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Disney Cruise Line Update: ‘Disney Wish’ Makes Progress Through Sea Trials

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.

Disney Wish Sea Trials

Credit: MarineTraffic.com

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.

Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan greeting Disney Cruise Line Crew

Credit: CaymanCompass.com

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Read More: ‘The Most Magical Ship Yet:’ An Exclusive Look at the Disney Wish

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 newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet 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 Marvel Super Hero Academy and the Walt Disney Imagineering lab, as well as stunning rooms like the Royal Suite and the Disney Wish Tower Suite. Walt Disney Imagineering has also created the AquaMouse, which is described as “half water coaster, half dark ride.”

However, unlike other Disney vacation destinations like the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line maintains a strict policy when it comes to vaccinations. As it stands now, every Disney Guest eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine must meet the current criteria of “fully vaccinated” if they wish to board a Disney ship and sail off to Castaway Cay 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.

About T.K. Bosacki

TK is a writer and editor based in Tampa, FL with a passion for all things Disney, and adventure.