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New Disney Cruise Ship to be Based in Japan by Early 2029, Operated by Oriental Land Company

Hi everyone!

A NEW Disney cruise ship will be coming to Japan, operated by the Oriental Land Co., Ltd. (which operates the Tokyo Disneyland Resort). The ship will be a sister ship to the Disney Wish and is expected to sail by early 2029, bringing year-round Disney cruise vacations to Japan. It will be constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

Read below for the announcement from the Disney Parks Blog.

Disney Wish Exterior Cruise Ship

With three more ships on the horizon and new destinations to explore, Disney cruise fans have a lot to be excited about these days … and now there’s even more to look forward to!  

Today, we announced a new agreement with Oriental Land Co., Ltd. (OLC) that will bring year-round Disney cruise vacations to Japan!

Under a recently signed agreement, OLC will operate a Disney-branded cruise business in Japan, expected to begin by early 2029. This is the latest evolution in our over 40-year relationship with OLC, which owns and operates the magical Tokyo Disney Resort

A new Disney cruise ship, to be registered and based in Japan year-round, will be constructed at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, with imaginative designs created by Walt Disney Imagineering. A sister ship to the popular Disney Wish, it will feature many guest-favorite venues and experiences from that ship with select modifications specially designed with Japanese guests in mind. It is expected to be approximately 140,000 gross tons and powered by liquefied natural gas, with about 1,250 staterooms.

The addition of a locally based Disney cruise ship will offer fun and relaxation for Japanese Disney fans and visitors from around the world during magical voyages filled with the incredible entertainment, world-class dining and exceptional guest service that set Disney cruises apart. We are so excited to see this new Disney vacation experience come to life!

More details about the maiden voyage, itineraries and onboard experiences will be announced at a later date. Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest updates!

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