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Disney Wish inaugural sailing delayed from Port Canaveral

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — People looking to sail aboard Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship will have to wait a little bit longer to get on board.

The cruise line announced Thursday that the inaugural sailing of the Disney Wish from Port Canaveral will be delayed by six weeks. The ship’s maiden voyage will be pushed back to July 14.


Officials said the Meyer Werft shipyard informed the cruise line it will need more time to finish the ship, due in part to the pandemic and the omicron variant arriving in Germany.

READ: Disney Cruise Line unveils newest ship, the Disney Wish

Cruise line officials said they are reaching out to affected guests to help them adjust their vacation plans. Among the options offered to impacted guests is a 50% discount on a future cruise departing by Dec. 31, 2023.

Stay tuned to Channel 9 Eyewitness News for updates.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.