Disney Cruise Line has released a video preview of its newest cruise ship, the Disney Wish. You can watch it below:
The Disney Wish is slated for delivery in late 2021, with sailings scheduled to begin in January 2022. Like Disney’s other cruise ships, an iconic Disney character will adorn the stern – in this case, Rapunzel, who the line has said represents the desire to see and experience the world.
The Disney Wish will be the fifth ship for the cruise line. It is the first of three new cruise ships planned for the line, all of which will be slightly larger than its current vessels, the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. The new ships will weigh in at approximately 144,000 gross tons with 1,250 guest staterooms, and they will be powered by cleaner-burning liquefied natural gas.
The cruise line recently released a rendering of the new ship’s atrium at the D23 Expo, with a design of golden whorls and stars against a background of purple and blues. The line has said that a number of new amenities, technologies and entertainment are planned for the ships, although no details have yet been released.
Meyer Werft is currently building all three of the new ships. Disney’s first two vessels, the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, are also its smallest, weighing in at 83,000 gross tons each. The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, which launched in 2011 and 2012, respectively, are only slightly smaller than the new ships, at 130,000 gross tons.