Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Disney Cruise Line orders third LNG-powered cruise ship for 2022

Disney Cruise Line orders third LNG-powered cruise ship for 2022

The company previous year revealed plans to build two new ships, with estimated finish dates of 2021 and 2023.

As announced this weekend at D23 Expo 2017, a long-rumored "Ratatouille" attraction is heading to Epcot. Those are slated to launch in 2021 and 2023.

Few details about the new ships were given, except to say that each would have about 1,250 staterooms, slightly larger than Disney's newest ships, according to a news release.

Disney Cruise Line is to build a third LNG-powered newbuild - a move that will nearly double its fleet by boosting its number to seven cruise ships. "By the time all three new ships are sailing, we'll have almost doubled the size of our existing fleet".

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Although the names, design plans and itineraries for all three vessels are still being developed, each one is expected to offer its "own unique experiences". What is known is that the three new ships will be powered by clean-burning liquefied natural gas (LNG).

"We know our guests love dining at Epcot - and the restaurants really are out of this world", Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald said at the expo.

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. Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced the news about the rides, and he hopes that some new brand-named attractions will help Epcot compete with more popular parks like Disney's Hollywood Studios and the Animal Kingdom.

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