Thursday, October 28, 2021

Disney Cruise Line touts a secret bar at Captain Hook’s barbershop as one of the adult attractions on Disney Wish.

While Disney Cruise Line has enough of stock to keep youngsters occupied, the adults aboard its new ship Disney Wish will have more alternatives in more areas to keep them entertained than other ships in the fleet.

This features a hidden bar at Hook’s Barbery, one half of a double salon offering that represents DCL’s first solo styling location. The other half of the space is the Untangled Salon, which has Rapunzel-themed embellishments from Disney’s “Tangled.”

But who better to headline the ship’s European men’s salon than Captain Hook from “Peter Pan?” Because he’s a bit of a Dapper Dan, the area will have leather seats, elaborate gilded mirrors, and pirate-themed adornments like an inlaid wooden map of Never Land. If you keep an eye on three lamp fixtures throughout the arena, you could even see Tinker Bell flitting around.

The greatest feature, though, is undoubtedly the secret bar, which offers pre-Prohibition bourbons, vintage whiskey and port, aged rum, and luxury spirits. The tagline describes it as a “liquor enthusiast’s paradise.”

Untangled Salon will be a “Tangled”-themed salon on board Disney Wish. (Disney Cruise Line)

Untangled Salon will have floating lantern light fixtures and cut-metal screens based on Rapunzel’s drawings, as well as a distinctive chandelier in the floral pattern featured in the 2010 film.

The venues are among many new adult getaways revealed by the company for the ship, which is scheduled to depart from Port Canaveral in June 2022.

The line’s first outdoor spa retreat, as well as numerous new bars and lounges, are also on the list.

“With the Disney Wish, we wanted to design an experience that allows our grown-up guests to relax, recharge and reconnect in unique ways that only Disney Cruise Line can create,” said Imagineering exec Laura Cabo in a press release. “Not only did we infuse more storytelling and enchantment into the adult-exclusive venues, but we added more variety and made them more accessible than ever before.”

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The Rainforest experience in Senses Spa on Disney Wish will have the first ice lounge in the fleet along with heated ergonomic loungers, sensory spa showers and sauna, steam and dry chambers. (Disney Cruise Line)

The ship’s Senses Spa will be the first in the fleet to have an ice lounge, as well as whirlpool spas, lounges, and yoga sessions. Private treatment rooms and spa villas for couples are available at the spa.

Disney Wish will feature a Senses Spa with an outdoor space, a first for Disney Cruise Line. (Disney Cruise Line)

While the line has previously revealed a Star Wars-themed bar aboard the ship, there will be numerous other unique locations around the ship. The location differs from the adult rooms on the other boats, which are mostly close to one another.

According to the news release, the company intended to spread out the services to provide parents “more opportunities to enjoy ‘me time’ throughout their cruise.” The locations also adhere to the Disney heritage of narrative.

The Keg & Compass bar, for example, has a rustic 1800s Norwegian sailor’s chart room decor. The design is inspired by Norse sailing, with a ceiling design of a world nautical map that points out areas significant to the Walt Disney Company, such as the design and building of the ship itself, as well as a few homages to seafaring characters such as Ursula and Moana.

As a bar, this will be the location to watch sports and enjoy three special artisan beers to the ship, as well as a broad range of beer, liquor, wine, and cocktails.

The Keg & Compass pub will have an 1800s Norse seafaring theme on board Disney Wish. (Disney Cruise Line)

Nightingale’s, a piano bar named after the song “Sing Sweet Nightingale” from the 1950s film “Cinderella,” will serve exquisite wine, bubblies, and cocktails. It is located off the Grand Hall and continues the fairytale motif of the hall.

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The Bayou, a New Orleans club themed around “The Princess and the Frog,” especially the “marsh” (or swamp) where Tiana and Naveen connect with their inner frogs, will be the primary location for drinks. Each will have its own bronze sculptures, as well as two gazebos on opposing ends of the lounge for more private sitting.

The restaurant will include live entertainment as well as speciality coffees and beignets for lovers of the Big Easy’s Café du Monde.

With four planned bars, three previously announced premium dining experiences, and segregated pool space, Disney Wish will cater to the 18-and-up audience more than any other ship in the fleet.

Disney Wish will be the first of three new ships built for DCL at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, all powered by cleaner-burning liquefied natural gas. The ship will set sail from Port Canaveral on June 9, 2022, taking over the three- and four-night Bahamas sailings presently handled by Disney Dream.

It will be more than a decade since the line’s last ship, which entered the fleet in 2012.

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