DISNEY FANTASY, the newest ship of Disney Cruise Line, sailed past the Statue of Liberty Tuesday after traveling from Bremerhaven, Germany to New York. The 4,000-passenger vessel will be christened in New York on March 1, then sail to her home port of Port Canaveral, Florida. With a maiden voyage on March 31, the DISNEY FANTASY will sail seven-night cruises to the Caribbean and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
Structurally, DISNEY FANTASY is almost identical to the 2011-built DISNEY DREAM, with a gross tonnage of 130,000, a length of 340 meters (1,120 ft) and a width of 37 meters (121 ft). Registered in the Bahamas and built by Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany, DISNEY FANTASY has 1,250 staterooms.
MARTIN COX - Founder and publisher of MaritimeMatters, inspired by maritime culture and technology growing up in the port of Southampton. He works as a photographer in Los Angeles, and his works has been exhibited in LA, San Francisco, New York, London and Iceland. Martin is the co-writer of the book “Hollywood to Honolulu; the story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company” published by the Steam Ship Historical Society of America. The Los Angeles Maritime Museum has commissioned artworks and collected his photographs.