MV Disney Wonder
Disney Wonder – Courtesy of Chris Howell
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Fincantieri, Marghera Shipyard, Venice, Italy (Yard No 5990) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Disney Cruise Lines, Nassau, Bahamas
- Original Cost: $350 million
- Length: 294.0m ()
- Breadth of hull: 32.25m ()
- Draught: 7.90m ()
- Tonnage: 83,308 gross/8,452 deadweight
- Engines: Five Sulzer-Grandi Motori-Fincantieri 16 ZAV 40 S diesels
- Power/Propellers: 57663kW
- Speed: 21.5 knots
- Capacity: 2,834 passengers
- Crew: 945
- Navigation Officers: European/Scandinavian
- Passenger Decks: 11
- Call Sign: C6QM8
- MMSI Number: 308457000
- IMO Number: 9126819
- Registry: Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸
- Sister Ships: Disney Magic
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“Each of Disney’s cruise ships has a character adorning the stern – Goofy on the DISNEY MAGIC, Donald on the DISNEY WONDER, and Sorcerer Mickey on the DISNEY DREAM. The new DISNEY FANTASY features the flying elephant Dumbo, along with his pal Timothy Q. Mouse.”.
July 1999: Delivered to DCL Services, Lake Buena Vista, USA.
July 1999: Left builders yard for Southampton – Ponta Delgada – Port Canaveral
Disney Wonder © Ken Smith (Southampton, 23/07/1999)
August 15th 1999: Maiden cruise Port Canaveral – Bahamas.
© Wil Weijsters (Nassau, 12/04/2010)
2011: Moved to the US West Coast for cruises from Los Angeles (October – April).
2012: Cruises from Seattle (during the summer).
Alongside Damen Shiprepair Brest © CCI métropolitaine Bretagne Ouest (CCIMBO)
October 16th 2020: Arrived in Dover from Brest.
Berthed at Cruise Terminal 2 © Mike Jackson (Dover Strait Shipping)
Departing Dover for Brest © Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)
October 18th 2020: Sailed for Brest.
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