Maiden Voyage Scheduled for Disney Wish, Disney Cruise Line’s Huge New Ship!

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Disney Cruise Line has released details about the maiden voyage of its new ship, the Disney Wish.

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According to Disney’s official release about the upcoming journey:

Originally planned to sail in early 2022, the Disney Wish is now scheduled for its maiden voyage in summer 2022 due to pandemic-related delays at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Germany.
As previously announced, the Disney Wish will be powered by liquified natural gas or LNG, one of the cleanest-burning fuels available. At approximately 144,000 gross tons and 1,250 guest staterooms, the ship will be slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.
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Previously, Disney announced that construction of the Wish had been delayed, which would ultimately cause it to set sail on its maiden voyage later than expected. At that time, however, Disney Cruise Line officials did not release details about when the new addition to the Disney fleet would actually take to the high seas.
Currently, The Walt Disney Company has suspended all cruise itineraries into December 2020. All four existing ships in the DCL fleet — the Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy, the Disney Magic, and the Disney Wonder — are currently together for the first time ever in Brest, France.
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The Disney Cruise Line fleet has the most beautiful ships at sea and the Disney Wish, setting sail in early 2022, will be no exception. This rendering depicts the magnificent exterior of the fifth Disney ship that will elevate family cruise vacations to a whole new level. (Disney)
The Wish is set to be larger than any of Disney’s current cruise ships. Details about the new vessel from its 2019 D23 Expo announcement are:

“There couldn’t be a better name for our incredible new ship because making wishes come true is part of the Disney DNA and is at the heart of so many of our cherished stories,” [Chairman of Parks, Experiences, and Products — now Disney CEO — Bob] Chapek said.

Chapek continued, noting:

“Each Disney Cruise Line ship is unique, with a name that embodies the excitement of sailing with Disney and the power of our stories. The new ships will have the experiences our guests love, as well as all-new magic.”

Last year’s D23 Expo presentation also included the official announcement that Rapunzel — accompanied by Pascal! — will be the stern character on the Disney Wish. The Disney Princess joins Dumbo (Disney Fantasy), Sorcerer Mickey (Disney Dream), Goofy (Disney Magic), and Donald Duck (Disney Wonder).

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The itinerary for the Disney Wish’s maiden voyage is not yet known.

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