Disney Cruise Line’s upcoming ship Disney Wish has been delayed due to the ongoing health crisis.
Theirs is one of several vessels that are having their rollouts delayed even as the industry slowly moves toward restarting in U.S. markets.
Disney Wish, which was scheduled for delivery in January 2022, has been pushed back to a date that has yet to be determined.
During a conference call, Disney’s Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarty said, “The shipyard we utilize for our cruise ships, Meyer Werft, was impacted [by the current situation] and we encountered a delay.”
Earlier this summer, Meyer Werft essentially shut down for six weeks. The company also predicted that they would have to downgrade their production schedule from the usual two large ships and one smaller vessel to one in each category.
READ MORE: Royal Caribbean Delays New Ship Arrival
Aside from Disney Wish, Meyer Werft is also building Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas, AIDA Cruises AIDAcosma, P&O’s Iona, and Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Adventure.
Like Wish, Royal Caribbean announced that Odyssey would be delayed. In that case, delivery is being pushed from Fall 2020 until April 2021.
In recent years the yard has completed Spectrum of the Seas, Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Bliss, AIDAnova, and Spirit of Discovery.
Currently, no cruise ships are sailing from North America. In alignment with the announcement made on August 5, 2020, by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) regarding the voluntary extension of suspended passenger operations from U.S. ports, Disney Cruise Line has canceled sailings through at least October 31, 2020.
The first ships to return to service are all scheduled for the first week of November. Disney Fantasy, which sails out of Port Canaveral, is scheduled to be the first ship to return to service. The Disney Wonder is slated to become the next ship in the fleet to welcome guests when it resumes sailings on November 21.
- Disney’s First Cruise Ship Returns to Port Canaveral
- Believe It or Not, Cruisers Have a Lot to Be Thankful For
- 2020 Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs [PHOTOS]
- Unsinkable: The Cruise Industry Is Coming Back To Life
- Viking Cruises Taps Retired Vice Admiral as Chief Health Officer
- Cruise Ship Beached At Turkish Scrapyard [VIDEO]
- Norwegian Cruise Line’s Plan to Get The World Sailing Again
- Carnival Captain Shares Journey Back To Cruise Ship [PHOTOS]
- MSC Receives Japan’s Approval to Cruise, Adjusts Ship Itinerary
- Norwegian Cruise Line Updates ‘Peace of Mind’ Policy
BEFORE YOU CRUISE5 days ago
9 Cruise Line Ticket Contract Surprises
CRUISE NEWS5 days ago
Carnival Captain Shares Journey Back To Cruise Ship [PHOTOS]
CRUISE NEWS3 days ago
Unsinkable: The Cruise Industry Is Coming Back To Life
CRUISE NEWS5 days ago
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Plan to Get The World Sailing Again