The Disney cruise ship Wish is now afloat at the shipyard in Germany, maiden voyage scheduled for July 14 from Port Canaveral

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Disney’s newest ship has been under construction for 10 months

Disney Wish, Disney Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship which will make its maiden voyage on July 14 from Port Canaveral, first sailed on February 11 from Meyer Werft shipyard pier in Papenburg, Germany . (Disney picture)

PAPENBURG, GERMANY – Disney Wish, Disney Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship which will make its maiden voyage July 14 from Port Canaveral, first sailed Feb. 11 from the Meyer Werft shipyard pier in Papenburg, Germany.

Disney Wish is the first of three new Disney Cruise Line ships slated to be built by 2025.

Disney’s newest ship, 10 months under construction, was celebrated with fireworks, live band and Captain Minnie Mouse.

It took around five hours and 29 million gallons of water from the Ems River to flood the pier, forcing the cruise ship to navigate with up to three feet of clearance on either side.

Each new Disney ship will run on LNG and weigh approximately 144,000 gross tons.

Among the attractions that stand out is the iconic sculpture of Rapunzel and her friend Pascal.

Additionally, one of the three signature red fireplaces will house a two-story suite, the first of its kind. It will have approximately 2,000 square feet of double-height ocean views.

On all Disney Cruise Line ships, the exterior design is inspired by classic ocean liners and accented with iconic Mickey Mouse colors and features artwork on the ship’s bow depicting Captain Minnie Mouse.

Disney Wish will sail on three- and four-night itineraries to Nassau, the Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, from Port Canaveral in Brevard County.

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