Captain Minnie Mouse Takes the Helm of the Newest Disney Cruise Line Ship

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Ashley Long

Captain Minnie Mouse is already making wishes come true for our newest ship! Today we unveiled that this beloved character will come to life for the first time through whimsical artwork on the bow of the Disney Wish.

Filigree art featuring Captain Minnie for the new Disney Wish

The bow’s
elegant filigree art, a hallmark of Disney Cruise Line vessels, includes an
intricate scrollwork pattern reminiscent of the classic ocean liners of the
1930s. And the portrait of Captain Minnie on the Disney Wish adds just the
right amount of Disney whimsy to the design!

Minted coin featuring Captain Minnie Mouse that is placed under the keel of the new Disney Wish

The magic of Captain Minnie also came alive today as we reached a significant construction milestone for the Disney Wish marked by the traditional keel laying ceremony. During a ship’s construction, when the first block, or section of a ship, is lowered into the building dock, a newly minted coin is placed under the keel for good fortune. The coin created for the Disney Wish features none other than … you guessed it, Captain Minnie!

Our newest
captain (in her bold red jacket!) made her splash aboard our ships in 2019 as
part of a collection of initiatives aiming to inspire the next generation of
female leaders in the cruise industry. And with Captain Minnie at the helm of the
Disney Wish, our hope is to continue inspiring girls and young women around the

Close up of the minted coin featuring Captain Minnie Mouse that is placed under the keel of the new Disney Wish

We’ve been teasing out information about our newest ship since we first revealed our fleet expansion, and we know all you Disney Cruise Line fans are itching to know more. Are you ready for details about the Disney Wish? Well, you didn’t hear it from me, but big news is on the horizon. Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog so you don’t miss it!

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