New Disney Ship Fantasy Sails Into U.S.
PORT CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) — The brand new Disney Fantasy, Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, has arrived in the United States and will be sailing for its home port in Florida next month.
The cruise line said Tuesday that the Disney Fantasy arrived in New York after traveling nearly 3,800 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from the shipyards in Bremerhaven, Germany.
The 4,000-passenger ship will be christened in New York on Thursday, then sail to its new home in Port Canaveral. It’s expected to arrive on March 6th.
The Fantasy will sail on seven-night Caribbean cruises starting March 31.
The Fantasy is the sister ship of the Disney Dream, which debuted a year ago and also sails from Port Canaveral.
The two will share time at Port Canaveral while the line’s two older vessels, the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder will spread the Disney brand to several other ports and destinations in the next year.
The Wonder, which had been sailing on the West Coast on Mexican Riviera cruises this winter will sail Alaskan itineraries this summer before making its way to PortMiami.
Wonder will begin sailings out of Miami on December 23, 2012.
The 1,754 passenger Disney Wonder will feature a series of four- and five-night sailings from Miami to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean.
The Disney Magic, which had been sailing out of Port Canaveral, will make its way to New York for summer trips before migrating to the port of Galveston this summer.
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