Disney Cruise Line will base a ship in Singapore from 2025

Disney's collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board is expected to bring "significant spillover benefits for the wider economy".

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Cruise ship Disney Fantasy by Disney Cruise Line docked in Falmouth, Jamaica on 2 May 2018.
Disney Cruise Line will homeport a ship in Singapore from 2025. (PHOTO: Getty)

SINGAPORE — Disney Cruise Line and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced on Wednesday (29 March) an agreement to collaborate to base a Disney cruise ship in Singapore.

The incoming ship, which will port for at least five years starting 2025, is Disney's first to be based in Asia.

In a press release, Disney and STB said that the collaboration is also expected to bring "significant spillover benefits for the wider economy" that include more demand for port and ship-related services, as well as on-ground spending in Singapore for the lifestyle and hospitality sectors.

“The new Disney cruise ship will be an attraction itself and is expected to boost the tourism sector in Singapore for many years to come,” said Keith Tan, STB's chief executive.

Having a passenger capacity of approximately 6,000, and staffed by 2,300 crew members, Disney Cruise Line said green methanol, a lower carbon-emitting fuel, will fuel the ship.

The new ship is said to feature innovative Disney experiences along with entertainment and world-class dining. Cruise passengers can expect to encounter famed Disney characters such as Captain Mickey Mouse and Captain Minnie Mouse, Disney Princesses, Marvel Super Heroes and more.

With 2023 marking Disney's 100th anniversary, the company has said that it plans on undergoing an "ambitious expansion with new ships and new destinations around the world".

"We are incredibly excited to make Singapore home port to our seventh ship and to sail from here year-round starting in 2025,” said Josh D'Amaro, the chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

More details about the itineraries and onboard experiences will be announced at a later date.

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