Disney Cruise Line Announces Inaugural Disney Wish Itineraries (June – September)

Disney Cruise Line announced the inaugural sailings for the Disney Wish today. The Disney Wish’s Maiden Voyage is official scheduled for June 9, 2022 on a special five-night maiden voyage that includes two days at sea and stops in Nassau and Castaway Cay. The Disney Wish will join the Disney Fantasy at Port Canaveral as the Disney Wish will take over the 3- and 4-night Bahamian cruise route with cruises departing on Fridays and Mondays as the Disney Dream redeployed to her new homeport of Miami sailing to the Caribbean and The Bahamas.

In summer 2022, the Disney Wish will sail its inaugural season of three- and four-night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, from its new home port of Port Canaveral, Florida. Bookings open to the general public on May 27, 2021. On June 14, 2022, Disney Vacation Club will host a three-night, members-only cruise to Castaway Cay.

If you’re currently a Platinum, Gold or Silver Castaway Club member, or a Disney Vacation Club Member or Adventure Insider with Adventures by Disney, be among the very first to book our new Summer 2022 Disney Wish cruises before they go on sale to the general public on May 27, 2021. 

Although the dates were announced today, general booking will not open until May 27, 2021. However, there will be a tiered booking period beginning May 17, 2021, and unlike normal tiered booking, there are additional levels for the Disney Wish sailings further separating Platinum Castaway Club members into 25+, 20+, 15+, and 10+ cruises.

All Castaway Club members should sign in to their account before booking begins to verify their Castaway Club status and their number of sailings. Due to anticipated high call volume, booking through a travel agent—or online at Disneycruise.com beginning May 20—is strongly recommended.

  • Monday, May 17 – Platinum Castaway Club Members with 25 or More Sailings
    Phone only—call (800) 388-4513 starting at 8:00 AM Eastern Time, or contact your travel agent.
  • Tuesday, May 18 – Platinum Castaway Club Members with 20 or More Sailings
    Phone only—call (800) 388-4513 starting at 8:00 AM Eastern Time, or contact your travel agent.
  • Wednesday, May 19 – Platinum Castaway Club Members with 15 or More Sailings
    Phone only—call (800) 388-4513 starting at 8:00 AM Eastern Time, or contact your travel agent.
  • Thursday, May 20 – All Platinum Castaway Club Members
    Sign in to your account to book online starting at 8:00 AM Eastern Time—or contact your travel agent.
  • Monday, May 24 – Gold Castaway Club Members
    Sign in to your account to book online starting at 8:00 AM Eastern Time—or contact your travel agent.
  • Tuesday, May 25 – Disney Vacation Club Members and Adventure Insiders / Disney Vacation Club Members
    Call Member Services at (800) 800-9800 starting at 8:00 AM Eastern Time to book with Reservation Points. To make a cash-only booking, call (866) 325-6348—or contact your travel agent.
    Adventure Insiders: Call (888) 272-0644 starting at 8:00 AM Eastern Time—or contact your travel agent.
  • Wednesday, May 26 – Silver Castaway Club Members
    Sign in to your account to book online starting at 8:00 AM Eastern Time—or contact your travel agent.
  • Thursday, May 27 – General Public
    Book online starting at 8:00 AM Eastern Time—or contact your travel agent.
Disney Wish Tiered Booking Information 20210429

The following bears repeating, please do NOT try calling today to book; this will just clog up the phone lines and bog down the reservation cast members. There may be people attempting to book an available cruise vacation today.

Special Booking Policies for Maiden Voyage Only

Guests looking to book the very first sailing aboard the Disney Wish on June 9, 2022 should take note of the following:

  • Payment: A non-refundable deposit of 20% must be paid by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the day of booking. Final payment for suites and concierge-level staterooms is due 150 days prior to setting sail; final payment for all other stateroom types is due 120 days prior to setting sail.
  • Cancellation Fees: A 50% cancellation fee applies from 44 to 30 days prior to setting sail. A 75% cancellation fee applies from 29 to 15 days prior to setting sail. A 100% cancellation fee applies from 14 days to the date of setting sail.
  • Restrictions: The Castaway Club member must remain on the reservation to be valid. Date changes are not permitted once a booking is made; Guests must cancel and rebook. Booking cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or future cruise credits.

