Recently, Walt Disney Imagineering shared a time-lapse of the installation of both azipods underneath the Disney Wish‘s stern.
Unlike the current Disney Cruise Line ships, the LNG-powered Triton Class, beginning with the Wish will use azipods. Azipod propulsion is a gearless steerable propulsion system where the electric drive motor is housed within a pod outside the ship hull. Azipod units can rotate 360 degrees, increasing maneuverability and operating efficiency of vessel, while cutting fuel consumption by up to 20 percent compared to conventional shaftline systems.
According to the Instagram post, it sounds like Walt Disney Imagineering will be soon share a video of the propeller installation.
As construction nears the end, the float out is reportedly planned for early February, but the exact date could be impacted by weather in Papenburg, Germany.