DCL-Disney Cruise Line takes delivery of its 5th cruise ship Disney Wish

   June 11, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

On Thursday, June 9, in Port Bremerhaven (Germany), Meyer Werft delivered MS Disney Wish to DCL-Disney Cruise Line, closing the book on the vessel’s construction journey.

The building of the 5th DCL ship started in early 2020 with the construction of the floating engine room unit (at Neptun Weft) followed by the ceremonial keel-laying on April 8, 2021.

Disney Wish was floated out at Meyer Werft's shipyard in Papenburg Germany on February 11, 2022, and on March 30th started the conveyance on the Ems River to Eemshaven Netherlands where she has been docked while the final works were completed along with a series of sea trials.

Numerous executives of DCL and the shipbuilding company gathered to attend the lowering of the Meier Verft/ raising of the Disney flag onboard. DCL presented Meyer Werft with a statuette of Cinderella, in memory of the life-size bronze statue welcoming guests in the atrium of the Great Hall on the newbuild.

Disney Wish cruise ship

DCL Disney Wish is The Walt Disney Company's newest liner and the first in a series of all three units. The Disney ship Wish was originally scheduled for launch in 2021-Q4 (inauguration by Christmas 2021) and to start passenger shipping operations in January 2022. However, due to COVID-related issues (shipyard closures, supply chain disruptions), the boat's introduction was postponed for 2022-Q2.

MS Disney Wish's sisterships (the other two units from the new TRITON-class) are yet to be named, with rescheduled/postponed launches and deliveries in 2024 and 2025. The TRITON class is very similar (as size and capacity) to the sisterships Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. The new boats will be year-round deployed in the Caribbean and Florida-homeported - in PortMiami (Disney 2025) and Port Canaveral (Disney Wish, Disney 2024).

Like all DCL ships, the Disney Wish vessel (IMO 9834739) is Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 311001098) and registered in Nassau.