Agreement Finalized Between Disney Cruise Line and Port Everglades – DCL Fan

Port Canaveral has been Disney Cruise Line’s major terminal in Florida, with the Disney Desire and Disney Fantasy now sailing from there. The older ships – the Disney Magic and Disney Marvel – have been sailing seasonally out of PortMiami given that 2012. The Disney Magic commenced sailing when again out of PortMiami last thirty day period.

In May possibly of this year, Port Everglades was offered the go-forward from Broward County to start off discussions with Disney Cruise Line, who was starting to shop all-around for a second year-spherical port in Florida. Port Everglades would be the great possibility as DCL does not want to share its terminal with a different cruise line. They have their eyes explicitly set on Cruise Terminal 4 as it’s extremely shut to Fort Lauderdale’s convention center and has an substantial parking garage as properly as a hotel closeby. The Port’s proximity to the Fort Lauderdale Worldwide airport also proposes to be a significant reward.

In accordance to The Orlando Sentinel, “the new offer will see the cruise line commence a 15-year lease as early as Oct 2023 with possibilities to lengthen it to up to 30 a long time. It phone calls for 12 months-spherical use of Cruise Terminal 4 for the 1st two many years, and then including entry to a 2nd terminal to be determined down the line.”

Port Everglades has not hosted a Disney ship beforehand for any explanation other than in an crisis.

The offer does not point out a distinct ship that would sail out of Port Everglades, but the language confirms that any of DCL’s current vessels, the future Disney Want, and its two sister ships coming in 2024 and 2025 could dock there. We ought to also notice that the Disney Want and its two sister ships will run on liquefied pure gasoline, which is not now accessible at Port Everglades.

The new settlement exhibits that DCL and the Port would share the believed $12 million cost tag on the redesign of Cruise Terminal 4. Disney would also fork about fifty percent a million pounds toward $2 million well worth of marine-facet enhancements for the ship berth.

Details in the arrangement define enhancements that could present a related really feel to Cruise Terminal 8 at Port Canaveral with upgraded check out-in kiosks, space for 1,000 seats with cellular machine charging stations, and electronic screens for data and entertainment.

Ideas are for get the job done on the terminal to be typically completed by Oct. 15, 2023, and completed by Nov. 30, 2023.

The settlement states that DCL could “begin sailing as early as Oct. 1, 2023 and no later on than May well 1, 2024. Strategies are for it to foundation at least 1 ship at the Port yr-round performing four- and five-night sailings. For the initial two fiscal decades, the line is guaranteeing 400,000 travellers per year, which will then mature to 750,000 travellers from year a few by means of the finish of the prospective 30-yr contract run.”

You can perspective the total 92-website page Port Everglades Passenger Cruise Terminal and Berth Consumer Arrangement In this article.

About Port Everglades:

Port Everglades has every little thing below the sun from Caribbean cruises to globe voyages to speedy ferry getaways — all from the holiday paradise of Higher Fort Lauderdale. Port Everglades’ enviable area in the heart of South Florida and the neighboring Caribbean, tends to make it a single of the a few busiest cruise ports in the environment, usually internet hosting just about 4 million travellers each year. Friends take pleasure in the Port’s proximity to 3 global airports such as the swiftly growing Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) significantly less than two miles away. For pre- and article-cruise stays, Port Everglades is a brief travel to sweeping beachfronts, a lively artwork scene, planet-class eating places, craft breweries, leisure, buying, casinos, and family-pleasant functions — like our namesake, the Florida Everglades. Check out specifics on the most current cruise offerings at or contact us by emailing [email protected]

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Jackie Gailey

Jackie Gailey is mom of two developed-up little ones and wife to the biggest spouse and father. She was a Panelist on the 2013 and 2014 Disney Parks Moms Panel (now planDisney) and is now the Senior Editor for The DIS So far, she’s cruised as soon as aboard the Disney Aspiration and after on the Disney Fantasy.