We are all waiting patiently for details about the new Disney Wish Cruise Ship. Due to be launched in Summer 2022, the Disney Wish is making huge progress in the construction process at the Meyer Werft Shipyard.
On April 8, 2021 Disney Cruise Lines announced and released video of the Disney Wish Keel Laying Ceremony. This is an important step in the construction of the Disney Wish.
Disney Wish Keel Laying Ceremony
A Keel Laying Ceremony is a old maritime tradition where a newly minted coin is placed under the keep of the ship. This is said to bring good luck to the ship and her crew.
The newly minted coin features Captain Minnie.
You may remember that Captain Minnie made her debut in 2019 on Disney Cruise Lines. Minnie was the first female Disney character to be awarded the status of Captain.
Disney Cruise Lines said at the time that the promotion of Minnie Mouse to Captain status was to encourage women to inspire the next female leaders in the cruise industry.
The Disney Wish will also feature Captain Minnie on the hull of the ship. This beautiful filigree design is a tradition on all the Disney cruise ships, with a different character featuring on each.
Do you think that the Disney Wish will have a female Captain for her Maiden Voyage?
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.