Disney Cruise Line offers a first glimpse of the Disney Wish
Disney Cruise Line unveiled the look for its fifth ship, the Disney Wish, with more details set to come on April 29.
The vessel's design motif is "enchantment," the line said, inspired by fairy tale castles, forests and animals, and the spirit of the sea.
"Enchantment is about unlocking the wonder in everything we do and experience," Laura Cabo, portfolio creative executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, said in a statement, adding that the Wish will have "more Disney stories and characters than ever before."
Stories represented onboard range from Disney and Pixar to Marvel and Star Wars, Disney said. The line will maintain the cruise line's tradition of incorporating a classic exterior design in the colors of Mickey Mouse.
The ship will have two character art pieces on its hull, like the other Disney vessels, with the Wish featuring Captain Minnie Mouse for the first time. Disney already revealed that the stern of the ship will feature Rapunzel, suspended by her golden tresses, who will appear to be "decorating" the exterior of the ship with a paintbrush and the help of her chameleon pal, Pascal.
The Wish's Grand Hall, where passengers step onboard, will be a fairy tale castle-inspired, three-story atrium with gothic, baroque and French rococo influences. At the base of its grand staircase will be a bronze statue of Cinderella.
The ship is the first of three new Disney Cruise Line vessels being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany through 2025. All three will be powered by liquefied natural gas and, at approximately 144,000 gross tons, will be slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.
The Disney Wish is slated to enter service in summer 2022.