New Disney Ships: News, Rumors, Speculation.....and Names!

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  1. darnheather

    darnheather DIS Veteran

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    Wish ranks very highly for me as it falls in line with Dream and Magic.
     
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    I agree, it's my favorite from all the ones that have been mentioned. I'll be disappointed if it isn't chosen for one of the ships. I also like Believe.
     
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  4. Spork24

    Spork24 Mr. Blue Bird on my shoulder

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    That’s an excellent point that I had not considered in my short list. Wonder is two syllables and Fantasy is Three, but I agree that Disney May desire to keep them to one or two syllables which really shortens this list.

    Fantasy rolls off the Tongue really well for 3 syllables.
     
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  5. Jennx36

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    Indubitably
     
  6. mills10

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    My wife came up with this name. The Disney Splendor.
     
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  7. RedSox68

    RedSox68 Just working to pay for cruising

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    Excellent suggestion -- and a new one! I have added it to page one.
     
  8. KDG

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    I would like to suggest Castle since every Disney park has one and then the sea would have one too.

    And ‘Ohana since the ships are all about family.
     
  9. RedSox68

    RedSox68 Just working to pay for cruising

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    Good ones -- will add to page one. [Maybe if they name one 'Ohana they will keep it in Hawaii ;)]
     
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  10. scgustafson

    scgustafson DIS Veteran/DCL Platinum

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    No current DCL ships, nor the 3 being built, are eligible to be homeported in Hawaii and operate around the islands, as they do not meet the following criteria:
    - US-flagged
    - US-built
    - Majority US citizen crewed
    So, while the first and third criteria could be eventually be met, with a large increase in costs, there is no way around the fact that all 7 ships were/are not built in the US. So that means the ships can only make either one-way itineraries from the main land (Canada or Mexico directly, or a US port with a distant foreign port added to the transit [not really economical]), or make round-trips out of Canada or Mexico.
     
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  11. RedSox68

    RedSox68 Just working to pay for cruising

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    Yes, this has been discussed on many a thread -- it was just a wishful thought, that's all. :thumbsup2
     
  12. truck1

    truck1 Growing older but not up.

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    Just food for thought, but on another board, someone who is connected to DCL, mentioned Disney does not like to repeat initials. Internally the ships are know as DM DW DD AND DF. So any names if this is true, that begin with an existing ships letter, most likely won't be used.
     
  13. truck1

    truck1 Growing older but not up.

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    Not sure if this was mentioned either but at least 2 of the new ships are going to PC. At least 1 if not both Dream class will move to Miami. According to PC the first nb could be here in Nov of 21.
     
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  14. Tink113

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    I can’t believe this hasn’t been mentioned yet...
    I think one of the new ships will be named the “Disney Experience”
     
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    What about the Disney Happiness
     
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    dtk07 Earning My Ears

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    Sorry if this has been covered already but would it be an option to move a Dream class ship to the west coast permanently?

    I understand Dream or Fantasy can't use the Panama canal but if it's done on a semi-permanent basis it's a once and done thing and gives them better options for the Pacific cruises.

    They could continue to bring the Wonder over for Alaska to have two ships for the summer up there. Then send the Wonder back east sooner to cover the New Orleans and other routes while Dream/Fantasy stays out west and covers the San Diego cruises, Hawaii, etc...
     
  17. Spork24

    Spork24 Mr. Blue Bird on my shoulder

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    They could absolutely do that, they would just have to sail all the way around South America. They could also send the relocating ship to Europe for a season first and then on to the pacific through the Suez Canal.
     
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    Now that would be a cruise. DCL could charge whatever they wanted and people would pay it.
     
  19. OKW Lover

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    Is this still true with the new canal?
     
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  20. dad of 3 addicted to DCL

    dad of 3 addicted to DCL Waiting for July

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    Yes. While the Dream class (and based on the artist renditions, the 3 new ships are derivations thereof) can fit through the PANAMAX locks (new locks), they cannot fit under the Bridge of the Americas; they're too tall and their mast isn't retractable. It's not an awesome design to have a retractable mast for ship stability and mounting antennas up there, but it is possible which would allow the new class to transit the Canal via the PANAMAX locks.
     
  21. RedSox68

    RedSox68 Just working to pay for cruising

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    Very interesting point.

    Good one -- added to page one.

    Also a great one -- added to page one.

    WOW, the list of name suggestions has really grown!
     
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