During today’s Parks and Resorts Presentation at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Bob Chapek, Chairman Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, revealed the much anticipated name and some details of Disney Cruise Line’s new Project Triton LNG-powered cruise ships.
The new cruise ship will be named Disney Wish. Meyer Werft has already assigned s.705 as the hull number.
The ship’s atrium will be a bright, airy and elegant space inspired by the beauty of an enchanted fairytale. A beloved hallmark of Disney Cruise Line, it has been a tradition to adorn the back of our ships with an iconic character that reflects the theme of each vessel.
“There couldn’t be a better name for our incredible new ship because making wishes come true is part of the Disney DNA and is at the heart of so many of our cherished stories,” Chapek said.
For the Disney Wish, the ship’s stern will feature Rapunzel. Our 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.
Disney Cruise Line ceremonially kicked off the shipbuilding process last December when they raised the Disney Cruise Line flag at the Meyer Weft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Steel cutting for Disney’s first new build is expect to begin later this fall.
During the 2016 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Iger announced Disney Cruise Line would build two new cruise ships at Meyer Werft with delivery expected in 2021 and 2023. A little over year later, Bob Chapek, revealed that Disney Cruise Line will be building a third cruise ship at the 2017 D23 Expo Parks & Resorts presentation during his time on stage. The third announced ship would be delivered in 2022 between the previously announced ships.
In Apri 2018, Meyer Werft assigned hull numbers 705, 718, and 706 to each of the Project Triton ships.
Additionally, Chapek took some time to talk about Lighthouse Point which the Bahamian Government approved the sale of the private land to Disney in October 2018.
“Each Disney Cruise Line ship is unique, with a name that embodies the excitement of sailing with Disney and the power of our stories. The new ships will have the experiences our guests love, as well as all-new magic,” Chapek added.
The Disney Wish is scheduled for delivery in late 2021 and will set sail in January 2022. The vessel will join Disney Cruise Line’s award-winning fleet where guests experience the magic of Disney entertainment combined with the relaxation of tropical, sun-drenched beaches and the adventure of ocean cruising.
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.