Disney Cruise Line, the U.S. based cruise company, has unveiled the name of the fifth ship in its fleet and the first of three newbuilds ordered from Germany’s Meyer Werft shipyard.
The cruise ship, to be named as Disney Wish, is planned to be delivered in late 2021 and is expected to set sail starting in January 2022. Two more Disney ships are scheduled for delivery in 2022 and 2023.
The 3 new ships will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Disney Wish, at approximately 144,000 gross tons and 1,250 guest staterooms, will be slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. The company ordered the three new ships in 2016 and 2017.
Disney Cruise Line also revealed its new island destination in the Bahamas, which is located on the breathtaking island of Eleuthera at a place called Lighthouse Point.
The company has completed its purchase of privately owned Lighthouse Point earlier this year and signed an agreement with the Government of The Bahamas for the development of the site. The company has committed to develop less than 20 % of the property and construct an open-trestle pier that eliminates the need to dredge a ship channel. Construction could begin in 2020 with completion in late 2022 or 2023, according to Disney Cruise Line.