Disney Cruise Line just revealed their design plans for the Disney Treasure, currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Disney newest cruise ship will unlock the far-reaching realms of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel and embrace dynamic tales from beloved Disney Parks attractions, through captivating and immersive experiences on the high seas. The spaces onboard the Disney Treasure will invite guests to step into colorful plazas in Mexico, navigate the many winding rivers of the world, dive below the ocean’s surface and more.

The Disney Treasure will sail Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Port Canaveral, Florida beginning Saturday, December 21, 2024 with her maiden voyage, a 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise. Afterwards, the Disney Treasure’s inaugural season will consist of 7-Night itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean from PortCanaveral. Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club members can book a Disney Treasure cruise as early as September 12, 2023 when tired booking begins for Pearl Members, with general booking open to all on September 20, 2023.

The Disney Treasure will harness a design concept that calls upon the bold and heartwarming stories of beloved Disney characters. Adventure will serve as the architectural and thematic foundation of the newest Disney Cruise Line ship, in honor of Walt Disney’s legendary passion for travel and exploration. On board, guests will find fan-favorite spaces from the Disney Wish, infused with this theme of adventure and inspired by memorable Disney stories like “Aladdin,” “Coco” and “Zootopia.”

“The Disney Treasure will bring brand-new stories to life, blending one-of-a-kind experiences with the extraordinary entertainment, world-class dining and unparalleled hospitality that make every sailing so memorable,” said Sharon Siskie, senior vice president and general manager, Disney Cruise Line. “As we chart a course for adventure, we’re so excited for families to discover the excitement and exploration that awaits onboard the sixth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet.”

During today’s Unlocking the Disney Treasure: Adventure Awaits Onboard Disney’s Newest Ship presentation, Disney shared an overview of what guests will get to experience when the Disney Treasure set sail in late 2024.

GRAND HALL

Guests will be welcomed aboard Disney’s palace on the sea by Cast and Crew members as they enter the Grand Hall. Inspired by the grandeur and mystery of a gilded palace, the Grand Hall aboard the Disney Treasure, draws on real-world influences from Asia and Africa and pays homage to the far-off land of Agrabah from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ classic tale, Aladdin.

Jasmin and Aladdin flying on Magic Carpet will be the iconic centerpiece statue of the the Grand Hall with the Genie’s lamp sitting on the pedestal at the base of the grand staircase.

The Grand Hall will serve as the ship’s most prominent gathering space, inspiring wonder and exploration during each voyage. This space will radiate the irresistible allure of adventure, inviting guests to seek all the treasures on board from the moment they embark. The Grand Hall Stage will play a pivotal role in the adventure with new entertainment, including interactive shows, character encounters and musical performances. 

Just off the Grand Hall, guests will encounter two casual walk-up cafes offering a selection of coffee, tea, specialty beverages and snacks, with new themes that draw inspiration from two brave Disney Princesses, Moana and Mulan.

Named for Moana’s trusty sidekick, Heihei Café will echo the scalloped seashells and reflective blue waters of the Southern Pacific Isle of Motunui as its portrayed in Disney’s animated feature “Moana.” The venue will feature furniture stylings that pay homage to a traditional construction technique used by the Polynesian people to craft seafaring vessels. 

Jade Cricket Café, inspired by the classic Disney film “Mulan,” will honor the Fa Family’s “lucky” cricket, Cri-Kee, who will be represented by a jade sculpture on the bar top. From the central moon gate to the plum blossom flowers adorning the walls, symbols of Mulan’s strength, beauty and heritage will fill the café, while the striking blue walls and metallic counters will be reminiscent of her armor.

ENTERTAINMENT

The Walt Disney Theatre will be an opulent show palace that comes alive with original Broadway-style productions developed exclusively for Disney Cruise Line by world-class creative teams.

The voyage begins when Captain Minnie hands over the helm to her dear friend Goofy as he sets sail into uncharted waters on a journey to discover his own inner captain during Disney Seas the Adventure which debuted on the Disney Wish in 2022. The evening entertainment will also include a tale as old as time, as guests are wicked away on a magical journey to discover the power of transformation in Beauty and the Beast which debuted on the Disney Dream in 2017. Belle’s enchanting adventure incorporates imaginative elements from the live-action film and the classic animated feature.

