Disney Cruise Line recently made public its intention to acquire the cruise ship formerly known as Global Dream to explore new markets beginning in 2025.
Global Dream, now under construction at MV Werften, was intended to be the largest cruise ship in terms of passenger volume when completed.
The rebranded Global Dream will be based outside the United States, travelling to “new global destinations.” It will feature innovative Disney experiences such as trademark entertainment, rotational dining, and outstanding guest service that distinguishes Disney Cruise Line.
The exterior will have the fleet’s characteristic colours, which were inspired by Mickey Mouse, and the ship’s signature red funnels.
The 208,000-gross-ton ship will likely be one of the first in the cruise industry to use green methanol, one of the lowest-emission fuels available. It will carry an estimated 6,000 passengers and a 2.300 crew.
Meyer Werft, the Papenburg-based company that built the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Wish, will oversee construction at the former MV Werften shipyard in Wismar, Germany.
Hundreds of former MV Werften employees will also be employed, and other area marine sector suppliers will benefit from the project.
When Dream Cruises’ parent company, Genting Hong Kong, went bankrupt in early 2022, both Dream and its sister company, Crystal Cruises, ceased operations.
The cruise itinerary for the maiden voyage and the activities available on board will be revealed at a later stage.
Next year, the Disney Wonder will make its first debut in Australia for a special season of cruises.