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Disney Cruise Line’s 5th Cruise Ship Will Be Delayed

Disney Cruise Line’s fifth cruise ship, Disney Wish, will now debut later than expected due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Disney Wish is the first of three cruise ships in a new class for the cruise line. The 140,000 gross ton ship was originally scheduled to be delivered in late 2021. The launch for Disney Wish has now been delayed but the ship will sail from Port Canaveral when completed.

Disney Wish is currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.  It will be the first vessel in Disney Cruise Line’s fleet to feature an eco-friendly LNG drive system.

Christine McCarthy, senior executive vice president and CFO of the Walt Disney Company, gave the following statement: “The shipyard we utilize for our cruise ships, Meyer Werft, was impacted and we encountered a delay. We’re in negotiations and discussions with the shipyard to finalize dates, but as soon as we have those, we’ll make an announcement for when the fifth ship will be delivered. But it is delayed from what we originally anticipated.”

What do we know about Disney Wish?

Disney Wish will embody the elegance and romance of the golden age of ocean cruising with unique touches all their own, keeping with the distinct Disney Cruise Line style. The cruise ship will offer more innovation, new technologies, spectacular entertainment and more Disney stories and characters than ever before.

Ingenuity and innovation from stem to stern will amaze and delight Disney Cruise Line guests of all ages.

Itineraries and specific new cruise ship features will be announced at a later time.

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