Port Canaveral (Orlando, Florida) on Monday, June 20, welcomed home DCL-Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, Disney Wish.
The addition to the Port Canaveral-based Disney cruise fleet arrived before dawn escorted by a flotilla of Port-based tugboats and Port Canaveral Fire Rescue Fireboat 2 providing the water cannon salute.
Port CEO Capt. John Murray said they had anticipated that homecoming of the Disney Wish for some time and knew that their entire Port community was excited to have her sailing from the Port.
“We are proud of the longstanding partnership we have with Disney Cruise Line, and the arrival of the Disney Wish adds to the growing number of impressive cruise ships providing high-quality guest experiences from our Port.”
Disney Wish is powered by LNG-liquefied natural gas. The ship will homeport at Port Canaveral - the only in North America to support LNG fueling of ships.
Disney Wish will sail on 3- and 4-night itineraries to The Bahamas with calls at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. The inaugural sailing from Cruise Terminal 8 will commence on July 14.
Disney Wish is the first of 3 new ships joining the Disney fleet through 2025, and, at ~144,000 GT and 1,250 passenger staterooms, she is slightly larger than Disney Fantasy, also homeported at Port Canaveral.