Meyer Werft officially handed over the Disney Wish to Disney Cruise Line in a ceremony on Thursday in Germany.
Meyer Werft’s third new build for Disney and the cruise line’s sixth overall. It’s also the first to run on clean-burning LNG.
Disney Cruise Line President Thomas Mazloum and Jan Meyer signed the official documents handing over the Disney Wish in the presence of Captain Minnie.
“Today, the construction of such complex and large units is an extreme challenge. Against this background, we are very pleased that we were able to hand over the Disney Wish with its many innovations for an immersive passenger experience with many loving details and numerous environmentally friendly solutions to the shipping company today,” said Meyer Werft Managing Director Jan Meyer.
The 144,000-ton ship will sail to Port Canaveral in June and July for her maiden festivities before beginning regular revenue operations from the Florida port.
Two more Disney new builds will be completed in 2024 and 2025.
“In a great team effort together with our partner companies, the classification society and the crew onboard, we managed to complete the Disney Wish in the best possible way and let the typical Disney magic move onboard,” said Meyer Werft Project Manager Henning Stellermann.