Disney Cruise Line’s latest and largest ship of its fleet, the Disney Wish, is now out of dry dock and dipped her yellow shoes in the water for the first time on February 11, 2022. While her maiden voyage is not scheduled until July, she has reached a very exciting milestone that any Disney Fanatic ready to sail the seven seas should be excited about.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, “The 144,000 gross-ton, 1,254-stateroom vessel has been under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenberg, Germany since 2020, but has been assembled in pieces in the massive covered dry dock.”
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The Disney Wish is the first of Disney’s new Triton-Class cruise ships and the only one to be named at this point in time. Construction of her haul was completed in August, with work continuing on her two massive Azipod engines. She was ready for her first float tests last week, but weather caused a delay until now.
The Disney Wish has six more weeks of construction work ahead–most likely including Imagineering projects like the AquaMouse–before being driven a slow tugboat escort up the Ems River to Eemshaven, Netherlands, from which sea trials will be conducted in the North Sea.
Destined to inherit the three-and-four-night voyages to The Bahamas and Castaway Cay from her sister ship, the Disney Dream, the Wish was originally scheduled to be delivered to Cape Canaveral in December 2021, but she has since been delayed twice. The delivery date now stands at July 17, 2022.
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The Disney Wish will be joined by her two unnamed sister ships in 2024 and 2025. Unlike their predecessors, they will operate solely on liquified natural gas.
We at Disney Fanatic will keep our ears to the ground so our readers can stay up-to-date on Disney Cruise Line news as it develops.
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