Disney Cruise Line reveals Disney Wish experiences for adult guests

Disney Cruise Line reveals Disney Wish experiences for adult guests

Disney Cruise Line

The Senses Spa will feature an outdoor relaxation space for the first time

Disney Cruise Line has revealed further details of experiences that will be available for adult guests onboard Disney Wish when she debuts in summer 2022.

“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 for 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.”

For the first time, the Senses Spa will feature an outdoor relaxation space with whirlpool spas, loungers and yoga sessions. The outdoor space will be an extension to the Rainforest Experience, which has been redesigned for Disney Wish. The Rainforest will also introduce the cruise line’s first ice lounge alongside heated ergonomic loungers, sensory spa showers and sauna, steam and dry chambers.

Disney Wish will also debut two new hairstyling venues, the Untangled Salon and Hook’s Salon. The Untangled Salon is inspired by the film Tangled and its main character Rapunzel, and will be decorated with floating lantern flight fixtures and cut-metal privacy screens depicting paintings featured in the film. A chandelier will evoke the flower that gives Rapunzel’s hair its magical qualities. In addition to haircuts and styling, the menu of services will include manicures, pedicures, teeth whitening and skin treatments.

The design of Hook’s Barbery, meanwhile, is inspired by Captain Hook from Peter Pan. The barbers will be decorated in dark wood, with leather chairs and golden mirrors. An inlaid wooden map of the island of Never Land, a hidden pocket watch and a hook will be among the details inspired by the film, while a trio of lanterns will occasionally flash with lighting and audio effects to signify the fairy Tinker Bell jumping from one fixture to another. The venue will also feature a bar, with pre-prohibition bourbons, vintage whiskies and ports, aged rum and spirits available.

As with other Disney ships, Disney Wish will feature a collection of bars and lounges reserved for adults each evening. However, for the first time these venues will be spread out across the ship’s other gathering places, which is intended to offer a more flexible experience. Among the choices will be Keg & Compass, a pub designed in the style of a late 1800s Norwegian sailor’s map room which will feature references to Disney characters related to the sea. Nightingale’s will be a piano bar inspired by the 1950 film Cinderella, while The Bayou will be an informal lounge themed around the marsh that appears in The Princess and the Frog.  

Disney Wish will sail its maiden voyage on 9 June 2022 from Port Canaveral, USA, followed by a season of three- and four-night cruises to Nassau in The Bahamas and Disney’s private island Castaway Cay.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
04 August 2021

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