It appears that Disney Cruise Line’s newest and largest ship of the fleet will have to wait a little longer before making her first visit to Castaway Cay.
According to MarineTraffic.com, the Disney Wish had a voyage to Castaway Cay (officially known as Gorda Cay) logged, for which she was set to leave Port Canaveral on Monday, June 20, just after 5:00 am local time. The expectation was that she would arrive at Disney’s private island getaway on the morning of Wednesday, June 22. However, that scheduled trip does not appear to have gone as planned, as MarineTraffic.com also shows the ship still moored in Port Canaveral, Florida, on Tuesday, June 21.
The Disney Wish is not scheduled to begin passenger sailings until July 14, which would make this short trip a test run of one of the legs of her new year-round route. It is unclear at this time what caused the sudden cancelation and setback of this mission.
Disney Cruise Line also took time today to share their announcement of the ship’s arrival to her new homeport on June 21, saying:
Our newest ship is here! Just yesterday, the Disney Wish arrived in Port Canaveral after sailing nearly 4,768 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Bremerhaven, Germany.
Our newest ship is here! 🚢✨ Just yesterday, the Disney Wish arrived in Port Canaveral after sailing nearly 4,768 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Bremerhaven, Germany. https://t.co/L8B9Rpy5My pic.twitter.com/aYy4JrnpJx
— Disney Cruise Line (@DisneyCruise) June 21, 2022
Due to the test voyage’s close timing to the Wish’s arrival in Flordia, one could speculate that the delay was simply to provide the ship and crew with some downtime as well as give Disney and its fans a chance to revel in the majestic ocean liner docked at the port. But there is no official confirmation at this time.
According to Krissy Nocerino, Public Relations Manager, Disney Cruise Line, “The Disney Wish will sail year-round from Port Canaveral, offering a series of three- and four-night Bahamas cruises to Nassau and Disney’s private island oasis, Castaway Cay, beginning July 14. For more information or to book a Disney vacation at sea, visit disneycruise.com.”
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Cruise Line news as more developments come to light.