Disney Wish Cruise Ship

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Artist rendering of Disney Wish cruise ship
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Introducing the 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.


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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 delayed the original schedule for 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 June 2022, we can expect the build to be completed soon.


When is the Disney Wish maiden voyage?

Disney Wish’s maiden voyage will be June 9, 2022.

It will be a special five-night sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida. It will include two days at sea, plus stops at Nassau (Bahamas) and Castaway Cay.

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 now scheduled to set sail in summer 2022.


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 June 9 2022.


What will the Disney Wish look like?

On the bow of the ship, Captain Minnie Mouse will be showcased.

Minnie Mouse will be featured on the bow of the Disney Wish cruise ship.
Minnie Mouse will be featured on the bow of the Disney Wish
Image: Disney Cruise Line

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.”

Here is an early rendering of the Grand Hall concept by Disney Imagineers for Disney Wish.

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

The Grand Hall is being billed as Disney’s “Castle on the Sea”. When cruisers step foot on board the Wish, they will be met with a full enchantment motif, built to conjure visions of a fairytale castle

This video highlights the details behind the creative process of Disney Imagineers to create the Disney Wish. It includes images of the Grand Hall chandelier and special effects.

Watch the video:


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.

Grand Hall in Disney Wish, artist rendering
Image: Disney Cruise Line

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: 1,254
  • Tonnage: 140,000
The Dream/Fantasy both weigh 130,000 tons and have 1,250 staterooms.


Where will the Disney Wish cruise ship sail?

The Disney Wish will call Port Canaveral, Florida home.

Sailings will begin in June 2022 and will include 3 and 4 night voyages to Nassau, Bahamas and Castaway Cay.


What is the Disney Wish Itinerary?

Disney Wish’s maiden voyage will be June 9, 2022.

It will be a special five-night sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida. It will include two days at sea, plus stops at Nassau (Bahamas) and Castaway Cay.

After the maiden voyage, there will be two types of sailings – 3 nights and 4 nights.

3-Night Disney Wish Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Leave Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Day 2 – Nassau, Bahamas
  • Day 3 – Castaway Cay
  • Day 4 – Return to Port Canaveral, Florida

Dates of this itinerary:

6/14/22 (DVC Member Cruise), 6/17/22, 6/24/22, 7/1/22, 7/8/22, 7/15/22, 7/22/22, 7/29/22, 8/5/22, 8/12/22, 8/19/22, 8/26/22, 9/2/22, 9/9/22, 9/16/22, 9/23/22, 9/30/22

4-Night Disney Wish Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Leave Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Day 2 – Nassau, Bahamas
  • Day 3 – Castaway Cay
  • Day 4 – Day at Sea
  • Day 5 – Return to Port Canaveral, Florida

Dates of this itinerary:

6/20/22, 6/27/22, 7/4/22, 7/11/22, 7/18/22, 7/25/22, 8/1/22, 8/8/22, 8/15/22, 8/22/22, 8/29/22, 9/5/22, 9/12/22, 9/19/22, 9/26/22


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

Disney Wish cruises will be available to most people to book starting May 27, 2021.

Disney Wish Reservations

Schedule for booking depends on your status with Disney Cruise Line:

  • May 17 – Platinum Castaway Club Members with 25+ sailings completed
  • May 18 – Platinum Castaway Club Members with 20+ sailings completed
  • May 19 – Platinum Castaway Club Members with 15+ sailings completed
  • May 20 – All Platinum Castaway Club Members
  • May 24 – Gold Castaway Club Members
  • May 25 – DVC Members & Adventures by Disney Adventure Insiders
  • May 26 – Silver Castaway Club Members
  • May 27 – Bookings open for all Guests

What will the Disney Wish chandelier look like?

Disney Wish will have a three-story Grand Hall that is built to enchant guests. In the Grand Hall, there will be a statue of Cinderella, and a dazzling chandelier.

