Disney Cruise Line



General DCL Cruse Facts

2 cruise ships the Disney Wonder and Disney Magic

4/12/1997 is when half the bow of the cruise ship made its 2 day 200 mile journey to be married to the stern half of the ship

2,100 crew members work and live on Disney Cruise Line’s two ships and at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay

2,100 crew members hail from six different continents and are of more than 60 nationalities.

13,000 square foot welcome center is located in Cape Canaveral.

10 foot mouse ear archway is used as the entrance to the ships.

25% larger staterooms are on the cruise ships, which on average then, the Disney Cruise line uses, the cruise line industry standard.

2.5 years the Disney ships are brought into dry dock for a cleaning and overhaul

12 hours are needed to lift the ship out of the water when entering dry dock

2 weeks is how long the ship typically stays in dry dock

650 contractors will help overhaul the ship while in dry dock

1,000 crew members will also help with the dry dock cleaning procedure

83,000 tons is the tonnage of one ship.

25.3 feet is the ships draft.

21.5 knots is the ships cruising speed and 24 knots is the maximum speed.

875 staterooms are used by the crew.

73% of the staterooms have outside views; 60% of those have private verandahs.

1,850 telephones are aboard each ship.

500,000 gallons of fresh water are made each day by the onboard desalinization plant

82,000 gallons of portable water are stored on aboard each ship.

20,000 gallons of diesel fuel is stored onboard each ship.

50 feet per gallon is the mileage of the cruise ship

14 tons is the weight of each anchor.

18.8 tons is the weight of a propeller.

15.448 is the horsepower of 1 engine, the horsepower of all 5 engines is 77.243

18 foot propeller helps move the ship, well there is 2 of the 18 foot propellers.

950 crew members are on each cruise ship.

1,200 tons of seawater is distilled each day into fresh water.

3 colors are the official colors of the cruise line; they are Red, Yellow and dark blue.

5,390 pillows are on board the Disney Cruise ships.

78 minute show unfolds at the restaurant Animator Palate, as the restaurant comes to life with color.

4 pools are on board each ship. The Mickey pool for all guests, the Goofy pool for families, the Adult pool for guests over 18 only, and the Crew pool for crew
members only.

15,000 square feet of space is dedicated just for the kids area on each ship, this is 5 times larger than any other cruise ship.

877 seats are in the Walt Disney theater presents “Broadway” like shows on the cruise ships.

1,367 miles of cable onboard would be enough to run an extension cord between Texas and Michigan

20 performers on each ship, known as the Disney Cruise Line Main Stage Repertory Cast, that calls the Walt Disney Theatre their home.

3 different live stage shows are conducted in the Walt Disney Theatre during a 3-night cruise.

22 technicians support all the entertainment offerings and performances aboard from video productions to launching fireworks at sea.

3 decks are used for the stage on this vessel and includes state-of-the-art staging, rigging and lighting. The Walt Disney Theater is one of the most technically
advanced performance venues afloat.

14 showings of first-run films, including Disney Digital 3D movies every cruise in the Buena Vista Theater

50 Youth Activities Counselors, are on each ship this is the largest in the cruise industry.

100 activities and entertainment programs are presented by the youth counselors to 5 different age groups throughout a typical cruise.

9am to 1am daily is the hours of operation for youth activity areas. This means that during a 3-night cruise there are 45 hours of youth activities programming available.

100 Disney Cruise Line crew members on the food and beverage team who have been certified at “Level 1” by the Court of Master Sommeliers, which is unique to the industry.

300 members of the Disney Cruise Line’s shipboard culinary team, many of whom, were trained at the world’s top culinary institutes.

2,300 towel animals in the shape of elephants, stingrays, dogs, monkeys and swans are created on a 3 night cruise by the housekeeping staff

10,000 beds are made on average on a 3-night cruise by the housekeeping team

7,800 pieces of chocolate are used by the housekeeping team when they turn down guest beds on a 3-night cruise.

5,600 pieces of luggage are transported to and from each stateroom by the housekeeping team on each 3-night cruise

1 funnel is functioning on the cruise ship, the other is for decoration

½ of the rooms on the Disney Wonder have their own private verandahs

24’ x 14’ movie screen sits high above the family pool

32 step light level meter is on the movie screen which adjusts the movie brightness during the day and at night

3 themed restaurants, where guests rotate to a different restaurant each evening, all the while keeping their same servers and table mates.

3 Mickey Mouse inspired colors are used to paint each Disney Ship, the colors are black hulls, white super structures, and yellow trim and 2 giant red funnels
each with the Disney Cruise line Mickey Mouse Logo

7 notes of the “When You Wish Upon a Star” song melody is used as their horn signals.

4 captains are on every Disney cruise ship and they are; the ship’s captain, Captain Mickey, Captain Hook and Captain Jack Sparrow.


405 tons of aluminum, plastics, paper and non-traditional recyclables are saved from conventional waste streams each year. That's the equivalent of over 27 school buses or 12 humpback whales.

$2.88 million worth of electrical equipment will be installed at Berth 93 to provide shore-side power for Disney Cruise Line vessels scheduled to regularly visit the Port of Los Angeles. The equipment, purchased from North Hollywood-based David Wholesale Electric, will generate electricity for the 6.6-kilovolt system operated on Disney’s cruise ships.

