Disney Wish Cruise Ship

Disney Cruise Line has announced the newest cruise ship to join the existing fleet of DCL cruise ships will be called Disney Wish.

This page will be the most comprehensive listing of news reports, rumors, and updates about the new Disney Wish Cruise Ship.

Disney Wish Cruise Ship logo
Image: Disney Cruise Line

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What is Disney Wish?

Disney Wish is the newest vessel in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. It joins its sister ships, Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream, Disney Magic, and Disney Wonder as the fifth Disney cruise ship.

In 2016, Disney announced it would be building two new ships and then, one year later, one MORE ship was announced, bringing the planned total of new cruise ships to three.

The Disney Wish is the first of those three new ocean vessels.

When will the Disney Wish be completed?

Originally planned to be completed and delivered in late 2021, the global travel industry disruptions of 2020 has delayed the completion of the Disney Wish. Disney officials have not given an exact date for completion. However, with the announcement of Disney Wish maiden voyage taking place in summer 2022, we can expect the build to be completed soon.

When will the Disney Wish first set sail?

Disney Wish as originally expected to make her inaugural sailing in January 2022. However, due to pandemic-related delays of the construction of ship, the maiden voyage of the Disney Wish is scheduled for summer 2022.

What will the Disney Wish look like?

The exterior of the ship features Rapunzel (from Tangled) as she dangles from the stern.

The new Disney Cruise ship is the Disney Wish! It features Rapunzel on the stern.
The stern of the Disney Wish (concept)
Image: Disney Cruise Line

The interior of the ship was originally expected to continue the tradition of the existing ships in sporting an Art Deco or Art Noveau style. Disney Imagineers have stated they want the insides of Disney’s ships to reflect “the golden age of ocean cruising.”

The look of the atrium, however, looks like a departure from Art Deco or Art Noveau.

The atrium is three-stories, with a bright and airy décor intended to reflect the “beauty of an enchanted fairytale.”

Atrium of the Disney Wish (concept)
Image: Disney Cruise Line

What Disney character will be the atrium for the Disney Wish?

A statue of Cinderella will be featured in the Grand Hall (atrium) of the Disney Wish.

Statue of Cinderella in Grand Hall or atrium of Disney Wish cruise ship. Concept art.

How big is the new Disney Wish cruise ship?

Disney Wish is planned to be just slightly larger than the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream.

  • Expected Staterooms: 1,250
  • Tonnage: 140,000
The Dream/Fantasy both weigh 130,000 tons and have 1,250 staterooms.

Where will the Disney Wish cruise ship sail?

No itinerary has been released yet for the first sailings of the Disney Wish.

When is the Disney Wish maiden voyage?

January 2022 was the original expected date of the maiden voyage of the Disney Wish cruise ship. After some delays at Meyer-Werft shipyard in Germany, the Disney Wish is scheduled to make a maiden voyage in summer 2022.

Who is building the new Disney Wish?

Disney Cruise Line contracted with reputable German shipbuilding company Meyer Werft to build the three newest ship, including the Disney Wish. Meyer Werft were also the builders of Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream.

How will the Disney Wish be fueled?

The Wish will be fueled by liquefied natural gas.

DCL has stated that LNG “is one of the cleanest-burning fuels available,” making the Disney Wish a more efficient and eco-friendly method of providing cruise vacations.

By moving to natural gas propulsion instead of oil-based fuel, cruise ships are able to reduce emissions of sulphur, nitrogen oxide and other chemicals.

How many staterooms will the Disney Wish have?

Disney Wish will have 1250 guest staterooms.

What is the Disney Wish Itinerary?

We won’t know a typical Disney Wish cruise itinerary until the overall schedule is released for sailings in 2021. We speculate that the Wish cruise itinerary will likely feature voyages from Port Canaveral, Florida, but that is simply our guess, based on the fact that Disney Cruise Line and Port Canaveral have contracted for another terminal to house a Disney ship. Will that be the Wish?

When Will I Be Able to Book a Cruise on the Disney Wish?

While no official announcement has been made, we expect to be able to start booking reservations for Disney Wish sailings in early 2021.

How can I see the Disney Wish before it is completed?

There is one way to see the Disney Wish before it sets sail in regular operations.

Adventures by Disney has offered tours of the Meyer-Werfft as part of its Rhine River sailings. Guests can pay for a guided tour of Meyer-Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany they are building the Disney Wish.

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Disney Wishes Cruise Ship

Just a helpful note – the name of the ship is Disney Wish. It is not the Disney Wishes cruise ship as I’ve seen reported in other places 😉.

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