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Disney Cruise Line to launch new ship in Japan

New Disney Cruise Line ship Disney Wish will set sail on 9 June 2022
photo_camera The new vessel will be sister ship to Disney Wish

Disney Cruise Line (DCL) has partnered with Oriental Land (OLC) to launch a new vessel which will sail year-round itineraries from Japan

Under a recently signed agreement, OLC will operate a Disney-branded cruise business in Japan, expected to commence by early 2029, with the addition of a locally-based ship.

The vessel will be constructed at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, with designs created by Walt Disney Imagineering.

A sister ship to Disney Wish, it will feature established venues and experiences with select modifications “specially designed” with Japanese and international guests in mind.

It is expected to be approximately 140,000 gross tons and powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), with around 1,250 staterooms. More details about the maiden voyage, itineraries and onboard experiences will be announced at a later date.

“DCL has ambitious plans to bring family vacations and storytelling to more guests around the world than ever before,” said Josh D’Amaro, chair of Disney Experiences.

“We are thrilled to continue the success of this expansion as we collaborate with Oriental Land Co. to introduce another distinctly Disney vacation experience to families and fans in Japan.”

Disney and OLT to ‘continue pushing boundaries’

Yumiko Takano, representative director, chairperson and CEO of Oriental Land, said: “I am sincerely proud that we will be able to work together to create a world-class cruise business in Japan.

“Oriental Land will use their knowhow from the theme park business to continue pushing boundaries and provide family entertainment cruise experiences filled with inspiration and surprise.”

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