Disney Cruise Line's Newest Ship Hits the Water

February 11, 2022, 4:27 PM · The Disney Cruise Line's newest ship has hit the water for the first time.

The Disney Wish floated out of its building dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany today, bringing the 144,000-ton vessel one step closer to its maiden voyage from Port Canaveral in Florida this summer.

Disney Wish float out
Photo courtesy Disney Cruise Line

The float out took five hours, as 29 million gallons of water from the River Erms flooded the building dock.

Now crews will put the finishing touches on the Disney Wish before it welcomes its first official passengers on July 14. Disney Wish will feature a water coaster with animation elements, an all-new staging of The Little Mermaid, and an interactive Marvel-themed dining experience, among other attractions.

Disney Wish is the first of three new ships to be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard through 2025.

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Replies (3)

February 12, 2022 at 7:05 AM

I don’t really understand the posting of only Disney Cruise Line launches on this site - are you also going to start announcing the other cruise line launches, rides on their ships and water parks the cruise lines are creating at their private islands or is it only because it’s “Disney” ? Maybe I missed those posts, but might be fun and exciting to include the other Cruise Lines too !

February 12, 2022 at 9:55 AM

We cover themed entertainment worldwide. Disney’s Imagineers design a whole bunch of interesting stuff for the DCL, some of which eventually makes it way you be parks.

February 14, 2022 at 8:26 AM

Given the launch of the Galactic Starcruiser (aka Star Wars Hotel) at WDW next month, which very much operates like a cruise and is taking a lot of cues from DCL, news from the DCL arm of the company is very much pertinent to those interested in theme parks.

There are far more similarities between a DCL and WDW vacation than people realize.

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