Found this press release through a friend of mine who works at ABC news. She said that the news sources are not posting it until tomorrow so that it is more credible. I can't wait! Disney Cruise Line Announces Plans to Build Two New Ships CELEBRATION, Florida (April 2, 2013) - With the major success of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, Disney Cruise Line President, Karl Holz, announced today that two new ships are in the works and that talks with possible ship yards have begun. The two currently unnamed ships are expected to be approximately 110,000 GRT a piece, slightly smaller than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy at 124,000 GRT a piece. "The final designs are still unknown and will only be finalized once a shipyard is chosen," said Holz. Holz also alluded to the popularity of the Aquaduck and stated that a smaller version of the popular water coaster will most likely be part of the design. Other popular items mentioned were the Virtual Portholes and Enchanted Art. The new ships are expected to have a maximum capacity of about 3,000 passengers with about 1,200 Crew Members each. "Though we have a design in mind, we are still changing it so we can build a ship full of imagination, one our guests will truly love, " said Holz, "Ideas keep coming to the table, and we keep thinking about new concepts in technology and design that will dazzle future cruisers. Disney Cruise Line does not plan on releasing any specific design details until a shipyard has been chosen. Fincantieri Shipyards, the builders of the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, and Meyer Werft, the builders of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, are just two of the shipyards in discussions with Disney Cruise Line regarding the new ships. Bernard Meyer had this to say, "Though no plans have been finalized with Disney Cruise Line, we welcome any opportunity to work with such a wonderful company again." The Senior Vice President of Operations, Tom Wolber, said that he believes this expansion of the fleet is a strong move for the company and the approval from The Walt Disney Company, Disney Cruise Line's parent company, is a strong indication of their trust in our product and our continued success. "With these ships we hope to expand our market beyond North America and Europe," he said, "New itineraries are on our horizon and we believe our guests will be pleased." The ships are expected to be delivered in 2018 and 2019. There are no current plans for the home port of these vessels. Port Canaveral is home to the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy which sail 3,4,5-night Bahamian cruises and 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises respectively. The Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, currently home-ported in Galveston, Texas and Miami, Florida respectively, are ambassador ships that travel all over the world to locations in Canada, Alaska, Mexico, and Europe. To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a Disney Cruise Line vacation, guests can contact their travel agent, visit disneycruise.com or call Disney Cruise Line at (888) DCL-2500. Travel agents can call Disney Cruise Line at (888) 325-2500 or visit disneytravelagents.com.