Disney Cruise Line’s first ship in 10 years is about to finally make its journey to the U. S. for the first time

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Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship is slated to arrive at Port Canaveral in only a few weeks, and details about the many events celebrating her arrival have just been released.

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According to, the highly anticipated Disney Wish cruise ship is scheduled to arrive at Florida’s Port Canaveral on June 20. That day will mark the first of several events planned to celebrate the arrival of the new Disney cruise ship and to welcome her to the Disney Cruise Line fleet of ships.

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Details related to the christening ceremony and maiden voyage of the new Disney Cruise Line ship have just been announced, as well as details about her arrival at her homeport in the Sunshine State.

The celebratory events taking place in honor of the new cruise ship will take place over several days–and all will take place before the Disney Wish makes her very first passenger voyage.

According to documents just approved this week by Port Canaveral commissioners, the Disney Wish will enjoy multiple celebrations as she finally, officially joins the Disney Cruise Line fleet–the first in the fleet to be in Disney’s Titan class of ships.

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The Disney Wish, the first cruise ship to be added to the Disney Cruise Line fleet since the Disney Fantasy joined the fleet in 2012, is set to arrive in Port Canaveral on Monday, June 20. The ship’s arrival, along with the official welcome, will comprise an early morning event, scheduled for between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

The event will take place at two locations at Port Canaveral–Terminal 8 and Terminal 10, both of which are located at the north end of Port Canaveral’s channel adjacent to the west turning basin. Media personnel will likely be located at these terminals as well, hoping for the perfect shot of the ship’s first entry into the port.

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Disney Cruise Line ships usually dock at Terminal 8, but Terminal 10 has been used by Disney ships occasionally. Terminal 10 will likely be used more frequently by Disney once the Disney Wish joins the fleet.

Disney has planned a fitting welcome for the cruise line’s first new ship in 10 years, complete with fireboats, tugboats, a water salute, and “special effects,” for which no details were given.

Though she arrives at Port Canaveral on June 20, the Disney Wish won’t welcome any passengers aboard for more than 3 weeks.

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