Disney Fantasy, the fourth cruise ship of the U.S. shipping company Disney Cruise Line, is all geared up for its first sailing in March, as the ship left its shipyard in Germany on Friday, a Reuters report said.
Disney Fantasy was under construction at the the German shipyard Meyer on the river Ems in Papenburg, northern Germany. The vessel, which is 340m long and 37m wide with 1200 cabins, is built on the style of Disney Cruise Line’s previous three fleets, the Disney Magic, the Disney Wonder and the Disney Dream.
Disney Fantasy is the last of two the ships added to Disney Cruise Line fleet under a contract signed between Meyer Werft and Disney in 2007. The first vessel, Disney Dream, also 340 meters long, was launched in December 2010, and was an addition to the cruise line fleet after a long period since 1999.
The latest fleet of the cruise line features can accommodate 4,000 passengers, along with the over 1450 cast and crew members, Disney Cruise Line said in an official statement.
The 130,000-ton vessel is approximately 40 percent larger and two decks taller than sister ships, the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder.
The Disney Fantasy will embark on her maiden voyage on March 31, 2012 and will sail for seven nights through the Caribbean. All voyages will depart from Port Canaveral, Fla., and include a stop at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay, the cruise line informed.
Disney Fantasy © Disney
The three-deck atrium lobby on theDisney Fantasy © Disney
Royal Court restaurant on the Disney Fantasy © Disney