Disney Grants Christmas ‘Wish,’ Announces Big News About New Ship!

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Today, Disney Cruise Line dropped some magical news about the newest ship in the fleet — the Disney Wish! Even during a year of hardship, Disney has shared something wonderful that we can look forward to experiencing aboard what looks to be the greatest Disney Cruise ship of all.

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Disney Cruise Line — like all of The Walt Disney Company’s Parks, Experiences and Products division — has struggled amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Related: Disney Confirms Maiden Voyage Dates for Three New Ships

Currently, although the CDC’s No-Sail Order was lifted on October 31, Disney Cruise Line has canceled all itineraries through March 2021 — this means that the Disney fleet will have officially spent a full year without sailing due to COVID-19.

There is, however, a light at the end of the tunnel! The CDC is offering cruise operators — including Disney Cruise Line — the ability to earn Conditional Sailing Certificates for each of their ships. Once these certifications are granted, some cruises will be allowed to commence again, though they must meet specific requirements, such as not exceeding seven nights.

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Furthermore, the next chapter of Disney Cruise Line is about to begin. The first Triton Class ship, the Disney Wish, is slated to set sail in early 2022. In October, Disney issued this official statement regarding the luxury liner’s maiden voyage:

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.
To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent.
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Today, during ABC’s airing of the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Celebration, Disney made an exciting announcement regarding the Disney Wish! They shared a never before seen video of the upcoming cruise liner, complete with a “Summer 2022” sailing date.

Disney Parks Blog shared:

Inspired by the beauty of a fairytale castle, the Grand Hall makes a bold welcoming statement, setting the tone for an enchanted family vacation from the moment guests step onboard the Disney Wish. It is an idyllic setting for Cinderella, whose timeless story is the perfect example of magic transforming wishes into dreams and dreams into reality – very fitting for a vessel named the Disney Wish, don’t you think?

Watch the video in full below:

Disney also debuted a new TV spot that actually shows some Disney Cruise Line Guests! Take a look:

We can’t wait to set sail for Disney’s private island Castaway Cay in the Bahamas — and all of Disney Cruise Line’s other great destinations worldwide — as soon as possible! Are you excited to get back to sailing?

If you want to book a Disney Cruise Line vacation on the Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy, the Disney Magic, or the Disney Wonder, contact the expert team at Academy Travel for help planning every magical detail of your high seas adventure at no additional charge!

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