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MV Disney Wonder – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9126819

MV Disney Wonder

Courtesy of Chris Howell

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 

Technical Data

  • 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

Current AIS Location

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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

© Ken Smith  © Ken Smith

Disney Wonder © Ken Smith (Southampton, 23/07/1999)

August 15th 1999: Maiden cruise Port Canaveral – Bahamas.

© Wil Weijsters  © Wil Weijsters

© 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).

© CCI métropolitaine Bretagne Ouest (CCIMBO)

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.

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Mike Jackson & Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping), Chris Howell, Ken Smith, Wil Weijsters and the CCI métropolitaine Bretagne Ouest (CCIMBO) for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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