Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! We totally wish we could be spending the most magical time of the year on a Very Merrytime Cruise right now with our favorite Disney characters.
While we can’t hop on a Disney Cruise right this second, we’re getting excited about future adventures. We recently saw itineraries announced for Spring 2022, and we can’t wait to see more about one of the newest ships — the Disney Wish — which is still being built. Even though the construction of the latest ships has been delayed by the pandemic, during this morning’s Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Celebration, Disney shared a fun update about one upcoming addition to Disney Cruise Line. We now know what character statue will be featured in the main lobby of the Disney Wish!
Earlier this year, Disney said that cruising would be the last of its businesses to resume, and shared that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s cruising guidelines have delayed its return more than they hoped. We also heard that Disney’s next ship — The Disney Wish — would be sailing for the first time in the summer of 2022. This is a delay from its original timeline where it was set to sail in early 2022.
And, while we’ve heard some about the ship’s design, the fact that it will have 1,250 staterooms, and that it “will be powered by liquefied natural gas,” we’ve been eagerly awaiting more news about this ship.
Each Disney Cruise Line ship features a signature character statue in the lobby. Well today, during the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Celebration, Disney announced that the character that will be featured (in statue form) at the bottom of the grand staircase in the Grand Hall on the Disney Wish is…Cinderella!
Check out the video Disney shared during their announcement today.
YAY! More news on the Disney Wish cruise ship! https://t.co/8b7yAzFmTC
— AJ Wolfe (@DisneyFoodBlog) December 25, 2020
We can’t wait to learn more about this cruise ship and see it for ourselves when it welcomes guests in 2022. As for right now, Disney Cruise Line has canceled cruises through the end of February 2021, as well as select cruises longer than 7 nights, and has removed March 2021 cruises from their site. We’re keeping an eye out for more Disney Cruise Line news, so stay tuned to DFB for more updates. Happy Holidays!
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