VIDEO: DCL Disney Wish ship's conveyance voyage on Ems River (Germany)

   March 30, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Disney Wish, DCL-Disney Cruise Line’s new ship/currently under construction at Meyer Werft's shipyard in Papenburg Germany, left the yard Wednesday morning, March 30, and headed off for technical/nautical sea trials in the North Sea.

The 341-m-long liner started the 10-hour conveyance voyage on Ems River towards Emden at ~8 am local time (~6 am UTC).

The maneuver commenced with the passage of Papenburg dock lock, the yard announced. Disney Wish passed Friesen Bridge (close to Weener) around noon.

During the night, the vessel should arrive at Ems Barrage (near Gandersum), then will head for Eemshaven (Netherlands) where it will remain docked for final outfitting.

~750 people are onboard the newbuild.

Next is listed the conveyance voyage's schedule (local time):

  • March 30 (~12:15 pm) Friesen-Brucke/Bridge passage (near Weener)
  • March 30 (~3:30 pm) Jann-Berghaus-Brucke/Bridge passage (near Leer)
  • March 31 (~12:30 am) Ems Barrage passage (near Gandersum)
  • March 31 (~2:30 am) arriving at Port Emden

The 32-km / 20-mi long conveyance of cruise ships on River Ems to the North Sea/Baltic Sea usually attracts thousands of onlookers but due to health and safety reasons, the shipbuilder didn't previously announce when the conveyance will take place.

Curiously, the ship navigates/moves backward - as you can see from CruiseMapper's satellite tracking of its current location - being assisted by tugboats.