Disney Cruise Line is in the middle of a massive expansion with three new ships set to debut alongside the five current ships. Two of the ships will be replicas of the Disney Wish and one of those is the Disney Treasure! The latest in the fleet will be the same size and layout as the Disney Wish, but there will be plenty of reimagined spaces. Disney Cruise Line hasn’t revealed everything and there are still plenty of secrets to reveal like the new show in the Walt Disney Theater and what’s taking the place of Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge (the rumor is a Haunted Mansion bar). Here’s everything you need to know about the Disney Treasure!
First off, the Disney Treasure will replace the Disney Fantasy in Port Canaveral for seven-night itineraries. The maiden voyage will embark on December 21, 2024, followed by an inaugural season of Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises. Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club members can book a Disney Treasure cruise as early as September 12, 2023, with all bookings opening on September 20, 2023.
As for the ship, adventure is the name of the game. Disney stories often see their characters on adventures and sometimes as guests, we’re thrust into our own. Voyager Minnie will be our guide for the journey updating the look of Captain Minnie. Voyager Minnie’s costume is brand new for the Disney Treasure and you’ll see her artwork on the bow of the ship.
Let’s get to the big changes. Say goodbye to Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure from the Disney Wish and say hello to Plaza de Coco. The new Coco-inspired restaurant will be joining Worlds of Marvel and 1923 in the rotational dining lineup and will feature two unique nights of dining experiences. The first night continues the story of Miguel and his familia as they gather in Mariachi Plaza to take guests on a colorful, music-filled journey that celebrates family memories and togetherness. Miguel and his great-great-grandparents, Hector and Mama Imelda, will reunite on the second night in Santa Cecilia for a Dia de los Muertos celebration with the help of Miguel’s magic guitar. The restaurant will feature modern twists on traditional Mexican fare. Disney had no comment when asked if Dante would be part of the show.
Jungle Cruise fans – your new Disney lounge awaits you on the Disney Treasure. The Skipper Society will be situated where The Bayou is on the Disney Wish just off the Grand Hall and will bring the Jungle Cruise to the sea for the first time. The space will be covered in a canopy of jungle foliage and include. themed cocktails, light snacks, and live entertainment. References to the Jungle Cruise will be placed throughout the space like a monkey-shaped chandelier, postcards, and luggage tags brought back from travels.
If you thought a Jungle Cruise lounge was the pinnacle of excitement, wait for the Periscope Pub. This is a 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea-inspired bar situated where Keg & Compass is on the Disney Wish. The submarine-style interiors will have steampunk influences and industrial touches while celebrating the movie and the Walt Disney World attraction. The giant squid will be featured on the carpet while the ceiling will be a mysterious window into the depths of the uncharted oceans.
Continuing with the Disney Parks theme, the funnel tower suite on the Disney Treasure will be the Tomorrow Tower Suite. The suite is inspired by EPCOT with dynamic art pieces, molten metal accents, and futuristic, colorful glass accents evoking World Discovery. The nearly 2,000 square foot space will sleep eight guests with room for eating, sleeping, and playing, plus a full kitchen and private ensuite elevator.
Just like the funnel suite, all of the staterooms onboard the Disney Treasure will be updated to fit the adventure theme. The 1,256 staterooms onboard, mostly verandahs, will feature custom artwork and design elements that evoke the exploratory spirit of Disney and Pixar films including Aladdin, Pocahontas, Up, Encanto, The Lion King, and Luca.
The concierge suites will be themed to The Lion King and the four royal suites – the Bagheera Royal Suites and the Raja Royal Suites – will pay tribute to the two cat companions from The Jungle Book and Aladdin.
High up on the ship, you’ll find the AquaMouse – Disney Cruise Line’s attraction at sea. There are currently two exciting experiences you can have on the AquaMouse, but the Disney Treasure will see the addition of Curse of the Golden Egg. This new show follows Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on a zany misadventure into an ancient temple for a glimpse of the legendary treasure within. Curse of the Golden Egg will also make its way to the Disney Wish.
The central hub for daytime activities and adult-exclusive evening entertainment onboard the Disney Treasure will be Sarabi. This space is inspired by The Lion King named after the lioness matriarch will evoke the natural beauty and openness of the savanna. This is the Luna space onboard the Disney Wish.
