Disney has unveiled particulars of its first new cruise ship in a decade, which can embrace an immersive “ride at sea”, in addition to eating places and bars themed round its Frozen, Avengers and Star Wars franchises.
Disney Wish will set sail on its maiden voyage on 14 July 2022, “kicking off the largest expansion in Disney Cruise Line history,” stated Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney’s parks division.
The 144,000-ton vessel represents the fifth cruise ship to affix DCL’s fleet, with two additional ships set to affix the line-up by 2025. It will carry as much as 4,000 passengers and practically 1,600 crew.
The model’s chief government Bob Chapek introduced the ship’s particulars at a christening occasion on Wednesday.
He stated the ship “combine(s) these amazing characters and stories with incredible technology to create brand new experiences.”
Renderings launched of the ship’s designs present a futuristic, adults-only Star Wars bar with space-age-styled drinks and a “view” of the moon from a panel created to seem like an area station window.
They additionally tease Frozen and Black Panther-themed eating experiences with reside performers and an Avengers-themed restaurant – in addition to Disney’s first experience aboard a cruise ship, “Aqua Mouse”, a water experience the place followers make their method by way of tubes in inflatable boats, encountering digital Disney characters alongside the way in which.
Disney has additionally confirmed a “Marvel Super Hero Academy” the place children can work together with the franchise’s heroes in a “training” session.
There shall be an immersive smartphone recreation utilizing augmented actuality, Disney Uncharted Adventure, which visitors can begin enjoying from day considered one of their cruise.
“With even more spaces, stories and characters than ever before, the stage is set for a line-up of truly remarkable new experiences for children aboard the Disney Wish,” stated Jim Urry, vice chairman, leisure and port adventures, Disney Cruise Line.
“We’re combining renowned Disney entertainment, expertly developed programming and imaginative storytelling to put kids in the centre of their own adventures right alongside some of Disney’s most beloved characters, like Mickey Mouse, Chewbacca, Black Panther, Rapunzel, Belle, Anna and Elsa, and more.”