The German news agency NDR reports that Disney Cruise Line has a deal to buy the unfinished mega cruise ship Global Dream. No official confirmation has been made yet.
About the Ship
The Global Dream was originally commissioned by Genting Hong Kong, to be used as part of its Dream Cruises brand, which cruises the Asian markets. Then it went unfinished to due bankruptcy.
The main difference between this ship, and others in the Disney Cruise Line fleet is capacity.
The latest DCL ship, the Disney Wish, has a maximum capacity of 4000 guests. The Global Dream can accommodate a maximum of 9000 guests, more than twice the Wish.
If Disney has purchased this ship, it’s most likely to be used as the DCL entry into the Asian market, where it currently has no routes.
Disney will most likely complete the ship with the assistance of the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, where DCL currently makes its own ships. The Global Dream was about 75% completed at the time of the bankruptcy.
The Current Fleet
Also part of the fleet are the Disney Magic, Disney Dream, Disney Wonder, and Disney Fantasy.
Current itineraries cover the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, and South Pacific.
Once we hear of official confirmation for the Global Dream, including a new name and itinerary, we’ll let you know.