Disney states there is a third, all-new show coming to the Disney Treasure. However, details will be released at a later date.

Sarabi will be a central hub for a multitude of daytime activities and adult-exclusive evening entertainment serving as a gathering place for families. The venue is similar to Luna on the Disney Wish and is named for the lioness matriarch from Disney’s The Lion King. The uniquely designed two-story space will evoke the natural beauty and openness of the savanna and will feature cruise line classics such as “Match Your Mate” and “Family Time Game Show,” and new favorites that debuted on the Disney Wish like “Villains Game Night.”

Cinephiles will have the opportunity to view watch first-run films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and more in one of two intimate, luxe screening rooms. The Never Land and Wonderland Cinemas return on the Wish class featuring the latest visual and audio technology.

Another signature Disney Cruise Line nighttime deck celebration, Pirate’s Rockin’ Parlay Party, returns aboard the Disney Treasure. On one special night of every voyage, guests of all ages can don their most swashbuckling pirate garb and head to the upper decks for a rollicking rock-and-roll extravaganza, complete with fireworks at sea like only Disney can do.

DINING

The adventure onboard the Disney Treasure continues each night at dinner in one of three themed rotational restaurants. Wish Class concepts, 1923 and Worlds of Marvel will be joined by a brand new family entertainment restaurant, Plaza De Coco inspired buy the 2017 Disney Pixar film.

All new for the Disney Treasure, the vibrant town of Santa Cecilia awakens at Plaza De Coco, the world’s first theatrical dining experience themed to the Disney and Pixar film, “Coco.”

This theater-in-the-round entertainment venue will feature dining tables surrounding a central stage, with performances and show effects that will spread throughout the room. Guests will enjoy two different nights of unique dining experiences at Plaza de Coco during their voyage.

On the first night, the story of Miguel and his familia will continue where it left off on screen as they gather in Mariachi Plaza to take guests on a colorful, music-filled journey that celebrates family memories and togetherness.

On the second night, Miguel will reunite with his great-great grandparents, Hector and Mama Imelda, by transporting them to Santa Cecilia with the help of his magic guitar for a Día de los Muetos celebration. Both nights at Plaza De Coco will feature a dinner menu of modern twists on traditional Mexican fare and a lineup of live entertainment.

1923, named for The Walt Disney Company’s founding year is an elegant dining experience celebrating profound impact of Disney’s animation legacy and bring to life Walt Disney’s love of adventure through a nostalgic collection of exploration-themed artwork from both modern and classic animated films. Steeped in the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age, the venue’s upscale ambiance will complement a sophisticated menu inspired by the fusion of cultural flavors found throughout California and designed with families in mind.

In Worlds of Marvel, a Marvel-themed dining experience, Spider-Man will call upon his fellow Avengers along with brave diners for backup when an unexpected villain invades the ship in search of powerful quantum technology during the  “Avengers: Quantum Encounter,” dinner experience. This high-tech venue aboard the Disney Treasure will offer a worldly menu and special entertainment, including two separate nights with distinct shows and dining, all inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In addition to three main family restaurants, the new ship will feature quick bites, casual dining, 24-hour room service, specialty treats, gourmet cafes, upscale dining just for adults, and Jumbeaux’s Sweets, inspired by the popular ice cream parlor featured in Disney’s “Zootopia.”

For those with a sweet tooth, Jerry Jumbeaux, Jr. has your fix! Jumbeaux’s Sweets will be reminiscent of the popular ice cream parlor, Jumbeaux Café, from the bustling mammal metropolis featured in Disney’s “Zootopia.” Surrounded by playful pink interiors, Victorian-style architecture and an endearing sculpture of Officer Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde, guests will be served humor and heart by the cone full. From bunnies and elephants to sloths and foxes, all are welcome to indulge in more than 20 flavors of handmade gelato, 16 flavors of ice cream and sorbets, specialty treats, candies and more.

