Disney Wish vs. Disney Treasure: What’s Different?

by | Sep 7, 2023 | Disney Cruise Line, Disney Treasure, Disney Wish

The Disney Wish and Disney Treasure are similar cruise ships, so we’re breaking down the differences, the similarities, and what you need to know about each before booking a sailing.

Wondering what’s in store for the Disney Treasure? Well, if you’re familiar with the Disney Wish, then you might already know many of the details! 

Both the Wish and the Treasure are Triton-class cruise ships, which means they’re bigger than other Disney Cruise Line ships – and they’re likely to be similar in their layouts. In fact, there are a number of details that the two cruise ships will share. So, what will be the same and what will be different on board the Disney Wish vs. the Disney Treasure? Here’s a breakdown of everything we know (so far!). 

Differences Between the Disney Wish and Disney Treasure

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A rendering of the Disney Treasure’s unique stern characters. Photo courtesy of Disney

There are plenty of details you’ll find different if you’ve sailed aboard the Disney Wish and will sail on the Disney Treasure after its maiden voyage in 2024. One of the biggest? The ships’ itineraries.

The Disney Wish features 3- to 4-night sailings to Castaway Cay and Nassau, taking over the Disney Dream’s old route. The Disney Treasure will offer longer itineraries: 7-night Caribbean sailings that take over the routes that the Disney Fantasy currently follows. 

In addition to different itineraries, the two ships also have some standout differences in everything from dining options to characters to overall theming. Here’s a look at some of the key differences between the Wish and Treasure.

Oh, and don’t overlook the merch! Like every Disney Cruise Line ship, we know the Disney Treasure will feature a selection of its own exclusive merchandise. You can pop into the ship’s shops 

Characters

The characters you’ll find onboard the Wish and the Treasure do differ – and we’re talking about both the physical characters you can meet and greet and those who decorate various areas of the ship for theming purposes. 

First, one of the stars of any Disney Cruise Line sailing will have a brand-new outfit! Captain Minnie will be wearing a special voyager outfit, which perfectly suits the adventure-driven theme of the Disney Treasure. On the Disney Wish, Captain Minnie dons a more traditional captain-inspired outfit to match Captain Mickey’s, wearing a red blazer and white pants.

You’ll also notice that the characters used as decor inside and outside of the two Disney Cruise Line ships differ on the Wish vs. the Treasure. For example, the stern characters decorating the Treasure are Peter Pan and Captain Hook; on the Wish, Rapunzel and Pascal sit at the stern. Inside the atrium of each ship, there are also different character statues. While Cinderella takes center stage on the Disney Wish, it’s Aladdin, Jasmine, and the Magic Carpet that are shining in gold.

Cruise Dining

Like the Disney Wish, the Disney Treasure will have a special themed dinner experience that brings one of Disney’s beloved stories to life right onboard. On the Wish, that was Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure. On the Treasure, that’s been replaced by a new option called Plaza de Coco.

When it comes to coffee bars, you’ll have two new walk-up options on the Disney Treasure: Hei Hei Cafe and Jade Cricket Cafe. These replace the two coffee bars onboard the Disney Wish, Enchanted Sword and Wishing Star Cafe. 

Lounges and bars will also be a bit different on the Disney Treasure compared to the Disney Wish. The Periscope Pub on the Treasure will replace Keg and Compass on the Wish. The Bayou on the Wish will become Skipper Society. 

And when you’re searching for something sweet onboard a Disney Cruise Line ship, you’ll find different shop options on the Treasure vs. the Wish. On the Disney Treasure, you’ll find Jumbeaux’s Sweets, which replaces Joyful Sweets on the Disney Wish.

Entertainment Options

One of the biggest differences between the Wish and Treasure? The Disney Treasure is getting an all-new, yet-to-be-revealed show! While we know some returning favorites will be found onboard (more on that below), there will also be a third show created just for this ship.

What’s the Same on the Disney Wish and Disney Treasure?

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Marceline Market will return on the Disney Treasure, in a similar format as it is on the Disney Wish. (Disney)

Here’s an overview of the details that are similar between the Wish and Treasure, from dining options to the ship layouts to entertainment to pools.

Ship Layout

All of the spaces aboard the Wish and Treasure are more or less the same, though the theming will differ. For example, the Grand Hall will be the central gathering place on the Treasure, just as it is on the Wish. Similarly, Luna – an entertainment venue aboard the Disney Wish – and Sarabi aboard the Disney Treasure serve the very same function, but one features theming inspired by Pixar’s “La Luna” and the other is styled after Disney’s The Lion King

Similarly, stateroom locations and layouts on both the Treasure and Wish will be essentially the same. For example, you can expect details like the bump out verandahs and ceiling-to-floor windows inside concierge-level oceanview staterooms to be the same. The biggest differences will be found in their individual theming.

Overall, the ship’s layout will be very familiar for any Guests who’ve sailed on the Disney Wish. The promenade, pool decks, and general locations for entertainment venues, restaurants, and activity spaces will all be found in the same areas when the Disney Treasure sets sail.

Cruise Dining

There will be plenty familiar about the dining options aboard the Disney Treasure, as many cruise Guest favorite restaurants are returning! You can expect to find the following options from the Disney Wish aboard the Treasure:

  • Marceline Market
  • Mickey and Friends Festival of Foods
  • Enchanted Rose
  • Palo Steakhouse
  • Enchante

However, some familiar dining rooms from the Wish will appear on the Treasure in different or updated forms. For example, 1923 will also return to the Treasure, but with different decor. Worlds of Marvel will also appear onboard, but the version on the Disney Treasure will include the original show from the Wish as well as a new show.

Entertainment Options and Kids’ Clubs

When it comes to entertainment for Guests of all ages, there will be quite a bit of overlap between the Disney Wish and Disney Treasure. The Neverland and Wonderland Cinemas found on the Wish will be aboard the Treasure, and so will the Hero Zone featuring Incredi-Games.

The pool decks of the Wish and Treasure will be similar, so you can expect the same layouts on both ships. The Toy Story Splash Zone is also on both the Wish and Treasure, along with the Quiet Cove Pool just for adults in the same layout and location. Aquamouse will return aboard the Treasure, with Swiss Meltdown and Scuba Scramble as well as Curse of the Golden Egg – with a few changes unique to this ship, of course!

If you’re interested in heading to the spa for your entertainment, Senses Spa will be onboard the Treasure just like it is on the Wish. In fact, it’s returning in the very same format, with the Rainforest Room and patio on one of the Treasure’s lower levels at the forward part of the ship. Untangled Salon and Hooks Barbery, the two salons on the Disney Wish, will also return. 

Two familiar shows will return to the Disney Treasure, including one that’s on the Disney Wish: Seas the Adventure. Beauty and the Beast, the second show, is coming over to the Treasure from the Disney Dream, but not the Wish. And when it comes to themed nights, Guests aboard the Treasure will also get to experience Pirate Night. This version of Pirate Night will be slightly different, with a familiar format and deck party, but featuring Captain Redd – who doesn’t appear on the other ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet.

When it comes to kid-friendly spaces and kids’ clubs, much of what’s aboard the Treasure is also on the Wish. The Oceaneer Club, which is on every Disney Cruise Line ship, will be present in the same format, but likely different theming. Vibe and Edge, the spaces for teens and tweens, will also return on the Treasure.

Learn more about what’s coming to the Disney Treasure, and what hints Disney shared about the characters, stories, and adventures onboard below:

The Disney Treasure Ship Map: What’s On Board Disney’s Newest Cruise Ship

Posts by Heather Adams

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather Adams

Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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