All You Want To Know About The New Disney Cruise Ship!



We’ve all been ready a very long time for the Disney Want… First introduced in 2016, the Disney Want would be the first new Disney cruise ship for ten years. And boy, am I enthusiastic about it!

On this information, I’ll let you know all the things there may be to learn about Disney Cruise Line’s thrilling new ship, the Disney Want.

The ship made her official maiden voyage on 14th July 2022. However I used to be fortunate sufficient to cruise on the Disney Want simply earlier than that on a particular 3-night preview cruise. If you happen to’re additionally excited about my private expertise and opinions, then check out my Disney Wish review.

Whether or not you’re considering of cruising on Disney Want otherwise you’ve already booked and are enthusiastic about your journey, right here’s all the things it is advisable to learn about this spectacular new ship…

Details & Stats

What’s totally different concerning the Disney Want?

New ship Disney Want is bigger than Disney’s 4 older cruise ships and makes use of cutting-edge know-how to deliver the Disney magic to life in new and surprising methods. There are three new household eating places, the first-ever Disney attraction at sea and a few cool new venues just like the Star Wars bar. Eek!

Disney’s Imagineers have labored onerous to infuse leisure alternatives all through the brand new ship. Many areas have combined makes use of at totally different instances of the day and enormous areas just like the film theatre and household pool have been changed by a number of smaller venues.

For instance, there at the moment are two film screens and 6 smaller household swimming pools, quite than one giant cinema and one giant swimming pool on the other ships.

With the surroundings changing into a rising concern for us all in 2022, Disney Cruise Line’s latest ship is powered by LNG (liquefied natural gas) – which is extra environmentally pleasant than diesel. Hooray!

Me with Disney Wish
As you may see, the Disney Want is fairly large!

What class is Disney Want?

Disney Want is the primary ship in Disney Cruise Line’s new Want-class of cruise ship. Two extra Want-class ships will observe – the Disney Treasure in 2024, and yet one more as-yet unnamed ship in 2025.

Initially, Disney Want was given the codename Disney Triton, and for some time the category was additionally named the Triton Class. However this has now been up to date and the ships are known as being within the Want Class.

Disney’s 4 older ships are break up into two courses – Magic Class (Disney Magic and Disney Surprise) and Dream Class (Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy). Every ship in a category could be very related, so the brand new Disney Want shall be fairly in contrast to any which have come earlier than.

How large is the Disney Want cruise ship?

Disney Want has a tonnage of 144,000 GT, a size of 1,119 toes and a peak of 221 toes with 14 passenger decks. The beam (width) is 128 toes and the draft (depth) is 27 toes. The ship can accommodate 4,000 friends and 1,555 crew.

Disney Wish Float Out
The Disney Want being floated out

Disney Want is round 10% bigger than Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream and 71% bigger than Disney Surprise and Disney Magic. She is taken into account a big cruise ship, however will solely rank round fortieth within the listing of the world’s biggest cruise ships.

Disney Want shall be an identical dimension to cruise ships like P&O Cruises’ Britannia, Princess Cruises Enchanted Princess, Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas and MSC Cruises MSC Preziosa. So she’ll be fairly common in the case of the dimensions of household cruise ships.

Though the brand new ship is bigger than the Dream-class ships and has extra crew members, the identical variety of friends shall be accommodated on board. This offers a better space-to-guest ratio, in addition to a better crew-to-guest ratio for a extra luxurious expertise.

Right here’s how the 5 Disney ships examine by way of age and dimension:

Ship 12 months Measurement (Gross Tones) Size (toes) Decks Visitors Crew
Disney Want 2022 144,000 1,119 14 4,000 1,555
Disney Fantasy 2012 130,000 1,115 14 4,000 1,456
Disney Dream 2011 130,000 1,115 14 4,000 1,458
Disney Surprise 1999 84,000 984 11 2,713 875
Disney Magic 1998 84,000 984 11 2,713 875

How a lot did the Disney Want value to construct?

No figures have been launched for the constructing value of the Disney Want, both by Disney Cruise Line or the shipbuilders, Meyer Werft. Disney’s earlier ship, Disney Fantasy, value $940 million to construct in 2012, so the Disney Want will doubtless value at the very least $1 billion.

The most expensive cruise ship ever built was Royal Caribbean’s Attract of the Seas, which value $1.3 billion. However, this ship is considerably bigger than the Disney Want, and so the Disney Want shouldn’t value fairly as a lot as that.

Disney Wish cost to build
Disney Want leaving the shipyard

Who’s the captain of Disney Want?

