Yesterday, July 15, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts chairman Bob Chapek revealed the 4-ship line would add 3 new vessels by 2023, which is one more than it was previously announced.
Speaking at D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, Chapek said the additional cruise ship would arrive in 2022. That is right in between the 2 other liners the company already has on order for delivery in 2021 and 2023.
The new vessel will be part of the same series and will be built at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg - the same shipyard that is building the 2 previously announced ships.
While the design of the newbuilds is still under development, Disney has revealed they will measure approx 135,000 tons, slightly larger than the newest 130,000-ton Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, which debuted in 2011 and 2012.
Each of the new vessels would feature about 1,250 staterooms, the same number found on Dream and Fantasy. Each of the ships is expected to boast its own unique experiences.
All 3 of the new cruise ships will be powered by LNG (liquefied natural gas).