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Disney Cruise Line’s largest ship, Disney Adventure, a theme park at sea

Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Adventure will have “seven lands and more” just like the welcome song sung at the Magic Kingdom. The Disney Adventure will sail from Singapore on three- and four-night cruises starting in 2025. Also like a theme park, Disney Adventure will include characters and themed areas inspired by classic Disney, Pixar, and Marvel stories and films. The largest of any Disney Cruise Line vessel, the 208,000 gross-ton Disney Adventure will have a capacity of approximately 6,700 passengers with 2,500 crew members. For comparison, Disney Cruise Line’s 144,000 gross-ton Disney Wish launched in 2022 and carries approximately 3,500 passengers and 1,500 crew members. 

Disney Cruise Line promises Disney Adventure will be “one-of-a-kind” and that’s true. Originally, the ship was named Global Dream and was set to be the largest in the world (by passenger volume) until its parent company, Dream Cruises went bankrupt due to the COVID pandemic. As Disney Cruise Line acquired the ship nearly completed, it’s the only ship in their fleet not originally designed by Walt Disney Imagineering. Global Dream was renamed Disney Adventure and Imagineers whistled while they worked on reimagining its spaces. 

Seven lands with plenty of character aboard the Disney Adventure

Similar to the hub and spoke model used by Disney theme parks, the Disney Adventure will be a destination itself where guests can explore vibrant themed areas teeming with dozens of familiar characters and experiences, all without ever leaving the ship.

Disney Adventure Map Rendering
Image courtesy Disney Cruise Line

Disney Imagination Garden will be the heart of the Disney Adventure, an enchanted valley, charming garden, and open-air performance venue all in one. Inspired by 100 years of Disney stories, this imaginative gathering space will be guests’ gateway to their journey.

Imagination Gardens Disney Adventure

At Disney Discovery Reef, families will shop and dine in an ever-changing retreat evoking favorite aquatic characters and nautical stories from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, including “The Little Mermaid,” “Lilo & Stitch,” “Finding Nemo” and “Luca.”

Discovery Reef Disney Adventure

Inspired by Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6,” San Fransokyo Street will be a family entertainment area themed as a vibrant street market and boasting an assortment of interactive games and activities, shops, cinemas and more.

San Fransokyo Street Disney Adventure

At Wayfinder Bay, guests will be called by “the line where the sky meets the sea” to an open-air oasis under the sun, where relaxation and exclusive entertainment await. This poolside retreat will reflect the Pacific Islands-inspired artistry of Disney Animation’s “Moana,” offering some of the most stunning views of the sea and sky aboard the Disney Adventure.

Wayfinder Bay Disney Adventure

Town Square will be a celebration of Disney royals. This fantastical forest filled with shops, lounges, cafes, restaurants, and entertainment venues will exude the enchanting feeling of summer in full bloom with nods to “Tangled,” “Cinderella,” “Frozen,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “The Princess and the Frog,” and more.

Town Square Disney Adventure

At Marvel Landing, heroes will unite in a destination for fans of all ages. As a celebration of Marvel’s larger-than-life personalities, this area will offer Avengers-level adventure, with all-new attractions and experiences that showcase imaginative representations of guests’ favorite Super Heroes.

Marvel Landing Disney Adventure

Toy Story Place will inspire guests to explore, create, connect and have fun in a whimsical, interactive play land with themed food venues and water play areas, where the world of Pixar’s “Toy Story” movies and shorts springs to life in surprising and inventive ways.

Toy Story Place Disney Adventure

“We’re bringing the magic of Disney Cruise Line to Asia for the first time ever, and we want to give our guests the cruise relaxation and Disney fun they can only experience aboard one of our ships,” said Sharon Siskie, senior vice president and general manager, Disney Cruise Line. “When they set sail on the Disney Adventure, guests will find incredible, immersive areas that bring the worlds of Disney, Pixar and Marvel to life in ways like never before – and these uniquely Disney experiences will inspire families to reconnect, recharge and make unforgettable memories that they’ll cherish forever.”

Disney Adventure Exterior Rendering
Image courtesy Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line Signature Experiences

The Disney Adventure will include the hallmarks of every Disney cruise no matter what ship. Every sailing will feature signature dining, Broadway-style theater shows, and exceptional guest service.  

Disney Cruise Line pioneered the rotational dining concept where the same dedicated wait staff accompanies guests to every venue. Onboard restaurants include immersive theming, shows, high-tech wizardry, and fine-dining experiences. Dinner is a not-to-be-missed experience where families can feast on their favorite Disney stories.  

Disney Cruise Line dining on Disney Magic
Author’s family dining on Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic, image by Dave Parfitt

Founded as an entertainment company, Disney knows how to produce world-class experiences. Throughout the Disney Adventure, guests can enjoy encounters with their favorite characters (often in unique costumes), dazzling stage shows brimming with familiar Disney songs, first-run movies that premiere at sea at the same time as on land, and tons of family karaoke, trivia, and game shows.

At the end of the day, guests can rest in well-appointed staterooms with special Disney touches and family-friendly conveniences, such as Disney Cruise Line’s signature split-bath concept, allowing two people to get ready at the same time. The Disney Adventure will also feature extensive concierge accommodations, providing ultimate luxury and a heightened level of personalized service and convenience, including access to exclusive areas and amenities such as a private indoor lounge, an expansive sundeck with a pool and whirlpools, high-end shopping venues, and dedicated spa and fitness facilities.

Balcony stateroom on Disney Cruise Line's Disney Wish
Balcony stateroom on Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wish, photo by Dave Parfitt

A New Adventure on the Horizon

The Disney Adventure’s maiden voyage from Marina Bay Cruise Centre is set for 2025. Disney Cruise Line will offer three- and four-night cruises from the port for a minimum of five years in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board. Specific details regarding itineraries will be announced at a later date. The Southeast Asia region is a thriving cruise hub home to more than 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and Disney Adventure cruises are sure to highlight this cultural diversity.

Disney Adventure Singapore
Image courtesy Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line bookings for the fall 2025 and spring 2026 seasons open to the public on June 28. To book your trip, we recommend MEI Travel for a free, no obligation quote and free help throughout your trip.

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