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New construction updates for the Disney Wish

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New construction updates for the Disney Wish
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Ahoy! Disney Cruise Line has shared new construction updates for their newest cruise line ship. Check out the new photos and details here.

Disney Wish

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The Disney Wish is Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship and it is expected to set sail in June 2022! Disney Cruise Line has been teasing us with many updates about the new ship and guests have a lot to look forward to.

From cinematic dining adventures, a tower suite, entertainment, and just stunning staterooms, it has it all. Guests even have a chance to ride on Disney Cruise Line’s first attraction at sea. All in all, this sounds like F-U-N!

Construction updates

Disney Parks Blog has shared some exciting construction updates for the Disney Wish. The ship is starting to take shape and I cannot wait to see the finished product. Take a look at the new photos here and impress your friends with your knowledge of cruise ship construction.

Wheelhouse Installation

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The wheelhouse, also known as “the bridge,” is an incredibly important part of any ship. The captain and officers command the entire ship from this location.

The wheelhouse for the Disney Wish is nearing completion and is part of a huge block to be installed on the ship in the building dock. We have all eagerly awaited this moment, as this block will truly give the Disney Wish an identity.

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The wheelhouse was very carefully designed both from a navigational and functional means but also from an aesthetical point of view. With the lifting and installation of this very large and very wide block, the next milestone in the impressive construction process is achieved. The second main building part of the Disney Wish, the entire foreship, has now been constructed.

The next step will be to get the first building part, the so-called gigablock, to be “married” to the foreship. Following this, the remaining aft blocks will be lifted and installed to complete the entire ship.

Bow Installation

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All the ships in our fleet have very elegant lines with sleek hulls and long bows, and the Disney Wish will certainly carry on this tradition. As construction of our newest ship is progressing at full speed, another important milestone has been achieved.

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Just installed is the impressive bow of the Disney Wish, where Captain Minnie will be featured in a beautifully designed medallion and filigree. As part of the shipyard’s high-tech block building principle, the bow block has been lifted and installed to reveal the graceful bow of the Disney Wish. This block is just one of nearly 100 total blocks, and the tip of the bow alone weighs an impressive 500 metric tons!

The entire process of lifting, installing and fully welding the bow block, while being suspended from the overhead gantry crane, took just under 10 hours.

Disney Parks Blog

Following the successful installation of this bow block, there are just over 30 blocks remaining to be installed in the coming weeks to complete the Disney Wish in time for the ship’s maiden voyage in June 2022.

We cannot wait to see when the Disney Wish is finally complete! Do you have plans to sail on the ship’s maiden voyage in June 2022? Have you booked your cruise yet? Tell us about it in the comments below or on our Facebook page! Share them with us in the crew too.

Maggie Baltz




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