New Adult Areas Announced for the Disney Wish and They Sound Fantastic

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We are anxiously awaiting the Disney Wish‘s debut, as the fifth ship for Disney Cruise Line. And as someone who is older than 18, the adult areas are my oasis when I’m on a Disney ship. The Disney Wish is definitely going to be providing some fantastic new locations for me to visit when I finally get to set sail.

Disney has already announced a Star Wars-themed lounge and fine dining experiences inspired by “Beauty and the Beast,” but there will be some additional new venues, including the fleet’s first outdoor spa retreat, unique salon and barbershop experiences, and a collection of upscale bars and lounges.

Let’s start with the spa, cause honestly, that’s where you’ll likely find me.

For the first time aboard a Disney ship, Senses Spa will feature a dedicated outdoor relaxation space, where Guests can unwind in whirlpool spas, rest on plush loungers and take part in yoga sessions. This open-air oasis is a brand-new extension to Disney Cruise Line’s Rainforest experience.

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The Rainforest experience has been reimagined for the Disney Wish and will introduce the fleet’s first ice lounge. This ice lounge will allow Guests to combine thermal therapies, promoting both physical wellness and tranquility. Don’t worry! Favorite elements like the heated loungers, sensory spa showers, and the sauna, steam and dry chambers will also be available still.

Senses Spa will also feature private treatment rooms and lavish spa villas for couples. Guests will be able to experience massage, facial and acupuncture therapies, as well as a selection of specialized treatments that are customized to a Guests’ needs, such as pain management and sleep improvement. Adjacent to the spa will be the reimagined Senses Fitness area which will offer state-of-the-art exercise and wellness facilities, including a main room with exercise equipment, a dedicated cycle studio and an aerobics room.

But that’s not all! The Disney Wish will premiere two brand-new salon experiences. This is the fleet’s first standalone venues for hairstyling and beauty services. Here, Guests can treat themselves in areas that have drawn inspiration from classic Walt Disney Animation Studios films.

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First will be the Untangled Salon. At Untangled Salon, which is of course inspired by Rapunzel, this chic, high-end salon will feature shades of purple and gold, will be decorated with floating lantern light fixtures and outfitted with custom cut-metal privacy screens depicting Rapunzel’s own paintings. There will also be a signature chandelier that evokes the iconic flower from the film. In addition to haircuts and styling, Untangled Salon will also include manicures, pedicures, teeth whitening and skin treatments.

The men will also receive their own space. Hook’s Barbery will be a unique twist will be a men’s salon that offers cuts, shaves, and nail and skin care. The space will be decked out in dark woods, have leather chairs and ornate golden mirrors, and will of course draw inspiration from Captain Hook. There will be an inlaid wooden map of Never Land, a hidden pocket watch and a hook, as well as a trio of seemingly nondescript lanterns that will occasionally come to life with lighting and audio effects to imply that Tinker Bell is jumping from one fixture to another.

However, there’s a hidden element that is completely new to a salon on a Disney Cruise ship. That’s because there’s going to be a “hidden bar” that will serve bourbons, vintage whisky and port, aged rum and premium spirits. This place will be ideal for small hangouts, romantic date nights, hosted tastings and special evening events.

Like every Disney Cruise Line vessel, the Disney Wish will offer a collection bars and lounges reserved exclusively for adults each evening. But for the first time, instead of being clumped together, these venues will be spread out among the ship, for a more flexible, free-flow experience.

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The first is Keg & Compass which is a pub that celebrates the sea and is designed in the rustic architectural style of a late 1800s Norwegian sailor’s map room. Guests will find intricate carvings of tentacles, barnacles, compasses and more that will accentuate porthole frames. Across the entire ceiling will be a grand map in old maritime style that features, among references to ocean lore, a homage to Disney characters and stories related to the sea. Guests will see characters like Ursula and Moana, as well as important locales related to The Walt Disney Company and, specifically, the design and construction of the Disney Wish.

Guests will be invited to 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.

Moving over to Nightingale’s, this refined piano bar is inspired by Cinderella’s song, “Sing Sweet Nightingale”. This location will offer an extensive menu of fine wines, bubblies and hand-crafted cocktails. The location will be classically modern with a soft metallic palette. The predominant design feature will be a glittering chandelier found above the piano, which will be a swirl of pearlescent bubbles and music notes displaying the song’s melody meticulously crafted out of rose gold. This vibrant lounge will be an extension of the fairytale-inspired Grand Hall.

The last location will be The Bayou, which is an informal lounge themed to The Princess and the Frog. This lounge will feature magnolia blossoms, lily pads and a canopy of twinkling fireflies overhead. A bronze statue of each character will be prominently displayed, and two gazebos inspired by the city’s wrought iron metalwork structures will provide intimate seating for small groups on either side of the bar.

This centrally located venue will offer creative cocktails, specialty coffees and signature beignets in a social atmosphere complete with live entertainment and musical performances.

The Disney Wish will sail its maiden voyage on June 9, 2022, followed by a season of three- and four-night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, from Port Canaveral, Florida.

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Rikki Niblett

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