Disney Cruise Lines’ Newest Goliaths Find Home

ships_smThe Walt Disney Company recently commissioned two new ships from German based ship builder Meyer Werft Shipyards.  The two 122,000-ton (Disney’s current ships are each 83,000-ton/2,400 guests) cruise liners each with room for 4,000 guests are still unnamed, but they have found a home at Port Canaveral on Florida’s Space Coast

The first ship is set to be delivered in 2011, and the second in 2012.  In preparation for the ships’ arrival to the world’s second busiest port behind Miami, Disney Cruise Line’s has negotiated with the Port Canaveral Port Authority and has extended their contract.

As part of this contract the Port Authority will expand and upgrade the dock in order to accommodate the new ships (both of which will be home-ported there) and the terminal will be enlarged to accommodate more passengers and luggage and finally a parking garage will be built and completed by 2011.

Other ships set to arrive at the Port include Royal Caribbean’s International Freedom of the Seas and Carnival Cruise Lines the Carnival Dream in December 2009. 

The Freedom of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s largest cruise ship ever built to date will include onboard features such as the FlowRider® surf park, cantilevered whirlpools, ice-skating rink, full-size boxing ring, and H2O Zone waterpark.  

Designed to be the largest and most innovative floating resort in Carnival’s “Fun Ship” fleet. The Carnival Dream is the first vessel ever to unveil the sleek Dream-class hull design. The ship also boast more outdoor deck space, more stateroom categories, the largest spa we’ve ever built, Carnival Waterworks and a new indoor/outdoor entertainment complex called Ocean Plaza.


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