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Disney and Oriental Land Co., Ltd. Embark on Expanded Relationship to Launch Disney Cruise Vacations in Japan

Disney and Oriental Land Co., Ltd. Embark on Expanded Relationship to Launch Disney Cruise Vacations in Japan

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 Disney Cruise Line Japan

With three more ships on the horizon and new destinations to explore, Disney cruise fans have a lot to be excited about these days … and now there’s even more to look forward to!

Today, Disney announced a new agreement with Oriental Land Co., Ltd. (OLC) 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, expected to begin by early 2029. This is the latest evolution in our over 40-year relationship with OLC, which owns and operates the magical Tokyo Disney Resort.

A new Disney cruise ship, to be registered and based in Japan year-round, will be constructed at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, with imaginative designs created by Walt Disney Imagineering. A sister ship to the popular Disney Wish, it will feature many guest-favorite venues and experiences from that ship with select modifications specially designed with Japanese guests in mind. It is expected to be approximately 140,000 gross tons and powered by liquefied natural gas, with about 1,250 staterooms.

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 the incredible entertainment, world-class dining and exceptional guest service that set Disney cruises apart. We are so excited to see this new Disney vacation experience come to life!

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