After several preview cruises for members of the media and travel advisors, the Disney Wish maiden voyage set sail today as the first official sailing with paid guests.
Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship is the fleet’s fifth ship and the first new ship in 10 years. The five-night Disney Wish maiden voyage (with two sea days) will be followed by an inaugural season of three- and four-night cruises from Port Canaveral, Fla. to Nassau, Bahamas, and Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island.
Attractions sailed on the Disney Wish Christening Cruise. Click here for our full trip report.
Disney Wish “Firsts” – Check out our videos below
- First attraction at sea – The AquaMouse
- First in-app interactive game –Uncharted Adventures
- First Star Wars-themed bar – Hyperspace Lounge
- First (and only) animatronic Porg – Star Wars: Cargo Bay (click here to find out how Star Wars on the Wish fits into Star Wars canon).
- First Imagineering-based onboard experience – Imagineering Lab and Ride Studio
- First “Frozen”- and Marvel-themed restaurants – Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure and Worlds of Marvel
- First Palo Steakhouse premier dining restaurant
- First Funnel Suite – Two-story 1,966-square-foot Wish Tower Suite
Disney Wish Facts and Figures:
- Capacity: 4,000 passengers and 1,555 crew
- Decks: 14 – Click here for our deck-by-deck guide and watch our walking tour video below
- Staterooms: 1,254 staterooms (90% outside cabins) – Watch our stateroom tour video below
- Suites: Four Royal Suites and the Wish Tower Suite – Watch our videos tours of the Royal and Tower suites below.
- Disney Wish is the first of three ships in the cruise line’s new Triton class powered by liquefied natural gas to reduce emissions. The other two ships are expected to be completed by 2025.
During preview cruises, Disney was very transparent about onboard entertainment and experiences that “still required additional pixie dust” to be ready for guests, including the Little Mermaid stage show, the virtual in-app Uncharted Adventures game, and the Walt Disney Imagineering Lab’s Ride Studio. However, it seems one of the ship’s three new shows still isn’t ready, and cruisers with departures up to July 25th received this email:
While we had planned to offer “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” as part of our entertainment lineup, the show is still in rehearsals and will not be available during your sailing. “Disney Seas the Adventure” and “The Little Mermaid,” as well as other special entertainment, will be available in The Walt Disney Theatre.