Disney Treasure will be the name of the next ship to set sail for Disney Cruise Line, when the sister vessel to this year’s new Disney Wish is completed in 2024.
The sixth ship of the Disney fleet is currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, but had just been known as hull number S.718 until the Sept. 11 announcement at the D23 Expo 2022 in Anaheim, California.
Amid much fanfare at the big Disney fan exposition, Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, made the grand announcement on stage during the headline presentation called “A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products.”
After teasing the capacity audience with some details of the forthcoming vessel, D’Amaro cued up a big-screen graphic that panned along the side of the ship to reveal the name, Disney Treasure.
Like sister ship Disney Wish, the Disney Treasure will weigh in at 135,000 tons and offer 1,250 staterooms. A third vessel of this Triton-class vessel is due in 2025.
The Treasure will boast a Grand Hall atrium themed around the movie “Aladdin,” featuring each of Princess Jasmine, the Genie, and Aladdin, with real-world influences from Africa and Asia, and paying homage to the fictional land of Agrabah with its gilded palaces.
The signature central statue will feature Aladdin and Jasmine on their magic flying carpet.
Other characters mentioned in D’Amaro’s reveal were Moana from the animated movie of the same name, the hitch-hiking ghosts from The Haunted Mansion attraction, and Miguel from the movie “Coco,” while the ship’s theme will be Adventure, in a nod to Walt Disney’s spirit of exploration.
In other Disney Cruise Line news, D’Amaro announced that the Disney Wonder will transition to the line’s first cruises in and around Australia and New Zealand from late October 2023.
In addition, there will be two repositioning cruises that feature Disney’s first South Pacific destinations, including the exotic islands of Fiji and Samoa.