2 of the 3 New Disney Cruise Line Ships Will Be Based Out of Port Canaveral

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2 of the 3 New Disney Cruise Line Ships Will Be Based Out of Port Canaveral. The new ships are expected to finish construction in 2021 or 2022.

The new deal is a 20-year operating agreement between the Disney Cruise Line and Port Canaveral. “It’s a very big deal,” Port Canaveral Chief Executive Officer John Murray said Monday. “This is great news for the port.”

Disney Cruise Line will also be getting another slot for a ship at the port, meaning the cruise line will have three cruise ship spots at Port Canaveral. Currently the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy call the Florida Port their “home”, but one or both of these ships will find a new home once the currently unnamed cruise ships launch in 2021 and 2022.

2 of the 3 New Disney Cruise Line Ships Will Be Based Out of Port Canaveral

Construction has already begun on the next three cruise ships coming to the Disney Cruise line and are expected to be completed in 2021, 2022, and 2023. Disney has not announced where the third ship will be based out of.

This new agreement will replace the current agreement Disney Cruise Line holds with the port, which was set to expire in 2027. It is predicted that with the addition of a third ship, Disney Cruise Line will generate around $6 million in revenue a year for Port Canaveral.

2 of the 3 New Disney Cruise Line Ships Will Be Based Out of Port Canaveral

The Canaveral Port Authority Commissioner, Wayne Justice, said the agreement is an “extraordinarily exciting” development for Brevard County and the region, as it brings more tourist dollars to the area.

Justice said the deal shows Disney’s “confidence in the port,” as Carnival Cruise Line also demonstrated with a long-term deal reached with the port last year. “It’s just good news all around,” Justice said.

The Port commissioners are voting today for the contract and the signs point to a great outcome for both Disney Cruise Line and Port Canaveral who have an excellent working relationship with one another.

The new ships are expected to keep similar cruise itineraries to the current itineraries of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.

Photo Credit: Disney Cruise Line

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5 thoughts on “2 of the 3 New Disney Cruise Line Ships Will Be Based Out of Port Canaveral

  1. My daughter wants to go on a Disney Cruise sooooo much. I which it docked closer. I can only imagine how amazing but with new ships coming one can only hope.

  2. We were on the Magic during the inaugural sailings in 1999. Class act all the way! Would love to do one again! #DisneyVacayGiveaway

  3. Yea, maybe they will lower prices for us that live out of the state of Florida #DisneyVacayGiveaway

  4. This is great for those living in South Florida that want to go on a Disney Cruise! Although I would never step foot on a ship, they do amaze me by how huge they are & how much stuff there is to do on them for both kids & adults! I’d really love to see what the new ones look like! #DisneyVacayGiveaway

  5. I love how the Port Authority Commissioner is fangirling about it! I hope he’s a big Disney fan as well! #DisneyVacayGiveaway

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