|Disney Cruise Line|
|Formerly||Disney Vacation Cruises|
Devonson Cruise Company, Limited
|Type||Subsidiary of a public corporation|
|Founded||May 3, 1995|
Number of locations
|Alaska and the Pacific Coast, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Europe, Canada|
|Thomas Mazloum (President, Disney Signature Experiences)|
|Parent||Disney Signature Experiences|
(Disney Parks, Experiences and Products)
Disney Cruise Line is a cruise line operation that is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The company was incorporated in 1996 as Magical Cruise Company Limited, through the first vessel, Disney Magic and is domiciled in London, England, with their operational headquarters located in Celebration, Florida.
Disney Cruise Line currently operates four ships: Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy. Three ships will join the fleet in 2022, 2024, and 2025. The first ship was revealed to be named Disney Wish. Disney Cruise Line also owns Castaway Cay, a private island in the Bahamas designed as an exclusive port of call for Disney's ships. A second private destination, Lighthouse Point, Bahamas, a 700-acre property on the southern end of Eleuthera, Bahamas is in the works to open in late 2022 or early 2023. Disney Cruise Line operates the Disney Cruise Line Terminal (Terminal 8) in Port Canaveral, Florida.
The cruise line has experienced some growth over the past several years. In 2011, the company held a 1.95 percent market share and by 2015, Disney Cruise Lines had 2.8 percent of the worldwide cruise market by passenger and 2.4 percent by revenue. However, in 2018, Disney Cruise Lines declined to 2.3 percent of the worldwide cruise market by passenger and 2.2 percent by revenue. In 2021 the market share is 2.2 percent by passenger and 2.7 percent by revenue.
The line pioneered the rotational dining concept, in which guest would rotate with their wait staff through three different main dining rooms.
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