Triton Class Confirmed as the Project Name for Disney Cruise Line’s LNG-Powered New Builds

Triton Class has been confirmed as the project name for Disney Cruise Line’s new LNG-powered builds. In public documents published by Port Canaveral, there are multiple mentions of Triton with regards to projects at Port Canaveral’s cruise terminals CT8 and CT10.

On Wednesday January 23, 2019 Port Canaveral commissions are schedule to vote on two agenda items directly related to Disney Cruise Line. Specifically, the two agenda pertain to waterside and landside projects at cruise terminals CT8 and CT10. The Commission seeks approve the agenda items to allow the project to move forward into the contract negotiation stage with the selected firms.

Port Canaveral 20190123 CT8 CT10 Project Update

The landside project deals with terminal renovations which renderings were published in late-2018.

Consideration of approving the Selection Committee’s recommendation of the selected firm for Architectural and Engineering Design and Permitting Services for CT-8 and 10 Landside Modifications (PUR-RFQ-18-3, CN 19-001) and authorize staff to negotiate a contract with the selected firm, to be approved by the commission at a future meeting.

Summary Explanation & Background:

  • On November 15, 2018 Canaveral Porth Authority published the first advertisement for the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Architectural and Engineering Design and Permitting Services for CT-8 and 10 Landside Modifications. The design will include at CT-8 a new luggage screening building, renovation of the first and second floor of the main building, a new ADA ramp, a new arrivals area, IT and electrical improvements, site improvements including the extension of the drop-off area. At CT-10 the design will consider reconfiguration of the seating area to provide new concierge area, reconfigure the check-in counters and minor site improvements.

  • Proposals were due on December 20, 2018 and a selection committee meeting was held on January 8, 2019. After reviewing the three (3) proposals submitted, the committee recommended to have interviews/presentations with all firms. Presentations and final selection committee were on January 18, 2019 and the committee ranked XXXX as the #1 firm. Staff is requesting authorization to negotiate a contract with XXXX for the Architectural and Engineering Design and Permitting Services for CT-8 and 10 Landside Modifications.

The waterside engineering project is where Project Triton is revealed. According to the design drawing attached to the capital project, a placeholder ship named Disney Triton is berthed at CT10. Further details confirm the project name for the new class of Disney Cruise ships is called the Triton class.

The preliminary specs for the Disney Triton is listed as 341.13m (1119.19′) in length, 39.0m (127.95′) beam, and max draft of 8.6m (28.22 ‘)

20190123 Port Canaveral Project Triton Class CT10 Waterside Project

Consideration of approving the Selection Committee’s recommendation of the selected firm for Waterside Engineering Design and Permitting Services for CT-8 and 10 Modifications (PUR-RFQ-18-4, CN 19-003) and authorize staff to negotiate a contract with the selected firm, to be approved by the commission at a future meeting.

Summary Explanation & Background:

  • On November 15, 2018 Canaveral Porth Authority published the first advertisement for the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Waterside Engineering Design and Permitting Services for Cruise Terminals 8 and 10 Waterside Modifications. The design of the marine improvements will include filling in various gaps in the pier deck, replace and add mooring fixtures and strength the pier deck for the new passenger boarding bridge, geotechnical exploration and bathymetric and topographic survey. All these improvements are needed for the Triton class vessel expected by 2021.

  • Proposals were due on December 20, 2018 and a selection committee meeting was held on January 8, 2019. After reviewing the two (2) proposals submitted, the committee ranked Jacobs as the #1 firm. Staff is requesting authorization to negotiate a contract with Jacobs for the Waterside Engineering Design and Permitting Services at CT-8 and CT-10.

Last week, we received a tweet indicating the DVC reps on the Disney Dream were referring to the new builds as the Trident class.

Disney revealed the names of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy during the 2009 Walt Disney Company Annual Meeting of shareholders. That was over 2 years before the launch of the Disney Dream. Given this timeline and when Disney Cruise Line would need to start selling the first batch of sailings, one could pencil in an announcement during the next shareholder’s annual meeting scheduled for March 7, 2019.

What do you think? Will the next ship will be named the Disney Triton, or is this just an internal project name until the next ship is officially named?

15 thoughts on “Triton Class Confirmed as the Project Name for Disney Cruise Line’s LNG-Powered New Builds

  1. Chris Yansick

    I think it is a project name, like RCCL used Project Genesis, Sunshine, etc.

    I also think they won’t announce the new names until D23, but that is just me.

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  2. Melanie

    Pretty sure that the “Triton Class” is just the internal project name for the next fleet of ships The entertainment industry does a similar thing all the time for the early stages of a film (ie: Mary Lou = Avengers: Infinity War). Although, I wouldn’t be surprised if the next ship was named The Triton, that is a cool name for a new Disney ship!

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  3. Carrie Davis

    I hope this is just a project name, and not the name of a new ship/class. I just don’t think “Triton” goes with the names/classes of the other ships, which all seem to be “Disney” words (or at least words that used to describe/refer to Disney). Of course, that won’t stop me from sailing on the new ships, regardless of their names!

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  4. Sean Frawley

    I think Disney Triton would be an interesting name choice, but I was thinking they’d name them along the lines of Disney Enchantment, Disney Adventure, and the Disney Wishes.

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  5. Ana Gaillat

    I agree with previous comments: just a “placeholder”.
    Disney is not one of soft releases of big stuff, and they wouldn’t be putting out the name of their new ship so quietly. Bring in the fireworks!!! Is more like it!
    Also “trident” and “triton” share the “tri” part, which makes sense, since this class would be three sisters.
    As long as the names don’t start with O, T and B, we are all good…

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  6. Flo

    Disney Wish, Disney Imagination, Disney Adventure, Disney Spirit, Disney Enchantement, Disney Marvel, Disney Inspiration …

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    1. Jennifer

      What Flo said. When they announced the first two, I immediately thought of Wish and Imagination as two possible names, then the third new ship was announced. If at least one of these names isn’t used, I’ll be surprised. The other names are great too. Triton is too much of a name departure for it to NOT be a project names, and when Disney announces things, they go whole hog, they don’t hold back. When the real names are announced, it’ll be front page cruise line news.

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      1. Scott Sanders Post author

        One thing to keep in mind is the ship initials, DM, DW, DD, DF, are often used. I’d imagine, Wish would be low on the list as it could potentially cause confusion with the Wonder.

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        1. Ana Gaillat

          I thought about that when they were renovating the Wonder, and the name of the new restaurant started being rumored. They need a different letter for the KttW… and then we ended up with Tr and Ti for dining venues so… who knows

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  7. Dave F

    All these ideas make it sound like the next three ships will have “Disney” names and not anything involving the new properties…Disney Force, Disney Avenger, Disney Infinity, Disney Muppet…people are probably correct, but let’s face it…eventually they might run out of good names.

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  8. Kevin Meno

    Disney Wish is the name of the 1st of the 3 new ships, announced by Chairman Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products, Bob Chapek today at D23 Expo. Rapunzel is the stern character!

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