Why hasn’t this been done before?
Disney Cruise Line has revealed a new “penthouse in the sky” suite set within one of the two funnels of its new ship, Disney Wish.
The cruise line says the 183 square-metre Wish Tower Suite is a “first-of-its-kind accommodation” and will be spread over two floors in the forward funnel and themed on the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana.
The Wish Tower Suite, accessed via a private elevator, will be Disney Cruise Line’s most unique accommodation yet. Sleeping up to eight guests, the suite will feature two main bedrooms, a children’s room, a library that converts to a bedroom and four-and-a-half bathrooms.
The living room will be flanked by an open dining area, a large pantry and a bar, all offering extraordinary views across the upper decks to the horizon through an expansive two-storey window wall.
Located on the upper-level loft, the main bedrooms will be lavish and serene with king beds, walk-in closets and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the living area below to the views beyond. The main bathrooms will each have double vanities, soaking tubs and rain showers.
The piece de resistance will be a hand-crafted porcelain sculpture that comes alive in an only-Disney-can-do way. When guests arrive home to the Wish Tower Suite, they may discover the statue pulsing in myriad hues of green amid soft chimes that recall the film’s distinctive soundtrack, revealing itself as the heart of Te Fiti. The special lighting and audio effects will eventually fill the room to provide a truly magical, one-of-a-kind greeting.
Other film-inspired decorations include a custom canvas piece depicting Moana sailing on the sea; dimensional props that celebrate the treasures of the ocean and the local crafts of Moana’s village; and a glittering sculpture composed of shiny objects – a playful interpretation of Tamatoa’s dazzling collection.
The Wish Tower Suite will feature plush Frette duvets, bed linens, bath towels and robes; motorised sheer and block-out curtains; a wet bar stocked with water and sodas; complimentary internet access; and a deluxe menu of hypo-allergenic, feather and therapeutic memory foam pillows. Guests will also enjoy VIP access to the concierge lounge and sun deck with two whirlpools, a wading pool, a bar, lush lounge furniture and the superlative service of a pool deck host.
The children’s room, which will feature built-in bunkbeds, will enchant kids of all ages with a sparkling constellation pattern that lights up the ceiling to reveal imagery from the movie composed entirely of stars: Moana’s oar, Gramma Tala, Maui’s hook and the heart of Te Fiti.
Disney Wish will launch in June 2022, offering a season of three- and four-night Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida. Bookings open to the general public on 27 May 2021.