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Disney Wish’s First Test Cruise is now Cancelled

Disney Wish’s First Test Cruise is now Cancelled

With its arrival to Port Canaveral yesterday, many Disney Cast Members were excited to embark on today’s first test cruise. However, it has been canceled due to many reasons. Read on to learn more.

The Disney Wish

Credit: Disney

Yesterday, June 20, 2022, marked a joyous occasion at Port Canaveral as Captain Mickey and Minnie and many guests welcomed the arrival of the fifth ship to the Disney fleet, Disney Wish.

In March 2016, Disney Cruise Line announced the commissioning of two new ships. On August 25, 2019, at the D23 Expo, the fifth ship was officially announced as the Disney Wish. Construction began in March 2020 at Meyer Werft, Germany.

On February 3, 2022, Disney Cruise Line announced that the Disney Wish’s inaugural sailings were pushed back from June 9 to July 14, 2022 due to shipyard delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Credit: Disney

In May 2022, Disney Cruise Line announced that the Disney Wish would arrive at Port Canaveral on June 20, followed by a livestreamed christening ceremony. A news media and travel expert cruise is scheduled for June 29. Before that, many test sailings with invited Cast Members would begin on June 21, 2022.

Test Sailing Canceled

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Credit: Marisol

Test sailings of the Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, Disney Wish, which were to begin today with select invited Cast Members is cancelled. Many guests who were to embark today have been posting throughout social media that the ship has suffered delays due to Covid and supply chain issues. Disney has not announced how many test sailings are to occur before the official sailings commence.

At this time it is unclear if the canceled test sailing will affect the rest of the testing schedule of the maiden voyage on July 14.

New merchandise preview for the Disney Wish
Credit: Disney

The June 29th media and travel expert cruise is a week from today, so here is hoping that the cruise will set sail as all guests who have had to rebook their sailings! I (Marisol) will be traveling on the July 22nd voyage so this does make me a tad nervous!

What are your thoughts regarding the cancellation of the first test cruise aboard the Disney Wish?  Let us know in the comments on Facebook and in our Facebook group.

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Maddest Hatter

Saturday 25th of June 2022

You mean the people spending thousands of dollars for a vacation they planned a year ahead of time need to "stop feeling entitled" to get what they paid for?

How unreasonable of them


Thursday 23rd of June 2022

Trying to start a new ship at the end of a pandemic, supply chain and personally issues is tough. People need to be flexible and stop feeling entitled.


Thursday 23rd of June 2022

That is what TEST sailings are all about, working out the PROBLEMS. Why does everyone feel so Entitled?

Bob Wagner

Thursday 23rd of June 2022

Yeah, what a joke. We rode on the REAL initial test sailing from Germany to Florida and it was a serious sh..t show. While the food service areas and staff were 100% exceptional, the rest was a joke! Most of the areas were hard hat areas and nothing was open. The pools, the theaters, I could not even get a bottle of water to the room. Terrible service. They also charged us. Full price for the internet which was off from days 1-5 until they got that fixed on day 6. Save your money folks!

David johnson

Tuesday 21st of June 2022

I just want to say thank you to the company for knowing well in advance to getting on this side of the Atlantic that the ship would not be ready and cqncellation of the cruise was likely allowing our friends amd families to get here spending thousand dollqrs plus only to be notified less than 15 hours prior to port arrival time. How selfish but, in recent years I have come to expect that. Thank you for costing me price of covid testimg and my friends over a thousand dollars to get here and bach K home again.

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