The Port of Galveston just announced that it has entered into a new 10-year agreement with the Disney Cruise Line. Under this new agreement, the port will extend preferential berthing rights to the company. In addition, the deal includes the option to renew for two more 5-year periods.
What’s exciting about this agreement is the included plan for a new terminal. The terminal will be able to accommodate larger ships than the Disney Wonder and Magic class vessels. This new location should also be able to handle more ships. There are plans for Disney to double its sailings in the first 5 years of the new arrangement. Disney Cruise Line began its sailings from the port in 2012 with the Disney Wonder’s maiden voyage. The Wonder and the Magic have used the Texas harbor as their seasonal homeport since.
“Our guests have loved visiting Galveston and setting sail from this historic port to the western Caribbean, Key West, and the Bahamas. As we plan to expand our fleet and introduce new experiences and entertainment aboard our ships, we couldn’t be more excited to extend our commitment with the Port of Galveston.” Jeff Vahle, president of Disney Signature Experiences and Disney Cruise Line said.
The new accordance with the Port of Galveston is the next step in Disney Cruise Line’s upcoming expansion. Three new ships were announced in 2017, and are currently being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. Names have not been announced for the ships yet, but are scheduled to be completed in 2021, 2022, and 2023. These new ships will nearly double Disney Cruise Line’s current fleet.
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