Disney announces new 'Heroes and Villains' themed cruise ship, the Disney Destiny, set to sail in 2025

Mar 20, 2024 in "Disney Destiny"

The Disney Destiny
Posted: Wednesday March 20, 2024 11:23Am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Today, Disney shared the very first details about its next Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Destiny.

The Disney Destiny, sister to the Disney Wish and Disney Treasure, will have a first-of-its-kind design theme, "Heroes and Villains," drawing on the legacies of beloved Disney stories, characters, and theme park attractions.

The Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney Imagineering teams were inspired by the dynamic duality of every great Disney story when developing this new ship, where opposing forces of light and dark drive characters to rise to their purpose.

Onboard, guests will encounter heroes and villains alike – including those from beloved Walt Disney Animation stories like "The Lion King," "Hercules" and "One Hundred and One Dalmatians" – within spaces, experiences and entertainment throughout their voyage.

Minnie Mouse embodies the spirit of the Disney Destiny in this brand-new filigree artwork for the bow of the ship, continuing a beloved Disney Cruise Line design tradition. Donning a heroic new ensemble – cape and all! – and a valiant pose, she will boldly lead guests on epic cruise vacations.

The Disney Destiny also reached a new construction milestone today with the keel laying ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, which is a maritime tradition designed to bestow good luck upon the ship.

The ship is scheduled for delivery in 2025 as part of a multi-year expansion of the Disney Cruise Line fleet that includes the Disney Wish and Disney Treasure, the Disney Adventure that will homeport in Singapore, and the new island destination in The Bahamas, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point.

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Kingdom Konsultant7 days ago

We did put an Alaskan out for May 2025 on the Celebrity Edge and this one seems to be getting a lot of traction Pam

SplashJacket7 days ago

Disney Destiny’s Floating Engine Room Unit has reached Meyer shipyard

Andrew C30 days ago

Have to...

Disone30 days ago

Thanks. I tend to hear a smaller comment more than I hear the age. I cruise alot. On Disney alone I have been on 24 cruise totally 127 nights. But I am also very experienced with Royal, Carnival and NCL. I'm surprised You haven't heard comments about the ship being smaller because by today's standards it absolutely is. I personally do not hear too much about it looking aged. Compared to a non-disney ship of its age I believe it's doing very very well. Just have different experiences. Both are experiences vary. Neither is wrong.

Jambo Dad30 days ago

Yep - I am on the same page. Love the overall

pigglewiggle30 days ago

We plan to. Much to the internet's chagrin, we booked on the new NCL Prima Class ship Aqua for our next cruise. We booked the Haven. It's not even done being built yet. I know those ships get (some, also see a lot of great) bad reviews for crowded venues, but we aren't go to shows people, we are got to dinner then just sit at an outside bar (or on deck) with drinks people. We absolutely love the look of the news ships, so bit the bullet and are trying it out. But we also do want to do Celebrity after that.

HauntedPirate30 days ago

Ah, I agree with that totally. It's definitely a drawback, and I'm curious as to why it hasn't been addressed if there has been some consistent feedback about it. Either way, I would also not consider it a hard 'No' and still want to try out NCL.

Kingdom Konsultant30 days ago

I have a few groups set up for next year with both Royal and Celebrity. Will most likely be adding an Alaskan on the Celebrity Edge as well. Pam

Andrew C30 days ago

One day! :)

Andrew C30 days ago

Lack of top deck space due to things like the go kart track. Something I have heard consistency for their latest two classes of ships. As I said, not something that would create a hard no for me. I would still like to sail.

Kingdom Konsultant30 days ago

The Celebrity Edge class ships are my favorite! Gorgeous ships, great food, etc. We usually try to get a sky suite so you have the Retreat added and its definitely a plus for my husband and I.

CaptainAmerica30 days ago

I have never heard that complaint, ever. I've heard some people not like the Magic because it's old, sure. But I've only ever heard the smaller size framed as a positive thing.

Disone30 days ago

I will bite.....what issue?

HauntedPirate31 days ago

Which issue?