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Coast Guard Makes Emergency Rescue on Disney Cruise

Pregnant woman rescued Disney Wish
Credit: US Coast Guard

In 1998, Disney expanded its empire to the high seas with the launch of the first ship in the Disney Cruise Line — the Disney Magic. Since then, Disney Cruise Line has grown exponentially and sails all over the world. It has also gone from one ship to five — the Disney¬†Magic, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney¬†Wonder, and its newest ship, the Disney¬†Wish.

There are also three ships that will set sail in the coming years — the Disney¬†Treasure, Disney¬†Adventure, and Disney¬†Destiny.

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Credit: Disney Cruise Line

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The Disney¬†Wish¬†was announced at Disney’s 2019 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. Three years later, the Wish¬†set on her maiden voyage from Port Canaveral, Florida to the Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Guests can currently book three and four-night cruises aboard the gorgeous ship. They can even book special trips that celebrate Halloween and the holidays!

Taking a Disney cruise is typically a very magical experience. But one guest recently had a terrifying medical experience and had to be rescued from the Disney Fantasy by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Pregnant Woman Rescued Disney Wish

Credit: US Coast Guard

According to a recent tweet from the official account of Port Canaveral, a pregnant guest began experiencing medical distress. The Coast Guard was called in. They landed a helicopter on the ship and MEDEVAC’d the guest off so she could get the medical treatment she needed.

USCG KEEPING US SAFE: On Monday, a U.S. Coast Guard medivac safely removed an American passenger from the
@DisneyCruise Line Fantasy cruise ship 180 miles northwest of Puerto Rico. The 35-year old pregnant passenger developed health complications and was transported to the Centro Medico Hospital in San Juan. @uscoastguard

The US Coast Guard also shared a video of the rescue and, thankfully, shared that they were able to safely remove the passenger from the ship and transport her to a hospital where she could receive the care she needed.

The Disney Fantasy¬†is one of Disney’s earlier cruise ships and has been enchanting the seas for more than a decade. It is truly a place where fantasy becomes reality. Guests can enjoy dinner and a show at Animator’s Palate, or eat like kings and queens at Royal Court. For a quick bite, they can enjoy offerings from places like Flo’s Caf√© and Frozone Treats.

Animator's Palate Disney Fantasy

Credit: Disney Cruise Line

Disney cruises are known for their top-of-the-line entertainment, and the Disney Fantasy is no exception. Many Disney Cruises feature gorgeous fireworks shows at night as guests watch from the deck. Then, there are the Broadway-caliber shows onboard. Guests on the¬†Fantasy can watch shows like¬†Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular, Frozen – A Musical Spectacular,¬†and¬†Disney’s Believe.

You can click here to learn more about the incredible ships in Disney’s fleet.

What is your favorite part of a Disney cruise? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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