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Disney announces next cruise line ship, new tropical destination

Posted: 4:17 PM, Aug 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-25 16:20:12-04
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Disney released the name of their fifth cruise line ship on Sunday, and it has us ready to let our hair down and see the light.

Disney Wish was revealed by Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek at the D23 Expo, the Disney Parks Blog says.

The new ship will feature Rapunzel on the stern, paintbrush in hand and, of course, Pascal by her side.

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"Our favorite artsy princess, paintbrush in hand, uses her enchanted hair to suspend herself as she decorates the stern of the ship with the help of her feisty sidekick, Pascal," the blog says. "Spirited, smart, curious and above all, adventurous, Rapunzel embodies the wish and desire to see and experience the world."

The "bright, airy and elegant" atrium of the ship is seen in an artist's rendering.

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Disney Wish will set sail in January 2022, according to the park's blog.

In addition to the new cruise ship line, Disney also released the location of a new tropical destination — Lighthouse Point, part of the island Eleuthera in the Bahamas.

The park's blog says the new destination will, "celebrate both the stories of The Bahamas and the natural environment of Lighthouse Point itself."

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Construction on the new location will begin after an Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan are reviewed and accepted by the Government of The Bahamas, the blog says.

That could be as early as 2020, which would put completion in late 2022 or 2023.

For more information, visit the Disney Parks Blog here.