New Cruise Ship!
Join us as we explore the Disney Wish, the newest ship from the Disney Cruise Line.
The 5th ship of the Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Wish, had its inaugural trip in July 2022. Join us as we explore the Disney Wish during the Disney Wish inaugural year of adventure to the Caribbean Islands. We were there on the 2nd public voyage with the Disney Vacation Club Member Charter.
The Disney Wish is the 5th Cruise Ship for the Disney Cruise Line
If you’re looking for a vacation that’s dripping with magic and pixie dust, look no further than the Disney Wish cruise ship. This new addition to the Disney Cruise Line is sure to delight guests of all ages, with its themed rooms, amazing food options, and never-ending activities. Ready to set sail? Let’s take a closer look at what the new Disney Ship, the Disney Wish, has in store! The Walt Disney Company and the world renowned Disney Imagineers keep making its fleet of Disney ships even better. And there are two more Disney ships coming!
If you’re a fan of Disney Cruise Line (DCL), you’re in for a treat this year. The Wish, Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, set sail in July 2022. This Disney ship, the Disney Wish, is the sister ship to the other Disney ships, the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy, so you can expect all the same amenities and features that make DCL so popular with families. If you’re considering booking a cruise on the Disney Wish, here’s what you need to know. First of all, the ship is big! It has 14 decks and can accommodate up to 4,000 passengers. That means there’s plenty of room for everyone to spread out and enjoy their vacation. Plus, there are some great new features on board that isn’t found on other Disney Cruise Line ships. For example, there’s an interactive AquaDunk water slide and a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique where kids can get made up like princes and princesses. So if you’re looking for a magical family vacation filled with family fun this year, be sure to check out the Disney Wish!
Aboard the Disney Wish you enter the Grand Hall. The Disney Wish’s grand hall is a Disney princess-themed entertainment area, and it’s truly fit for a princess! The hall features several Disney princesses, who perform throughout the day for guests of all ages. There are also photo opportunities with the princesses, and you can even get your autograph from some of them! In addition to the Disney princesses, the grand hall also features other Disney characters, who make appearances throughout the day. The grand hall is one of the most popular areas on the Disney Wish, and it’s easy to see why! When they are not driving the ship you may see Captain Minnie Mouse or Captain Mickey Mouse hanging out in the Grand Hall.
Captain Minnie and Mickey Mouse are two of the most popular characters at Disney Cruise Line. And, they’re the perfect hosts for the Disney Wish, the newest and most magical ship in the fleet. Captain Minnie and Captain Mickey Mouse are there to greet you every step of the way! Whether you’re sailing to Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, or exploring one of the many ports of call, you are sure to have a magical vacation with Captain Minnie and Mickey Mouse at the helm.
5 Things we Love about Disney’s 5th Ship: The Disney Wish
1. Sail to exotic destinations like the Bahamas and Castaway Cay
A Disney Wish vacation is a truly magical experience. Disney Cruise Line sets the standard for customer service, accommodations, and family-friendly fun. When you are aboard the Disney Wish, you’ll be whisked away to exotic destinations like the Bahamas and Castaway Cay. The inaugural year of the Disney Wish features 3 night and 4 night trips to the Bahamas. The port location at Port Canaveral, Florida is located only 40 minutes from the International Airport for direct access to the Disney Wish and is only one hour from the Walt Disney World resorts. Enjoy a pre or post stay by booking a land and sea package that features days at Walt Disney World with your 3 night or 4 night stay on the Disney Wish. Transfers from the Orlando International Airport to Port Canaveral start at $34.
Disney’s cruise terminal at Port Canaveral, Florida is brand new and state of the art. The Disney Wish, Disney’s newest cruise ship, is the first to call this terminal home. Disney’s Port Canaveral Terminal is one of the most technologically advanced cruise terminals in the world. It features a real-time vessel information and tracking system that uses sensors to track passenger flow. Disney’s innovation doesn’t stop there. Guests can use the Disney Terminal App to view wait times and make dining reservations while on board their cruise. The Disney Wish set sail on her maiden voyage in 2022. She will be joined by her 2 sister ships, yet unnamed, in 2024 and 2025. These two Disney ships will offer guests an unforgettable experience at sea.
Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wish will make stops in Nassau and Paradise Island in the Bahamas. You will be able to enjoy the crystal blue waters, white sand beaches and lush vegetation of the Bahamas. While in Nassau, guests can visit the Atlantis Resort and see the Aquaventure Water Park, the Dig, Marine Habitat and Dolphin Cay. They can also stroll through the Versailles Gardens and explore the French and British colonial history of the island. In Paradise Island, guests can visit the beach, take a dolphin encounter or go snorkeling. There are also plenty of shops and restaurants for guests to enjoy.
Day 2 of your Caribbean cruise takes you to Nassau, Bahamas. There are a number of activities and tours available through the Disney Cruise Line web site. One of the things that make the Disney cruise ships unique is there is no casino on the ship. If you miss this activity, Nassau provides the ability to visit the Resort Casino at the Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas. There are additional charges for touring or experiencing the resort and the resort pools and aquarium; however, there are no additional costs to gamble at the Atlantis Casino.
Additional shore excursions are available through the Disney Cruise Line website. An alternative is to book your own excursion and meet your tour guides at the Nassau port.
Disney Cruise Line’s exclusive island, Castaway Cay, is a Disney wish come true. The island has been voted one of the best cruise line private islands and was created with families in mind. There are activities for all ages, from exploring the island on a family bike ride to playing in the kids’ water park. And, of course, there is plenty of time to relax on the white sand beaches. For Disney cruisers, a visit to Castaway Cay is the perfect way to end a magical vacation. Castaway Cay is visited on the 3rd day (3 night cruise) or 4th day (4 night cruise).
Disney Cruise Line’s newest island, Lighthouse Cay, will open in late 2022 or early 2023 to Disney Wish guests! The island is home to a beautiful lighthouse, which Disney Wish captains will use to guide their ship to the island. Guests can explore the island’s beaches, take a dip in the crystal-clear waters, and enjoy the breathtaking views. Disney Cruise Line has also installed a number of Disney-themed elements on the island, such as a Mickey Mouse-shaped pool and a “Cinderella Castle” made of sand. Disney Wish guests will undoubtedly enjoy spending time on this idyllic island.
2. Enjoy world-class service from Disney’s award-winning crew
When you step aboard the Disney Wish, you’ll be whisked away to a world of magic and wonder. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be treated like royalty by the award-winning crew. Disney Cruise Line is renowned for its unrivaled service, and the Disney Wish is no exception. Whether you’re enjoying a delicious meal in one of the ship’s restaurants or being pampered in the onboard spa, you’ll feel like a VIP every step of the way. With so many incredible amenities and services at your fingertips, it’s no wonder the Disney Wish is becoming one of the most popular cruise ships in the world. When you book your next vacation, be sure to set sail on the Disney Wish for an unforgettable experience.
We were treated as VIPs as soon as we entered the Grand Hall. Cast Members and Disney Princesses greet guests as they enter the Grand Hall. Typical Disney service was experienced throughout our stay, from the servers who rotate with you nightly as you experience different restaurants to the stateroom room steward who’s creativity gave our towels a new personality every night when we returned to the room.
Children’s Programs and Activities
Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wish is a cruise ship that offers many children’s programs and services. The Youth clubs on board the Disney Wish are divided into three age groups: toddlers, kids, and tweens/teens. Each club has its own space, activities, and staff. Some of the activities offered include arts and crafts, Disney movies, video games, and more. The Disney Wish also has a number of children’s services, such as childcare, babysitting, and unique dining experiences. For example, the “Disney Du Jour” dinner buffet offers kids the chance to meet Disney characters while they eat. The Disney Wish is an ideal cruise ship for families with young children. It offer them a chance to enjoy all the fun and excitement of a Disney Cruise Line vacation while still providing plenty of opportunities for adults to spend time together.
Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wish offers Disney’s first ever “Rapunzel’s Royal Table” children’s breakfast experience inspired by Disney’s Tangled. Guests will be able to dine with Princess Rapunzel and have their own “floating lantern” moment as part of the meal. Disney Wish also features an all-new “Ariel’s Grotto” where guests can interact with Disney’s The Little Mermaid. In addition, Disney Wish offers a number of other unique experiences for children including “Disney Duels: A Pirate Adventure” where guests can compete against each other in a friendly game of pirates, and ” Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration” where guests can help Captain Mickey Mouse and Captain Minnie Mouse prepare for a special celebration. With so many exciting offerings, Disney Wish is sure to be a hit with families.
Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish, features a luxurious Senses Spa. Located on Deck 12, the spa offers Disney guests a chance to relax and rejuvenate with treatments inspired by Disney stories and characters. The SenseSpa features six spacious treatment rooms, including two couples’ rooms, a sauna, and a steam room. Guests can enjoy signature treatments like the Disney Princess Facial, which uses special Disney-themed products to leave skin feeling soft and glowing. In addition, the spa features a number of unique experiences, including a “floatarium” where guests can float in a pool of Disney-themed aromatherapy scents. With its one-of-a-kind offerings, the senses spa is sure to be a popular destination for guests on the Disney Wish.
The Disney Wish also features a adults-only pool area with cabanas, sun loungers, and a bar serving Disney-themed cocktails. The Disney Wish is sure to be a dream come true for Disney fans of all ages.
3. Indulge in delicious cuisine prepared by top chefs
Disney cruises are well-known for their first-class cuisine, and Disney Wish is no exception. The top chefs on board Disney Wish prepare delicious meals that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more. From fine dining to casual fare, there is something for everyone to enjoy. And of course, no Disney cruise would be complete without a wide selection of delectable desserts. So if you’re looking for an unforgettable culinary experience, be sure to book a Disney Wish cruise. You won’t be disappointed!
Disney Cruise Line and Disney Wish offer a rotating restaurants program that provides guests with an opportunity to sample the cuisine of various Disney-themed restaurants. The program allows guests to choose from a variety of restaurant options, including the popular Disney-themed restaurants on the Disney Cruise Line and the Disney Wish. The program also provides guests with an opportunity to experience the service of the Disney cruise line and Disney wish staff. The rotating restaurant’s program is a great way for guests to try new foods and experience the Disney cruise line and Disney Wish in a new way.
The three restaurants that are part of the rotational dining are the Worlds of Marvel, Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Experience, and 1923. Worlds of Marvel and Arendelle a Frozen dining experience, are themed Disney and Marvel character interactive experiences while 1923 provides a more upscale dining experience, with one-half of the restaurant dedicated to Walt Disney and the other half dedicated to Roy Disney. Arendelle tells the story of one of the beloved Disney fairytales, Frozen, with iconic Disney Songs and a worldly menu inspired by the cuisine of Norway. All three restaurants offer unique atmospheres and menu choices. Tip: It’s great to attend the Marvel Super Hero Academy open house to get the backstory for the Worlds of Marvel cinematic entertainment show.
The Disney Wish also offers guests a truly unique dining experience at Marceline Market. Named for Walt Disney’s hometown, Marceline Market is a food hall inspired by Disney’s Main Street, U.S.A. The market features several restaurants, each with its own distinct theme and menu. Guests can enjoy classic American fare at Gideon’s Bakehouse, Italian dishes at Pizzafari, or sushi and other Japanese specialties at Katsugi Sushi. The market also features a full-service bar, where guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails and Disney-themed drinks. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, Marceline Market has something for everyone. And with Disney’s world-famous service, you’re sure to have a dining experience that’s truly magical.
