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Disney’s biggest cruise ship will carry 9,000 people on cruises in Asia

Would you travel around the world to sail on Disney Cruise Line’s biggest ship yet?

On Wednesday, Disney Cruise Line announced new details about Disney Adventure, which will become the line’s biggest vessel when it debuts in Singapore in 2025. At 208,000 tons, Disney Adventure will be about 44% larger than the line’s current biggest cruise ship, Disney Wish.

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Disney Adventure will also look a little different from the Disney ships you know and love. The vessel was originally ordered for Asia-based Dream Cruises, which collapsed in early 2022. Disney bought it from liquidators for the brand and plans to debut it in 2025.

As a result, the line must work with a preexisting ship layout, a whole new ballgame for Disney. The company has historically controlled the design and construction process of its resorts, both on land and sea, from ideation to completion. The 208,000-ton ship was originally designed to accommodate a whopping 9,000 passengers, plus thousands of crew members. However, Disney plans to reconfigure it to hold 6,700 guests and 2,500 crew members. Still, that could mean more than 9,000 people on board when the ship sails at full capacity.

Cruisers on Disney Adventure will be sharing the ship with far more people than on the line’s previous vessels. The five ships in Disney’s fleet range from 83,969 tons to 144,000 tons and hold a maximum of about 4,000 passengers. (Disney’s oldest and smallest ship, Disney Magic, can accommodate, at most, 2,500 guests.) Another way to put it into perspective — the world’s current largest ship, Royal Caribbean’s 250,800-ton Icon of the Seas, holds 7,600 passengers.

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Despite the differences in size and layout, Disney Adventure will still immerse passengers in the brand’s signature style of lively, magical spaces.


The ship will feature new themed areas that showcase Disney’s core pillars of storytelling — imagination, discovery, fantasy and adventure.

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An open-air performance venue will feature a lush garden and elements reminiscent of an enchanted valley. Dubbed Disney Imagination Garden, the space will draw on the adventures of Disney characters like Mowgli and Moana.

Shopping and dining opportunities within the ship’s Disney Discovery Reef area will feature popular aquatic and nautical characters from movies like “The Little Mermaid,” “Finding Nemo” and “Lilo & Stitch.”

San Fransokyo Street, a family entertainment area and street market, will offer interactive games and activities, shops and cinemas themed around the world of “Big Hero 6.”

The ship’s pool area, Wayfinder Bay, will feature an open-air poolside retreat with panoramic sea views amid Pacific Islands-themed environs.

Town Square will be the hub for lounges, cafes, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. Here, passengers can immerse themselves in the world of Disney princesses, such as Cinderella, Snow White and Rapunzel.

Marvel Landing will host new immersive attractions that celebrate the Marvel superheroes. Passengers can also enjoy watery fun in Toy Story Place, a whimsical interactive space featuring water play areas and themed food venues.

Additionally, guests can expect Disney-level service, engaging dining options and top-notch entertainment, all hallmarks of the brand.

Disney also shared that the ship’s exterior will reflect the fleet’s iconic Mickey Mouse-inspired colors, complete with the line’s signature red funnels.

North Americans will have to travel far to set sail on Disney Adventure. Disney’s new ship will sail three- and four-night cruises departing from Singapore’s Marina Bay Cruise Centre for at least the next five years in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board. The line has yet to reveal specific details of the itineraries. Short cruises out of Singapore will likely draw an international crowd, with many passengers hailing from Asia.

When Disney Adventure begins service, it will be the seventh ship in the Disney fleet. The line currently operates five ships; a sixth, Disney Treasure, is due to debut in December.

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