered by methanol.” 

That will require an elaborate transformation of the engines, additional tanks, and more measures that will make the ship one of the most future-proof. The vessel can sail climate-neutral as soon as green methanol is available. The waste management onboard is to be updated according to the newest technologies available.

MEYER WERFT has delivered 3 cruise units to DCL. Whilst Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy entered service in 2011 and 2012, Disney Wish joined the fleet in summer 2022. Two sisterships of Disney Wish (from Disney's TRITON class) are scheduled for deliveries in 2024 (Disney Treasure) and 2025 (tbn) by MEYER WERFT in Papenburg (Germany).