One of the most popular restaurants on board is Paola Steakhouse, which offers a unique dining experience inspired by the cuisine of Italy and the Mediterranean. The restaurant’s namesake, Paola Loretti, is a Disney Legend and one of the most acclaimed chefs in the world. Guests can enjoy her signature dishes while taking in stunning views of the Disney Wish at sea. The service at Paola Steakhouse is impeccable, and the food is truly remarkable. Whether you’re looking for an intimate dining experience or a banquet-style meal, Paola Steakhouse will exceed your expectations. There is an additional charge for dining at the Paola Steakhouse.
Disney cruise line is known for its impeccable service, and the Disney Wish is no exception. One of the most impressive dining experiences on board the Disney Wish is Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement. As soon as you step into the restaurant, you are transported to a different world entirely. The attention to detail is incredible, from the twinkling lights overhead to the delicate flowers on every table. The menu features French classics with a modern twist, and the service is outstanding. Every dish is exquisitely executed, and the overall dining experience is truly magical. If you’re looking for an unforgettable dining experience on a Disney cruise, Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement is not to be missed.
4. Take part in fun activities and entertainment for all ages
The Disney Wish is part of the Disney Cruise Line and offers fun activities and entertainment for all ages. Guests can enjoy Disney-themed activities, shows, and dining experiences. The ship also has a variety of themed areas, including a Disney Princess palace, an Alice in Wonderland-themed restaurant, and a pirate-themed area. In addition, the Disney Wish has a beautiful pool deck with two pools, a waterslide, and a hot tub. Guests can also enjoy access to the Disney Cruise Line’s private island, Castaway Cay. The Disney Wish is sure to provide an unforgettable cruise experience for guests of all ages.
Disney is known for its entertainment, from theme park character experiences, to unique attractions, to Disney Broadway shows. The Disney Wish entertainment is available before or after dinner and features:
Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular is an immersive Disney experience that takes place on the Disney Wish, a Disney Cruise Line ship. The experience is a stage show based on the popular Disney movie, Aladdin. The show features Disney characters, live performers, and state-of-the-art special effects. Guests can enjoy the show from their seats or choose to be involved in the action by participating in the audience interactive portion of the show. Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular is a must-see for any Disney fan and is sure to create lasting memories.
One of the most popular features of the Disney Wish is Disney Seas the Adventure, an immersive and interactive Disney-themed experience. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities, such as searching for buried treasure, interacting with Disney characters, and experiencing the magic of Disney at sea. With so much to see and do, Disney Seas the Adventure is sure to be a hit with guests of all ages.
Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wish is a luxurious cruise ship that features wonderful service, exciting shows, and a wide range of activities for guests to enjoy. The Broadway-style production of The Little Mermaid is another popular experiences on board the Disney Wish. Guests are transported to the world of Ariel and her underwater friends as they sing and dance their way through this classic Disney tale. The Little Mermaid show on the Disney Wish is an unforgettable experience that is not to be missed.
Nightly parties on the pool deck featuring Disney dancers and singers. The first night launch party includes a countdown and the playing of “When you Wish Upon a Star” by the ship’s horns. On the night of the Pirate Party you will see Jack Sparrow and the talented crew of Pirates before a fireworks display on the open ocean.
The Disney Wish offers families a wide variety of activities to enjoy while sailing the open seas. One of the most popular areas on board is the Oceaneer Club, which is designed especially for children ages 3-12. The club offers a variety of activities throughout the day, including arts and crafts, Disney Trivia, and build-your-own robot workshops. In the evening, children can enjoy movies under the stars or dance the night away at the disco. Disney’s award-winning service is also on display at the Oceaneer Club, where cast members go above and beyond to make sure every child has a magical experience. Whether they’re enjoying one of the many activities or simply watching one of the shows, children are sure to have a blast at the Oceaneer Club on the Disney Wish.
