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Oriental Land to Launch Cruise Business in 2028

TOKYO, Jul 10 (News On Japan) - Oriental Land, the operator of Tokyo Disney Resort, revealed plans to launch Japan's first Disney cruise in the 2028 fiscal year.

Since its inception in 1998 in the United States, Disney Cruise Line has expanded its routes to Canada, Europe, and other global destinations.

The new ship being built by Oriental Land for the Japan debut will feature approximately 1,250 cabins and accommodate about 4,000 passengers, making it the largest cruise ship under the Japanese flag.

The cruise will offer various entertainment options, including interactions with characters dressed in original Disney Cruise Line costumes.

Planned itineraries include 2- to 4-night cruises departing from and returning to ports in the Tokyo metropolitan area, with an estimated 400,000 passengers annually.

The investment is projected to be 330 billion yen, equivalent to the cost of the recently opened "Fantasy Springs" area at Tokyo DisneySea.

Following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the full-scale resumption of cruises in Japan signals potential market expansion.

Source: ANN

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