It is only a couple of months since Disney Cruise Line welcomed the new Disney Wish to the fleet. But we are already looking forward to the next Disney ships which will be launched in 2024.
It has just been announced that the new Cruise Ship will be named Disney Treasure.
The Disney Treasure will be the sixth ship to join the Disney fleet and will be a Triton Class ship with the same basic design as the Wish.
The Disney Treasure will be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany – as was her sister ship the Wish. They will also build the seventh as yet unnamed Disney ship which is due to be launched in 2025.
Here we will talk about what we know about the Disney Treasure so far – and what our predictions are for how the design might be different to the Wish.
All images are Disney Concept Art
Disney Treasure Staterooms
It is very likely that the staterooms on the Disney Treasure will be in the same configuration as the Wish. Therefore of the 1,254 staterooms, there will be:
- 1,133 outside staterooms (90%)
- 948 verandah staterooms (70%)
- 185 oceanview staterooms (20%)
- 121 inside staterooms (10%)
The Triton Class ships have many more Concierge staterooms than either the Classic or Dream Class ships. There will be 53 Concierge Staterooms and 23 Concierge Suites.
It is very likely that the Disney Treasure staterooms will follow Disney Wish and have different themes.
This was a first for the Triton Class ships as the older ships in the Disney fleet do not have themed cabins.
This design feature has been very well received therefore it is very likely that Disney Treasure will have themed rooms.
However, which characters and movies will the Disney Treasure be themed for?
The Wish has Princess and the Frog, Sleeping Beauty, Tangled, Moana, and Frozen. Therefore it seems likely that the Treasure will have different characters.
Reviews of the staterooms on Disney Wish have been mostly very positive.
However, two things keep coming up in Disney Wish reviews.
- There isn’t enough draw space
- The television is fixed to the wall
Both of these issues can probably be very easily fixed on Disney Treasure. In all the other ships the television is on a movable arm so it can be adjusted.
Having more drawer space is also an easy design change to make.
What Do We Know About Disney Treasure?
Really not a whole lot at the moment, aside from that she will be basically the same design as her sister ship the Disney Wish.
We got a few clues from the D23 presentation that announced the Disney Treasure.
We were told that the ship’s public areas and attractions will celebrate “Walt Disney’s lifelong love of exploration.”
Not too much information there!
In the video presentation that was given, we see Peter Pan in the introduction. Does this mean that he might be the new character on the stern of the ship?
Each Disney Ship has a unique stern character.
- Disney Magic – Goofy
- Disney Wonder – Donald Duck
- Disney Dream – Sorcerer Mickey
- Disney Fantasy – Dumbo
- Disney Wish – Rapunzel
There is no word yet on which character will be on the stern of the Disney Treasure.
Every Disney ship also has a character statue in the atrium or the Grand Hall as it is called on the Wish.
- Disney Magic – Captain Mickey
- Disney Wonder – Ariel
- Disney Dream – Admiral Donald Duck.
- Disney Fantasy – Captain Minnie Mouse
- Disney Wish – Cinderella
The Grand Hall on the Disney Treasure is inspired by “the grandeur and mystery of a gilded palace.”
We can see that the Grand Hall statue will be of Aladdin and Jasmine riding on their Magic Carpet.
The design of the Grand Hall is inspired by influences from Asia and Africa and pays homage to the land of Agrabah.
Whilst the Disney Treasure Grand Hall seems to be structurally identical to the Wish, it is very different in the way it is themed and the colors that it uses.
If we compare the Grand Hall of the Wish with the concept art for the Disney Treasure we can see that the Wish has a much lighter color palate.
The presentation didn’t give us much of a look at the chandelier in the Grand Hall of the Disney Treasure, but by what we did see, it appears that the design reflects a Moroccan style of lighting.
Beautifully designed but much less opulent that the centerpiece of the lighting chandelier on the Disney Wish. Anyone familiar with the Moroccan Pavilion in Epcot can see where the origins of this design are.
If you compare the Disney Treasure concept art with the reality of the Grand Hall of the Disney Wish you can see a couple of differences in structure, but of course, this may change when the ship is actually launched.
The placing of the small seating area is more central in the Wish, whereas it is off to the side in the Treasure concept art. A very minor detail in the scheme of the design that could well change.
I wonder whether the Treasure will have the slide access to the Oceaneer Club which is a feature of the Wish.
Disney Treasure Cruise Ship Facts
What do we know about the Disney Treasure Cruise Ship?
Right now most of it is just speculation, but there are some things that we do know, as the Treasure will have the same specifications as the Disney Wish.