Rendering of Disney Wish chandelier that will hang in the Grand Hall atrium
Image: Disney Cruise Line

The chandelier will be a centerpiece for special effects, dramatic show lighting, and is expected to shimmer and even shower pixie dust upon those that gaze upon it.

The chandelier is built to represent the movement that is witnessed in the movie Cinderella at the moment that Cinderella’s dress is transformed from drab attire into a glorious gown.

Disney Wish chandelier is built to look like Cinderella gown transformation from the Disney movie Cinderella.
Images: Disney

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 1254 guest staterooms.


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.

Check for current availability.


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 😉.


Disney Wish Staterooms

The Disney Wish will have 1254 staterooms with the following stateroom types:

  • Inside
  • Oceanview
  • Verandah
  • Concierge
  • Royal Suites

To learn all the details about Disney Wish accommodations, visit our Disney Wish Stateroom Guide.


Disney Wish Cruise Ship News

Here’s a Disney Wish update:

APRIL 29, 2021. DCL announces that reservations will be available to book cruises on the Disney Wish starting May 27, 2021.

APRIL 8, 2021. Meyer Werft laid the keel for Disney Wish in a German shipyard.


Disney Wish Facts & Trivia

  • The Disney Wish has 15 decks
  • Disney Wish has 1254 staterooms
  • 70% of staterooms on Disney Wish have a verandah
  • There are 451 staterooms with adjoining rooms for larger families
  • Disney Wish weighs 144,000 gross tons
  • The interior is decorated in art nouveau style, characterized by geometric designs and bold, solid colors
  • Disney Wish’s Statue in the Grand Hall is Cinderella
  • Disney was granted special permission by the U.S. Coast Guard to paint its lifeboats yellow – rather than the traditional regulation color of orange – to preserve the Mickey Mouse color palette of red, yellow and black
  • Staterooms are 25% larger than the current industry average
  • The stern (back end of the ship) features Rapunzel
  • The bow (front end of the ship) features Minnie Mouse
  • The ship will feature a Frozen-themed theatrical dining experience at a restaurant called Arendelle
  • The Wish will showcase a Star Wars themed lounge for grown-ups

Disney Wish Deck Plans

Disney Cruise Line has released information about the 12 decks of the Disney Wish.

Click here to see an interactive rendering of the expected Disney Wish deck plans.


Disney Wish Dining

About Dining Options on Disney Wish

Like the other ships in the DCL fleet, the Disney Wish is expected to feature “Rotational Dining.”


To mix up your dinner dining enjoyment, guests rotate between three main restaurants, offering a unique dining experience every night. Your server, assistant server and the rest of dinner staff will move with you.

Here are the Disney Wish restaurants that are expected to be part of the rotational dining.


Arendelle

Located at the stern of Deck 5, Arendelle is a Frozen-themed restaurant! This restaurant will serve up food from Arendelle. Home to the royal family of Arendelle, a visit here will immerse you in all things Frozen. A winter wonderland awaits at every turn as your journey takes you through thrilling scenes and adventures from Disney’s Academy Award-winning movie, “Frozen.”

In a theatrical performance that unfolds while you eat, Anna and Kristoff are celebrating their engagement, and they have invited you to join them as the honored guest.

At the new Frozen restaurant, Arendelle, on the Disney Wish, You can expect a number of musical numbers from Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf, as well as hearty Norwegian-inspired cuisine. Made by Oaken himself!
Image: Disney Cruise Line

You can expect a number of musical numbers from Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf, as well as hearty Norwegian-inspired cuisine. Made by Oaken himself!


Worlds of Marvel

In this first-ever Marvel cinematic dining adventure, guests will play an active role in an Avengers mission that takes place all around them during their meal.

Worlds of Marvel restaurant on Disney Wish will be an interactive experience.
Image: Disney Cruise Line

According to rumor, guests are given a high-tech mobile device to help facilitate the experience and complete various missions by interacting with their surroundings and fellow diners during this real world quest for power stones.

