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A Wish Come True - Meet the Disney Wish

“A dream is a wish your heart makes”

– Cinderella


Disney Wish is the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. A beautiful and elegant technological marvel, the Wish is truly an experience not to be missed.




Yet to make her maiden voyage, the Wish was officially received by Disney Cruise Lines on 10 June 2022 and will be christened on Wednesday 29 June 2022 (today!). You can watch the christening LIVE on the Disney Parks socials. It starts at 11am EST (11pm AWST/Thu 30 June 1am AEST).



Adventures and thrills

Fun for the whole family! Be a part of the adventure with all-new experiences onboard, including the first-ever Disney attraction at sea!



AquaMouse

Get some watercoaster thrills without leaving the ship! Awash in "immersive" show scenes, music, lighting and special effects, this fun-filled water experience invites Disney fans to glide up, down, around and off the side of the ship through 760 feet of twisting tubes—providing breathtaking views of the ocean—before splashing down into a lazy river.


Disney Uncharted Adventure

This first-of-its-kind immersive family experience will truly make you a part of a Disney adventure. Using your mobile device as an “enchanted spyglass,” join Captain Minnie, Captain Mickey and some of your favourite Disney Characters on a multidimensional search for the magic across storybook worlds.


Walt Disney Theatre

Get amongst the magic as you watch Broadway-style adaptations of your favourite stories, surrounded by Fantasia florals. You’ll experience a one-of-a-kind adaptation of The Little Mermaid, Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular and original shows like Disney Seas the Adventure.


Watery Delights

Have a whale of a time on the upper decks of the Disney Wish, home to 10 pools and water play areas—inspired by Mickey and his pals. Or toy around at Toy Story Splash Zone, featuring larger-than-life rubber bath toys and the Slide-a-saurus Rex family slide.


Hero Zone

Action-packed physical challenges and game-show-style competitions can be found at this ground-breaking recreation space where families are invited to play together. Sports court, game floor, playground, movie theatre – what more could you want?!


Movies & Live Entertainment

Everything from live music and family game shows to first-run films onboard. Visit Luna an all-new entertainment venue featuring family fun by day and elegant entertainment at night or Wonderland Cinema and Never Land Cinema for all the entertainment you can handle!


Magical dining

The Wish boasts never-before-seen dining experiences where you’ll dine with your favourite characters from Frozen, Marvel and more!



Arendelle – A Frozen Dining Adventure

In this world’s first Frozen-themed, theatrical dining experience you’ll be magically transported to the enchanting Kingdom of Arendelle. Join Queen Anna and Kristoff as they celebrate their engagement and revel in festive musical performances from Elsa and Olaf. Enjoy a tasty and hearty Norwegian-inspired meal made by Oaken himself. An experience worth melting for!


Worlds of Marvel

In this cinematic dining experience, you’ll become a part of the story. As an action-packed Avengers mission unfolds around you, including Ant-Man and the Wasp, enjoy a worldly menu inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring a range of delicacies from classic all-American fare to rich African flavours. You’ll even get the chance to try out a new interactive Quantum Core at your table where you can shrink and grow objects at the push of a button.


1923

The year The Walt Disney Studios was founded changed the landscape of animation and filmmaking forever. 1923 will evoke the glitz and glamour of Old Hollywood and truly take you back in time. As you enjoy a meal filled with tantalising and sophisticated flavours found throughout the state of California you’ll be surrounded by storyboards, sketches and props that illustrate the early animation process. Be a part of the history.


Marceline Market

Named for Walt Disney’s early childhood hometown in Missouri, the Marceline Market gives diners a truly Disney dining experience - the local proprietors are Disney Characters and the stations are themed to beloved Disney animated films!


Quick Bites

Grab a quick bite for lunch, dinner or anytime in between on the upper decks at Mickey & Friends Festival of Foods. A variety of delectable offerings and fan-favourite treats are available from uniquely themed food stations including Mickey’s Smokestack Barbecue, Donald’s Cantina, Daisy’s Pizza Pies, Goofy’s Grill and Sweet Minnie’s Ice Cream.



For the big kids – adult-only escapes

A Disney cruise isn’t just for the kids – there’s something for everyone. Adults can enjoy exclusive spaces away from the hustle and bustle to relax and unwind.



Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge

Enjoy signature beverages inspired by the locations whizzing past your windows in this elegant space bar. With out-of-this-world drinks, interactive tasting experiences and all the intergalactic theming you’d expect this is truly the place you’re looking for. While families are invited to experience this interstellar watering hole during the day, at night the lounge jumps to lightspeed and becomes an adults-only haven.


Quiet Cove

Need a break but still wanting to have a bit of fun? Head to the adults-only Quiet Cove with its infinity pool, bar, and poolside lounge—dedicated to swimming, savouring drinks and soaking up the sun.


Palo Steakhouse

Date night on the high seas. This adults-only restaurant, inspired by Cogsworth from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, offers a scrumptious selection of premium steaks and exquisite Italian dishes.


Keg & Compass

Experience the romance of the sea as you sample amazing drinks, including craft beers exclusive to the Disney Wish. The décor is inspired by the wood carvings of a historic Viking ship and includes a grand maritime map that spans the entire ceiling—rich with illustrations of Disney locales, characters, and icons.