Zootopia is getting representation on the high seas with Jumbeaux’s Sweets. This is an extra-charge ice cream and sweetshop reminiscent of the popular ice cream parlor, Jumbeaux Cafe, from the movie. Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde statues will have a home in the space featuring Victorian-style architecture and playful pink interiors. There will be more than 20 flavors of handmade gelato, 16 flavors of ice cream and sorbets, specialty treats, candies, and more. This space is Inside Out: Joyful Sweets on the Disney Wish.
Finally, just off the Grand Hall, you’ll find two walk-up cafes serving a selection of coffee, tea, specialty beverages, and snacks. The HeiHei Cafe is inspired by Moana and named after her trusty sidekick and will echo the scalloped seashells and reflective blue waters of the Southern Pacific Isle of Motunui with furniture stylings that pay homage to a traditional construction technique used by the Polynesian people to craft seafaring vessels. The Jade Cricket Cafe is inspired by Mulan and her family’s lucky cricket, Cri-Kee, who will be represented by a jade sculpture on the bar along with striking blue walls and metallic counters reminiscent of Mulan’s armor, plus the central moon gate and plum blossom flowers adorning the walls. These cafes are the Wishing Star and Enchanted Sword Cafes on the Disney Wish.
That’s everything that’s new for the Disney Treasure, so let’s talk about what’s been announced already and what’s returning. First off, the Grand Hall is inspired by Aladdin and will include a beautiful statue as well as a chandelier that will come to life in two different ways. Peter Pan and Captain Hook will be the stern characters.
As previously mentioned, Worlds of Marvel and 1923 will be back, but Worlds of Marvel will be receiving a second show due to the seven-night itineraries. 1923 will swap out artwork and focus on props from Disney’s more adventurous movies. The Rose, Palo Steakhouse, and Enchante by Chef Arnaud Lallament will be available for adults. Marceline Market will be the onboard buffet even though the adventure theme is minimal. The Mickey & Friends Festival of Foods will round out the dining onboard with five themed food stalls serving barbecue, Mexican, grilled items, pizza, and more.
The Walt Disney Theater will be on the ship like all the others with “Disney Seas the Adventure” and “Beauty and the Beast” confirmed as two of the three shows (the third will be revealed at a later time). The Pirate’s Rockin’ Parlay Party with music and fireworks will happen as part of Pirate Night. Guests may want to pamper themselves before a fun night out at Untangled Salon or Hook’s Barbery. Don’t sleep on the craft cocktails from Hook’s Barbery – the best part of the Disney Wish.
Disney’s Oceaneer Club, Edge, Vibe, and It’s a Small World Nursery will be complete replicas from the Disney Wish. That means Mickey and Minnie Captain’s Deck, Walt Disney Imagineering Lab, Fairytale Hall, Star Wars: Cargo Bay, and Marvel Super Hero Academy will all be found in the Oceaneer Club. The only difference from the Disney Wish is you’ll take a Jungle Book-themed slide down into the club versus Alice in Wonderland. Hero Zone and the Wonderland and Never Land Cinemas will be on the Disney Treasure just like they are on the Disney Wish.
The seven pools on the upper deck will be themed to Mickey and friends like the Disney Wish on tiered decks. The Toy Story-themed family zone will be included from the Disney Wish with a splash zone, wading pool, family waterslide, and smoothie bar. Adults will want to hang out in the Quiet Cove with an infinity pool and poolside bar just like the Disney Wish along with the Cove Cafe. Moana is the Cove Cafe theme for the Disney Wish, but it hasn’t been revealed if it will be the same on the Disney Treasure. Senses Spa will remain an escape for those looking to relax as only one can on a Disney Cruise Line spa.
Unless we’re forgetting something, that’s everything you need to know about the Disney Treasure… for now. Disney sent a map to media prior to the Disney Treasure reveal and there are items on the map that haven’t been touched upon. Olaf from Frozen, Carl’s House from Up, a tea kettle from Alice in Wonderland, and an X-Wing stick out as not yet discussed.
Olaf steered many towards thinking Arendelle would return, but it’s not. The X-Wing did the same for Hyperspace Lounge, but Disney confirmed during a media preview the only Star Wars presence on the ship would be in the Oceaneer Club. Plus, the box that the map was sent in included a Haunted Mansion reference which was left off the map completely.
Disney isn’t ready yet to reveal it all and that’s okay. With the ship not setting sail for over a year, it’s nice to have some mystery left to be revealed. Plus, it’s just the second of the three sister ships with the next one coming in 2025. The Disney Treasure sets sail on December 21, 2024, with bookings opening as early as September 12, 2023, with all bookings opening on September 20, 2023. New details on the Disney Treasure and Lighthouse Point may revealed at Destination D23!