You’ll find this one-of-a-kind dining experience on Deck 4 of the Disney Wish.


1923

Specially named after the year that The Walt Disney Company was founded, 1923 will feature a Hollywood Golden Era theme, serving California culturally relevant recipes.

1923 restaurant on Disney Wish cruise ship is named after the year The Walt Disney Company was founded.
Image: Disney Cruise Line

This restaurant will be found on Deck 3.


Premium Dining Experiences

Looking for an adult only meal? The Disney Wish will offer premium dining experiences to elevate your tastebuds.

PALO Steakhouse

This is a signature Disney dining experience and it is available only for adults. Located on Deck 12.

This is an evolution of the version of Palo that is found on other Disney ships. This elegant, adults-only restaurant takes a theme from the lovable pomp and circumstance of Cogsworth, the enchanted clock from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

PALO Steakhouse on Disney Wish is a premium dining experience.
Image: Disney Cruise Line

Cuisine will feature premium steaks and Italian recipes.

Reservations are likely to be required and we expect there to be a dress code as well, please refer to our Disney Cruise packing list for suggestions on what to wear.


Enchanté

Another premium dining experience, The Enchanté restaurant is billed as the most elegant dining experience on the Disney Wish.

Menu was created by three-Michelin starred Chef Arnaud Lallement.

Enchante premium dining experience on Disney Wish
Image: Disney Cruise Line

Theme will be Lumiere’s stately presences from Beauty and the Beast. Located on Deck 12.


Casual Dining on Disney Wish

Room Service

Brought to your stateroom

Disney Wish room service menu is expansive. If it follows the pattern of all other ships in the fleet the menu will be almost completely free, with myriad options available at any time of the night or day.

Our favorite room service items are traditionally chocolate chip cookies and Mickey Mouse ice cream bars!

To get more advice about Disney Cruise room service, read tips 54-59 of my 101 Disney Cruise Tips.


Beverage Stations

Deck 11 (expected location)

The drinks here are FREE. Your options include water, soda, juices, coffee, tea, milk, fruit punch, lemonade, and hot cocoa.

The bars and lounges on board will charge you for sodas, but it is free here. Check out tip #48 on my Disney Cruise Tips to enjoy more free soda.


The Rose

Deck 12

The Rose will be an idyllic setting for a pre-dinner aperitif or after-dinner cocktail. There are subtle nods to the film Beauty and the Beast throughout, with the theming dedicated to the fateful flower of the classic movie.

The Rose lounge on Disney Cruise Line's Disney Wish ship
Image: Disney Cruise Line

Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge

Deck 3

This adults-only lounge is a one-of-a-kind experience for Star Wars fan.

Passengers will be able to order cocktails in a high-end luxury bar that is styled as a “yacht-class” spaceship from the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge on Disney Wish
Image: Disney Cruise Line

As you sip your drink, you can gaze out portals to space that showcase different locales featured in Star Wars films and series, such as Batuu, Tatooine and Mustafar.

“Themed beverages” that are inspired by the films will be served, and special “tastings” will also be available in the Disney Wish Star Wars lounge.

Disney Parks website describes the lounge this way:

The venue’s sleek interior design and metallic detailing is inspired by lavish star cruisers similar to Dryden Vos’ ship in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” While you sip your galactic concoctions, this space-faring voyage will transport you to iconic locations from the eras of the Republic, Empire and First Order, employing hyperspace jumps to travel from planet to planet while sensational scenes unfold just beyond the ship’s panoramic viewport at each stop.

Ranging from serene vistas to action-packed encounters, the spectacles seen through this virtual “window” into the galaxy will feature famous space ships from the films and fan-favorite locales like Batuu, Tatooine, Mustafar and Coruscant. The experience will be amplified by surround-sound audio and a holotube that presents holographic models of nearby ships.

