Today, in Bremerhaven, Germany, Meyer Werft delivered the Disney Wish to Disney Cruise Line closing the book on the ship’s construction journey.
Construction of the 5th Disney Cruise Line ship began in early 2020 with the construction of the floating engine room unit at the Neptun Weft shipyard followed with the ceremonial keel laying on April 8, 2021. In early February, the Disney Wish was floated out at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg before her conveyance on the river Ems to Eemshaven where she has been docked while the final work was completed along with a series of sea trial.
The Disney Wish is the first of three new Triton class ships from Meyer Werft. Following the traditional maritime delivery ceremony the Disney Wish welcomed aboard her very first guests which are sailing on the ship’s 11-night Westbound Transatlantic crossing.
Captain Marco Nogara officially took the helm of the Disney Wish which will sail towards Ponta Delgada after leaving Bremerhaven beginning the first leg of her voyage home to Florida.
The Disney Wish is scheduled to arrive in Port Canaveral, Florida on June 20th where final preparations and test/preview cruises will occur before she welcomes guests aboard for the maiden voyage on July 14th.
This evening, the Disney Parks Blog shared some photos from today’s handover. Disney Cruise Line President Thomas Mazloum and Meyer Werft Managing Director Jan Meyer signed the official documents transferring ownership of the Disney Wish from the shipbuilder to Disney in the concierge lounge.
Numerous Meyer Weft and Disney Cruise Line executives came together to witness the lowering of the Meyer Werft flag and raising of the Disney Cruise Line flag on the ship.
Disney Cruise Line presented Meyer Werft with an elegant Cinderella statuette commemorating the beautiful life-sized bronze statue that welcomes guests in the ship’s Grand Hall. A pillar of The Walt Disney Company’s legacy, Cinderella’s story is the epitome of magic transforming wishes into dreams and dreams into reality.
May the WISH always have calm seas and a fair wind at her back.