Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
Disney Cruise Line's newest cruise ship, the Disney Wish, officially pulled into Port Canaveral around 5 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2022.
The 144,000 gross ton ship will be the first of three new Disney Cruise Line ships built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany through 2025. The new ship-class will use liquefied natural gas and be slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.
“With the Disney Wish, we’re continuing our tradition of delivering the most magical and relaxing vacations at sea, combining legendary service and entertainment with imaginative storytelling and all the care you expect from a Disney vacation,” said Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.
The cruise ship will feature a brand-new, distinctly Disney design concept, inspired by timeless tales of wishes come true following the motif of enchantment, manifested in wondrous ways throughout the ship. From the magical forest setting of the Walt Disney Theatre to storybook-inspired staterooms to the fairytale castle-inspired Grand Hall, where a dazzling wishing star descends from the shimmering chandelier above.
With an all-new look and feel steeped in enchantment and inspired by dreamy Disney stories, every stateroom on board the Disney Wish will be a luxurious, peaceful retreat designed with ample room for families with plenty of storage and upscale amenities. Most will feature Disney Cruise Line’s signature split-bathroom concept for utmost comfort and function. Many of the ship’s 1,254 staterooms will offer an ocean view, with seventy percent of them including a spacious verandah, and 451 connecting doors that adjoin rooms to accommodate larger families.
Disney Cruise Line will take fun in the sun to the next level with some brilliant new features and attractions, like the first-ever Disney attraction at sea, AquaMouse – a 760 feet long wild water ride with winding tubes suspended high above the upper decks. The ship will also feature six pools staggered among tiered decks and surrounded by lounge chairs. The little ones of the group will delight in an all-new Toy Story-themed district designed especially for families with toddlers and young children that includes a splash zone, wading pool, family waterslide, and smoothie bar. Adults can indulge in sun-drenched serenity at Quiet Cove, a secluded adults-only district that will feature a luxurious infinity pool, poolside bar, and chic cafe.
Passengers can choose food options from one of three brand-new family dining concepts that include, Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure, Worlds of Marvel – the first-ever Marvel cinematic dining adventure, and 1923, an elegant dining option that celebrates the company’s legacy and a tasteful tribute to its Californian heritage.
In true Disney Cruise Line fashion, the Disney Wish will offer a robust menu of world-class entertainment throughout every voyage, including spectacular stage shows, exhilarating deck parties, one-of-a-kind character experiences, fun family activities, contemporary cabarets, and much, much more.
“Our newest ship will celebrate everything that families love about sailing with us, from the incredible dining experiences and character interactions to dazzling shows and the crew’s thoughtful attention to detail. We cannot wait to welcome our guests aboard the Disney Wish as we expand the reach of our world-class fleet.”
The Disney Wish will sail its maiden voyage — a five-night cruise to Nassau, Bahamas, and Castaway Cay, Disney's Private Island — on July 14, 2022, followed by an inaugural season of three and four-night cruises to the same destinations from Port Canaveral, Florida.