Disney finalizes contracts for two new cruise ships

Over at LaughingPlace.com there are some additional details on the newly finalized contract for two new Disney Cruise Line ships.

Similar to the original Disney Cruise Line ships, the new ships will be modern
interpretations of classic ocean liners of the 1930s. Disney Imagineers drew
their inspiration from the original trans-Atlantic ships that featured a
dramatic black hull with two funnels and porthole windows. The profile of the
ships, with gentle curves at the stern combined with sleek angles at the bow, is
reminiscent of the art deco designs of the era. To add whimsy to the classic
design, the Disney ships feature the same exterior colors as Mickey Mouse, with
a black, white, red and yellow palette. The new ships will feature elegant,
detailed Disney scrollwork at the bow and evoke images of the glamour of the
golden age of cruising.

They’ll also be half again as big as the two current ships and hold nearly double the number of passengers. The cruise liners will be built at the Meyer Werft shipyards in Papenburg, Germany. A cool feature of Meyer Werft is that they have webcams inside their facilities so you can watch the ships being built. I can’t wait to see the first signs of the Disney ships under construction.

Previously: Disney to double ships in fleet.