VIDEO: Disney Wish floated out of Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg (Germany)

   February 12, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

DCL-Disney Cruise Line's Disney Wish hit the water for the first time on Saturday, February 12, when she floated out of an enclosed building dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg Germany.

Marking the first look at the newest Disney ship, the major construction milestone was celebrated in Disney style with musical fanfare, fireworks, and a special appearance by Capt. Minnie Mouse.

It took ~5 hours and 110,000 m3 (29 million US gallons) of water from River Ems to flood the building-dock, followed by an exit as the vessel sailed out with just 1 m / 3 ft of clearance on either side.

The ship's maiden voyage is now scheduled for July 14, 2022, from Port Canaveral/Orlando (Florida USA).

Disney Wish is the first of 3 new Disney Cruise Line ships to be constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard through 2025. Each of the vessels will be LNG-powered (by liquefied natural gas) and weigh ~144,000 GT tons (volume).