I’m sure you’ve heard the news by now, but just in case…. the Disney Cruise Line fleet is expanding again!
At the Annual Shareholders meeting on March 3, some of my favorite announcements came during the Disney Cruise Line update. Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said it well: “We pride ourselves on the unforgettable vacation experiences we deliver to our guests each and every day, and the expansion of our Disney fleet will allow us to create even more magical memories for families at sea and in incredible cruise destinations around the world.”
Two new ships, setting sail in 2021 and 2023, will be slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, with the same 1250 guest rooms on each. Details will be announced at a later date, but given the incredible updates in immersive experiences, technology, shows, and activities in the current fleet over the last few years, I know we won’t be disappointed!
In the past year, Disney Cruise Line has continued to win loads of travel awards – as they have each year since their launch. Some of the most recent awards include:
- Travel & Leisure: #1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line
- Travel & Leisure: #1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line for Families
- Conde Nast Traveler: Top Large Cruise Lines Winner
- Cruisers Choice Cruise Critic Awards: #1 in twelve different categories
- US News & World Report: #1 Best Cruise Lines in the Caribbean
- US News & World Report: #1 Best Cruise Line for Families
- USA Today Readers Choice: #1 Best Cruise Ship for Families
And just yesterday, I got an email with the subject: Important Information about Your Disney Cruise. I assumed we had some balance due or important date coming up, but instead it was a super fun announcement!
Disney Fantasy Guests are invited once again to experience the legendary adventures and iconic characters from the Star Wars saga during a day-long celebration on [even more 7-night sailings].
We were so excited to read that they’ve officially expanded the Star Wars Day at Sea events onboard the Disney Fantasy. The 2017 Cruises that will experience this epic celebration are all 7-night sailings from Port Canaveral. Sail dates include:
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15
I am looking forward to themed events and activities, costume celebrations, film screenings, characters, Jedi Training Academy, and whatever else they have in store! What I might be most excited about though, at least right now? This:
I think you might want to look into a cruise, if you haven’t already! In the meantime, what do you think the two new ships (joining the Magic, Wonder, Dream, and Fantasy) should be called?!