The captain of the Disney Want is Captain Minnie Mouse. She joined the Disney Cruise Line crew in 2019 as a part of an initiative to encourage the following technology of feminine leaders within the cruise trade.

In fact, the ship will even have a human captain on the helm. Whereas this hasn’t but been introduced, it’s anticipated to be an skilled Disney Cruise Line captain similar to Captain Fabian Dib, Captain Daniele Aschero or Captain Thord Haugen, all of whom have over 20 years of expertise with Disney Cruise Line.

Captain Minnie welcoming the Disney Wish
Captain Minnie welcomes the Disney Want

Who’s the godmother of Disney Want?

Disney Want doesn’t have a godmother or godparent. As a substitute, Disney Cruise Line has appointed all kids of the Make-A-Want basis as honorary godchildren. On this symbolic transfer, Disney Want really turns into a godmother to the kids.

The Make-A-Want godchildren have been featured as a part of the Disney Want Christening on twenty ninth June 2022.

The godmothers of the opposite Disney cruise ships are Patricia Disney, Tinker Bell, Jennifer Hudson and Mariah Carey.

Who’s on the again of the Disney Want?

The strict of the Disney Want includes a large Rapunzel on the strict. Your complete figurine is over 30 toes large, and Rapunzel herself is 9 toes tall.

Take a more in-depth look right here…

Disney Wish Rapunzel Stern

On Board Actions

What does the Disney Want have?

The Disney Want cruise ship has an entire host of recent points of interest together with:

  • The AquaMouse water attraction with dazzling particular results
  • A theatrical eating expertise with characters from Frozen
  • A Marvel-themed cinematic eating journey
  • An adults-only Star Wars bar
  • Toy Story-themed splash space

Learn on to study extra concerning the varied areas on board this thrilling new ship…

The Grand Corridor

Firstly of a cruise on the Disney Want, friends enter by way of the Grand Corridor. Every little one receives their very personal wishing wand which they’ll use to make their first want throughout a particular boarding celebration!

The Grand Corridor atrium includes a stage with interactive reveals that permit friends to play a particular position within the magic. There’s an enormous bronze statue of Cinderalla, with colors and icons from the movie adorning the carpet and lighting fixtures.

The Grand Hall on Disney Wish
The Grand Corridor

The Pool Deck

Positioned on Decks 11 and 12, the principle pool deck on Disney Want options the AquaMouse water slide, six swimming swimming pools and tiered decks surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs. There’s an enormous LED display displaying Disney motion pictures and dwell sporting occasions.

Disney Wish Pool Deck

The AquaMouse is definitely way more than a water slide – it’s Disney’s first attraction at sea. It contains Mickey Mouse present scenes, particular results and surprises as you splash by 760 toes of winding tubes in an inflatable boat. So thrilling!


Households with younger youngsters and toddlers will love the Toy Story space on Deck 12 which has a wading pool, splash zone, the household waterslide ‘slide-a-saurus Rex’ and smoothie bar referred to as ‘Wheezy’s Freezies’.

Toy Story Splash Zon4e

There’s additionally one other household pool up on the entrance of Deck 14. In the meantime, adults can chill out within the Quiet Cove on Deck 13 with its infinity pool, seating areas, comfortable loungers, whirlpool, bar and cafe.

Quiet Cove adult pool Disney Wish
Quiet Cove

The Walt Disney Theatre

Within the elegant 1,274-seat theatre on board the Disney Want, you may take pleasure in Broadway-style productions which have been developed completely for Disney Cruise Line. Exhibits will embody ‘Aladdin’ – a agency favorite on Disney ships – and ‘The Little Mermaid’.

On embarkation night time, friends are welcomed with an unique music spectacular referred to as ‘Disney Seas the Journey’ that includes songs from ‘The Princess and the Frog’, ‘Discovering Nemo’, ‘Frozen’ and extra.

The Walk Disney Theatre on Disney Wish
The Stroll Disney Theatre

Wonderland And By no means Land Cinemas

Disney Want has two cinemas – Wonderland and By no means Land. Right here, you may watch traditional Disney motion pictures in addition to first-run movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and extra. Having two film theatres, quite than the only one on the opposite Disney ships, implies that friends could have a higher selection of films to take pleasure in.

With the preferred motion pictures, one display will begin the present quarter-hour after the opposite, in order that any latecomers received’t need to miss out. An important concept!

Neverland Theater
Neverland Theater


Luna is Disney Want’s leisure hub the place you may take pleasure in interactive and enjoyable household leisure within the daytime and adult-only leisure within the night.

