New Japan-Based Disney Cruise Ship Set to Debut in 2029

Disney and Oriental Land Co. have announced an agreement that will bring a new Disney cruise ship to Japan in 2029.

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Disney and Oriental Land Co., Ltd. have announced a new agreement that will bring year-round Disney cruise vacations to Japan. Under a recently-signed agreement, OLC will operate a Disney-branded cruise business in Japan, which is expected to commence by early 2029.

This is the latest evolution in an over 40-year relationship between Disney and the Oriental Land Company, which also owns and operates the Tokyo Disney Resort.

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The addition of a locally-based Disney cruise ship will offer fun and relaxation for Japanese Disney fans and visitors from around the world during magical voyages filled with entertainment, world-class dining, and exceptional guest service.

“Disney Cruise Line has ambitious plans to bring family vacations and Disney storytelling to more guests around the world than ever before,” said Josh D’Amaro, chairman, Disney Experiences. “We are thrilled to continue the success of this expansion as we collaborate with Oriental Land Co. to introduce another distinctly Disney vacation experience to families and fans in Japan.”

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OLC will operate a new Disney cruise ship that will be registered in and based in Japan year-round. The ship will be constructed at Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. A sister ship to Disney Wish, it will feature many guest-favorite venues and experiences from that ship with some modifications to specially fit the Japanese market. It is expected to be about 140,000 gross tons and have about 1,250 staterooms. It will be powered by liquefied natural gas.

Details on the maiden voyage, itineraries, and onboard experiences will be announced at a later date.


Are you excited about Disney entering the Japan cruise market with a brand-new ship? Would you consider a trip to Asia to sail either this vessel or the upcoming Singapore-based Disney Adventure? Drop us an anchor below and let us know!

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015, and in that time has taken a dozen cruises and counting. Her favorite onboard activities include trying the casual dining options, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.
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