Disney shared the news with travel agents yesterday. The ship is expected to have its maiden voyage in summer 2022, a slight delay from its planned launch in January of that year, due to delays stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. With 1,250 guest staterooms, the ship will be larger than the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy.
Back in April, Meyer Werft, the shipbuilder responsible for the Disney Wish, said in a video to its staff that its production timeline, which includes two additional “Triton” class ships for Disney Cruise Line, could be delayed to keep the business operational with no new orders expected until 2023 or 2024. While the Disney Wish’s debut will only be pushed back for a matter of months, this could further alter plans for the following two ships even more. When they were initially announced in 2018, the plan was to launch the trio in 2021, 2022, and 2023, respectively.
You can tune in to ABC tomorrow at 10 AM Eastern / 9 AM Central/Mountain/Pacific to see the whole celebration, which will also include a look at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, set to open at EPCOT next year.
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