Disney Cruise Line takes over Global Dream out of bankruptcy


November 17, 2022 - Disney Cruise Line yesterday confirmed the takeover of Global Dream, which was 70 percent completed by MV Werften on behalf of the insolvent Genting Group. Completion will take place in Wismar under the management of the Papenburg MEYER shipyard.

The rumors that have been circulating in the cruise industry so far have been confirmed. Disney Cruise Line takes over the shell of the Global Dream and has it completed in Wismar. A new name has not yet been decided. According to Disney Cruise Line, the cruise ship, which is probably measured at 208.000 GT, carries 6.000 passengers. Originally, up to 9.000 travelers should find space. Around 2.300 crew members take care of the concerns and needs of the guests. The ship is one of the first ships to be operated with "green" methanol, which is considered to be particularly environmentally friendly. The shipping company plans to use the future flagship outside of the United States. It offers the variety of entertainment, diverse dining experiences and superior service that Disney cruise ships have come to expect. The exterior of the new building features the usual Mickey Mouse-inspired colors and red chimneys. Commissioning is expected for 2025.

Disney Magic in Sint Maarten


Disney Magic in Sint Maarten


Disney Magic chimneys


Disney Magic chimneys 


There is no information about the purchase price so far. The future owners speak of an "advantageous" price. The acquisition is in line with the Walt Disney Company's projected capital requirements. The completion of the ship ensures the continued employment of hundreds of employees of the also insolvent MV Werften for a transitional period. In addition, the further construction benefits numerous suppliers based in the region. To date, MEYER Werft has built three ships for Disney Cruise Line: the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish.

Information on the ship's maiden voyage, destinations and experiences will be released at a later date.

 

 

 

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