The Disney Wish is a celebration of nearly 100 years of enchanting Disney stories. Filled with one-of-a-kind experiences inspired by Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar adventures, the Disney Wish embodies the spirit of forward-thinking innovation and visionary storytelling heralded by Walt Disney himself.
The Disney Wish
Everything Disney Cruise Line
– Stunning Staterooms
– Cruising Concierge
– Imaginative Dining
– Family Places and Fun Spaces
– Spectacular Spaces for Kids at Sea
– Castaway Cay Cabanas
– Adult Only Cruise Review including:
—- Adult Activities | Beverage Tastings | Enchanted Escapes for Adults
—- Senses Spa | Palo Steakhouse Dinner | Enchante Dinner
– Multi-generational Cruise Review: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4
Enchanted Escapes for Adults
The kids weren’t the only ones in mind when Disney designed The Wish. Rather than an adult area (called the District on the other ships), adult spaces are scattered throughout the ship! Here’s a peek at rest, relaxation, dining and lounges! Not too many clients come to me looking to book an adult-only Disney Cruise, but every one that has done it reports back that it was the best time ever! I just finished my first adult cruise and can now vouch for that experience. My parents cruise without us and the grands often, and Honey and I have our first adult only voyage booked this fall.
Adults indulge in sun-drenched serenity at Quiet Cove, a peaceful refuge dedicated to lounging, sipping and soaking. Set away from the bustle of family activities, this secluded adults-only district features a luxurious infinity pool, poolside bar and chic cafe. At the both the Quiet Cove and Currents, you can find my favorite Wish cocktail – the Strawberry Basil Pop Fizz!
Serenity Bay is the adult only area at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Here you feel a world away in clear, calm waters with white sandy beaches! My cruise on The Wish was my first time here and I can’t wait to be back in November!
Fun meets tranquility on the Disney Wish at Senses Spa—a nature-inspired oasis offering a full menu of spa and beauty treatments.
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My personal favorite spot to relax and unwind is the Rainforest Room. Day passes and length of cruise passes can be purchased at the spa once onboard. This indoor area features heated lounges, fountains, an aromatherapy steam room, a dry sauna and a calming pool.
Outdoor Oasis at Senses Spa
For the first time aboard a Disney ship, Senses Spa features a dedicated outdoor relaxation space! This open-air oasis is a brand-new extension to the signature Rainforest experience.
The Rainforest Room and Outdoor Oasis are not included with a spa treatment. They are entirely separate bookings, made once onboard.
At Untangled Salon, Guests can let their hair down (and have it styled any way they want) in a light and airy environment that is perfect for pampering. Inspired by Rapunzel, this chic, high-end salon is adorned in shades of purple and gold, decorated with floating lantern light fixtures and outfitted with custom cut-metal privacy screens depicting Rapunzel’s own paintings. In addition to haircuts and styling, the menu of services at Untangled Salon will include manicures, pedicures, teeth whitening and skin treatments.
Hook’s Barbery is a unique twist on a traditional European men’s salon, offering cuts, shaves, and nail and skin care. Decked out in dark woods, handsome leather chairs and ornate golden mirrors, the space brims with narrative details inspired by its namesake, Captain Hook: an inlaid wooden map of Never Land, a hidden pocket watch and — of course — a hook, to name a few. A trio of seemingly nondescript lanterns occasionally comes to life with lighting and audio effects to signify Tinker Bell jumping from one fixture to another.
Not only will Hook’s Barbery provide salon and barber services, but it also boasts the ultimate toast to a pirate’s life: a hidden bar! This (not-so-secret) treasure trove of pre-Prohibition bourbons, vintage whisky and port, aged rum and premium spirits will be a liquor enthusiast’s paradise, ideal for low-key hangouts, romantic date nights, hosted tastings and special evening events.
Wishing Star Cafe
Wishing Star Cafe was my absolutely favorite spot to start my morning and then being my happy hour! The lattes, espresso martinis and (off the menu) martini style mojitos were all perfection!
Keg & Compass
Keg & Compass is a pub that celebrates the adventure and romance of the sea, designed in the rustic architectural style of a late 1800s Norwegian sailor’s map room and drawing inspiration from the rich folklore of Norse seafaring. Spanning the entire ceiling is a grand, fantastical map in old maritime style that features, among other references to ocean lore, a homage to Disney characters and stories related to the sea. In addition to such characters as Ursula and Moana (appearing in the geographically accurate locations of their stories), the map calls out important locales related to The Walt Disney Company and, specifically, the design and construction of the Disney Wish.
This casual setting is the perfect place to kick back and watch live sports, news and major broadcast events while sampling a specialized selection of beers, including three custom craft brews available exclusively aboard the Disney Wish, along with an assortment of liquors, wines and cocktails.
