Like the other Disney ships, Disney Wish won’t just be for kids — not by a long shot. The vessel will have lots for adults to enjoy, including a number of venues and spaces that are exclusive to those 18 and older.
Disney Cruise Line has revealed details on more of these spaces, in addition to the previously-announced Star Wars-themed bar and specialty restaurants inspired by “Beauty and the Beast.” You can read about those here.
Disney Wish will feature the fleet’s first outdoor spa retreat, a salon and barbershop, and a variety of bars and lounges to experience.
“With the Disney Wish, we wanted to design an experience that allows our grown-up guests to relax, recharge and reconnect in unique ways that only Disney Cruise Line can create,” said Laura Cabo, portfolio creative executive, Walt Disney Imagineering.
“Not only did we infuse more storytelling and enchantment into the adult-exclusive venues, but we added more variety and made them more accessible than ever before. This ship has truly been designed with adults’ vacation needs in mind, and I know our guests are going to return home feeling refreshed after their Disney Wish vacation.”
Outdoor Oasis at Senses Spa
For the first time aboard a Disney ship, Senses Spa will include an outdoor relaxation space where guests can unwind in whirlpool spas, rest on plush loungers, and participate in yoga sessions.
The open-air oasis is a new extension to Disney Cruise Line’s Rainforest experience, which has been reimagined for Disney Wish.
The Rainforest will introduce the fleet’s first ice lounge, allowing passengers to combine thermal therapies. It will also include favorite elements like heated loungers; sensory spa showers; and sauna, steam, and dry chambers.
Senses Spa will also feature private treatment rooms and spa villas. In addition to massages, facials, and acupuncture, guests will be able to choose specialized treatments for things like pain management and sleep improvement.
Adjacent to the spa, the reimagined Senses Fitness will offer state-of-the-art exercise and wellness facilities, including a main room with exercise equipment, a cycle studio, and an aerobics room.
Salon and Barbershop
Disney Wish will premiere the fleet’s first standalone venues for hairstyling and beauty services: the Untangled Salon and Hook’s Barbery.
At Untangled Salon, adults can let their hair down in a bright, airy environment. Inspired by Rapunzel — the artistic princess known for her long hair — this chic salon will be adorned in shades of purple and gold, and decorated with floating lantern light fixtures and outfitted with cut-metal privacy screens depicting Rapunzel’s paintings. One side of the space will glow with the golden light of a chandelier that’s reminiscent of the iconic flower that gave Rapunzel’s hair its magical qualities.
In addition to haircuts and styling, the menu of services at the salon will include manicures, pedicures, teeth whitening, and skin treatments.
Hook’s Barbery will be a unique twist on a traditional European men’s salon, offering cuts, shaves, and nail and skin care.
Decked out in dark woods, leather chairs, and ornate golden mirrors, the space will be filled with details inspired by its namesake, Captain Hook. An inlaid wooden map of Never Land, a hidden pocket watch, and — of course — a hook are some of the details that guests might find there.
A trio of seemingly nondescript lanterns will occasionally come to life with lighting and audio effects to signify Tinker Bell jumping from one fixture to another.
Not only will Hook’s Barbery provide salon and barber services, but it’ll also boast the ultimate toast to a pirate’s life: a hidden bar. It will feature a pre-Prohibition bourbons, vintage whisky and port, aged rum, and premium spirits, ideal for low-key hangouts, romantic date nights, hosted tastings, and special evening events.
Like the other Disney ships, Disney Wish will offer a collection of bars and lounges that will be reserved exclusively for adults each evenings. But for the first time, these venues will be spread out among the ship’s other core gathering places instead of in one “district” like the other ships in the fleet.
Keg & Compass
Keg & Compass is a pub that celebrates the adventure and romance of the sea, designed in the rustic architectural style of a late 1800s Norwegian sailor’s map room.
Drawing inspiration from the folklore of Norse seafaring, period-style oil paintings will depict tales of the deep, and intricate carvings of tentacles, barnacles, and compasses will accentuate porthole frames.
Spanning the ceiling will be a fantastical map in old maritime style that features a homage to Disney characters and stories related to the sea. In addition to characters such as Ursula and Moana, the map will call out important locales to The Walt Disney Company and the design and construction of Disney Wish.
The casual setting will allow visitors to kick back and watch live sports, news, and major broadcast events while sampling beers — including three custom craft brews — along with a variety of liquors, wines, and cocktails.
Nightingale’s is the vessel’s piano bar, inspired by Cinderella’s lyrical rendition of “Sing Sweet Nightingale” in the 1950 film. The venue will be classically modern with a soft metallic palette, featuring a chandelier above the piano with a swirl of pearlescent bubbles and music notes.
The vibrant lounge will be a thematic extension of the fairy-tale inspired Grand Hall, featuring large doors that allow the tunes to spill out across the atrium. Fine wines, bubblies, and hand-crafted cocktails will be available there.
Passengers looking for a New Orleans-inspired good time can head down to The Bayou, an informal lounge themed after “The Princess and the Frog.”
Flourished with magnolia blossoms, lily pads, and a canopy of twinkling “fireflies” overhead, the space will evoke the magical marsh where Tiana and Naveen take refuge in the film.
A bronze statue of each character will be prominently displayed, and two gazebos inspired by the city’s iconic wrought iron metalwork structures will provide intimate seating for small groups on either side of the bar.
The venue will offer creative cocktails, specialty coffees, and signature beignets in a lively atmosphere complete with live entertainment and musical performances.
Disney Wish is scheduled to sail her maiden voyage from Port Canaveral on June 9, 2022, followed by a season of three and four-night cruises to Nassau and Castaway Cay.
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