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Disney Cruise Line Officially Welcomes Disney Wish During Enchanting Christening Celebration

Krissy Nocerino

by , Public Relations Manager, Disney Cruise Line

The Disney Wish, the fifth and newest ship in our Disney Cruise Line fleet, is officially christened!

Yesterday, in Port Canaveral, Fla., we hosted a truly unforgettable celebration filled with spectacular musical performances; special guests; your favorite friends from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar stories; and the stars of our show … our Disney Wish godchildren.

During the ceremony, three Make-A-Wish ambassadors—Colby, 10; Megan, 16; and Jenna, 13—played a historic role, representing past, present and future Make-A-Wish children and reciting a time-honored blessing of the ship, which symbolically bestows good fortune on the vessel and all who sail aboard it.

Tony Award-winning entertainer Anika Noni Rose, the Disney Legend known for voicing Tiana in Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog,” joined in the fun for a stirring performance of the beloved Disney Parks ballad “Wishes.”

Cue the fireworks … literally!

This incredible event culminated with the ceremonial breaking of a champagne bottle against the ship’s hull, and a symphony of pyrotechnics, special effects, music and a rousing fanfare.

If you didn’t have the opportunity to tune-in live for the Disney Wish christening, be sure to check out the video below!


The Disney Wish is filled, bow to stern, with all-new storytelling, one-of-a-kind entertainment and innovative “firsts” that we can’t wait for all of you to experience.

From the first Disney attraction at sea, family dining adventures themed to “Frozen” and Marvel, and an immersive tour of the Star Wars galaxy … to original Broadway-style stage productions, imaginative clubs for kids of all ages and an expanded collection of experiences exclusively for adults … there truly is something for every member of the family on the Disney Wish.

We hope to see you onboard real soon!

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  • To the make a wish foundation, you three did an amazing 🤩 job christening the Disney wish the 5th ship 🚢 on the Disney cruise line fleet.