NEW DISNEY SHIP A REAL TREASURE
At the recent D23 Disney Fan Expo, Peter Pan was on hand to help reveal details of the fleet’s sixth ship – Disney Treasure – which will join the Disney Cruise Line fleet in 2024. Attendees at the Anaheim, Ca., event were introduced to the vessel in a clever concept video premiered on stage in which the beloved character flies over the vessel to uncover the ship’s name and other first-time insights.
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro revealed that the Disney Treasure will be designed with a brand-new motif unlike anything Disney Cruise Line has done before and added that the theme of adventure, inspired by Walt Disney’s love of exploration, is designed to provide a platform for “epic experiences that immerse guests in some of the company’s most legendary stories.”
“At the heart of every adventure, there’s a treasure, and we can’t wait for you to create memories aboard this spectacular ship,” D’Amaro said.
The Grand Hall, he said, will radiate the allure of adventure, inviting guests to seek all the treasures on board from the moment they embark and will draw on real-world influences from Asia and Africa and pay homage to the far-off land of Agrabah from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ classic tale, “Aladdin.”
The signature atrium character statue – a Disney Cruise Line tradition – will be “a shining, shimmering, splendid” representation of Aladdin, Jasmine and Magic Carpet soaring together toward “a whole new world of adventure.”
The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2024, following the Disney Wish, which set sail in July. It’s the second of three new ships planned through 2025 and will feature 1,254 guest staterooms.
In other Disney cruise news:
Lighthouse Point: Work has begun on Disney’s second island destination in the Bahamas, located on the island of Eleuthera at a place called Lighthouse Point. Renderings show a vibrant beach retreat infused with the colour and energy of Bahamian artistry. In addition to the pristine beaches, the destination will include a recreation centre, dining, shopping, a water playground, a cultural pavilion and more.
Disney has committed to develop less than 20% of the property; supply 90% of the site’s power from solar energy; employ sustainable building practices; and donate more than 77 hectares of privately owned land to the government. Environmental management programs have already been established and will continue throughout construction and into operation.
Disney Wonder Down Under: For the first time, Disney Cruise Line is bringing Disney vacations to guests in Australia and New Zealand during brand-new “Disney Magic at Sea” cruises beginning late October 2023. The ship is the destination on the limited-time voyages, which have been specially created to immerse local guests in their favourite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars stories through entertainment and enhanced experiences throughout each cruise.
The Disney Wonder will embark on these “Disney Magic at Sea” cruises through February 2024, ranging from two to six nights and departing from four home ports: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia; and Auckland, New Zealand.
During the repositioning voyages between Honolulu and Sydney in October 2023 and February 2024, the Disney Wonder will offer the fleet’s first-ever South Pacific itineraries. The brand-new cruises will give guests from around the world the chance to visit exotic destinations like Fiji and Samoa. Bookings open to the public on Oct. 6, 2022.
Check out the Pan video below:
First published at Travel Industry Today