Germany’s Meyer Werft held an official keel-laying ceremony for the 2nd of 3 LNG-powered ships it is building for DCL-Disney Cruise Line, a Walt Disney Company unit.
The yard in Papenburg (Germany) held on Thursday, March 31st, the traditional keel-laying/coin ceremony of the newbuild.
Meyer Werft and Disney celebrated the start of the hull assembly by placing the first component in the 500+ m-long covered building dock.
The block for the liner’s bow weighs 719 tons and has 30,9 m in breadth and is 23,3 m long. Its height is 12,6 m. Meyer Werft said the new ship for Disney would have 1240 staterooms and a size of 144,000 GT.
The company expects to complete Disney Treasure next year.
Meyer Werft delivered the first LNG-powered cruise ship in this batch, Disney Wish, in June 2022. Disney Wish arrived at Port Canaveral (Orlando, Florida) from Europe later the same month.
The shipbuilder expects to deliver the 3rd ship in 2025.