The Disney Cruise Line has officially taken delivery of the Disney Wish, its newest ship in the fleet. This comes as the Disney Wish finishes a process of being built and made ready for guests that began two years ago. The ship’s construction took place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany and included thousands of shipyard workers and the vision and creativity of Imagineers.
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.
The transition from the shipbuilder to cruise line also included lowering the Meyer Werft flag and raising the Disney Cruise Line flag. For this ceremony, executives from both Meyer Weft and Disney Cruise Line executives were on hand.
Meyer Werft was also given a Cinderella statuette that represents the life-sized bronze statue found in the Disney Wish’s Grand Hall. Cinderella is a pillar of Disney’s legacy and is a good reminder of the magic of transforming wishes into dreams and then those dreams into reality.
After the ceremony, Captain Marco Nogara took over the helm of the Disney Wish to begin the transatlantic voyage from Bremerhaven to her new home at Port Canaveral, Florida.
The Disney Wish is the fifth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. This ship is different than the others and focuses on the theme of enchantment. This theme is found at the heart of many Disney stories. There are multiple spaces and experiences found through the ship that brings this theme to life like never before. With these spaces and experiences, the worlds and stories of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars adventures come to life on the sea like never before.
The Disney Wish will take guests aboard its maiden voyage from Port Canaveral on July 14, 2022. For more information about the Disney Wish and Disney Cruise Line, visit disneycruise.com or talk with the team at Mouseways Travel!