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The newest Disney Cruise Line ship has officially set sail!
The highly anticipated Disney Wish, the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, has officially made its debut! A team of Wish Upon a Star with Us Vacation Planners were onboard for the Maiden Voyage of this incredible new ship, as well as a media preview cruise before the ship officially set sail. After 4 ships and more than 20 years in the cruise industry, Disney has completely re-imagined cruising with the stunning design, unique innovations and amazing experiences on the Disney Wish.
While the outside of the Wish maintains the same classic exterior of the previous Disney Cruise Line ships (inspired by classic ocean liners), the interior of the Wish has been designed in a new style, distinct from the other four ships. The Disney Wish brings the magic of a fairytale castle to life, with details throughout the ship taking inspiration from classic Disney stories. The stunning Grand Hall, with its shimmering chandelier and iconic Cinderella statue, is the heart of the ship’s stunning new design. It truly feels like a castle at sea! This ship brings the magic of Disney storytelling to guests like never before. Disney magic is woven into every detail in a way that’s sure to create special memories for every guest who sails on this incredible new ship.
The staterooms on the new Disney Wish bring back many of the elements from the first 4 Disney ships but also feel completely new. Features like the split bathroom layout and convertible beds make them a comfortable and functional space for families. These fairytale-inspired staterooms feature a bright, modern design and art from different Disney animated films! The Disney Wish also has more concierge staterooms than ever before on a Disney ship. You’ll also find the addition of incredible suites like 2-story Royal Suites and the Funnel Suite!
The Disney Wish brings back Disney’s renowned Rotational Dining. This guest-favorite format means you get to experience different themed restaurant throughout the cruise, all while being accompanied by the same dedicated service team.
The Disney Wish welcomes three all-new incredible and innovative main restaurants! At Arendelle: a Frozen Dining Adventure, dine on a Norwegian-inspired menu while enjoying special entertainment from some of the most popular characters in Disney’s Frozen. At Worlds of Marvel, immerse yourself in an interactive adventure right alongside some of your favorite Marvel Heroes! The menu takes inspiration from Wakanda, Asgard, New York, and more settings from the MCU. Finally, at 1923 you’ll dine in an elegant restaurant that harkens back to the early days of the Walt Disney company. Surround yourself in the glitz and glamour of Old Hollywood as you feast on Californian-inspired fare.
Marceline Market is a buffet-style restaurant which takes its inspiration from Walt Disney’s home town of Marceline, Missouri. The variety of stations here offer a wide variety of options for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Mickey & Friends Festival of Food is the place to go when you’re looking for a poolside snack! You’ll find even more poolside options than you’ll find on any previous Disney Cruise Line ship. From pizza to tacos, barbecue to ice cream, this fun boardwalk setting offers something for everyone. 24-hour room service is also available!
Palo Steakhouse & Enchante offer specialty dining experiences just for the adults! These two upscale restaurants, along with The Rose lounge, are inspired by one of the most beloved Disney films, Beauty and the Beast. Reservations required and extra fee applies.
The Disney Wish features more outdoor deck space and pools than any previous Disney Cruise Line ship. The central pool deck includes six staggered pools of varying depths, all with a view of the Funnel Vision screen which plays classic Disney movies. An additional quieter pool area sits at the very front of the ship, while in the aft you’ll find the adult-only infinity pool. The Toy Story-themed splash zone is perfect for the littlest cruisers, while the more adventurous can take a ride on the Slide-a-saurus Rex waterslide and the AquaMouse! On the AquaMouse, the first Disney attraction at sea, Guests slide and splash through a zany story from The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse.
Disney has always been known for their incredible entertainment, and the Disney Wish is no exception! Enjoy spectacular Broadway-caliber shows in the Walt Disney Theater, including two brand new shows designed just for the Disney Wish (Disney Seas the Adventure and The Little Mermaid). View first-run movies in two screening rooms – the Wonderland Cinema and Never Land Cinema. Spot your favorite characters making appearances around the ship, with photo opportunities to capture those special interactions. Party like a pirate at the pirate night deck party, including breathtaking fireworks at sea. Fun activities like game shows, trivia, karaoke, animation classes and so much more take place around the ship, offering both family-friendly and adult-only fun. All this and so much more await you and your family onboard the Wish!
The youth activity spaces on the Disney Wish offer unique experiences for children of all ages. At the Oceaneer Club, kids ages 3-12 can enter the worlds of their favorite stories like Star Wars, Marvel, Frozen, and more in exciting immersive spaces! For older kids, Edge (for tweens ages 11-13) and Vibe (teens agers 13-17) are trendy hangouts offering counselor-led programming created just for them. These clubs are bursting with creative design details, comfortable lounge space and high-tech entertainment! A third venue, the Hideaway, is a flexible venue that can be opened to the teen club, closed off for tween activities and even reserved especially for special activities for young adult guests ages 18 to 20. Finally, we can’t forget the littlest cruisers! The “it’s a small world” nursery is an adorable childcare center full of whimsical touches inspired the classic Disney attraction.
Adult Exclusive Areas
In addition to the specialty, adult-only dining, there are several spots on the Disney Wish that are designed just for the adults! Ready to relax? The Quiet Cove area offers a peaceful oasis for adults to relax in the adult-only infinity pool, grab a drink at Cove Bar or sip a latte in the adjacent Cove Cafe. Senses Spa offers the perfect space for rejuvenation with a wide selection of treatments and services available. Meanwhile, the Untangled Salon and Hook’s Barbery offer additional opportunities for pampering. Unique themed lounges abound on the Disney Wish! From galactic views at the Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge to upscale elegance at The Rose, there is something for every taste.
Ready to Set Sail?
The Disney Wish has officially launched, and will be sailing 3- and 4-night cruises to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral, FL. These itineraries include a visit to Disney’s very own private island paradise, Castaway Cay! If you’re ready to start planning your family’s magical adventure at sea, talk to your Wish Upon a Star with Us Vacation Planner today! Don’t have a Vacation Planner yet? Fill out our contact form to get started! Whether this is your first cruise or your 20th, the Disney Wish offers brand new incredible experiences for every Guest that comes aboard. We can’t wait to help your family set sail on the magical voyage of a lifetime!