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During today’s Port Canaveral Commission Meeting, Captain John Murray, the port’s CEO revealed steel cutting for the first of Disney Cruise Line’s three new LNG-powered ships at Meyer Werft was scheduled to begin in November.
We also attended a HAZOP review of the Disney vessel. We meaning Barry Compagnoni (Port Canaveral’s Senior Director, Public Safety and Security) in Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The Disney ship is yet to start construction. It was supposed to start steel cutting in November of this year, but they were doing a last oversee with the supplier, the (LNG) barge operator, Disney staff, and Barry (from Port Canaveral) just to make sure there is a plan in place before they start construction.
Port Canaveral CEO Captain John Murray – June 26, 2019
Disney has not yet named the new ships, but previous documents suggest the new builds are being built under the banner of Disney Triton. We suspect this is simply a project name, and not a vessel name.
With the 2019 Walt Disney Company Annual Meeting of Shareholders coming and going without any cruise announcements, we suspect the next big opportunity to make a splash will be in August at the 2019 D23 Expo in Anaheim.
In years past, the D23 Expo has shared some exciting news about the Parks and Disney Cruise Line. With three Disney Cruise ships on order, we hope to hear more about these new builds during the 2019 D23 Expo. In fact, it was during the last expo when Disney announced they ordered a third cruise ship.