Disney Cruise Line made quite a splash this morning with their announcement revealing details of the upcoming addition to its fleet, the Disney Wish. Let’s take a few minutes and sift through all of the pixie-dusted details!
First things first, let’s start in the ship’s lobby: the Grand Hall. As we knew from earlier announcements, a bronze statue of Cinderella will grace the atrium, and the crystal-laden chandelier overhead is inspired by the swirls created by the Fairy Godmother during Cinderella‘s transformation. The columns to either side of the three-story Grand Hall will be embedded with fiber optic technology that will make them glow with pixie dust.
The Grand Hall will also feature a stage that will allow guests to come and go and stand to watch a performance during their time in the atrium.
Moving to the staterooms, you and I have a lot of new things to look forward to. First of all, the interior space features a lighter color palette than what we have seen on the existing Disney Cruise Line ships thus far. Mid-tone chestnut-colored wood, and creams and light blues are seen throughout the rooms. Artwork inspired by Cinderella will be featured on the walls, and brass fixtures will be used throughout the staterooms.
The beds will feature a scarf embroidered with the ship’s name, and flat-panel TVs will be mounted to a wall near the bed.
Moving to the top deck, the AquaMouse, inspired by the current Mickey Mouse animated shorts, will be the first-ever Disney attraction at sea. The AquaMouse will feature 760 feet of curving tubes that will be suspended above the upper deck.
The family area of the Disney Wish will feature six pools in total that will be spread throughout the tiered decks. Plentiful lounge chairs will be available for all, and quick service dining locations will be available in the district as well.
A new Toy Story-inspired area will be available for families with young children and toddlers. Included will be a splash zone, family waterslide, wading pool, and smoothie bar.
Ready for a little food? Disney Cruise Line has three all-new dining experiences planned for the Disney Wish, beginning with Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure. This Frozen-themed dinner show experience will have guests eating Nordic-inspired dishes while hosted by the likes of none other than Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf.
Marvel Cinematic Universe fans, assemble! If you’re a fan of all things superheroes, the new Worlds of Marvel restaurant will be right up your alley. Passengers will get to “play an interactive role“ as they find themselves enveloped in an Avengers mission. The global menu will be inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, of course.
Lastly, 1923, inspired by the year that The Walt Disney Company was founded, will be an elegant homage to the Hollywood of Walt’s beginnings. Dishes will be inspired by California, and will be a “unique fusion of cultural flavors.”
Children ages 3 to 12 will find a million adventures waiting for them in the reimagined Disney’s Oceaneer Club. From Marvel Superhero Academy where kids will train with the help of Black Panther, Spider-Man, and Ant-Man and The Wasp, to Fairytale Hall where kids can tap into their creative side, to the Walt Disney Imagineering Lab where children will be able to draw inspiration from the Disney Imagineers themselves through hands-on activities and experiments; there’ll be something for every child.
Little ones ages 6 months to 3 years will be able to enjoy the fun and whimsical surroundings of It’s a Small World Nursery, and preteens and teenagers will be able to hang out in Edge (ages 11 to 14) and Vibe (ages 14 to 17).
If you’re like me, you were greatly interested in finding out a little information regarding the Disney Wish’s adults-exclusive area. Thankfully, DCL did not disappoint in the details department. Aboard the Disney Wish, adults will be able to have a drink or two in a new immersive Star Wars lounge. The Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge will be crafted to look like a luxurious spaceship. Through the club’s windows, you’ll be able to gaze at locations such as Tatooine, Mustafar, and Batuu.
Adults will also be able to enjoy Palo Steakhouse, a reimagining of the Palo restaurant that we’ve seen on the existing four Disney Cruise Line ships. Palo Steakhouse will be inspired by Beauty and the Beast‘s Cogsworth, and will be a classic take on a modern steakhouse.
Enchanté by Chef Arnauld Lallement will feature a gourmet menu created just for the Disney Wish by the renowned chef. Chef Lallement had a hand in crafting the menu for the Dream and the Fantasy’s Remy. The space itself will be inspired by Beauty and the Beast‘s Lumiere.
A new lounge will be located at the entrance of Palo Steakhouse and Enchanté. The Rose will be the perfect spot for a drink before dinner or after-dinner cocktail.
The Quiet Cove pool district, located at the back of the ship, will feature an infinity edge pool. According to the information that we’ve received from Disney Cruise Line, the area will also be home to a variety of cafés, lounges, and bars.
Want a little bit more space to stretch out? The Disney Wish will offer four Royal Suites, including two that will be two-story suites. The exquisitely-appointed suites will accommodate up to six guests.
For the first time ever on a Disney ship, some of the concierge staterooms and suites will be located above the bridge. The special staterooms will feature floor-to-ceiling windows for beautiful ocean views. The concierge area will also offer a private sun deck.
If a spa on the sea is more your speed, Senses Spa is where you’ll want to spend your time. Steam and aromatherapy rooms will be available, and the Senses Fitness space will be reimagined to offer state-of-the-art exercise facilities.
The Walt Disney Theatre will showcase a reimagined version of Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular, and two original productions are being created for the Disney Wish as well.
If families are looking for a little something to do, they’ll also have a brand-new entertainment hub called Luna. Family activities will be featured in Luna during the day, while adult-exclusive entertainment will be offered in the evenings.
If you’re hoping to catch a first-run movie while aboard the Disney Wish, you’ll be able to grab a seat in either the Wonderland or Never Land cinemas. Classic and first-run films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and more will be available.
The ship’s sports area, Hero Zone, will take on a futuristic feel with game-show style activities and action-packed challenges.
The Disney Wish will set sail on its maiden 5-night voyage to Nassau, Bahamas and Disney’s Castaway Cay on June 9th, 2022. Its inaugural season will feature 3- and 4- night cruises to the same ports of call.
Bookings open to the general public on May 27th, 2021. Platinum Castaway Club members with 25+ sailings completed will be able to book on May 17th, Platinum Castaway Club members with 20+ sailings completed will be able to book on May 18th, Platinum Castaway Club members with 15+ sailings completed will be able to book on May 19th. All Platinum Castaway Club members will be able to book on Thursday, May 20th. Gold Castaway Club members may book beginning May 24th, DVC members and Adventures by Disney Adventure Insiders will be able to book on Tuesday, May 25th. Silver Castaway Club members will be able to book on May 26th, with bookings opening for all guests on the 27th.
If you would like to sail aboard the Disney Wish, please submit your quote request to be added to the interest list. We will send you a no-obligation quote when your booking status becomes available. When you book using Dreams Unlimited Travel, you’ll receive shipboard credit, and exclusive gift bag, and the help of a DCL expert.