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Disney Wish Maiden Voyage Delayed
Disney Cruise Line’s newest vessel, the Disney Wish, was supposed to set sail for its maiden voyage on June 9, 2022. According to the Orlando Sentinel and other sources, the trip has been moved back to July 14. Several sailings have been canceled.
The reason for the change in dates is a shipyard delay. The Disney Wish is being constructed by Meyer Werft in Germany.
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Sailings through July 18 have been canceled because of the pushback. Twelve sailings have been canceled. The dates are June 9, June 14 (DVC sailing), June 17, June 20, June 24, June 27, July 1, July 4, July 8, July 11, July 15, and July 18. The first sailing to not be affected is Friday, July 22. That will be a three night cruise to Nassau, The Bahamas.
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Guests booked on the maiden voyage will have their reservations switched to the new date. Disney Cruise Line is working with those booked on all voyages to either rebook or receive a refund. Those who choose to rebook will receive a 50 percent discount on a future cruise.
In a press release, Disney Cruise Line President Thomas Mazloum stated:
“We know how much our guests are looking forward to sailing on the Disney Wish, and we understand the disappointment and inconvenience this will cause. We treasure the relationship we have with those who sail and make memories with us, and we will work closely with those affected to welcome them aboard in the future.”
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New bookings on the Disney Wish have also been temporarily suspended. The ship should be available to book again on February 8.
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The Disney Wish will sail out of Port Canaveral, Florida. It will offer three and four night trips, with stops in Nassau, The Bahamas, and Castaway Cay. The maiden voyage is five nights, and sold out well before booking was open to the general public.
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