Marceline Market will return offering guests an ever-changing menu along with ocean views from both indoor and outdoor seating. Named for Walt Disney’s early childhood hometown in Missouri, Marceline Market will be a stylish food hall aboard the Disney Treasure inspired by popular marketplaces from around the world.

LOUNGES

For the first time, the nostalgia and lore from beloved theme park attractions will come to Disney Cruise Line with a unique lineup of Disney Parks-inspired venues aboard the Disney Treasure.

Adventure awaits guests beneath a tangle of untamed foliage at Skipper Society, a centrally located adult outpost near the Grand Hall features refined nods to the iconic Jungle Cruise attraction at Disney theme parks around the globe. Skipper Society’s natural colorways and camp-style furnishings, paired with sly tributes to the trusty, dry-witted skippers, will offer an elevated, playful atmosphere. Guests will discover references to the famous attraction throughout the space, from a whimsical monkey-shaped chandelier to postcards and luggage tags brought back from travels abroad. Beneath a canopy of jungle foliage, guests will indulge in themed cocktails and light snacks and enjoy live entertainment.

Guests will dive into the mythical depths of uncharted oceans at the Periscope Pub. Serving as Disney Cruise Line’s first venue inspired by the spellbinding adventure of Walt Disney’s 1954 film, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and the celebrated Disney Parks attraction that was open at Walt Disney World from 1971 to 1994. The design of the submarine-style interiors will call upon 19th century steampunk influences with polished metals and industrial touches. A mysterious window into the depths of the uncharted oceans along the ceiling will make guests feel like Captain Nemo on the Nautilus, while a decorative statement rug in the center of the space will honor Captain Nemo’s fabled nemesis, the giant squid. This casual venue will be the ideal onboard locale for guests to unwind and watch live sports and news, while ordering from a menu of craft brews and light bites.

The Rose a chic lounge at the entrance of Palo Steakhouse and Enchanté will return and is Inspired by the fateful flower at the heart of “Beauty and the Beast,” The Rose will be an idyllic setting for a pre-dinner aperitif or after-dinner cocktail.

ADULT DINING

The adult dining options on the Disney Treasure are a Wish class standard with the return of Palo Steakhouse and Enchanté nestled beyond The Rose lounge on deck 12 aft.

Palo Steakhouse, a twist on Disney Cruise Line’s signature specialty dining venue. The menu will strike a balance between time-honored Italian fare and modern steakhouse dining, and the decor will be inspired by Cogsworth, the majordomo-turned-enchanted-clock from “Beauty and the Beast” imbuing the genteel yet relaxed restaurant’s two dining rooms with subtle nods to the gears and faces of clockwork. 

Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement will offer the most luxurious dining experience on board the Disney Treasure, featuring a gourmet menu crafted by the three Michelin-starred chef. This romantic and intimate venue will play off the dazzling spirit of the candelabra maître d’, Lumiere, from “Beauty and the Beast.”

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Aboard the Disney Treasure, children will embark on Disney adventures of their own with dedicated spaces and interactive programming for every age group – infants and toddlers, children, tweens and teens.

Disney’s Oceaneer Club, a wonderland of immersive spaces specially designed to encourage exploration and discovery. Expertly developed programming combines physical play and age-appropriate technology to create deeply engaging, enriching experiences led by a team of Disney-trained counselors. Disney’s Oceaneer Club onboard the Disney Treasure will feature a familiar mix of dedicated spaces based on Imagineering, Star Wars, Marvel, Mickey & Friends, as well as Princesses for guests ranging in age from 3-12. 

In Star Wars: Cargo Bay peculiar creatures and legendary characters from a galaxy far, far away will take center stage as kids are immersed in their own Star Wars story and take on the role of creature handlers and learn to manage a mischievous menagerie of exotic beings.

Marvel Super Hero Academy is a high-tech Avengers headquarters where young “recruits” will train to be the next generation of Super Heroes with the help of their own heroes, like Spider-Man, Black Panther and Ant-Man.