For those looking for Fall 2022 dates, we anticipate the next release to occur sometime in the spring just before the summer season gets underway based on the historical itinerary release cycle.

Below you will find the details on the Disney Wish Inaugural Salings, but this is a work in progress. I will be updating the website throughout the day as I load the sailings and upload the new itinerary maps. The best way to be alerted to updates is by following me on Twitter @TheDCLblog – I will tweet updates as they are posted. At the very end, is Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wish Inaugural Itinerary Announcement press release.

Disney Wish Inaugural Summer 2022 Sailings

The Disney Wish‘s Maiden Voyage is set for June 9, 2022. Disney did not specifically reveal the port orders for the sailings. To get started, we have mirrored the 3-/4-night sailings based on the traditional port order offered by the Disney Dream. There are 7 of the 4-night sailings noted with an * below will have a different port order, but until the actual port order is revealed for those sailings they will remain as the defaults.

Port Canaveral, Florida

Disney Wish Maiden Voyage5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • At Sea • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay • At Sea (unconfirmed port order)
6/9/22

Map Wish 5 Night Bahamian PCV SEA NAS GOC SEA

3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay
6/14/22 (DVC Member Cruise), 6/17/226/24/227/1/227/8/227/15/227/22/227/29/228/5/228/12/228/19/228/26/229/2/229/9/229/16/229/23/229/30/22

Map Wish 3 Night Bahamian PCV NAS SEA

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay • At Sea
6/20/226/27/22*, 7/4/227/11/22*, 7/18/22*, 7/25/22*, 8/1/228/8/22*, 8/15/228/22/22*, 8/29/229/5/229/12/229/19/229/26/22

Map Wish 4 Night Bahamian PCV NAS GOC SEA

Disney Wish Summer 2022 Onboard Booking Blockout Dates

This list will be updated as soon as we learn which sailings are excluded.

Disney Wish Sailings

  • TBD

For a complete list of onboard booking blockout dates check this page. Please note, these dates are subject to change without notice.

Full Disney Cruise Line Press Release

Below is the copy of the press release issued along with the new sail dates.


Where Magic Meets the Sea: Disney Wish Will Embark on Tropical Getaways from Florida during Inaugural Season in Summer 2022

Itineraries include three- and four-night cruises to Bahamas, Disney’s private island

CELEBRATION, Fla. (April 29, 2021) – In summer 2022, the Disney Wish will sail its inaugural season of three- and four-night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, from its new home port of Port Canaveral, Florida. Bookings open to the general public on May 27, 2021.

The highly anticipated fifth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet will greet its first guests on June 9, 2022, for a special five-night maiden voyage that includes two days at sea and stops in Nassau and Castaway Cay, a private tropical paradise reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests.

On June 14, 2022, Disney Vacation Club will host a three-night, members-only cruise to Castaway Cay.

These sailings will be followed by alternating three- and four-night cruises from Port Canaveral — about an hour’s drive from Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida — that will offer families an all-new way to experience the magic of Disney at sea combined with a tropical beach vacation.

The Disney Wish will whisk families to the blue skies and sunshine of the Bahamas. In Nassau, cruisers will enjoy breathtaking beaches and activities for everyone in the family as they swim, snorkel, shop and more in this popular vacation destination. At Castaway Cay, guests will explore a pristine island completely outfitted for family fun and relaxation and brimming with special Disney touches.

On these truly enchanting vacations, families will find everything they love about a Disney cruise — like dazzling entertainment, world-class dining, unique character encounters and signature Disney service — plus brand-new experiences aboard the Disney Wish, such as:

  • AquaMouse, the first-ever Disney attraction at sea that will immerse families in “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” animated shorts on a wild water ride with Mickey and Minnie.
  • Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure, Disney’s first “Frozen”-themed theatrical dining experience where favorite characters will perform live as guests dine.
  • Worlds of Marvel, the world’s first Marvel cinematic dining adventure where guests will play an interactive role in an action-packed Avengers mission that unfolds around them.
  • Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge, a high-end bar styled as a luxurious, yacht-class spaceship that will take guests on a first-of-its-kind tour of a galaxy far, far away.Bookings open to the general public on May 27, 2021 for Disney Wish cruises departing June through September 2022. Castaway Club members, Disney Vacation Club members, Adventures by Disney Insiders and other select Disney guests will have early booking opportunities beginning May 17.

