Two of Disney Cruise Line’s new ships have officially been delayed.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek provided an update on Disney Cruise Line’s newest ships during the company’s recent quarterly earnings call. Chapek stated that interest in Disney cruises remains high, and the Disney Wish is on target to arrive in Summer 2022. However, the two other ships set to be added to their fleet have been pushed back.
Originally, the unnamed sixth and seventh ships were supposed to arrive in 2022 and 2023. Unfortunately, construction delays caused by the pandemic have now shifted those dates back to 2023 and 2024. The Disney Wish was already bumped back to 2022 from its original planned debut in late 2021.
Disney Cruise Line’s newest three ships will be apart of a new Triton Class, which will be the largest in the fleet. Specific details on the ships haven’t been revealed at this time beyond the name of the Disney Wish and the characters (Rapunzel and Pascal) that will grace its stern.
It’s worth noting that all of these dates are subject to change. As much as Disney would love to have the maiden voyage for the Disney Wish in Summer 2022, it all depends on any additional construction delays and future health restrictions.