Disney and Oriental Land Co., Ltd (OLC) announced a new agreement that will bring year-round Disney cruise holidays to Japan.

Under a recently signed agreement, OLC will operate a Disney-branded cruise business in Japan, expected to commence by early 2029.

This is the latest evolution in an over 40-year relationship between Disney and OLC, which owns and operates Tokyo Disney Resort.

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.

Disney and Oriental Land Co., Ltd. Embark on Expanded Relationship to Launch Disney Cruise Vacations in Japan
From left: Kenji Yoshida, representative director, president and COO, Oriental Land Co.; Yumiko Takano, representative director, chairperson and CEO, Oriental Land Co.; Toshio Kagami, chair of the board of directors, Oriental Land Co.; Thomas Mazloum, president, Disney Signature Experiences; and Sharon Siskie, senior vice president, Disney Cruise Line are joined by Captain Mickey Mouse and Captain Minnie Mouse at Tokyo Disney Resort on July 9, 2024, to celebrate the announcement of a new agreement that will bring year-round Disney cruise vacations to Japan.
Disney and Oriental Land Co Ltd Embark on Expanded Relationship to Launch Disney Cruise Vacations in Japan
From left: Kenji Yoshida, representative director, president and COO, Oriental Land Co.; Yumiko Takano, representative director, chairperson and CEO, Oriental Land Co.; Toshio Kagami, chair of the board of directors, Oriental Land Co.; Thomas Mazloum, president, Disney Signature Experiences; and Sharon Siskie, senior vice president, Disney Cruise Line are joined by Captain Mickey Mouse and Captain Minnie Mouse at Tokyo Disney Resort on July 9, 2024, to celebrate the announcement of a new agreement that will bring year-round Disney cruise vacations to Japan.

“Disney Cruise Line has ambitious plans to bring family vacations and Disney storytelling to more guests around the world than ever before,” said Josh D’Amaro, chairman, Disney Experiences. “We are thrilled to continue the success of this expansion as we collaborate with Oriental Land Co. to introduce another distinctly Disney vacation experience to families and fans in Japan.”

“I am sincerely proud that Disney and Oriental Land will be able to work together to create a world-class cruise business in Japan,” said Yumiko Takano, representative director, chairperson and CEO, Oriental Land.

“Oriental Land will use their knowhow from the theme park business to continue pushing boundaries and provide family entertainment cruise experiences filled with inspiration and surprise.”

OLC will operate a new Disney cruise ship to be registered and based in Japan year-round. The ship 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-favourite 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.

Disney Wish
Disney Wish

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

The Disney Cruise Line fleet sails to world-class destinations in The Bahamas, the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, Mexico, Canada, Hawaii, the South Pacific, and Australia and New Zealand, and year-round cruises from Singapore are planned to begin in 2025.

To learn more or to book a holiday, guests can visit www.disneycruise.com, call 0800 171 2317 or contact their travel agent.

Source: Disney Destinations PR

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