The American entertainment giant Walt Disney Company has unveiled its cruise ship named Disney Wish which is predicted to be its most magical ship yet.
The Disney Wish, which will set sail in summer 2022, is packed with firsts that Disney fans will love, including the first-ever Disney attraction at sea, a Frozen-themed theatrical dining experience, a Marvel dinner adventure, an Imagineering lab for kids, and an adults-only Star Wars lounge.
And it doesn’t stop there as the ship’s staterooms including four stunning royal suites are absolutely dreamy, with fairy-tale touches that reflect the ship’s overall world of enchantment making it truly “a first of its kind.”
Laura Cabo, portfolio creative executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, said the ship’s name reflects all those fairy-tale characters guests will see throughout the ship, like Rapunzel and Cinderella, and the excitement that guests feel when their dreams come true through these enchanted experiences. All the Disney ships offer magical experiences and fantastic storytelling, but this new ship provided a great opportunity to tell beloved Disney stories in a new and exciting way, according to Ms. Cabo.
The Disney Wish will embark on its maiden voyage on June 9, 2022, and it will offer three- and four-night itineraries from Port Canaveral, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas and Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island. Bookings will open to the public in less than a month on May 27, 2021.
The magical dining experience
The three new family-friendly restaurants offer totally unique dining experiences. Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure will invite guests to Queen Anna and Kristoff’s royal engagement party, picking up where “Frozen 2” left off. Meanwhile, the Worlds of Marvel will put guests at the center of an Avengers adventure with a menu inspired by the superhero films. And 1923, a restaurant named for the year The Walt Disney Company was founded, will combine old Hollywood glamour with Disney animation.
Finally, three adults-only venues inspired by “Beauty and the Beast” will offer upscale dining in beautiful settings. Palo Steakhouse, will offer a selection of Italian dishes and incredible steaks. Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement will be the most luxurious option on board, with a gourmet menu crafted by the three-Michelin-starred chef and touches inspired by Lumiere. The Rose, located at the entrance of these two venues, will offer a magical spot for drinks and small plates.
One of the most exciting “firsts” on board the Disney Wish is the first-ever Disney attraction at sea. AquaMouse is a family water attraction that brings Mickey shorts to life, and it will include show scenes, lighting and special effects, and more throughout its 760 feet of tubes placed above the upper decks. Guests will board two-seater vehicles and ascend into the Mickey cartoon world of a new animated short called “Scuba Scramble.” They’ll zip through tunnels and up and down speed blasters before reaching a loop over the edge of the ship where they’ll see clear views down to the ocean.
Staterooms and Suites
The accommodations on board the Disney Wish will feature artwork and designs inspired by beloved fairy tales like Cinderella and include ample rooms for guests to store their luggage and relax. The ship has 1,254 staterooms, most of which will offer an ocean view, with the option to connect many rooms for larger groups traveling together. Four royal suites inspired by “Sleeping Beauty” will offer unbeatable space and luxury.
Stay enchanted and entertained
Disney Cruise Line ships are known for their world-class entertainment focusing on popular Disney stories, and the Disney Wish will take that to the next level with the fairy tale-inspired Grand Hall stage, celestial Luna venue, and the Hero Zone sports area. The Disney Wish will premiere two new stage shows , and it will include an adaptation of “Disney’s Aladdin — A Musical Spectacular.” The ship will also have two cinemas and plenty more entertainment options on board.
One of the most important improvements is the Disney Wish will be the first Disney vessel powered by liquefied natural gas. This clean-burning fuel significantly reduces emissions over more traditional marine bunker oil, thereby lessening the ship’s environmental footprint. The Disney Wish is the first of three new ships that will join Disney’s fleet by 2025.