Disney Parks Blog

Cove Cafe

On other Disney ships, like the Fantasy, we love to tell people about this serene, out-of-the-way spot on Deck 13 that overlooks Quiet Cove Pool. It’s adults only and you can get your hands on some gourmet coffee (additional charge), enjoy a pastry or surf the internet.


Buffet

Deck 11

NOTE: This is pure speculation on our part, as Disney Cruise Line has not announced details about a buffet dining experience on board Disney Wish.

We feel this is a safe bet, however, as Cabanas buffet option is a cornerstone to all other Disney cruise ships.

Assuming Disney Wish features a main buffet restaurant, we expect it to be the most highly visited place to eat because of the flexibility in schedule (you can eat pretty much whenever you want) but there is usually plenty of capacity.

It will likely serve breakfast, lunch and dinner (in case you’d like to skip your rotational dining or you’re late to the Main Dining seating).

Entrees, appetizers, salads, snacks, and desserts of so many varieties are available. Some offerings will change from meal to meal, while others are regular mainstays on the menu. If you find a favorite dish, (Mickey Mouse pancakes anyone?) this can be a nice go-to option for finicky eaters, especially your little ones.


Disney Wish Entertainment

Walt Disney Theatre

Decks 3 & 4

Every evening on the Disney Wish, an exciting entertainment event will be put on in the Walt Disney Theatre.

Guests get to witness performances that are truly Broadway-level in quality. Also frequenting the stage are musicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, hypnotists, or comedians.

Walt Disney Theatre on Disney Wish cruise ship
Image: Disney Cruise Line

Sometimes they put up a feature movie on a massive screen. The movie is usually a Disney-owned film that is new or due to theaters.

The Walt Disney Theatre is built to resemble a magical forest.


Luna

Decks 4 & 5

This performance space is flexible enough to host parties, shows, and family games and entertainment during the day, while converting into an adults-only venue in the evening.

The Luna theater is set to look like a fairytale village and is two decks tall.


Wonderland Cinema & Never Land Cinema

Deck 4

Two lux movie theaters to accommodate first-run feature films, using state of the art technology to play movies all day, every day.

Neverland Cinema is reminiscent of Peter Pan’s flight to Neverland with Tinker Bell and the Darling children.

Wonderland Cinema boasts an Alice in Wonderland theme.


Grand Hall

Deck 3

We’ve been told that the Grand Hall will act as both a gathering place (aka traditional cruise ship atrium) with a fairytale theme, as well as a functional theatre. from a fairytale gathering space into an environmental theater through the magic of built-in special effects and the first-ever atrium stage on a Disney ship. Dedicated shows and interactive entertainment will come to life all around the hall, putting guests front and center as they play a special role in the magic.

Grand Hall on Disney Wish
Image: Disney Cruise Line

Funnel Vision

Deck 12

Funnel Vision is a giant screen that shows Disney movies while you chill on Deck 12 or swim in the Disney Wish pools.

Called “Funnel Vision” because it is mounted onto the forward funnel of the ship. It’s a massive LED screen, totally state of the art.


Disney Wish Pools & Water Fun

AquaMouse

It’s being billed as the first-ever Disney attraction at sea.

AquaMouse is a water raft ride that sends you through winding tubes that are perched well above the upper decks of the ship.

Mickey Mouse water ride on the Disney Wish called the AquaMouse
Image: Disney Cruise Line

As guests ride, they will see animated shorts, special effects, lighting and scenes from “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse.”

The original story, titled “Scuba Scramble”, is set around Mickey’s ill-fated excursion company called “Port Misadventures”.


Toy Story Splash Zone

Splash pad with a fun Toy Story theme for kids ages 3 and under. Water spurts all over; coming up from the floor and jetting from replicas of characters from the movie.


Disney Wish Shows

Aladdin – a Musical Spectacular

The classic songs and scenes of Disney’s adored Aladdin come to life on the stage in the Walt Disney Theatre on every  Disney Wish voyage.  


Two New Shows Being Developed

DCL has announced that two new exclusive shows are under development for the Disney Wish.