Nightingale’s is a refined piano bar inspired by Cinderella’s lyrical rendition of “Sing Sweet Nightingale” in the 1950 film, offering an extensive menu of fine wines, bubblies and hand-crafted cocktails. Classically modern with a soft metallic palette, the predominant design feature is a glittering chandelier perched above the piano — a swirl of pearlescent bubbles and music notes displaying the titular song’s melody meticulously crafted out of shimmering rose gold. This vibrant lounge is a thematic extension of the fairytale-inspired Grand Hall from which it stems, with large doors that allow the twinkling tunes to spill out across the atrium, inviting passersby to stop and stay for a while.
We loved attending a champagne tasting in Nightingale’s by afternoon and pre-dinner drinks with friends by night.
Head down to The Bayou to enjoy some New Orleans-inspired creative cocktails, specialty coffees and signature beignets in a unique, informal lounge inspired by the magical marsh in Walt Disney’s animated film The Princess and the Frog. Flourishing with magnolia blossoms, lily pads and a canopy of twinkling fireflies overhead, this space brings alive the enchantment of that iconic Louisiana swamp—and is home to live musical performances and other fun-filled events.
Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge
Coruscant. Tatooine. Batuu. Watch worlds drift by at this stylish space bar boasting stellar views, where you can sit back and sip on some out-of-this-world concoctions while being transported throughout the Star Wars galaxy.
The venue’s sleek interior design and metallic detailing is inspired by lavish star cruisers similar to Dryden Vos’ ship in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” While you sip your galactic concoctions, this space-faring voyage transports you to iconic locations from the eras of the Republic, Empire and First Order, employing hyperspace jumps to travel from planet to planet while sensational scenes unfold just beyond the ship’s panoramic viewport at each stop.
Families are invited to experience this interstellar watering hole during the day, but at night, the lounge jumps to lightspeed and becomes a haven for adults only, offering interactive tasting experiences and signature beverages inspired by the hit films.
The Rose is a chic lounge at the entrance of Palo Steakhouse and Enchanté. Inspired by the fateful flower at the heart of the Beauty and the Beast story, The Rose is an idyllic setting for a pre-dinner aperitif or after-dinner cocktail.
Prepare to be pampered at this elegant, adults-only restaurant inspired by the lovable pomp and circumstance of Cogsworth, the enchanted clock from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. An evolution of the Palo restaurant that Disney cruisers already know and love, Palo Steakhouse offers a scrumptious selection of premium steaks and exquisite Italian dishes. The design of this space features dark wood detailing that is adorned with clockwork-inspired wall art. The layout offers oversized banquette seating or the option for a more intimate table that is adjacent to expansive windows offering stunning ocean views.
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Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement celebrates the light and frivolity of Cogsworth’s quick-witted colleague, Lumiere, boasting a palette of blues and white brought to life through shimmering light fixtures made up of gold and glassy baubles. Guests discover these elegant design details celebrating the debonair candelabra all while enjoying a gourmet menu created by the three-star-Michelin Chef Lallement. One thing’s for sure, a dinner here evokes a certain “je ne sais quoi.”
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The following post shares our favorite adult activities after 11 voyages on Disney Cruise Line. They are pretty standard throughout the fleet and we have enjoyed most of these for many years!
Let’s Set Sail
As a Premier Level Advisor with Glass Slipper Concierge, I am recognized for providing the highest level of customer service, experience, and knowledge in the industry. I use my personal connections and firsthand expertise to craft bespoke Disney trips for the most discerning clients. On top of that, Disney vacations are expensive and I know how to get the best value for your time and money. You can learn a little bit more about me here: http://www.glassslipperconcierge.com/about-us/specialist/amanda-wagner
In today’s ever changing travel environment, it is important to have a travel advisor with recent AND personal experience in your destination. I have personally sailed with Disney Cruise Line more than 10 times. Since they resumed sailing after covid-19, I sailed the Dream in August 2021 and the Wish in July 2022. I’ll be back on-board in November and next May!
The Disney Wish will sail year-round from Port Canaveral, offering a series of three- and four-night Bahamas cruises to Nassau and Disney’s private island oasis, Castaway Cay, beginning July 14. I am booking Disney Cruise Line vacations across the fleet of five incredible ships through September 2023, and have an ongoing interest list for late 2023 and beyond.
As Premier Level Advisor with Glass Slipper Concierge, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, I offer concierge travel planning for Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland® Resort, Disney Aulani Hawaii, Universal, Sea World and to over 40 countries on 7 continents through Adventures by Disney® and National Geographic Expeditions.
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