- Length 1,119 Feet
- Beam 128 Feet
- Draft 27.2 Feet
- Height 221 Feet
- Speed 19.5 knots cruising speed (maximum 23 knots)
- Fuel Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
- Crew 1,555
- Capacity 4,000 Passengers
She will be 1,119 feet long, have a Beam of 128 f
About 144,000 gross tons (confirmed at delivery)
Length Beam Draft Height
1,119 feet 128 feet 27.2 feet 221 feet
19.5 knots cruising speed (maximum 23 knots)
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
What Will Be Different About the Treasure from the Disney Wish?
The Disney Wish is a beautiful ship and has many amazing features.
However, it is not without issues.
Hopefully, Disney Cruise Line will do whatever it can to enhance the features that are so great about the Wish, but also give a great deal of thought to making some changes bearing in mind guest feedback.
Many guests have raised the issue that there are a lot of “dead ends” on the ship and that navigation is very difficult.
This is something that could be addressed on the new Disney Treasure ship.
Fortunately the “touchless” elevator buttons have been changed on Disney Wish.
Many guests on the Disney Wish have also pointed out the serious lack of pool space for adults.
Another issue is the Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge. I wonder whether this concept will be replicated on the new Disney Treasure.
Generally, guests are very positive about Hyperspace Lounge on the Wish.
However, it is small. Too small to keep up with demand.
Will Disney Treasure have a Star Wars-themed bar at all?
My thoughts are that the answer is probably no and that the equivalent space on Disney Treasure will be a Haunted Mansion-themed bar.
Disney is constantly innovating and improving but remember that all technology has a price and that a considerable amount of money will most certainly have been spent on designing the Star Wars bar. However, this could be used for many other themes as well.
How will they top the $5,000 cocktail served at Hyperspace Lounge on the Disney Wish?
I am sure they will think of something… A Hat Box Ghost special perhaps?
What will the Disney Treasure Restaurants Be?
There are three themed restaurants on the Disney Wish and these are the main dining room rotational dining restaurants:
- Arendelle – A Frozen Dining Adventure
- Worlds of Marvel
So what we see here is obviously, one themed after a movie, one themed after a movie franchise, and another with a nostalgic connection to Walt Disney and his brother Roy.
Now I am going for a huge leap here. It’s fun to do and could be utterly inaccurate but time will tell and you can call me out then.
The presentation video showed these characters in the portholes of the Disney Treasure.
Could this be a hint about the themes of the new Disney Treasure restaurants?
I can definitely see that a Coco-themed restaurant would work. And Moana would also be another excellent theme.
Of course, these characters shown could be featured elsewhere on the ship instead.
Not too sure about a Haunted Mansion-themed restaurant on Disney Treasure though and think this is more likely to be a bar.
The third restaurant is most likely to be 1923, following its success on the Wish.
It seems a fair bet that there will be Palo on the Disney Treasure.
This adult-only space is on all of the other Disney ships, so it seems likely that this restaurant will also be on the Treasure.
There will also be an additional adult-only restaurant. The Dream Class ships have Remy and Disney Wish has Enchante.
Therefore either the Treasure will simply have Enchante in the same form, but it is more likely that there will be a different high-end restaurant themed after another Disney movie.
An Alladin-themed restaurant maybe to reflect the theme of the Grand Hall? There are so many other possible themes they could use that it will be interesting to see which one is chosen.
Where Will The Treasure Sail?
There is a lot of speculation about this, with many feeling that the Disney Treasure may be destined for the Australian and New Zealand market.
However, this seems very unlikely.
The Disney Wonder will be sailing to Sydney in October 2023 for a variety of Australian and New Zealand cruises, before sailing back to Vancouver in March 2024.
This is Disney’s first entry into the Australian cruise market. There has already been a huge amount of interest in these cruises and they are likely to be sold out.
No doubt Disney is using this first step into this new destination to test out what it will be doing in the future. I am confident that we will see the Disney Wonder being based in Australia and New Zealand for part of the season into at least 2025 and likely beyond that too.
It is highly unlikely that Disney will put their new ship, the Disney Treasure, anywhere else than Port Canaveral for her inaugural season.
The Port Canaveral 3 and 4-night itineraries are, we can assume, the most lucrative of the Disney sailings, therefore the logical thing is that initially, the newest ship will always take over those itineraries.
Therefore, whilst we may see the Wish or Treasure at different home ports in the future, for now, it is a pretty solid bet that both will be sailing out of Port Canaveral for some time to come.
Will you be wanting to book Disney Treasure?
Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.