Fireworks at Sea

Disney Cruise Line is famous for launching fireworks off the ship, quite frequently connected to a pirate theme.

While we don’t yet know theme, the Disney Wish will have its own fireworks spectacular show.

Watch this video of Disney fireworks show on the Disney Fantasy:


Disney Wish Kids Clubs

It’s a Small World Nursery

Deck 5

Childcare for your wee ones. You can leave kids ages 6 months to 3 years old at the nursery.

The Cast Members at the nursery are well-trained Disney counselors who will feed your child at the proper time, change diapers, and lead the kids in crafts, activities and games.

Additional charge and reservations suggested.


Disney’s Oceaneer Club

Deck 2 – for ages 3-12

Children ages 3-12 will love hanging out with Disney Characters each day.

With a secret entrance (a slide!) from the Grand Hall, kids can immerse themselves in incredible experiences.

Disney Wish Oceaneer Club will feature…

Marvel Super Hero Academy

It’s the Avengers headquarters! Your child will become a new “recruit” and be trained to be a future superhero with personalized guidance by the likes of Black Panther, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Spider-Man.

Marvel Super Hero Academy: It's the Avengers headquarters! Your child will become a new "recruit" and be trained to be a future superhero with personalized guidance by the likes of Black Panther, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Spider-Man.
Image: Disney Cruise Line

Fairytale Hall

Three activity rooms! Anna & Elsa’s Sommerhaus, Belle’s Library, and Rapunzel’s Art Studio. Kids creativity will reign overall here.

Fairytale Hall on Disney Wish is part of Oceaneer Club
Image: Disney Cruise Line

Walt Disney Imagineering Lab

Your kids will become Disney Imagineers in training. Through hands-on activities, experiments, and just good old fashioned play, children can learn what it is like to design Disney theme park rides.

Walt Disney Imagineering Lab on Disney Wish
Image: Disney Cruise Line

Don’t be surprised if you barely see your kids during the cruise!


Edge

Deck 5, ages 11-14

This New York themed hangout is perfect for the tweens and offers a space for them to watch movies, craft, play games and hang out with other kids their age (ages 11-14).


Vibe

Deck 12

Teens 14-17 will have a blast at Vibe, whether it’s listening to music, dancing or competing with other teens to get the highest video game score. It’s a space of their own, themed like a Parisian loft…adults have to stay away and that’s how these teens like it. (Did I mention you might not see your kids that much?)


Disney Wish Ports of Call

Want to know where the Disney Wish will be sailing in 2022?

Disney Wish Ports of Call 2022

Disney Fantasy is scheduled to visit the following destinations in 2022:

  • Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Castaway Cay (Disney’s Private Island)

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Carl Davidson

Great coverage, keep it coming

April

I can’t wait for this! It’s going to be so awesome!

Tom Danner
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What all exciting things can you do on the Wish ?

Katie

This is all so great to know! I appreciate how thorough this article is.

Betsy

This ship looks amazing! The kids are going to LOVE this!

Robert
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Hope they announce when they will start taking reservations.

Judith Schomaker
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Cruising with Disney is a complete adventure with smiles, laughter and surprises! Each one we take is Magical! There is so much around you on the ship that has a deeper meaning! Disney pays attention to the small and large picture of a cruising experience. It is cruising luxury at your pace and style! Have a Magical Day!

Tom Miller
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Bad time. Hopefully you’ll do another at a time we working people can ser

Donna Virgona
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To get back to cruising!!!!

Gerald Felmdan
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The New Adult Only Sections. Especially the Star Wars Bar!…Can’t wait!

Allyson Reed Zea

Wow! I’ve never been on a Disney cruise, but this looks seriously amazing! My kids would go crazy!

Natalie

Seriously, looks so magical!! Can’t wait & hope to take my family someday!

Amy Nash

I have always wanted to go on a disney cruise with my kids! When everything lifts, it’s the first big trip I want to do! Your info and tips were super helpful!