For additional family fun, enjoy first run movies or a Walt Disney’s animated film in one of 3 locations. If you are interested in family fun and watching Disney movies, the Wonderland Cinema and Never Land Cinema show Disney movies that takes classic Disney storytelling from the Walt Disney Studios to a classic and comfortable environment.
If you are on the cruise without kids the Oceaneer Club keeps the kids occupied and out of sight. The Disney Wish also features a number of exclusive adult-only areas. From dining and entertainment to spa and fitness, there are plenty of ways for adults to enjoy some time away from the kids. The Disney Wish offers a variety of adult-only dining options at Paolo’s Steakhouse and the French themed restaurant, Enchante. Adults can also enjoy live shows and music in the evenings, or dance the night away at the ship’s nightclub. The Disney Wish also features an adults-only pool area with stunning views of the ocean and coastline. For those looking to relax, the ship offers an adults-only spa with a full range of treatments. And for those looking to stay active, there’s a fitness center and jogging track. With so many adult-only options, the Disney Wish is the perfect place for a grown-up getaway.
5. Relax in your comfortable stateroom with plenty of storage space for your belongings
Disney fans rejoice! The Disney Wish, part of the Disney Cruise Line, is a cruise ship like no other. With its array of luxurious staterooms and top-notch amenities, the Disney Wish is the perfect way to relax and enjoy some Disney magic. From cozy inside staterooms to spacious suites with room for the whole family, the Disney Wish has accommodations to suit any traveler. And with world-class dining, amazing entertainment, and plenty of Disney touches, the Disney Wish is sure to make your cruise dreams come true. So pack your bags and set sail on the Disney Wish for an unforgettable vacation at sea.
Staterooms and suites on the Disney Wish are some of the most spacious and well-appointed at sea. Guests can choose from a variety of stateroom categories, including Deluxe Oceanview, Deluxe Family Oceanview, Verandah, and Concierge. Suites include Deluxe Suite, Grand Suite, Royal Suite, and Magic Kingdom Suite. All staterooms and suites feature Disney’s signature attention to detail, with plush bedding, elegant furnishings, and plenty of storage space. Guests in staterooms and suites also have access to exclusive benefits, such as concierge service, priority check-in/check-out, and complimentary laundry service. For guests looking for the ultimate Disney cruise experience, staterooms and suites on the Disney Wish are the perfect choice.
Four main categories encompass a number of different room types—or different deck locations within those types.
The most luxurious accommodations on the Disney Wish, each showcasing premium amenities and services:
- Concierge 2-Story Royal Suite with Verandah
- Concierge 1-Story Royal Suite with Verandah
- Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Extended Verandah
- Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah
- Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
- Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom
The most spacious non-Concierge staterooms on the Disney Wish, each with a private verandah, some with partial views:
- Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
- Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
Enjoy more space than Standard and scenic vistas through a porthole:
- Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom
- Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
Roomy base accommodations with no exterior view are located in a convenient proximity to shipboard restaurants and nightclubs:
- Standard Inside Stateroom
Of course, we recommend the Verandah Rooms. During our sailing we had a Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah. The stateroom had plenty of room and the separate shower room and toilet room allowed each of us to have our own sink and privacy.
Here is the view from our verandah stateroom:
The Disney Wish is the newest and most advanced cruise ship from the Disney Cruise Line. This state-of-the-art vessel was designed with families in mind, offering something for everyone to enjoy. With its innovative features and exciting destinations, the Disney Wish is sure to please cruisers of all ages. If you’re looking for a magical vacation that will keep the whole family entertained, be sure to book your next cruise on the Disney Wish.
The Disney Wish is the perfect ship for anyone looking to sail away on an unforgettable adventure. With its diverse array of activities and attractions, there’s something for everyone aboard this magical vessel. Ready to set sail? Click the link below to book your next cruise on the Disney Wish!
If a 3 or 4 night Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Wish is not your first choice, the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wonder and Disney Magic have longer cruises out of Port Canaveral to explore the Eastern Caribbean or Western Caribbean on seven night cruises for even more fun family adventure.