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Holiday Cheer Aboard the Disney Wish

The tree in The Grand Hall set the royal tone of The Disney Wish’s holiday decorations

Is there anything more magical than a Disney Cruise? Prior to my most recent sailing, I would have been quick to answer “no.” Clearly, the combination of sailing on the water, delicious food, and Disney spectacle can’t be beat. However, after experiencing the Very Merrytime Cruise aboard the Disney Wish, it’s clear that Disney found even more ways to sprinkle pixie dust on an already near perfect adventure.

Decorations are the key to any festive occasion and Disney did not disappoint. The Grand Hall is decorated to royal perfection. Vibrant golds, creams, and coppers beautifully compliment the jewel tones of the rich carpeting and wall treatments. Unlike the Disney parks and resorts, I feel the cruise decorations are much more understated but just as beautiful. The pieces of holiday cheer pop up unobtrusively throughout the ship and possess elements and ornamentation reflecting location. Take a look at the pictures below to see some of the festive finds aboard The Wish.

The Gingerbread creation aboard The Disney Wish took approximately 120 hours to complete. The tower weighs a total of 600 pounds and includes 60 pounds of icing, 300 gingerbread titles, and 400 LED lights.

The Hanukkah Menorah was located at Guest Services.

Other festive decorations could be found throughout the ship like this unobtrusive display at the Wishing Star Café.

The Wishing Star Cafe also had this beautiful Christmas tree display. Notice the gold shoe on top of the tree.

My name in Erin Stough. I’m an avid bookworm and Hogwarts student wannabe. My first trip to “the World” was in third grade and I’ve been hooked since. My love for obscure Walt Disney World trivia, back stories (especially about the resort properties), and details led to my writing for the WDW Radio blog since early 2016. I became a proud Disney Vacation Club member in 2004 and my husband and I discovered (and fell in love with) the Disney Cruise Line in 2013. When my nose is not buried in a book, I love listening to new arrangements of classic Disney songs, watching Disney live action movies from the 60’s and early 70’s, and spending time with family.