The Disney Wish is a little closer to being cleared for her maiden voyage.
After completing her journey down the Ems River to the entrance of the North Sea, we at Disney Fanatic have learned that Disney’s newest and largest ship began undergoing her sea trials this week and made her first successful trip into the open sea and back.
Thanks to the data from Marinetraffic.com, we can see the path the Wish took on her short trip. She ventured just under 200 nautical miles away from the Netherlands and reached a top speed of just over 23 knots.
All appears to have gone well, and further trials and procedures are expected to continue. The maiden voyage of the Disney Wish is still currently scheduled for July 18 of this year.
This news follows another story of Disney Cruise Line Progress as her sister ship, the Disney Magic, became the first cruise ship to return to George Town, Grand Cayman, since the start of the pandemic.
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The first of Disney’s new Triton Class cruise ships, the Disney Wish, will be joining a growing fleet of Disney ships that includes the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy. Once finished, christened, and set for sailing, the Wish will settle in her new homeport at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Pushed back several months due to Covid-related concerns, to say the arrival of the in the is highly anticipated is an understatement. It is expected to be the most magical ship yet, offering magical interactive experiences that are in a class of their own, such as the and the , as well as stunning rooms like the and the . has also created the AquaMouse, which is described as “half water coaster, half dark ride.”
However, unlike other Disney vacation destinations like the Resort and the , maintains a strict policy when it comes to vaccinations. As it stands now, every Disney eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine must meet the current criteria of “fully vaccinated” if they wish to board a and sail off to and other magical destinations.
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to keep an eye on the Disney Wish‘s progress and will update our readers as more information comes to light.