It includes a two-storey LED display wall and dwell sport reveals like ‘Villains Recreation Night time’ and ‘Disney Songbook’ interactive karaoke. There’s additionally a silent disco which is a whole lot of enjoyable!


Hero Zone

The Hero Zone is Disney Want’s futuristic sports activities area the place households can be a part of collectively to take pleasure in sport show-style competitions, action-packed challenges, and free-play sports activities. There’s even a ‘Diaper Sprint’ race the place infants and toddlers can compete to hurry crawl throughout a 20-foot monitor!

Don’t miss the Incredibles inflatable impediment course. It’s a whole lot of enjoyable and like many actions on the Disney Want, the entire household can take part, not simply the youngsters!

Incredibles obstacle course
Incredibles impediment course

Disney’s Oceaneer Membership

The large youngsters’ membership on Disney Want is for youngsters aged 3 to 12 and options 5 totally different areas. Siblings of all ages can play collectively and youngsters are free to return and go between the totally different areas as they want.

The 5 areas are:

  • Marvel Tremendous Hero Academy – On this HQ, younger recruits will discover ways to turn into superheroes with the assistance of Spider-Man, Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Fairytale Corridor – That is made up of three exercise rooms – Rapunzel’s Artwork Studio, Belle’s Library and Anna and Elsa’s Sommerhus
  • Walt Disney Imagineering Lab – Right here youngsters can participate in hands-on actions and experiments to find the secrets and techniques of the Disney Imagineers
  • Star Wars: Cargo Bay – Kids use augmented reality-enabled information pads to participate in a particular task the place they need to monitor and research a sequence of lifelike creatures
  • Mickey and Minnie Captain’s Deck – Excellent for the youngest youngsters, this vibrant nautical-inspired playground is a whole lot of enjoyable

There’s a lot that I may say concerning the Oceaneer Membership on Disney Want, it actually wants its personal article. However, right here’s a photograph of my favorite bit – the place youngsters can design their very own rollercoaster after which experience it with the digital actuality experience.

Walt Disney Imagineering Lab
Walt Disney Imagineering Lab

To enter the Oceaneer Membership, kids go ‘down the rabbit gap’ by way of a twisty slide that lands straight into the membership by the handwashing areas. Mother and father can observe them down the slide or use the adjoining staircase.

Reasonably than being tucked away in a nook of the ship, the doorway to the youngsters membership is true within the centre of the principle atrium, The Grand Corridor.

The slide that leads to the kids club
The slide that results in the youngsters membership

Infants and toddlers aged 6 months to three years can play within the Its a Small World Nursery, which additionally presents babysitting providers.

For these aged 11 to 14, there’s Edge and for 14- to 17-year-olds there’s Vibe; two stylish hangouts the place tweens and teenagers can relax with their new buddies.

In these areas, kids can come and go as they please. In case your son or daughter is 11 or 12, they’ll have entry to each the Oceaneer’s Membership and Edge. 14-year-olds can select between Edge and Vibe, or spend a while in every.

As many youngsters desire to spend time with their siblings on a cruise, the way in which that Disney Cruise Line splits the age teams is a unbelievable concept that I’d like to see extra cruise strains undertake.

Grownup Solely Areas

In fact, the Disney Want isn’t only for households. There are many locations which might be completely for adults – excellent for individuals cruising with out youngsters or mother and father when their youngsters are being sorted within the youngsters’ golf equipment.

  • Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge – Reserved for adults each night, this themed bar is styled as a yacht-class spaceship and has drinks named after Star Wars locations
  • Palo Steakhouse – An evolution of the adults-only restaurant Palo, the Palo Steakhouse mixes traditional Italian eating with meaty delicacies
  • Enchanté – Get pleasure from gourmand delights crafted by three-Michelin-starred Chef Arnaud Lallement in a romantic setting
  • The Rose – The perfect spot for a quiet drink earlier than or after dinner, The Rose sits on the entrance to Palo Steakhouse and Enchanté
  • Senses Spa & Health– Loosen up within the steam and aromatherapy rooms, take pleasure in spa remedies or take pleasure in a exercise with state-of-the-art services
  • Quiet Cove – An space of the pool that’s completely for adults with an infinity pool and bar
Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge
Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge


Reasonably than being focussed in a single space as on Disney’s different ships, the bars and lounges on the Disney Want are unfold all through the ship. Locations to take pleasure in a drink embody:

  • Keg & Compass – A country pub the place adults can watch dwell sports activities and information whereas having fun with craft beer, wines, spirits and cocktails
  • Nightingale’s – An opulent piano bar serving tremendous and glowing wines and hand-crafted cocktails
  • The Bayou – An off-the-cuff New Orleans-style lounge themed round The Princess and the Frog with dwell leisure

Urged learn: Disney Cruise Drink Packages

Keg & Compass
Keg & Compass

Does Disney Want have Pirate Night time?

