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Old 01-20-2013, 09:13 PM   #1
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New Disney Cruise Line ships that should be built

Well I already went on the Dream with my family and I thought this would be a good thread to express what you think Disney Cruise Lines next ship should look like, what amenities it had, improvements it would have, etc. share your ideas below. Who knows, maybe DCL will read this?!?!?
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:52 PM   #2
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I'd like to see some smaller ships; more classic design, that could do more exotic itineraries and go into smaller ports. Most of the ships like that are more adult geared and not suited for families. The amenities would have to be scaled back a bit, but they could create a more boutique-but-still-family-friendly vibe. Maybe a ship like this could do Asia, Eastern med, Baltics, or even just the smaller, more out of the way Caribbean islands.
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Like the Oasis or Allue...
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:41 PM   #4
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Well I already went on the Dream with my family and I thought this would be a good thread to express what you think Disney Cruise Lines next ship should look like, what amenities it had, improvements it would have, etc. share your ideas below. Who knows, maybe DCL will read this?!?!?
I agree with PP about a smaller ship able to cruise around the world (many different ports). I'd also like to see the adult pool area not have an elevator in the middle of it. Having that elevator just causes problems with kids running through the adult area.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:47 PM   #5
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Until they are doing better at filling the current ships, I don't see them building more.

Adult areas that are truly adult only--not walkways for kids, not "OK as long as I don't get caught," not "OK to come in to talk to my mom for a few minutes.

I know...with the design of the new ships, the walkway issue is hard to avoid. However, they have managed to build kid spaces and keep them "adult free."

And I agree--smaller and more new, exciting ports.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:57 PM   #6
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Until they are doing better at filling the current ships, I don't see them building more.

Adult areas that are truly adult only--not walkways for kids, not "OK as long as I don't get caught," not "OK to come in to talk to my mom for a few minutes.

I know...with the design of the new ships, the walkway issue is hard to avoid. However, they have managed to build kid spaces and keep them "adult free."

And I agree--smaller and more new, exciting ports.


I'm not sure a 'full ship' is the best metric to judge profitability. Based on the prices, the ships are full during peak sailings and holidays and even spring break. If you can command premium prices during the peak sailing months, I'm not sure you have to sail full the rest of the year.

Disney, like most corporations, is not likely to allow proprietary data about cruise line profits be available to the public. So any speculation about future growth or lack thereof is pure speculation.

As far as preference of ship, I too agree that smaller is the way to go....but that seems not to be the trend in the cruise industry. Evidently bigger is better and more profitable.
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I agree that I would to see a new classic ship. A Wonder updated.
Improve buffet area but not have the people had the back of the ship(where I was) have to walk thru to get to pool areas.
I think upodating of bar area would be nice make them bigger especially for shows.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:45 PM   #8
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my boys would say a wave pool.
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I'm not sure a 'full ship' is the best metric to judge profitability. Based on the prices, the ships are full during peak sailings and holidays and even spring break. If you can command premium prices during the peak sailing months, I'm not sure you have to sail full the rest of the year.

Disney, like most corporations, is not likely to allow proprietary data about cruise line profits be available to the public. So any speculation about future growth or lack thereof is pure speculation.

As far as preference of ship, I too agree that smaller is the way to go....but that seems not to be the trend in the cruise industry. Evidently bigger is better and more profitable.
I agree with you...profitability notwithstanding I think it's more about where they want ships sailing from? The potential of sailings from China & Japan have got to be tempting them to build more ships.
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I agree with you...profitability notwithstanding I think it's more about where they want ships sailing from? The potential of sailings from China & Japan have got to be tempting them to build more ships.
Agreeed, or they wait until the Magic and Wonder are a bit older, 2 replacement vessel are coming along and send the classics to the far east and Aussie lands!

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Old 01-21-2013, 02:35 PM   #11
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LOL exactly. All ships already have wave pools.
Also on the Dream and Fantasy, the family deck area on deck 13 is kinda a waste of space! I was walking up there, and all there was were a few adults taking pics and laying out, they could maybe put a adult only area up there or another pool, or even a wave pool LOL. But the problem is that the concierge rooms and lounge and extra spa rooms are all underneath so it can't be an under deck pool.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:19 PM   #12
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Also on the Dream and Fantasy, the family deck area on deck 13 is kinda a waste of space! I was walking up there, and all there was were a few adults taking pics and laying out, they could maybe put a adult only area up there or another pool, or even a wave pool LOL. But the problem is that the concierge rooms and lounge and extra spa rooms are all underneath so it can't be an under deck pool.
That's true on Dream, but it was changed on Fantasy. Deck 13 is an adult only area with the satellite falls pool. It's just a waiting pool, but it was actually my favorite place to hang out. It was very peaceful up there.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:03 AM   #13
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Agreeed, or they wait until the Magic and Wonder are a bit older, 2 replacement vessel are coming along and send the classics to the far east and Aussie lands!

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Maybe even brazil!
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:45 AM   #14
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Couple of things Id do, is to tweak the design of the Dream class with some of the beter Magic class designs.

1. either make the pool bigger or add another pool depending on stability.
2. Id rearrange the elevators to where the aft elevator doesnt open into Cabanas, but infront of it like on the Magic class.
3, Id go back to the lines of the Magic to where the new ships dont look like floating ibeams.
4. Keeping up with elevators have the foward elevator open out of the adult area, and rearrange the adult area to where everyone can get a panaramic view. Maybe do something like Carnival where theres an island around a funnel where concierge or adults can go and still get a view of the ocean with the breeze.

As for size, I might go bigger then the Dream class, but smaller then the Allure/Oasis since historically, the Port Canaveral ship fill long before the other ports ships. This would free the Dream and Fantasy, to help promote other ports.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:07 PM   #15
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That's true on Dream, but it was changed on Fantasy. Deck 13 is an adult only area with the satellite falls pool. It's just a waiting pool, but it was actually my favorite place to hang out. It was very peaceful up there.
Also add more elevators mid, aft, and forward to help congestion. That was annoying
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