Disney Cruise Line has acquired the partially-completed mega-ship Global Dream.
The 208,000 GT vessel was being constructed for Dream Cruises, but was left unfinished after the collapse of the line’s owners Genting Hong Kong and the bankruptcy of the MV Werften shipyard.
According to a Disney spokesperson “the ship will be renamed with certain features reimagined under the world-renowned expertise of Walt Disney imagineers and is expected to set sail in 2025”.
It is expected to have a capacity of approximately 6,000 with 2,300 crew members. It will also be among the first cruise ships to be powered by low-emission green methanol.
Construction will be completed at the former MV Werften shipyard in Wismar, Germany, under the management of Meyer Werft, the company that built Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish.
The project also secures employment for hundreds of former MV Werften employees and will provide opportunities for the maritime industry in the region.
Disney parks, experiences and products chairman Josh D’Amaro added: “Our cruise ships give us the unique opportunity to bring Disney magic to fans no matter where they are, and the addition of this ship will make a Disney Cruise Line vacation accessible to more families than ever before.”