Walt Disney Imagineering Lab onboard the Disney Treasure, will allow kids to discover the secrets of world-renowned Disney Imagineers – the creative masterminds behind Disney theme parks, resorts and cruise ships – with hands-on activities and creative experiments that bring their imaginations to life right before their eyes.

Fairytale Hall will be a royal collection of activity rooms where princesses and princes let their creativity shine at Rapunzel’s Art Studio and read and act out stories at Belle’s Library.

Mickey and Minnie Captain’s Deck is a nautical playground inspired by the colors, icons and magic of Disney Cruise Line. Little cadets can set sail on a fun-filled adventure with an array of maritime-themed physical and sensory-style games and activities.

For the youngest cruisers onboard the Disney Treasure, It’s a Small World Nursery will offer babysitting services in a whimsical environment inspired by the classic Disney attraction. Here, little ones will play games, make crafts, watch movies, read books and even spend time with special Disney friends – all under the expert care of Disney-trained counselors.

For tweens, Edge aboard the Disney Treasure, tweens will play games and make new friends in a bright, colorful hangout inspired by a chic New York City loft.

Teenagers sailing on the Disney Treasure will have their own dedicated club called Vibe, a stylish space inspired by a French artists’ loft with classic architecture, vibrant neon signs and funk pop art, including a selfie-worthy Mickey Mouse statue.

Family fun is plentiful in Hero Zone, a progressive sports and recreation venue, on deck 12 aft. Hero Zone offers a space where physical activity blends with imagination where guests will “go the distance” during action-packed physical challenges and game show-style competitions for families to play together.

RELAX & UNWIND

If tranquility, pampering and relaxation in an ocean-view environment are your idea of a good time, look no further than Senses Spa, a tranquil oasis offering indulgent spa and beauty treatments onboard the Disney Treasure, drawing on the serenity of natural elements to promote tranquility, pampering and relaxation. In addition to private treatment rooms and lavish spa villas, Senses Spa will include the Rainforest Room, where guests experience the benefits of steam, heat and water therapy and aromatherapy to relax the mind and body, as well as exercise and wellness rooms, including a fitness center and spin studio. The reimagined Senses Fitness will offer state-of-the-art exercise and wellness facilities.

Hook’s Barbery, a twist on a traditional European men’s salon, will offer cuts, shaves, and nail and skin care onboard the Disney Treasure. The space will brim with narrative details inspired by its namesake, Captain Hook. Not only will Hook’s Barbery provide salon and barber services, but it will also boast the ultimate toast to a pirate’s life: a hidden bar. 

At Untangled Salon aboard the Disney Treasure, adults will let their hair down (and have it styled any way they want) in a light and airy environment perfect for pampering. Shades of purple and gold will adorn this chic, high-end salon Inspired by Rapunzel — the artistic Disney Princess known for her long, flowing tresses. Untangled Salon will also offer manicures, pedicures, teeth whitening and skin treatments. 

FUN IN THE SUN

The upper decks are where guest can go to have family fun in the sun across the fleet. Surrounded by open ocean and open sky, the adventures will continue on the Disney Treasure’s upper decks with three uniquely themed districts offering fun water features, quick and casual dining options, and plenty of space to relax and soak up the sun.

Families will discover seven pools staggered among tiered decks, an abundance of luxe lounge chairs, an imaginative take on fast-casual fare with a festive character twist and a thrilling water attraction, AquaMouse, in an expansive district themed to Mickey and friends. 

The Disney Treasure will feature a sequel to the AquaMouse which deputed in 2022 with the Disney Wish launching with an all new adventure. Suspended high above the upper decks, powerful jets will propel two-person ride vehicles through 760 feet of winding tubes, offering breathtaking views of the ocean and the ship below.

AquaMouse: Curse of the Golden Egg AquaMouse will introduce an all-new storyline that follows Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on a zany misadventure into an ancient temple. Guests will journey with the pair as they embark on a tour of mysterious ruins for a glimpse of the legendary treasure within and encounter a series of hilarious mishaps and booby traps that take the trek in unexpected directions.

