Disney Wish accidents and incidents
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- 2020 - delayed construction (due to Coronavirus)
|September 2022||Other Incidents|
Due to Hurricane Ian (September 19th-formed "Category 4" storm in the Caribbean that impacted the USA's Florida Peninsula), DCL canceled Disney Wish's September 30th departure from Florida (Port Canaveral/Orlando City). Two of Florida's homeports (Tampa Bay and JAXPORT/Jacksonville) were completely closed for maritime traffic, while Port Canaveral was closed only for incoming ships. This forced all Florida-based cruise ships to make itinerary changes and reroute to avoid the storm.
Disney Wish's canceled 3-day "Halloween On The High Seas Bahamian Cruise" (itinerary Sept 30 - Oct 3) was planned as a roundtrip from Port Canaveral visiting Nassau and Castaway Cay (Disney's private island).
Impacted bookings received a 100% refund plus 25% in FCC/future cruise credit.
|June 2022||Other Incidents|
The liner docked at Port Canaveral (Florida USA) on June 20, 2022, arriving from Europe, and left homeport for Gorda Cay on June 21st.
Due to supply chain issues related to the continuing COVID crisis, two test voyages (departures June 21st and June 24th out of Gorda Cay/Castaway Cay) were canceled.
The Maiden Voyage remained unchanged (departure July 14th/5-night Bahamas roundtrip from Port Canaveral to Castaway Cay and Nassau).
|February 2022||Structural and Technical Issues|
On February 2, 2022, Thomas Mazloum (DCL-Disney Cruise Line's President) announced that MS Disney Wish's completion (delivery and inauguration) has been postponed for 6 weeks, citing COVID-related construction delays at the Meyer Werft's shipyard in Papenburg Germany.
As result, the ship's Maiden Voyage (3-day "Bahamian Cruise From Port Canaveral"/Orlando, Florida) was rescheduled from June 14th to July 14, 2022.
|10 September 2020||Structural and Technical Issues|
On September 10, 2020, while speaking at "Bank of America Virtual 2020 Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference", an excerpt from Christine McCarthy (Walt Disney Company's Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer) has confirmed that new Disney cruise ship Disney Wish will not be delivered on time.
The fleet's fifth ship (Disney Wish) was announced at D23 Expo in 2019 (August 23-25). In "D23" (The Official Disney Fan Club) "D" stands for "Disney" and "23" for "1923" (the year Walt Disney was founded). Prior to McCarthy's announcement, the new (Triton-class) liner was scheduled for delivery in 2021-Q4, planned for inauguration on Christmas 2021 and to start regular passenger shipping services in January 2022. In mid-October 2020, Disney Cruise Line announced that the vessel will debut later than expected, starting service in 2022-Q2 (summer).
Note: Like with other affected cruise vessels under construction in Germany, due to the ongoing Coronavirus 2020 crisis, the shipbuilder Meyer Werft closed its shipyard in Papenburg for 6 weeks (suspended operations from July 20 through August 30). The announcement mentioned that to stay afloat, Germany's largest shipbuilding company needs to save ~EUR 1,2 billion (~USD 1,4 B) over the next 5 years.
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