Disney’s newest cruise ship is rapidly taking shape at a shipyard in Germany. And if you have never seen how giant ships are built in the 21st century – Disney Fantasy will be 1,115-feet long and 14 decks high – this short time-lapse video will amaze you.
Not only is the 130,000-ton vessel put together from giant blocks each the size of a supermarket, it all happens under cover in a massive construction shed at the Meyer-Werft yard in Papenburg. Lego building has got nothing on this.
Fantasy, a sister for new-build Disney Dream which was launched in January, makes her debut next March, so there’s still a lot more construction work and fitting out to be completed before she is ready to welcome the first 4,000 excited guests on board.
Elsewhere in the same shipyard, Bernard Meyer and Celebrity Cruises boss Dan Hanrahan were together for a ceremony (below) to mark the cutting of the first piece of steel for Celebrity Reflection.
The fifth and final vessel in the Solstice class will be completed over the next 18 months. Sister ship Celebrity Silhouette was floated out of the construction shed recently, and will embark on its journey down the River Ems to the North Sea in less than two weeks.