A fifth ship has finally joined the Disney Cruise Line fleet! On Thursday, June 9, the triton-class cruise ship, the Disney Wish, was officially handed over to Disney Cruise Line in Germany to prepare for her long-awaited arrival to her first homeport in Port Canaveral Florida.
The news comes via Twitter from Andrea McAlpine (@CruiseshipP), who shared pictures of the newest addition to Disney’s fleet, saying,
Here she is @DisneyCruise #DisneyWish arriving in #Bremerhaven @bremischehaefen early this morning for her official handover.
(📷 courtesy of my friend ©Christian Eckardt) #DisneyCruiseLine #DCL #Cruise #CruiseNews pic.twitter.com/oUItUJ3a7S
— Andrew McAlpine (@CruiseshipP) June 9, 2022
A look on MarineTraffic.com confirms that the Disney Wish is, indeed, moored in Bremerhaven, on the North Sea. She is scheduled to begin her transatlantic crossing this week, with her first stop being at Ponta Delgada on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores. She is due to arrive in Port Canaveral on Monday, June 20.
The Disney Wish is still set to make her maiden voyage to Castaway Cay on July 14, with the in-between weeks most likely filled with final preparations and crew accruement. There is no official video of the handover yet, but we are expecting an official video to be shared by Disney shortly.
This milestone comes long overdue after covid-concerns have delayed the completion of Disney Cruise Line’s largest and newest ship multiple times, including this year. The past few months have been filled with her completing her sea trials. She is expected to be the most magical ship yet, offering new experiences such as the and the
This Disney Cruise Line news comes after Disney Cruise Line’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales International, Jeff van Langeveld, expressed the fleet’s interest in expanding their operations to Australia. Click the link below for more on that story.
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