Breaking News: Disney Cruises Coming to Japan In FY 2028!


In an exciting development for Disney fans and travel enthusiasts, Oriental Land Co Ltd, which owns and operates Tokyo Disney Resort, has announced the introduction of Disney cruises in Japan! The announcement comes as the company entered a license agreement with Disney Enterprises, Inc on July 9, 2024.

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The new license agreement will see the construction of Disney cruise ships beginning in the Japanese fiscal year 2025, with the goal of starting operations by 2028. This project represents a significant investment by Oriental Land Co Ltd, with a projected cost of approximately 330 billion yen.

The first ship is expected to be similar to the Dream, Wish and Fantasy ships in the Disney Cruise fleet. It will be approximately 340 meters long and offer 1,250 cabins, accommodating approximately 4,000 passengers. Meyer Werft, who built the Disney Wish has been commissioned to build the new vessel.

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The decision to bring Disney cruises to Japan aligns with Oriental Land Group’s ambitious goals for 2030 to contribute to society and achieve long-term growth by restructuring its business model and exploring new opportunities. This move will mark the first instance of a Disney Cruise ship being owned and operated by an organization outside of the Walt Disney Company.

Source: Oriental Land Company

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