Staterooms

1,029 square feet is the size of the Royal Suites with verandah and sleeps 7

945 square feet is the size of the 2-bedroom suite with verandah and sleeps 7

614 square feet is the size of the 1-bedroom suite with verandah and sleeps 4

304 square feet is the size of the Deluxe Family stateroom with verandah and sleeps 5

268 square feet is the size of the Deluxe stateroom with verandah and sleeps 3, some sleep 4

268 square feet is the size of the Deluxe stateroom with Navigators verandah and sleeps 3

214 square feet is the size of the Deluxe Ocean view stateroom and sleeps 3, some sleep 4

214 square feet is the size of the Deluxe Inside stateroom that sleeps 3, and some sleep 4

184 square feet is the size of the Standard inside stateroom that sleeps 3 and some sleep 4

73% of all staterooms have ocean views

44% of all staterooms have verandahs too

Cruise Dinning

800 to 1000 pounds of rib-eye steak are used on each 7-day cruise

2,0000 pounds of beef strip sirloin are used on each 7-day cruise

2,500 pounds of beef tenderloin are used on each 7-day cruise

9,000 pounds of whole chickens are used on each 7-day cruise

900 pounds of fresh salmon are used on each 7-day cruise

300 pounds of grouper are used on each 7-day cruise

2,200 pounds of shrimp are used on each 7-day cruise

900 pounds of lobster are used on each 7-day cruise

10,500 pounds of melon are used on each 7-day cruise

4,400 pounds of pineapple are used on each 7-day cruise

2,400 tubs of yogurt are used on each 7-day cruise

7,920 packets of cereal are used on each 7-day cruise

44,500 individual eggs are used on each 7-day cruise

1,956 eggs are scrambled each day

552 eggs are served sunny side up each day

480 eggs are eaten soft boiled each day

984 eggs are used in omelets each day

976 eggs are used in other dishes each day

1,150 lbs of bananas are used each day

462 cups of strawberry yogurt is consumed each day

1,000 baking potatoes are consumed each day

26,000 tomato ketchup packets are used on each 7-day cruise

15,000 mayonnaise packets are used on each 7-day cruise

40,000 sugar packets are used on each 7-day cruise

7,400 beer bottles/cans are used on each 7-day cruise

2,200 bottles of wine and champagne are used on each 7-day cruise

8,260 cups of coffee are served everyday on the ship

10,000 forks are used in a single day, on each Disney Cruise Line ship

5,000 cloth napkins are used in a single day, on each Disney Cruise Line ship

800 tablecloths are used in a single day, on each Disney Cruise Line ship

Castaway Cay

1 private island is owned by Disney Cruise line called Castaway Cay (pronounced Key)

3.1 miles long is Castaway Cay Island

2.2 miles wide is Castaway Cay Island

10 percent of the Castaway Cay island is left natural

1,000 acres is the total size of Castaway Cay

4 beach areas exist on Castaway Cay, The Castaway Family Beach, Serenity Bay (adults only must be over 18), Teen Beach, and Scuttles Cove (kids only play area).

225 nautical miles from Cape Canaveral is the private island Castaway Cay.

5 open-air cabanas are at Serenity bay for rent.

2 reverse osmosis planets on Castaway Cay create drinking water on the island.

3 generators on Castaway Cay create the electricity that is needed to power the island.

60 cast members live on Castaway Cay Island to maintain, run and operate this private Disney oasis.

42 stingrays are in the stingray lagoon for guest to experience

175 foot flying dutchman from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies can be found at Castaway Cay

80,000 gallons of fresh water is stored in water tanks on the island.

8,000 gallons of traditional fuel are saved each year by an innovative recycling program that repurposes used cooking oil from the ships’ galleys and combines
it with diesel fuel to power machinery on the island. The program reduces waste and carbon dioxide emissions.

Disney Crusie line Firsts

With 25% larger staterooms that include a family friendly bath-and-a-half.

To implement an innovative rotation dining concept, featuring three themed restaurants, where guests rotate to a different restaurant each evening, all the while keeping their same servers and tablemates.

To have a dock at the line's private island Castaway Cay, allowing guests the ease of walking on and off the ship at their leisure, thus eliminating the need to use tender boats for transporting guests back and forth to the island.

To have a firework display at sea, creating the perfect “kiss goodnight” for our Pirates IN the Caribbean celebration.

To offer movie premieres at sea where the night the movie debuts in theaters across the U.S., guests have the opportunity to see the premiere at sea onboard the ship.
With almost an entire deck dedicated to children’s areas and activities. From Flounder’s Reef Nursery to the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab, kids from 12 weeks to 12 years have plenty of areas and activities to take their imaginations to new levels.

To offer a dedicated space just for teens. 13-17 year olds can hangout aboard the Disney Magic at The Stack, while teens aboard the Disney Wonder hang at Aloft, both high atop each ship on deck 11 in the (faux) funnel.

To apply a hull coating that is both non-toxic and innovative in reducing surface resistance in the water, allowing the ship to be more fuel efficient while sailing, in addition to being eco-friendly.

To have dedicated Human Resource officers onboard both ships and part of the ship’s Steering Committee.

To dedicate three days of shoreside training on safety and traditions for all new crew members prior to them embarking the ship.

To have yellow colored lifeboats, rather than the traditional regulation color of orange. Disney was granted special permission by the U.S. Coast Guard to paint the lifeboats yellow, in order to keep with the special color theming of the ship -- the colors of Mickey Mouse himself.

To offer a free soda program, allowing guests to have access to a 24/7 beverage station offering soda, coffee, tea and water.
With no casinos onboard, which created even more space to dedicate to families, as well as age-specific areas for everyone to enjoy.

To have an animated character as the Godmother of a ship. Tinkerbell is the Godmother of the Disney Wonder.

Disney Cruise Line was the first cruise line to have yellow lifeboats, instead of the traditional regulation orange. Disney was granted special permission from the U.S. Coast Guard to paint the lifeboats yellow, to keep with the special color theming of the ship.