The Rose

Sip a cocktail surrounded by antique mirrors and floating rose petals at this elegant, adult-exclusive lounge reminiscent of the enchanted castle from Beauty and the Beast.


Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement

Experience an innovative international menu crafted by 3-Michelin-starred Chef Arnaud Lallement in this elegant and opulent adults-only restaurant inspired by Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast.


Nightingale’s

Enjoy a break and a sip as you sit back, listening to beautiful tunes in this sophisticated piano bar, below a large glittering chandelier featuring a swirl of pearlescent bubbles and music notes, meticulously crafted out of shimmering rose gold.


The Bayou

Take part in some of that New Orleans flair in this informal lounge inspired by the magical marsh in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog. This space brings alive the enchantment of that iconic Louisiana swamp—and is home to live musical performances and other fun-filled events.


Kids clubs

Keep the kids occupied with some of the most interactive and innovative kids clubs at sea!



Marvel Super Hero Academy

Young Avengers, stand ready! Children ages 3 to 12 are invited to spring into action and train alongside some of their favourite Marvel Super Heroes and select their very own super suit—and then put it to the test in a battle with some infamous villains of the Marvel Universe.


Star Wars Cargo Bay

Join Rey and Chewbacca in this first-of-its-kind immersive experience set on board a starship! Feed lifelike, interactive creatures and encounter some of the most dangerous beings in the galaxy. With the help of Rey and Chewbacca, you can even channel the Force to secure the ship from the First Order!


Walt Disney Imagineering Lab

Be a part of the magic and imagine what it would be like to create your own Disney attraction. Kids can tap into their own imaginations and design their very own roller coaster in the style of attraction classics like Big Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain—and climb into a specially designed capsule to ride it!


Fairytale Hall

Here, young royals can create floating lanterns, act out your favourite stories and create ice magic – you may even get special visits from the Disney Princesses and Frozen Queens themselves!


Clubs for Tweens and Teens

Relax, make friends and play games at Edge, a colourful New York City-inspired hangout for tweens ages 11 to 14. Teens ages 14 to 17 can chill out at the Vibe—a laid-back space where they can watch movies, enjoy games and take the occasional selfie. Older teens and young adults can check out The Hideaway, an all-new space designed just for them. All of these fun areas are supervised by the coolest counsellors at sea.


Elegant accommodations

It’s not just the entertainment that is magical. At the end of an exciting day, rest your royal heads in well-appointed rooms with all the creature comforts.



All staterooms have the following amenities as standard:

  • A TV, desk and sitting area with a couch

  • A heavy privacy curtain to separate the sitting and sleeping areas

  • A full bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and tub with glass door

  • Elevated wooden bed frames for under-bed storage of suitcases and other large items

  • Attractive yet functional cabinetry in the living area

  • Custom premium plush Euro-top mattress

  • Frette® 300-thread-count, 100% cotton linens

  • Premium bath towels

  • 43" LCD flat-screen TV with remote control

  • USB and USB-C ports

  • Full-length mirror

  • Ample closet space

  • Mini drawer refrigerator

  • Mini in-room safe

  • Hair dryer

  • Phone with voicemail messaging

  • Individual climate control

  • H20 Plus® spa, bath and shower products

  • WiFi (additional fee required)

Some rooms, such as accessible or concierge rooms have premium and additional amenities.


There are too many rooms to go through them all here so below I’ll highlight a few.


Verandah Staterooms

Spectacular ocean views are yours to enjoy in this redesigned home-away-from-home on the high seas that includes a private verandah, a queen-size bed, a pull-down bed, a sitting area with a convertible couch, and a split bathroom—plus a variety of upscale amenities.


Concierge Staterooms

Disney storytelling soars to new heights inside these rooms that feature a premium level of service. Stay in either a Tangled-inspired cabin with a private verandah or one of the 7 specially themed staterooms that pay tribute to The Little Mermaid and features floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to sea.


Royal Suites with Private Verandah

A private balcony, first-class amenities, extravagant details and plush furnishings inspired by Sleeping Beauty abound in our 4 Royal Suites—2 of which feature 2 levels, a spiral staircase and a stained-glass work of art. It’s a royal welcome they’ll never forget!


Check out more information on each of the staterooms on the Disney Cruise Lines website.


The stats for ship geeks

  • Birthplace: Meyer Werft shipyard – Papenburg, Germany

  • Maiden voyage: July 14, 2022

  • Home Port: Port Canaveral, Florida

  • Ship’s Registry: Bahamas

  • Tonnage: About 144,000 gross tons

  • Length: 1,119 feet

  • Height: 221 feet

  • Speed: 19.5 knots cruising speed (maximum 23 knots)

  • Fuel: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

  • Crew: 1,555

  • Capacity: 4,000 passengers

  • 1,254 staterooms (includes 53 concierge staterooms and 23 concierge suites)


The Disney Wish is looking to be one of the most interactive and innovative ships on the high seas. I can’t wait to see the first reviews come in from lucky cruisers on her maiden voyage.


Don’t forget to tune into the Disney Cruise Lines socials for the christening of this incredible ship tonight!


For more information on the Disney Wish and all she has to offer, visit the Disney Wish website or contact me today!

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