Disney Wish Misses Castaway Cay Due to an Unexpected Mechanical Issue

Disney Wish Port Canaveral with Mickey and Minnie

The Disney Wish experienced an unexpected mechanical issue on April 29, 2023, while in port at Nassau. It was scheduled to leave Nassau and go to Castaway Cay, but because of the mechanical issues, it remained in Nassau overnight and was expected to depart at 10am. As of noon, it is still in port at Nassau. Update Disney Wish has left Nassau.

Disney Fantasy Castaway Cay
Disney Fantasy Castaway Cay

Fireworks were cancelled, but the two Pirate Deck parties went ahead. Mickey and Minnie’s Pirate Party at 7.45pm and Pirate’s Rockin’ Parlay Party at 10.15pm.

Guests received a letter in their cabins alerting them to the mechanical difficulties and the schedule change. All guests received $100 of Onboard Credit and 20% off a future three-, four- or seven-night Disney cruise.

Disney Wish Guest Letter

Sunday, April 30

Dear Guest:

We make every effort to ensure that our shipboard operation runs smoothly and efficiently at all times.

Due to an unexpected mechanical issue, it was necessary to extend our time in port overnight. Our engineering team worked to resolve the issue, and we are scheduled to depart from Nassau this morning at 10 a.m.

Weather conditions are not favorable at this time, and as a result, the itinerary has been modified, and the ship will not call on Disney Castaway Cay today.

Pre-reserved Port Adventures at Disney Castaway Cay will automatically be removed from Guests’ cruise plans. Any pre-reserved services at Palo, Remy, It’s A Small World Nursery and Senses Spa will remain as originally scheduled.

We are pleased to share that we have rescheduled our fireworks show for today, weather permitting.

We will provide additional details with you soon.

As a thank you for your understanding, each stateroom will receive a $100 onboard credit as well as a 20% discount on a future three-, four- or seven-night Disney cruise vacation. The 20% future cruise discount is non-transferable and is valid for only those Guests who cruised on the Disney Wish April 28, 2023 sail date. The cruise must commence by 5/1/25 and excludes blockout dates and maiden voyages.

We truly appreciate your understanding.


The Cast & Crew

Disney Cruise Line

Castaway Cay Bahamas
Castaway Cay Bahamas

No word yet if the Disney Wish sailing scheduled to begin on May 1, 2023, will be affected. Check back here for updates.

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