What started out as a rumor too far fetched for me to believe a week ago, is now a reality. Today, it was announced the partially completed Global Dream cruise ship will be purchased by Disney Cruise Line.
The Marine Executive offers an interesting look into the liquidation proceedings that have led to today’s announcement. Speculation at this point suggests the ship may be deployed into the Asian market.
When the construction halted at MV Weften at the beginning of this year, the 208,000 GT Global Dream was three quarters complete. The cruise ship, which measures 342 meters (1,122 feet) in length, beam of 46.4m (152ft 3in), with a 9.5m (31ft 2 in) draft. Originally, the ship was designed to carry 9000 passengers.
The Global Dream was originally ordered on March 3, 2016, with the keel laid on September 11, 2018.