Disney Want has a pirate night time on each voyage. On the ‘Pirate’s Rockin’ Parlay Celebration’, friends can costume up in pirate costumes and revel in dwell music, particular results, stunts and surprises rounded off by fireworks on the highest deck.

Pirate Party on Disney Wish
Pirate Celebration

A number of individuals costume up as pirates for the occasion, so for those who love a fancy dress celebration, that is an occasion that you simply received’t wish to miss. For the most effective views of each the stage and the fireworks, stand on the upper deck, in the direction of the starboard aspect.

The firework casings are comprised of fish meals, so once they drop into the ocean, they’re damaged down naturally. Good work, Disney!

Eating places

What are the three eating places on Disney Want?

Like all Disney cruise ships, Disney Want will supply rotational eating amongst three eating places. On the Want, these are ‘Arendelle’, ‘Worlds of Marvel’ and ‘1923’.

  • Arendelle: A Frozen Eating Journey – A Frozen-themed eating expertise with immersive dwell leisure from Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf and Nordic-influenced delicacies
  • Worlds of Marvel – A cinematic eating journey the place friends will play an interactive position in an Avengers mission whereas having fun with world delicacies
  • 1923 – Named after the 12 months that The Walt Disney Firm was based, this elegant 20s-style restaurant will serve dishes impressed by California’s diverse heritage

You possibly can learn extra about every of those eating places in my Disney Wish restaurants guide.

In addition to the three foremost eating rooms, Disney Want presents an entire host of different eating choices together with gourmand cafes, informal eating, snack bars and 24-hour room service…

Marceline Market

The buffet-style restaurant on Disney Want is known as Marceline Market. It has 10 meals stalls, every themed to a film like Tangled, Zootopia and Ratatouille with indoor and outside seating. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, within the night there shall be desk service and meals cooked to order.

Disney Wish Marceline Market
Marceline Market

Mickey and Buddies Competition of Meals

Open for lunch, dinner and snacks all through the day, Mickey and Buddies Competition of Meals serves fast bites from 5 themed meals stalls: Mickey’s Smokestack Barbecue, Donald’s Cantina, Daisy’s Pizza Pies, Goofy’s Grill and Candy Minnie’s Ice Cream.

As a vegan, I used to be pleasantly shocked by the variety of vegan choices right here, together with Inconceivable burgers, vegan sizzling canines and pizzas with vegan cheese and plant-based pepperoni.

Daisy’s Pizza Pies
Daisy’s Pizza Pies

Speciality Eating

For an additional cost, adults can dine at considered one of two speciality eating places – Palo Steakhouse and Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement. At Palo Steakhouse, friends can take pleasure in Italian dishes and elite steaks like Australian wagyu and Japanese Kobe. Enchanté presents French-inspired delicacies from a tremendous eating menu crafted by three-Michelin-starred Chef Arnaud Lallement.

Inside Out: Joyful Sweets

Disney Want has a dessert store with an enormous vary of gelato, ice cream and sweet accessible for an additional cost. There are nearly 40 flavours of ice cream to select from and vibrant cupcakes, handmade truffles, chocolate brownies and designer cookies aplenty.

Inside Out: Joyful Sweets
Inside Out: Joyful Sweets

Olaf’s Royal Picnic

One other speciality eating expertise for an additional payment is Olaf’s Royal Picnic. Accompanied by the characters from Frozen, households will take pleasure in picnic meals served on blankets that they’ll take residence with them afterwards.

Does Disney Want have Palo brunch?

Disney Want will supply a Palo brunch on the Palo steakhouse. It’s believed that it will value $45 and embody a selection of breakfast and lunch gadgets together with eggs Benedict, savoury frittatas, pancakes, rooster parmigiana and lasagne. You possibly can learn extra about it on the Disney Cruise Line Blog.

Does Disney Want have vegan choices?

Disney Want presents vegan choices at each restaurant. Disney Cruise Line has a partnership with Inconceivable Meals, so vegans and vegetarians can take pleasure in Inconceivable burgers, plant-based chili canines, vegan pepperoni pizzas and extra on board the Disney Want.

