Disney’s dream nearing completion

15 Nov 2010
The floating out ceremony of ‘Disney Dream’ at Meyer Werft

The floating out ceremony of ‘Disney Dream’ at Meyer Werft

‘Disney Dream’, the biggest cruise ship built by Meyer Werft to date, was recently floated out of the yard’s covered building dock.

Disney Dream will remain in the yard where Meyer Werft and Disney Cruise Line’s tests and trials teams will perform functional tests of various technical systems such as the stabilizers and the rudders. Afterwards the newbuilding will remain berthed alongside the yard’s outfitting pier while the remaining interior work is being completed and more trials and acceptance tests will be conducted.

The Disney Dream is the first of two ships the Papenburg shipyard is building for Disney Cruise Line (USA). She is 340m long, 37m wide, can accommodate as many as 4,000 passengers and her propulsion plant will enable the vessel to operate at speeds of up to 23.5 knots. Weighing in at 128,000gt, she is the biggest cruise ship ever built in Germany and is among the three longest cruise ships in the world.

The newbuilding is scheduled to leave the shipyard and sail down the river Ems during the second weekend in November.

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