The launch of the Disney Cruise Line's latest new-build ship, Disney Wish has been pushed back six weeks, with the cruise line citing delays at the Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany.
In a letter sent to guests, Thomas Mazloum, president of Disney Cruise Line, wrote: "The shipyard has notified us that despite their very best efforts, they will need more time to finish our ship in part due to the pandemic and particularly the arrival of the Omicron variant in Germany at a critical point in the process."
The name of Disney Cruise Line’s new ship which is set to debut in January 2022 has been released as… Disney Wish.
The announcement was made by Bob Chapek, Chairman, Experiences and Products, Disney Parks at the D23 Expo on 25 August 2019.
Disney Cruise Line has announced that it will build another new cruise ship, expected to launch in 2022.
The announcement of the additional new ship was made at D23 in Anaheim on 15 July 2017. Disney Cruise Line now has three new build cruise ships on order, each being constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.
On 29 April 2017, the 83,308 gross tonne cruise ship, Disney Wonder, became the first passenger vessel to sail through the new locks at the Panama Canal.
The new, larger locks at the Panama Canal opened in 2016 and allow larger vessels to transit through the 48-mile canal connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.