Today during The Walt Disney Company Q4 2020 Earnings conference call, Disney CEO Bob Chapek confirmed that Disney Cruise Line will be experiencing delays with the debuts for its three upcoming new ships. The Disney Wish is expected to be pushed back just a few months with a new summer 2022 launch. The remaining two ships would be onboarded in 2024 and 2025, respectively.
Chapek noted that he was optimistic that “pent up demand” for the new vacation experiences (in conjunction with Disney’s very careful observation of health guidelines and best practices) would help offset any health-related concerns in light of the global coronavirus pandemic.
All three new ships will be powered by liquefied natural gas and, at approximately 144,000 gross tons and 1,250 guest staterooms, be slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.
About the Disney Wish
Disney Wish was revealed as the name of Disney’s fifth ship at the D23 Expo last year and it is expected to boast an atrium that will be a bright, airy, and elegant space inspired by the beauty of an enchanted fairytale.
For the Disney Wish, the ship’s stern will feature Rapunzel. The fan-favorite artsy princess, paintbrush in hand, uses her enchanted hair to suspend herself as she decorates the stern of the ship with the help of her feisty sidekick, Pascal. Spirited, smart, curious and above all, adventurous, Rapunzel embodies the wish and desire to see and experience the world.
The tradition to adorn the back of Disney ships with an iconic character that reflects the theme of each vessel is a beloved hallmark of Disney Cruise Line.
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See it for Yourself
Disney Wish is scheduled for delivery in late 2021 and will set sail in January 2022.