A Disney cruise ship has been announced to be sailing from Southampton for the very first time next year.

The Disney Fantasy cruise ship will sail from the port between late July and September 2025 as part of a deployment in Europe.

It will initially operate five to 12-night cruises from Barcelona and Civitavecchia in Italy between May and July before heading over to Southampton.

Travel Weekly reports that cruises from the UK will be a mix of three, four and five-night sailings to destinations including Spain, Norway and around the British Isles.

Daily Echo: There will be a mixture of three, four and five night cruises from SouthamptonThere will be a mixture of three, four and five night cruises from Southampton (Image: Robert Stidworthy/Daily Echo Camera Club)

Disney Fantasy is a 2,500-passenger vessel, which is about 40% larger than the line’s first two ships Disney Magic and Disney Wonder.

It is the sister ship of the Disney Dream and was built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, beginning its maiden voyage on March 31, 2012.

The Disney cruises offer a wide array of options for entertainment, dining and recreation, including fireworks at sea, live shows and character appearances.

On their website, it adds: "Keep a watchful eye for Mickey and his pals at designated places on the ship—it’s a joy when kids see some of their Disney heroes! "

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If you want to book a cruise on Disney Fantasy you can do so at the website here.

Disney Fantasy cruise ship sailing from Southampton

Despite the fact that 2025 will be the first time the ship will launch cruises from Southampton, it is not the first time it has stopped there.

Back in November 2020, Disney Fantasy appeared at the docks along with an American Dodge police car that was parked in Mayflower Park.

This was just a stop on its journey back to the United States.