For more information, guests can visit the Disney Wish Itineraries page of disneycruise.com. To learn more about the Disney Wish or to book a vacation, guests can visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact their travel agent.


What do you think of Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wish Inaugural itinerary announcement for Summer 2022? Aside for the Maiden Voyage, which sailing do you want to book?

11 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line Announces Inaugural Disney Wish Itineraries (June – September)

  1. L

    i agree. not really worth it unless 7 nights or longer. we did a 4 night on the dream and it was not nearly enough time, hardly see most of the ship.

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  2. Walt

    Disney does this because with the higher prices more people can afford the shorter cruises and if you decide to do back to back shorter cruises they will make more money since it is 2 cruises into one for 7 days. Going to the same ports back to back can be discouraging for some. They need to make up for lost revenues during the pandemic. We like the 7 days without interruption in between even if it means more sea days.☺️

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  3. Pierre

    The Wish is replacing the Dream at port canaveral taking the 3/4 night cruises. Next ship will replace the Fantasy taking the 7night cruises.

    Was exactly the same thing when Dream and Fantasy replaced the Magic and Wonder at Port Canaveral.

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  4. Philip

    I can’t believe I am going to say this, but the ship is just not turning my crank. I agree with the comments about this being more theme park than ship. Not a fan of the QC design.

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  5. Carys

    I that Disney wish I bing replaced the Disney dream cruise ship at port canaveral does mean the show and characters on Disney dream will be showed on the Disney cruise ships e.g. Disney Magic cruise ship.

    Please answer ASAP

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  6. Lars

    I am pretty disappointed by these Itineraries. In my opinion the newest ship should do the nicest routes. Taking over the Dream´s itineraries is absolutely boring. Even worse is that the Dream now does cruises that are almost the same out of Miami. DCL really lacks interesting destinations. I get it, that they want to play it safe, but doing the same thing all over again is not very tempting to me all tough I really love seeing on a Disney Ship

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      The 3/4 route out of Port Canaveral is directly tied in to the WDW/MCO ecosystem, making it easy for WDW vacationers to add on a cruise and vise versa. This is the most popular route as a result and the what I refer to as the cash cow as it draws in new cruisers which then eventually book a 7-night, Europe, or Alaska. As for the Dream in Miami, they are trying to get a 2nd year round home port and it will be a lot easier to pull in bookings for shorter sailings in a crowded homeport with many other options.

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  7. Mary

    Basically my wife hates cruising (military history major, she’d rather just go somewhere and stay for days and study, view sites). She sees it basically as a big bus to get from one place to another. I am unfortunately not only a part time cruise agent, I love cruising. So that’s the main hurdle. I got her on one Disney cruise (the Wonder doing the Vancouver-San Diego run) and she didn’t hate that quite as much as the others. But H*** is freezing over because her love of an adults only Star Wars evening bar and Marvel (long-time readers both of us)restaurant, plus B&TB restaurants/bar outweighed her despisement of cruise ships. We’re also planning doing the Halcyon (the only ship she WILL like) at WDW so this is going to be mega-splurge. I say bring it on! She is grudgingly going and that is my victory. I reciprocate by going to KSC with her because NASA history is her life. We are looking forward to a heck of a vacation. Thank god I’m Gold so we may have a chance at one of the staterooms I’m eyeballing.

    Not a fan that most of the aft bumpout staterooms are right by the elevators, though. But we go for the stern anyway when we travel.

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  8. Anoymus

    I understand the idea of the Bahamian Cruises but for the inaugural year until the 2023 ship comes they should’ve thrown in several 7 Night Caribbean sailings, once every month or so would’ve been nice for the first year… Oh well-

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