Earlier this month as for the Global Dream Cruise to join the fleet for Disney Cruise Line and the acquisition deal, that Disney landed in mid-November overseas in Wismar, Germany. The ship will be renamed with certain features reimagined under the world-renowned expertise of Walt Disney Imagineering and is expected to set sail some point in 2025.
Now more interesting details are coming out for this newly acquired cruise for how much Disney spent. It was reportedly that Disney purchased the “Global Dream” at a hugely discounted price of just 40 million Euro ($41 million). The original price was closer to 1.8 billion Euros, and the ship is 75% completed. Disney will likely spend under $1 billion on the conversion, and will have no warranty claims on the ship.
Disney has said that the new ship will be based outside the United States and will travel to new global destinations. The recent announced ship for the Disney Treasure and the seventh ship in the Triton class from the shipyard by Meyer Werft shipbuilding company in fiscal 2025 and 2026, respectively. As do note that the construction “will not” impact the 7th Triton Class cruise ship scheduled for after the launch of the Disney Treasure schedule for a 2024 launch.
Both of these ships will weigh in approximately 140k tons with 1,250 staterooms and will be powered by liquefied natural gas.
The deal this month was for “an amount that is not material” and the ship will be approximately 200k tons. Disney Cruise Line will incur the cost to complete construction with total costs anticipated be less than the fleet additions. This ship is expect to hit the high seas in 2025.
In a recent statement from Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro did share in which “our cruise ships give us the unique opportunity to bring Disney magic to fans no matter where they are, and the addition of this ship will make a Disney Cruise Line vacation accessible to more families than ever before”.
The Global Dream was originally ordered on March 3, 2016, with the keel laid on September 11, 2018 and more details about the new Global Dream ship will be shared at later given date.
Source: Capital. De