DISNEY Cruise Line has unveiled a treasure trove of sneak peek info on the fleet’s new ship, including a first look at the private island destination in the Bahamas being readied for her arrival.
Due in 2024, the ship will be christened Disney Treasure, and will be themed around the entertainment giant’s many family adventure movies and characters, with an emphasis on exploration.
No surprise, then, that she’ll come complete with her own treasure island – Lighthouse Point on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera – the first artist renderings of which have been released.
Disney Treasure will be the line’s sixth ship, and follows last year’s launch of sister Disney Wish, which I covered in the blog here.
Designers say the new vessel’s decor will pave the way for “epic experiences that immerse guests in legendary stories” including a Grand Hall which pays homage to Aladdin’s Agrabah.
The signature atrium character statue – it’s a Disney Cruise Line tradition – will be of Aladdin, Jasmine and Magic Carpet soaring together toward a whole new world of adventure.
Disney Treasure is the second of three new ‘Wish Class’ ships owered by liquefied natural gas planned up to 2025, and boasts 1,254 guest staterooms.
On the island of Eleuthera, meanwhile, Disney is working with Bahamian artists and advisors to create a destination that represents the natural beauty and rich culture of the Bahamas.
As well as beaches, there’ll be a recreation centre, dining, shopping, a water playground, and a cultural pavilion featuring stories passed down through generations of local residents.
Disney has committed to develop less than 20 per cent of the property, supply 90 per cent of the site’s power from solar energy, employ sustainable building practices, and donate more than 190 acres of privately owned land to the government.
As students returned to school, Disney Cruise Line has just given backpacks full of school supplies to more than 1,300 students in Eleuthera and Abaco, the latter home to the line’s Castaway Cay.
Keep a weather eye on the horizon for updates on the new ship at the official Disney Parks blog.