Disney’s first commercial Barbie cruise ships will be powered by “sustainable” eco-design, and will travel to the Caribbean islands of Barbados, the United States and Cuba for five years, the company announced Tuesday.
The cruise ships are the first of Disney’s planned “Pirates of the Caribbean” line to be powered entirely by renewable energy.
The ships will arrive in the Caribbean island nation of St. Martin in 2018, the St. Croix County Executive said.
Disney Cruise Line said it will be the first cruise ship in the company’s history to use “sustainably sourced” energy.
“This project is part of our commitment to ensure that the world’s most valuable cultural and recreational asset, Barbie, can be an inspiring force for positive change,” the company said in a statement.
The cruise lines first ship, the Princess Princess of Wales, sailed in 2012 and was built in China.
Its capacity is 1,800 passengers.
The Princess of Wills, a 767-foot vessel, is built in Italy and has a capacity of 2,000 passengers.
Disney Princesses have been known to cruise the globe for more than 100 years.
In 2012, the cruise ships began serving the Stomping Grounds theme park in Florida.
The company has a fleet of nearly 10,000 boats in the United Kingdom.
The Stompers are a traditional Caribbean Caribbean islander’s vacation spot, with guests staying in small wooden cabins on the sand and playing on wooden swings and jacks.
The first of the Disney Princesses sailed in 2019 and is the longest-serving cruise ship ever built, according to the company.
It has a maximum of 18,000 square feet and carries 1,100 people.
Disney Princess cruise ships now ply the Caribbean Sea with more than 8,000, including three named Princesses.
In March 2018, Disney announced that it was adding more than 3,500 new cruise ships to its fleet of more than 5,000 vessels.