Last August at the D23 Expo, current Disney CEO and former Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek provided fans with an update about the fifth cruise ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet.
The official announcement regarding the name of the ship, the Disney Wish, reads:
The ship’s atrium will be a bright, airy and elegant space inspired by the beauty of an enchanted fairytale. A beloved hallmark of Disney Cruise Line, it has been a tradition to adorn the back of our ships with an iconic character that reflects the theme of each vessel. For the Disney Wish, the ship’s stern will feature Rapunzel. Our favorite artsy princess, paintbrush in hand, uses her enchanted hair to suspend herself as she decorates the stern of the ship with the help of her feisty sidekick, Pascal. Spirited, smart, curious and above all, adventurous, Rapunzel embodies the wish and desire to see and experience the world.
The Wish will have 1,250 staterooms, making it slightly bigger than the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy.
Now, we have an update regarding the construction of the Disney Wish cruise ship, which is being built at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock, Germany.
The Disney Wish was originally slated to be completed in late 2021 with an early 2022 maiden voyage. This is, however, likely to be delayed due to both the CDC’s ‘No Sail Order‘ in the United States and an extended pandemic-related break at Neptun Werft.
As per the Disney Cruise Line construction update video posted by Inselvideo on YouTube, what viewers are seeing will become the Disney Wish’s engine room.
Disney has not released any official updates regarding the Disney Wish since the COVID-19 outbreak began in the spring. Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for further updates regarding Disney Cruise Line itineraries and the first voyage of the Disney Wish.
Where are you hoping to set sail on the new ship when you can take your next Disney Cruise Line vacation? Are you excited to see this Disney Wish ship construction update?
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