Disney Cruise Line announced the name of the sixth ship in its fleet over the weekend at its D23 Expo–the Disney Treasure.
The Disney Treasure will set sail in 2024 and will celebrate Walt Disney’s lifelong love of exploration. Welcoming guests will be The Grand Hall, a three-deck-tall atrium that features a beautiful statue of Aladdin, Jasmine, and their Magic Carpet discovering a whole new world of adventure.
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro offered a first look for fans. “For our sixth ship, we’re dreaming up a brand new design concept that feels unlike anything Disney Cruise Line has ever done before,” D’Amaro said. “Its grand hall is inspired by the grander mystery of a gilded palace. It draws on real-world influences from Asia, Africa, as well as the far-off land of Agrabah.”
The ship is being built by the Meyer Werft shipyard and is part of a new three-ship class that debuted in July with the Disney Wish. The Disney Wish currently offers short cruises from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas.
The new Disney Treasure will weigh 140,000 tons and have room for 1,250 guest staterooms. It will also be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), one of the cleanest burning fuels available.
While Disney Cruise Line fans are awaiting the Treasure, DCL is going down under. In October 2023, the Disney Wonder will begin sailing in Australia and New Zealand. This will be Disney’s first South Pacific voyages and will immerse guests into all things Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.
During the D23 Expo, D’Amaro also gave an update on Disney’s private island, Lighthouse Point. The island is expected to bring the beauty and culture of the Bahamas to guests and will be powered 90 percent through solar energy.
“We’re still in the early stages, but I can tell this is going to be a spectacular location for our Disney Cruise Line,” D’Amaro said. “We’re excited to create a place where you can learn about the stories and the traditions that are passed down by generations of Eleuthera residents. We know how much our guests love Castaway Cay, so we can’t wait for you all to put your toes in the sand on this new island destination.”
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