Disney Cruise Line has been fairly quiet since making waves over the summer with the naming announcement of the Disney Wish during the D23 Expo. This week, Laura Cabo, creative executive for Walt Disney Imagineering’s Disney Cruise Line Portfolio, joined the D23 Inside Disney podcast to promote the all new One Day at Disney book and Disney+ documentary.
In the podcast, Cabo spoke about what it was like to be part of One Day at Disney, and reinforced why Rapunzel was chosen for the stern of the Disney Wish. I encourage you to give the podcast a listen if you are interested in hearing how Laura Cabo, who joins the podcast at 13:30, came to be a creative executive for the fleet’s portfolio along with some interesting tidbits on the Disney Wish.
We’ve long believed the new class of cruise ship to be called the Triton Class following the release of documents from a January 2019 Port Canaveral board meeting. At 23:15, Croft, goes on record calling the three new LNG builds, the Triton Class. To my knowledge, this is the first official acknowledgement of the class name.
The most interesting detail revealed during the podcast, at least in my opinion, was a construction timeline update for the Disney Wish. We’ve been estimating the steel cutting would commence in November based on comments made here and there, but November came and went without any news out of Papenburg.
Just after at 26 minutes into the podcast, Cabo revealed the steel cutting for the Disney Wish will commence in the spring of 2020. (We are hearing the steel cutting for the Disney Wish is slated to begin on or around March 22, 2020.)
The Disney Wish is scheduled for delivery in late 2021 and will set sail in January 2022 which was reinforced when Cabo mentioned a late 2021 transatlantic crossing.
All three of the Triton Class 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.
Laura Cabo is one of nearly 80 Disney Cast Members featured in One Day at Disney: Meet the People Who Make the Magic Across the Globe, the companion book to the Disney+ docu-series of the same name.