Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship heading to Singapore

Cruises beginning in 2025

Disney Cruise Line and Singapore Tourism Board announced magical cruise vacations to Southeast Asia for the first time, with plans to homeport a brand-new Disney cruise ship exclusively in Singapore for at least five years beginning in 2025. (Disney)

ORLANDO, Fla. – The partially completed ship that Disney Cruise Line acquired last year will soon have a new home port in Singapore.

On Wednesday, Disney Cruise Line and the Singapore Tourism Board announced that magical cruise vacations will be coming to Southeast Asia for the first time beginning in 2025.

“This is a very exciting year for The Walt Disney Company — 2023 marks our 100th anniversary,” Josh D’Amaro, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman said. “As part of this, Disney Cruise Line is currently undergoing an ambitious expansion with new ships and new destinations around the world. We are incredibly excited to make Singapore the home port to our seventh-launched ship, which will sail from here year-round starting in 2025.”

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Construction on the new ship will be completed at the former MV Werften shipyard in Wismar, Germany, under the management of Meyer Werft, the Papenburg-based company that helped build the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish. Disney Cruise Line said the ship’s previous owner filed for bankruptcy before completing the vessel, enabling the company to secure it at a favorable price.

The new ship will feature innovative Disney experiences along with dazzling entertainment, world-class dining and legendary guest service. Guests of all ages will find dedicated spaces and activities designed just for them, and families will create unforgettable memories with beloved characters such as Captain Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Disney Princesses, Marvel Super Heroes and so much more.

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro and Singapore Tourism Board Chief Executive Keith Tan celebrate with Captain Mickey Mouse and Captain Minnie Mouse during a joint news conference in Singapore, Wednesday, March 29, 2023. (Disney)

“We look forward to welcoming the magic of Disney Cruise Line to Singapore in 2025,” said Keith Tan, Chief Executive of Singapore Tourism Board (STB). “This is an important milestone for STB and reflects Disney Cruise Line’s strong confidence in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The new Disney cruise ship will be an attraction itself and is expected to boost the tourism sector in Singapore for many years to come.”

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Disney estimates the passenger capacity of the 208,000-gross-ton ship to be approximately 6,000 with around 2,300 crew members. It is expected to be among the first in the cruise industry to be fueled by green methanol, one of the lowest-emission fuels available.

Disney Cruise Line prepares to welcome its newest ship, the Disney Treasure, to the fleet in 2024. The new ship will take passengers to places including Disney’s private island Castaway Cay and the all-new island destination, Lighthouse Point.

For more information about Disney Cruise Line, visit disneycruise.com.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.