First of Disney's Big Build Floats

The 144,000gt, LNG-powered Disney Wish is the first of three new Disney Cruise Line ships due through 2025.

It is always a good thing when you spend a year or two building a new cruise ship, and it floats. And that's what happened at the Meyer Werft shipyards this past Friday when workers floated out the first of the new big builds for Disney to be called the Disney Wish.


Seatrade News reports it took about five hours and 29m gallons (110,000 cubic meters) of water from the Ems River to flood the building dock, and the Disney Wish exited with only three feet of clearance on either side.


The 144,000gt, LNG-powered Disney Wish is the first of three new Disney Cruise Line ships due through 2025.


Last week, Disney Cruise Line announced the ship’s maiden voyage from Port Canaveral was delayed. The company said the delay is due in part to the pandemic and particularly the arrival of the omicron variant in Germany at a critical point in the production process.



0 views0 comments