Ontem na D23 Expo na Califórnia a Disney Cruise Line surpreendeu a todos e anunciou a construção do seu sétimo navio, no mesmo plano de construção do quinto e sexto navio que eles tinham anunciado no ano passado. Para quem não lembra, o quinto e o sexto navios estavam previstos para inauguração em 2021 e 2023 e eles agora encaixaram o sétimo navio que deve ser inaugurado em 2022!
O sétimo navio será construído no mesmo estaleiro que os demais, o Meyer Werft, na Alemanha. Este estaleiro foi responsável pela construção do Dream e do Fantasy, e espero que a gente possa contar com a pontualidade alemã na entrega desses navios hein 😉 No anúncio de ontem a Disney disse que os engenheiros tiveram tantas ideias para os dois novos navios que eles precisaram encomendar o terceiro porque não ia caber. Já deixaram os fãs enlouquecidos com essa frase, imaginem o que vem por aí.
Os três novos navios serão um pouco maiores que o Disney Dream e o Disney Fantasy, com 1250 cabines e 135 mil toneladas. O Dream e o Fantasy tem 130 mil toneladas e o mesmo número de cabines, 1250. Então o número de passageiros deve continuar parecido, em um navio maior. Nada mal!
A notícia em inglês:
Next Phase of Expansion Nearly Doubles Size of Fleet
CELEBRATION, FL (July 15, 2017) – Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced plans today at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., to add a seventh ship to Disney Cruise Line’s award-winning fleet, giving families even more opportunities to create magical memories at sea and visit spectacular destinations around the globe.
Last year, the leader in family cruising announced plans to build two new ships at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany with scheduled completion dates of 2021 and 2023. The seventh ship will be built at the same shipyard and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
“We decided two ships wouldn’t be enough to hold all of the exciting new experiences we have been dreaming up to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level with immersive Disney storytelling, world-class family entertainment, and imaginative innovations that are fantastically fun and uniquely Disney,” Chapek said. “By the time all three new ships are sailing, we’ll have nearly doubled the size of our existing fleet.”
All ship names, design plans and itineraries are still in development, with each of the ships expected to have their own unique experiences. The three new ships will be powered by clean-burning liquefied natural gas and be the same size – approximately 135,000 gross tons with about 1,250 guest staterooms planned – which is slightly larger than the newest Disney Cruise Line ships, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.
Since first setting sail in 1998, Disney Cruise Line has provided a quintessential family cruise vacation experience that combines the magic of Disney with the wonder of exploring different parts of the world. Guests step aboard majestic and beautiful ocean liners to enjoy legendary Disney entertainment, exquisite dining, spacious and well-appointed staterooms and magnificent public spaces.
With the launch of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy in 2011 and 2012, the company introduced several firsts for the industry, including a water coaster at sea (AquaDuck) and virtual portholes in interior staterooms (Magical Portholes) that provide real-time views of the sea as well as sightings of animated Disney characters. With a legacy of revolutionary design, Disney Cruise Line’s new ships will usher in the next generation of innovative cruise experiences designed especially for families that will transform the art-of-cruising and take guests on adventures in a way never dreamed of before.