Disney Cruise Line’s new Singapore-bound ship has been renamed Disney Adventure. The rebuild of Disney’s latest 40 million euro (AU$67m) purchase, the “reimagined” Global Dream, started in a German shipyard August.
The new name was announced by Disney Cruise Line President Thomas Mazloum and Singapore Tourism Board at an event in Florida.
From 2025, Disney Adventure will begin a five-year stint of sailings exclusively out of Singapore. This will also mark the cruise line’s debut in Southeast Asia.
Disney said it opted for Singapore because of to its “strategic location, world-class air connectivity and port infrastructure”.
The 189,000-tonne ship, worth a reported US$1.8billion ($2.4 billion) if complete, was sold as a hull after the insolvency of Genting Hong Kong. It will reduce its capacity from an original 9000 to 6000 passengers and a crew of 2300.
The final steps in construction of the ship will continue to be completed in the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.
Few details have been released on fitout of the ship that remained unfinished at the time of sale. However, with Disney Adventure being much larger than any other Disney ship, guests can expect a lot more variety in new and reimagined Disney spaces.
Global Dream was already designed to sail throughout Asia, so it’s also likely Disney Adventure will retain some of the fixtures to meet the expectations of the Singaporean market.
Disney also recently revealed that is already planning a third season of Disney Wonder in Australia, given the number of successful bookings.