During the Q&A portion of The Walt Disney Company’s Fiscal Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results Conference Call on November 12th, Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, addressed the the latest regarding Disney Cruise Line and the new ship orders.
While Chapek sees the the new guidelines set by the CDC’s conditional sail order as a series of hurdles, he does feel the order give Disney as well as other cruise lines a view at ‘the light at the end of the tunnel’.
As for the new ship orders, Chapek reaffirmed the Disney Wish remains on track for a Summer 2022 launch. The new news out of the conference call is the 6-month delay will push Disney Cruise Ship 6 and Disney Cruise Ship 7 from 2022 and 2023 launches to 2024 and 2025 respectively.
Wonder if these new ships will create any trickle down movement such as the Dream/Fantasy cruising from other embarkation ports (ex. Galveston)?
Miami will eventually have a year round ship if pre-pandemic plans are still on track.
Disney Olympic, Disney Titanic, Disney Britannic
Disney Cruise Ship
R.M.S. Olympic 2 June 14, 2026 R.M.S. Titanic 2 April 10,2027
R.M.S. Britannic 2
February 26, 2028