Disney Cruises in Japan: A New Adventure with Oriental Land Co., Ltd.

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Disney cruises in Japan

Hey Disney Cruisers! Are you ready for some exciting news? Get ready to set sail on a magical journey like no other because Disney Cruise Line has just announced an incredible new venture that will take you straight to the heart of Japan! That’s right, Disney Cruise Line is coming to Japan, and here’s everything you need to know about this enchanting new chapter of Disney cruises in Japan.

The Exciting Announcement

In a recent groundbreaking announcement, Disney Cruise Line revealed a partnership with Oriental Land Co., Ltd. (OLC) to bring Disney cruise vacations to Japan year-round. This is not just any partnership; it marks the latest evolution in a relationship that has flourished for over 40 years with OLC, the esteemed operator of Tokyo Disney Resort.

What’s in Store?

Imagine a brand-new Disney cruise ship, registered and based in Japan, promising an all-year salings tailored specifically for Disney fans. Slated to start voyages by early 2029, this initiative is part of Disney’s expansion plan which includes three new ships, with the Japan-based vessel being a sister ship to the beloved Disney Wish and similar class as the upcoming Disney Treasure.

Design and Construction

Crafted with love and magic, the new ship will be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Walt Disney Imagineering is behind the imaginative designs, ensuring every corner of the ship is sprinkled with Disney’s touch. The ship will feature familiar guest-favorite venues and experiences from Disney Wish, along with special modifications designed to delight Japanese guests.


This floating palace will span approximately 140,000 gross tons and will be powered by environmentally friendlier liquefied natural gas. With about 1,250 staterooms, it’s designed to offer cozy and luxurious accommodations for guests.

The Disney Difference

What sets Disney cruises apart? It’s the promise of fun-filled voyages where the magic of Disney comes alive at sea. The locally based ship in Japan will provide incredible entertainment, world-class dining, and the exceptional guest service that Disney is famous for. Whether you’re a long-time Disney fan or new to the magical world of Disney cruises, this new addition is set to offer a unique vacation experience.

Looking Ahead

While details about the maiden voyage, itineraries, and onboard experiences will be shared later, the anticipation is already building. This partnership is set to redefine cruise vacations in Japan, making Disney magic accessible to more fans and visitors worldwide.

As we eagerly await more details, it’s clear that Disney Cruises in Japan are set to be a spectacular addition to Disney’s global portfolio. With new destinations to explore and more ships on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to start dreaming about your next Disney cruise adventure. Stay tuned for more updates and get ready to embark on a magical journey with Disney in the Land of the Rising Sun!

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Meet the Author: Nate Bishop

I’m a die-hard Disney fan with 38 years of visits under my belt, having stepped into Disney World 120+ times. Proud to be a Disney Annual Passholder, a Vacation Club member since ’92, a Castaway Club Member, and a runDisney enthusiast. Oh, and I’ve graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Need Disney insights or planning tips? I’m your guy!