Disney Cruise Line to Base Two Newbuilds in Port Canaveral

By ,   September 12, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Two of Disney Cruise Line’s 3 upcoming newbuild vessels will be homeported from Port Canaveral, an hour east of the Orlando-based Walt Disney’s theme park home, during their inaugural cruise seasons, Port Canaveral CEO John Murray revealed.

During Port Canaveral’s Board of Commissioners meeting, Murray said that impacting Port Canaveral in the near term, was Carnival Cruise Line that would have the first cruise ship, followed a year later by Disney, and a year later by another Disney vessel.

Disney Dream cruise ship

The new liners are due to roll out 2021-2022-2023, though not much else is yet known about the details other than their gross tonnage (135,000GT) and number of passenger staterooms (1250), that would make them the same size as Disney's Dream and Fantasy. The vessels are also expected to be LNG-powered (liquefied natural gas).

Both Fantasy and Dream, along with Disney’s original cruise ships, Magic and Wonder, debuted with seasons sailing from Port Canaveral. Fantasy and Dream are currently sailing out of the port year-round.