Whereas some vegan gadgets are on the menu, not all the things is. The vegan omelette, for instance, is one thing of a secret, however one that you simply received’t wish to miss!

Urged learn: Disney Cruise Vegan Options & How to Order

Disney vegan breakfast with JustEgg omelette
Disney vegan breakfast with JustEgg omelette


What number of staterooms are on Disney Want?

The Disney Want has 1,254 staterooms. 70% of those have a balcony and most additionally characteristic Disney Cruise Line’s signature break up loos. There are 451 connecting doorways in order that bigger households may be accommodated throughout two rooms.

Each stateroom will embody a tub so kids can take pleasure in a shower in consolation. The closets are tremendous roomy too, with a number of storage beneath the mattress to retailer suitcases and hulking gadgets.

Every room on Disney Want options the next services:

  • 43-inch TV
  • USB and USB-C ports
  • Massive self-importance
  • Fridge
  • Full-length mirror
  • Protected
  • Hair dryer
  • Privateness curtain
  • Queen mattress and further beds
  • Deluxe toiletries
  • Lavish bedding
Disney Wish Verandah Stateroom
Disney Want Verandah Stateroom

What number of concierge rooms does Disney Want have?

Disney Want has 76 concierge staterooms and suites – greater than twice as many as on every other Disney cruise ship. Sleeping as much as 5 friends, these rooms characteristic luxurious decor and facilities, entry to unique areas on board and extra further perks.

Urged learn: Disney Concierge – Is It Worth It?

Disney Want Staterooms & Suite Classes

Right here’s a listing of the totally different staterooms and suites on the Disney Want:

Room Classes Sleeps Measurement (sq. ft)
Customary Inside 11A, 11B, 11C 4 169
Deluxe Oceanview 9A, 9B, 9C, 9D 4 218
Deluxe Household Oceanview 8B, 8C 5 237
Deluxe Oceanview with Veranda 5A, 5B, 5C, 6A, 6B, 7A 4 243
Deluxe Household Oceanview with Verandah 4A, 4B, 4C, 4E 4 284
Concierge Household Oceanview with Verandah 3A 5 296
Concierge Household Oceanview 3B 5 357
Concierge 1-Bed room Suite with Verandah 2B 5 608
Concierge 1-Bed room Suite with Prolonged Verandah 2A 5 1,031
Concierge 1-Story Royal Suite with Verandah 1C 6 1,507
Concierge 2-Story Royal Suite with Verandah 1B 6 1,759
Concierge Want Tower Suite 1A 8 1,966

To study extra about every of the totally different Staterooms and Suites and for assist deciding which is the most effective one for your loved ones, you should definitely try my information to Disney Wish Staterooms & Suites.

Princess Aurora Royal Suite
Princess Aurora Royal Suite

Does Disney Want have magic portholes?

Magic portholes supply friends in inside staterooms a real-time view of the surface with the assistance of screens and cameras. Whereas these are fashionable on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, there shall be no digital portholes on the Disney Want.


The place does the Disney Want sail?

Disney Want cruises depart from Port Canaveral, Florida. Providing solely three- and four-night cruises, the ship sails to Disney Cruise Line’s non-public island, Castaway Cay. 4-night cruises additionally embody a cease in Nassau, Bahamas.

Urged learn: Things To Know About Castaway Cay

Disney Wish at Castaway Cay
Disney Want at Castaway Cay

Will Disney Want do 7-night cruises?

There are at present no plans for Disney Want to supply seven-night cruises. The itineraries alternate between three and 4 nights. So for those who needed an extended cruise, you would wish to e-book two cruises back-to-back.

How a lot is a ticket for a Disney Want cruise?

Cruises on the Disney Want begin at $1,745 for a three-night cruise for 2 individuals in an inside room. Ocean view rooms value from $1,925, rooms with balconies costing from $2,153. Concierge rooms are priced from $4,313.

Three-night cruises within the Disney Want Tower Suite within the funnel value at the very least $20,000 for 2 adults. You’ll need to be fast although, there’s solely considered one of these suites and it often will get booked up actually shortly.

Disney Wish Tower Suite
Tower Suite

For extra details about how a lot you may count on to pay for a Disney cruise, try my information: How Much is a Disney Cruise Compared to Other Cruises?

To conclude

Disney Want is among the most fun new cruise ships to launch in 2022 and is the primary new Disney cruise ship for ten years!

I completely loved my cruise on the Disney Want and have a full assessment of it coming very quickly. I additionally actually loved my cruise on the Disney Magic, but when I needed to examine the 2 ships, then the Disney Want wins, fingers down.


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