Two of Disney Cruise Line’s three upcoming ships will be based out of Port Canaveral, Florida, an hour east of Disney’s theme park home in Orlando, during their inaugural seasons, according to Port Canaveral CEO John Murray.
“What's going to impact Port Canaveral in the near term, you’ve got Carnival [that] will have the first ship immediately followed a year later by Disney, immediately followed a year later by another Disney ship,” Murray said during Port Canaveral’s Board of Commissioners meeting this week according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The ships are expected to roll out one-a-year starting in 2021, though not much else is known about the details other than the gross tonnage (135,000) and number of staterooms (1,250), which would make them the same size as Disney Dream and Fantasy. They are also expected to be powered by liquefied natural gas.
Both Dream and Fantasy, along with Disney’s original ships, Wonder and Magic, debuted with seasons sailing out of Port Canaveral. Dream and Fantasy currently sail out of the port year-round.