The Disney Fantasy made its way from the shipyard where it has been under construction for the last couple of years on its way to sea trials in the North Sea.
The ship left the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenberg, Germany on Friday, tugged down the Ems River backward so it can undergo a series of seaworthiness test before final delivery in February to Disney Cruise Line. It will arrive in Eemshaven on the North Sea on Saturday afternoon.
The Fantasy's debut voyage will be on March 31, 2011. The Fantasy, the fourth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, will sail out of Port Canaveral, offering alternating seven-night cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean with stops at Castaway Cay, the line's private island in the Bahamas. The 4,000-passenger ship is a sister to the Dream, also based at Port Canaveral, that debuted in January 2010 and will up the Disney Cruise Line fleet to four, with the line's two original vessels, the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder.
The Wonder is currently based on the Pacific Coast and the Magic will continue to sail out of Port Canavearl until Fantasy's arrival, when it will migrate to New York.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun