Disney Cruise Line’s First LNG cruise ship named Disney Wish has reached a major construction milestone at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, says an article on Cruisehive.
•Tradition with a Twist
The traditional newly minted coin, which was placed underneath the keel, showed Captain Minnie, who made her debut aboard Disney Cruise Line ships in 2019 as part of a collection of initiatives aiming to inspire the next generation of female leaders in the maritime industry.
•Disney Goes Green
Disney Cruise Line plans on launching a total of three LNG-powered ships, making a dramatic move to greener and more efficient fuels. LNG is currently the cleanest maritime fuel available and one that has been in the limelight as the choice of fuel for Carnival Corporations Excellence class of ships.
At approximately 144,000 gross tons and 1,250 guest staterooms, the ship will be slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. Disney will also continue to feature the unique and beautiful Ocean Liner design, which it also features on its other vessels.
As the other Disney vessels are centered around a primary character portrayed as a statue within the atrium, the same will be for Disney Wish. The space known as the Grand Hall will be home to Cinderella. The famous character on the aft of the vessel will be Rapunzel, who can be seen painting the ship’s name.