Disney Wonder

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Prince George Wharf in Nassau Harbor (Disney Wonder).jpg
Disney Wonder docked at Nassau.
History
Name: Disney Wonder
Owner: Disney Cruise Line (The Walt Disney Company)
Port of registry: Nassau,  Bahamas[1]
Ordered: 1995
Builder: Fincantieri Marghera shipyard, Italy[2]
Launched: February 23, 1998
Completed: June 18, 1999
Maiden voyage: August 15, 1999[2]
In service: 1999–present
Identification:IMO number9126819
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Magic-class (Disney) cruise ship[2]
Tonnage: 83,000 GT[2]
Length: 964 ft (294 m)[2]
Beam: 106 ft (32 m)[2]
Draft: 25.3 ft (7.7 m)[3]
Decks: 11
Installed power: 43,000 kW (57,600 hp)
Propulsion: Diesel-Electric; *5 × Sulzer 16ZAV40S; two shafts
Speed:
  • Cruising 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph),
  • maximum 23.5 knots (43.5 km/h; 27.0 mph)[3]
Capacity: 2,400 passengers[2]
Crew: 945

Disney Wonder is a cruise ship operated by Disney Cruise Line. The second ship to join the Disney fleet, she entered service in 1999. She is nearly identical in construction to her fleet mate, Disney Magic. The interior of Disney Wonder is decorated in the Art Nouveau style. She has eleven public decks, can accommodate 2,400 passengers in 875 passenger cabins, and has a crew of approximately 950.

Her "godmother" is Tinker Bell.[4]

History[edit]

Disney had cruise ship designs drawn up in February 1994.[5] Disney Cruise Line in 1995 commissioned Disney Magic and Disney Wonder from Fincantieri in Italy. Wonder entered into service in August 1999.[2] The ship was dry-docked for an overhaul at the Navantia shipyard in Cadiz, Spain[6] in September 2016 until October 23, 2016.[7]

Areas of operation[edit]

Her maiden voyage was commenced on August 15, 1999.

Disney Wonder originally sailed short cruises to The Bahamas. Subsequently, she sailed a variety of itineraries that include stops in Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and passages through the Panama Canal.

As of 2015, Disney Wonder sails various North American itineraries on a seasonal basis. In September 2018, Disney cruise line announced the Disney Wonder will homeport in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2020.

Disappearance of Rebecca Coriam[edit]

Rebecca Coriam, a 24-year-old cast member, was last seen by one of the Wonder's security cameras having an apparently upsetting telephone conversation in the early morning hours of March 22, 2011, before apparently disappearing the next day. It was the first such incident in the history of Disney Cruise Line.[8]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Asklander, Micke. "M/S Disney Wonder (2013)". Fakta om Fartyg (in Swedish). Retrieved March 12, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Saunders, Aaron (October 1, 2013). Giants of the Seas: The Ships that Transformed Modern Cruising. Seaforth Publishing. pp. 76–78, 179. ISBN 1848321724. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Ship Facts". Disney Cruise Line. Archived from the original on May 29, 2008.
  4. ^ Disney Wonder facts – Disney Cruise Line website
  5. ^ Dezern, Craig (February 20, 1994). "Disney Contemplating Creation Of Cruise Line". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  6. ^ Tribou, Richard (October 26, 2016). "Upgraded Disney Wonder headed back to the U.S." Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  7. ^ Sloan, Gene (June 2, 2016). "Disney Wonder makeover to bring new pool zone, pub". USA Today. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  8. ^ Ronson, Jon (November 11, 2011). "Rebecca Coriam: lost at sea". The Guardian. Retrieved November 25, 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Disney Wonder (ship, 1999) at Wikimedia Commons