DCL-Disney Cruise Line and the Singapore Tourism Board announced that Disney’s recently acquired, partially-completed mega liner will be homeported in Singapore.
Under a signed MoU (Memorandum of Understanding), the cruise line and the Singapore Tourism Board will collaborate to homeport the upcoming vessel in Singapore for at least 5 years starting in 2025.
The ship is the former Global Dream, which was previously under construction for Dream Cruises until the parent company of the brand, GHK-Genting Hong Kong, went bankrupt at the beginning of last year. In November, Disney confirmed that it had bought the ship, which was already partially completed at the yard. At the time, the line said that it would not sail in the USA.
The strategic location, port infrastructure, and air connectivity of Singapore make it a thriving hub in southeast Asia. The addition of a Disney cruise ship there has the potential to add millions of local/foreign cruise visitors across the 5-year period.
The new liner will feature experiences that Disney passengers have come to expect, including dedicated spaces for vacationers of all ages with characters integrated across the liner like Disney princesses, Marvel Super Heroes, Captain Mickey and Minnie, and more.
The estimated guest capacity of the vessel will be ~6,000 with ~2,300 crew. It will be among the first in the industry to be fueled by green methanol.
Construction is scheduled to be completed at the MV Werften shipyard (Wismar, Germany) under the management of Meyer Werft, which constructed Disney's Dream, Fantasy, and Wish. The company is also building a couple of additional Wish-class liners - the next one, Disney Treasure, is expected to debut in 2024.