DCL’s new ship Disney Wish sets sail on maiden voyage from Port Canaveral FL

   July 16, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

DCL-Disney Cruise Line's newest liner - Disney Wish, set sail on her Maiden Voyage on Thursday, July 14, from Port Canaveral (Orlando, Florida) to The Bahamas.

Disney Wish is the fleet's 5th boat and the first newbuild for Walt Disney in a decade.

With volume 144,000 GT-tons, max passenger capacity 3466 (plus 1555 staff/crew) and 1238 staterooms (spread over 10 decks/out of 15 total), Wish is also DCL's largest ship.

At the heart of the liner is a bronze Cinderella statue that sets the stage for a fairytale-themed atrium featuring ornate balconies stacking up to a constellation and a star-studded chandelier.

There is a water ride - AquaMouse - billed as the "first Disney attraction at sea." The ride features 760 feet of twisting tubes that provide riders ocean views prior to finishing up in a lazy river. AquaMouse incorporates music, show scenes, and special effects.

Disney Wish passengers will also find a variety of new dining options like Arendelle - a "Frozen"-themed offering with character experiences and live entertainment.

Another character showcase is Worlds of Marvel offering a menu with dishes nodding to locations like Black Panther's Wakanda. Each table has its own interactive device allowing diners to participate in a "Quantum Encounter."

Disney Wish cruise ship

Of all staterooms, ~90% are outside. The luxurious Royal Suites boast a living area, open dining salon, and a veranda with a private hot tub. 2 of the 4 Royal Suites stretch over 2 levels with a spiral staircase.

Wish is the first of 3 ships in Disney's new TRITON class that will be powered by LNG-liquefied natural gas to reduce emissions.