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.
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.
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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