Little ones will go “to swim-finity and beyond” in a Toy Story-themed district designed especially for families with toddlers and young children onboard the Disney Treasure. The expansive deck area will include Toy Story Splash Zone, Trixie’s Falls wading pool, Slide-a-Saurus Rex family waterslide and Weezy’s Freezies smoothie bar.

Quiet Cove pool district is an adult oasis on the back of the Disney Treasure allowing guests to indulge in sun-drenched serenity in a peaceful refuge dedicated to lounging, sipping and soaking. Set away from the bustle of family activities, this secluded adults-only district will feature a luxurious infinity pool, poolside bar and chic cafe.

ACCOMMADATIONS 

The luxurious accommodations aboard the Disney Treasure will strike an inviting balance between modern design and nostalgic charm with a fresh, natural color scheme and custom artwork that entices guests to peer beyond their staterooms into fantastical worlds from heartwarming Disney adventures.

The staterooms on board are built with families in mind and feature upscale amenities. Most will include Disney Cruise Line’s signature split-bath concept, and many will offer the option of a connecting door that adjoins staterooms to accommodate larger groups voyaging together – with 451 connecting doors in all. In addition, most of the ship’s 1,256 staterooms will offer an ocean view – including 877 (70%) with a verandah.

The artful accommodations aboard the Disney Treasure will be inspired by classic Disney tales of adventure. The 1,256 staterooms onboard will feature custom artwork and design elements that evoke the exploratory spirit of beloved Disney and Pixar films including “Aladdin,” “Pocahontas,” “Up” and “Encanto,” while the concierge and royal suites will bring to life the incredible character journeys – and some beloved feline sidekicks – from “The Lion King,” “The Jungle Book” and “Aladdin.”

The Disney Treasure will elevate the concierge experience for those guests seeking luxury and a premium level of dedicated service. The Disney Treasure’s concierge level suites will feature elegant interiors inspired by the majestic grasslands Simba calls home in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Lion King.” The design will feature themed artwork, mosaics and a harmonious color scheme, and the staterooms and suites will offer an exclusive concierge lounge with a private sun deck that serves as the perfect place to relax, sip a cocktail and enjoy a variety of food and beverages throughout the day.

The adventure-inspired accommodations aboard the Disney Treasure will also extend to four royal suites that pay tribute to the faithful feline companions of daring Disney characters from Aladdin and The Jungle Book.

The upscale designs will include the Rajah Royal Suites, themed to Princess Jasmine’s protective tiger who dwells in the royal palace of Agrabah in the classic Disney film, “Aladdin.”

The other set will be the Bagheera Royal Suites, honoring the noble panther from “The Jungle Book” and the lush forests he calls home.

Stateroom 14000, The Tomorrow Tower Suite, will be set high in the Disney Treasure’s forward funnel, This a one-of-a-kind suite that overlooks the ship’s top deck offering glimpses at the unbounded open horizon through an expansive two-story window. Embracing the adventures of the future, the Tomorrow Tower Suite will capture the same forward- thinking mindset that inspired the Walt Disney World Resort theme park, EPCOT, with an energetic design. 

The distinct atmosphere of EPCOT’s World of Discovery neighborhood will be interpreted through dynamic art pieces, molten metals accents and futuristic, colorful glass accents throughout the suite. With nearly 2,000 square feet of living space, the Tomorrow Tower Suite onboard the Disney Treasure will comfortably sleep eight guests and features designated areas for eating, sleeping and playing as well as other perks like a full kitchen and private ensuite elevator.

This is just the beginning of the Disney Treasure adventure as there is still more to uncover. Much like the Disney Wish announcement, there were a number of venues, details, and experiences held back to materialize at a later date. Possibly as soon as Destination D23 during the live stream on September 9th. There are two events on the schedule that have my attention:

9:15 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.: A Celebration of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow — Join Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro and special guests for an entertaining presentation looking to the future of Disney parks, featuring updates from around the world and some fun surprises along the way.
2:35 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.: Disney Cruise Line: 25 Years of Innovative Design at Sea — Get an inside look into designing and building Disney Cruise Ships from the Disney Imagineers currently working on its newest fleet. Learn of the intricacies that go into designing unique spaces and the complexities of ship design.

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