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Disney Cruise Line Christens LNG-Powered ‘Disney Want’


Disney Cruise Line has christened its first new ship in decade and the primary in its fleet to run on lower-emissions dual-fuel liquefied pure fuel (LNG).

The 144,000 gross ton Disney Want was constructed by the Meyer Werft shipyard, in Papenburg, Germany. At 1,119 toes lengthy, the ship can carry 4,000 passengers and 1,555 crew.

It’s maiden voyage is scheduled for July from its residence port in Port Canaveral, Florida.

Disney Want turns into the fifth ship within the Disney Cruise Line fleet, becoming a member of the Disney Magic (1998), the Disney Surprise (1999), the Disney Dream (2011) and the Disney Fantasy (2012).

Disney Want departed Meyer Werft’s Papenburg yard in March for conveyance of the River Ems to the Port of Eemshaven. It’s the third ship constructed for Disney by Meyer Werft and the primary of a brand new class of three ships that includes LNG propulsion.

“This ship kicks off the biggest growth in Disney Cruise Line historical past, and I’ll let you know, our future right here is boundless,” stated Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney’s parks division throughout Wednesday’s christening ceremony.

Disney Cruise Line honored all Make-A-Want youngsters—previous, current and future—because the ship’s godchildren. Disney has been working with Make-A-Want since 1980, serving to to grant needs for greater than 145,000 youngsters with crucial diseases world wide. Disney Cruise Line is constant to help Make-A-Want by way of newly introduced initiatives which embrace an unique merchandise assortment and the donation of a stateroom aboard a crusing of the Disney Want.

Enjoyable truth… the ship’s horn performs “When You Want Upon a Star.”

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