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Rendering of Disney Destiny (Photo: Disney Cruise Line)
Disney Destiny is set to arrive in 2025 (Photo: Disney Cruise Line)

Disney Cruise Line News: New Ship Disney Destiny to Arrive in 2025

Rendering of Disney Destiny (Photo: Disney Cruise Line)
Disney Destiny is set to arrive in 2025 (Photo: Disney Cruise Line)
Jorge Oliver

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Mar 20, 2024

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(March 20, 2024) -- Disney Cruise Line has revealed details of their newest ship, including its name: Disney Destiny.

The newbuild celebrated its keel laying ceremony today at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and it's scheduled to be delivered in 2025. As a sister ship to Disney Wish and Disney Treasure, Disney Destiny will be expected to have capacity for approximately 4,000 passengers.

The cruise line also revealed that the new ship will feature a "Heroes and Villains" design theme that will lean on the legacy of Disney stories, characters and theme park attractions. As such, Disney Destiny will include characters from movies like 'The Lion King,' 'Hercules' and '101 Dalmatians' in the ship's public spaces, experiences and entertainment venues.

The ship will also sport a brand-new filigree artwork on the bow, as has become customary for Disney Cruise Line ships. The illustration will depict a caped Minnie Mouse striking a heroic pose.

“The Disney Destiny will celebrate our most legendary Disney stories and characters, bringing them to life in new and exciting ways exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests,” said Sharon Siskie, senior vice president and general manager, Disney Cruise Line. “As we continue to expand our fleet, the Disney Destiny will further strengthen our position as a leader in family cruising as we offer even more ways for families to experience Disney magic and world-class service at sea.”

Disney Destiny is set to become the second Disney Cruise Line to arrive in 2025. Next year, the cruise line will also welcome Disney Adventure, which will homeport in Singapore. And 2024 is also a busy year for the cruise line, with the summer debut of Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point and the December arrival of Disney Treasure.

Disney Wonder sailing out of Vancouver (Photo: Jorge Oliver)
Disney Wonder in Vancouver (Photo: Jorge Oliver)

(March 15, 2024) -- The European debut of Disney Fantasy and the return of Disney Magic to Port Canaveral are some of the highlights revealed by Disney Cruise Line's lineup of Summer 2025 itineraries.

The recently announced sailings also includes cruises to the Bahamas and the Caribbean from Florida ports as well as a series of Alaska voyages from Vancouver.

For its first-ever summer season in Europe, Disney Fantasy will cover ports in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. The 2,500-passenger ship will offer five- to 12-night sailings from Barcelona and Rome (Civitavecchia) from May to late July, 2025. The ship's Mediterranean plans also include a special 12-night sailing to the Greek Isles, featuring three calls in Greece, two in Italy and the season's only stop in Valetta, Malta.

Starting in late July through September, Disney Fantasy will homeport in Southampton, from where it will offer a series of three- to eight-night voyages to various destinations in northern Spain, France, Belgium, the British Isles, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

Back in North America, Disney Wonder will return to Alaska from May to September with five- to nine-night itineraries, visiting ports like Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.

Disney Treasure, Disney Magic, Disney Wish and Disney Dream will tackle warmer destinations in summer 2025. The first three will all homeport in Port Canaveral, while Disney Dream will be based in Fort Lauderdale.

The newest ship in Disney Cruise Line's fleet, Disney Treasure will embark on 7-night itineraries to the Eastern Caribbean and Western Caribbean. The 4,000-passenger ship will call in numerous destinations, including St. Thomas, Tortola, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Falmouth in Jamaica, as well as Disney's private destination in the Bahamas, Disney Castaway Cay. Each itinerary is also scheduled to feature at least two days at sea.

Returning to Port Canaveral for the first time since 2016, Disney Magic will spend the summer of 2025 embarking on four- to five-night sailings to the Bahamas. The ship will also offer a special 10-night Caribbean sailing in July, calling in Antigua, San Juan, Tortola and St. Kitts, as well as Castaway Cay and Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, the cruise line's retreat on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera.

Disney Wish rounds up the cruise line's summer 2025 offerings out of Port Canaveral, with three- and four-night sailings to Nassau and Castaway Cay.

Farther south in Florida, Disney Dream will call Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades home from May to September, 2025. The ship will embark on a series of three- to five-night sailings, calling in one or both of Disney's private destinations in the Bahamas, as well as Nassau or Cozumel.

Publish date March 15, 2024
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