How Does the Disney Treasure Differ from the Disney Wish?
Disney’s newest cruise ship, the Disney Treasure, is going to set sail starting in December 2024! The Treasure is the sister ship to the Disney Wish, so there are many similarities.
They have the same layout and some of the same restaurants like Palo Steakhouse, Enchanté, 1923, Worlds of Marvel, Marceline Market, and Mickey & Friends Festival of Foods. It also has the same theaters, pools and splash zone, Tangled Salon, Hook’s Barbery, Senses Spa, Hero Zone, AquaMouse, and Pirate’s Rockin’ Parlay Party. Kids can also look forward to the same spaces for Disney’s Oceaneer’s Club, Edge, Vibe, and It’s a Small World Nursery.
So what sets the Treasure apart from the Wish? Read on to learn what makes the Treasure unique!
The most noticeable difference between the two ships is theming. The Wish is considered a castle on the sea whereas the Treasure is Adventureland on the sea. From the Aladdin-inspired Grand Hall to the staterooms themed to Aladdin, Pocahontas, Up, Encanto, The Lion King, and Luca, the Treasure is all about celebrating exploration and adventure. Even the luxurious 2,000 square foot Tomorrow Tower Suite pays homage to EPCOT’s World Discovery and adventures of the future with its futuristic decor of metal and glass accents.
Both the Wish and the Treasure sail out of Port Canaveral. However, instead of 3- or 4-night itineraries to Nassau and Castaway Cay like the Wish, the Treasure will offer 7-night itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. The Eastern Caribbean cruises will stop at Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Disney Castaway Cay. The Western Caribbean cruises will stop at Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Falmouth, Jamaica; and Disney Castaway Cay.
Plaza de Coco
Instead of having Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure like the Wish, the Disney Treasure has Plaza de Coco as part of its rotational dining. Like Arendelle, Plaza de Coco features dinner and a show–two shows to be exact since guests will dine there twice during their voyage! On the first night, guests will follow Miguel and his family to Mariachi Plaza. On the second, Miguel reunites with his great-great-grandparents, Hector and Mama Imelda, for a Dia de los Muertos celebration. Both nights will feature Mexican fare.
The Disney Treasure will have a few new lounges. Where the Wish has The Bayou off the Grand Hall, the Treasure will have the Skipper Society. This Jungle Cruise-themed lounge will serve themed cocktails and snacks under a canopy of jungle foliage. Guests will spot references to the Jungle Cruise among the decor, such as a monkey-shaped chandelier, postcards, and luggage tags.
There’s also the Periscope Pub, a 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea-themed bar, which will serve craft brews and light bites. This replaces Keg & Compass, which is on the Wish. The steampunk-influenced pub resembles a submarine with a ceiling that serves as a window to the ocean, so guests can feel like Captain Nemo on the Nautilus.
A Brand New Show
In the Walt Disney Theater on the Disney Treasure, guests will enjoy “Beauty and the Beast ” and “Disney Seas the Adventure,” which are also shown on other Disney Cruise Line ships. However, a brand new stage production will be coming to the Treasure as well! Disney Parks Blog promises more details soon.
If you’re a DVC member who is interested in sailing on the Treasure, check out the DVC Rental Store’s Cruise Swap Program! It allows you to rent out your DVC points and put the income towards a cruise for a better value than exchanging your points for a cruise through DVC. There’s no exchange fee, and it’s available to those with resale points!