When Disney Cruise Line launches the Disney Wish next summer, it will introduce a first-of-its-kind penthouse accommodation set high in the forward funnel of the ship.
The Wish Tower Suite will be the line’s most unique accommodation yet. With 1,966 square-feet of living space, it will comfortably sleep up to eight guests with two main bedrooms, a children’s room, a library that converts to a bedroom and four-and-a-half bathrooms.
With an elegant design inspired by Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana,” the suite’s living room will be flanked by an open dining area, a large pantry and a bar, all offering views across the upper decks to the horizon through a two-storey window wall.
Located on the upper-level loft, the main bedrooms will feature king beds, walk-in closets and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the living area below to the views beyond. The main bathrooms will each have double vanities, soaking tubs and rain showers.
“For the first time ever, guests aboard the Disney Wish will be able to book an incredible two-storey suite that’s actually located within one of our funnels. With the Wish Tower Suite, we are creating a breathtaking experience that continues our tradition of the most unique and enchanting accommodations at sea,” said Laura Cabo, portfolio creative executive, Walt Disney Imagineering in a press release.
The Wish Tower Suite will feature Frette duvets, bed linens, bath towels and robes; motorized sheer and block-out curtains; a wet bar stocked with water and sodas; complimentary internet access; and a menu of hypo-allergenic, feather and therapeutic memory foam pillows. Guests will also enjoy VIP access to the concierge lounge and sun deck with two whirlpools, a wading pool, a bar, lounge furniture and the superlative service of a pool deck host.
In addition, guests who stay in the suite will also enjoy the service of a personal concierge team, an array of curated experiences, a selection of daily treats and a private elevator.
The Wish Tower Suite is being designed with artwork, iconography and materials that evoke the Oceania-inspired world of “Moana.” A palette of calm blues, soft whites and deep corals will lay the foundation for family rest and relaxation, while creative ornaments and custom artwork will convey nods to the characters and locales of the film.
The room’s centre-piece will be a hand-crafted porcelain sculpture that comes alive when guests return to the Wish Tower Suite. They may discover the statue pulsing in myriad hues of green amid chimes that recall the film’s soundtrack, revealing itself as the heart of Te Fiti.
Other film-inspired decorations include a custom canvas piece depicting Moana sailing on the sea; dimensional props that celebrate the treasures of the ocean and the local crafts of Moana’s village; and a sculpture composed of shiny objects – a playful interpretation of Tamatoa’s dazzling collection. The children’s room, which will feature uniquely designed built-in bunkbeds, will enchant kids of all ages with a constellation pattern that lights up the ceiling to reveal imagery from the movie composed entirely of stars: Moana’s oar, Gramma Tala, Maui’s hook and the heart of Te Fiti.
For the rest of the passengers who will be staying in other suites, Disney says that 90 per cent of the 1,254 staterooms will offer ocean views, more than 900 rooms will connect to accommodate larger families and more concierge accommodations will be available.
The Disney Wish will sail its maiden voyage on June 9, 2022, followed by a season of three- and four-night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, from Port Canaveral, Florida. Bookings open to the general public on May 27, 2021.
Source: Disney Cruise Line