The Disney Wish celebrates float out ahead of July debut
Captain Minnie Mouse

The Disney Wish celebrates float out ahead of July debut

PAPENBURG, GERMANY — The Disney Wish achieved a construction milestone earlier this week when it hit water for the first time at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

The float out marked the world’s first look at the newest Disney Cruise Line ship, which was greeted in true Disney style with fireworks music and a special appearance by Captain Minnie Mouse. It will sail its maiden voyage on July 14 from Port Canaveral, Florida before embarking on three- and four-night itineraries to Nassau, Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

According to Disney Cruise Line, it took approximately five hours and 29 million gallons of water from the River Ems to flood the building dock. The ship eventually sailed out with only three feet of clearance on either side.

Onboard the Disney Wish, guests will find a host of new experiences steeped in Disney storytelling, including ‘Frozen’-themed dining experiences, a Star Wars-inspired high-end lounge, and a nearly 2,000-square-foot, two-storey suite housed in one of the ship’s iconic red funnels.

The Disney Wish is the first of three new Disney Cruise Line ships to be built at Meyer Werft through 2025, each of which will be powered by liquefied natural gas.

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