Everything We Know About the Disney Adventure

by | Nov 21, 2023 | Disney Cruise Line

Here’s a look at all the facts, figures, and information we know about the Disney Adventure, the upcoming international addition to the Disney Cruise lineup.

The Disney Cruise Line fleet is growing, and this time, there’s an international addition! The all-new Disney Adventure ship, which saw its big name reveal at the 2023 Destination D23 event, is poised to join the existing six ships (yes, we’re already including the soon-to-sail Disney Treasure!) in the near future. However, because the Disney Adventure is so new, there’s not a whole lot of information available about this upcoming ship.

What do we know about the Disney Adventure and its plans to set sail with the Disney Cruise Line? We’re breaking down everything we know – so far! – about the Disney Adventure below.

The Disney Adventure is an Acquired Ship

The Disney Adventure marks a notable first for Disney Cruise Line: Unlike the other ships currently in the fleet, it’s not a ship Disney dreamed up and built from Disney’s own plans. Rather, it’s an acquired ship, one that Disney is taking over from a previous owner.

In November 2022, Disney announced it had acquired the Global Dream, a 208,000-gross-ton ship. The Global Dream, which was previously owned by Genting Hong Kong, was intended to be completely reimagined before it joins the Disney Cruise Line, complete with that iconic Mickey Mouse-inspired exterior. The ship was partially completed at the time of purchase – roughly 70 percent complete, according to reports – and it’s currently undergoing both a redesign and construction completion.

This ship is what will ultimately become the Disney Adventure. While Disney Cruise Line has remained pretty quiet about what work, exactly, is being done during the construction process, there are a few details we do know so far.

For example, the Global Dream was rumored to have enough room for more than 9,000 passengers onboard once complete. As it transforms into the Adventure, it’s expected that the final capacity will likely be around 6,000 guests. If true, that capacity will make the Disney Adventure the largest in the entire Disney fleet (the Triton-class vessels like the Disney Wish and Disney Treasure offer room for 5,000). 

Additionally, with an expected gross tonnage of about 208,000, the Adventure is also expected to be the largest size-wise within the fleet. For comparison, the Triton-class ships clock in at 144,000 gross tons each.

Where Will the Disney Adventure Sail?

Disney Cruise Line has confirmed that the Disney Adventure will sail out of Singapore in her inaugural season. Thanks to a collaboration with the Singapore Tourism Board, Disney Cruise Line will make Singapore the Adventure’s exclusive homeport for at least five years, starting in 2025. 

While we don’t know yet exactly which ports the Adventure will visit on her sailing itineraries, we do know that she’ll travel throughout Southeast Asia all year long. 

As a result, it’s possible that ports of call for the Disney Adventure might include destinations like Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam. However, the Adventure might journey even farther and sail to ports in India, Australia, and New Zealand as well on longer itineraries. We’ll know more once Disney reveals additional details about the sailing plans for this upcoming ship!

The Theming of the Disney Adventure

Although we have a name for Disney Cruise Line’s upcoming vessel, we don’t really know anything else about the ship’s theming. Disney has yet to release any information about the stern characters, the statue inside the Grand Hall, or even the symbolic captain of ship. 

We can guess, though, based on the name of the ship that this DCL addition will be themed around the spirit of adventure. As a result, it’s highly likely that the Disney Adventure will highlight beloved Disney characters and stories that are centered around adventure, from the stern characters to the theming of the staterooms to the restaurants onboard.

When Will the Disney Adventure Set Sail?

Currently, the Disney Adventure is still undergoing construction at its shipyard. It will take some time before it’s ready to set sail.

Unlike prior Disney Cruise Line additions, the Disney Adventure doesn’t yet have a set timeline. While it’s expected that the Adventure will become the seventh ship in the Disney fleet, with plans for a third Triton-class ship like the Wish and Treasure, it’s uncertain whether it might become the eighth depending on how the other planned ships pan out.

For more information about the potential plans for the Disney Adventure and the soon-to-sail Disney Treasure, keep reading:

Here’s a Look at What’s in Store for Disney Cruise Line in 2025

How to Book a Cruise on the Disney Treasure

Posts by Heather Adams

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather Adams

Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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