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FINALLY: Disney takes Delivery of the Disney Wish cruise ship

“When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are; anything your heart desires will come to you. If your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme; When you wish upon a star as dreamers do.”

There’s been a lot of “wishing” going on at Disney Cruise Line, and on Thursday, something spectacular happened! Not only did the Cruise Line‘s wish come true, but the Disney Wish finally came to the Cruise Line as Disney finally took delivery of the ship.

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Disney became the official owner of the newest member of the Disney Cruise Line fleet, the Disney Wish, bringing the line’s total number of ships to five, alongside the Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy, the Disney Magic, and the Disney Wonder.

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She features the impressive Wish Tower Suite, a suite inside one of the funnels of the massive new ship, as well as a Disney Frozen dining adventure and other adventures with unique Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars themes.

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On Thursday, during a maritime ceremonial event in Bremerhaven, Germany, Disney Cruise Line took delivery of the Disney Wish, which is the final milestone in the construction of a new cruise ship, which first began more than two years ago in Germany at the Meyer Werft shipyard. Thanks to the visionary prowess of Disney Imagineering and the hard work of thousands of shipyard employees, the Disney Wish has finally become a reality.

During the ceremony, Disney Cruise Line President Thomas Mazloum and Managing Director Jan Meyer from Meyer Werft shipbuilders signed official documentation that serves to transfer ownership of the new cruise ship from Meyer Werft to Disney.

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As part of the event, the Meyer Werft flag on the Disney Wish was lowered, and the Disney Cruise Line flag was raised on the ship.

As a gift, Disney Cruise Line gave Meyer Werft a beautiful Cinderella statuette in commemoration of the life-sized bronze Cinderella statue that stands in the Grand Hall of the Disney Wish as a welcoming beacon to Guests as they board the ship.

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Cinderella has long been a symbol of wishes coming true and becoming reality.

Shortly after the conclusion of the ceremony, the captain of the Disney Wish, Captain Marco Nogara, took his place in preparation for the ship‘s long journey from Bremerhaven, Germany, to Port Canaveral, Florida, which will serve as her home port.

She is expected to arrive early on the morning of June 20, though she will not set sail on her maiden voyage until July 14.

According to Disney Parks Blog, the Disney Wish is a spectacular first for Disney Cruise Line:

“The Disney Wish, the fifth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, introduces a brand-new, distinctly Disney design concept unlike anything at sea. The motif of enchantment – found at the heart of so many beloved Disney stories – is the architectural and thematic foundation of the ship‘s design, weaving imagination, emotion, and adventure into the very fabric of the vessel’s unique personality. The ship features new spaces and experiences infused with more Disney storytelling than ever, bringing to life the fantastical worlds and beloved characters at the heart of Disney, Pixar, Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Star Wars adventures like never before.”

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To learn more about the Disney Wish cruise ship, Captain Minnie Mouse, the Wish Tower Suite, each Disney Wish itinerary, or about planning your next Disney vacation with Disney Cruise Line (with or without a visit to the Disney Parks at the Walt Disney World first), potential Disney Cruise Line Guests can visit www.DisneyCruise.com.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!