The Broward County Fee was joined Tuesday by Disney Cruise Line President Thomas Mazloum and Captain Minnie Mouse to rejoice a new agreement naming Port Everglades as Disney’s next 12 months-round homeport. The family-beloved cruise line is bringing its magic to Broward County’s cruise port underneath a 15-calendar year partnership that incorporates a minimal 10.6 million passenger actions, and a few 5-yr extension choices that could add a further 11.25 million passenger actions. The settlement provides for a person ship to be homeported in Port Everglades year-spherical starting drop 2023, joined by a second, seasonal ship in 2025.
“As we broaden our fleet of ships and introduce modern new cruise ordeals, we couldn’t be more happy to convey the magic of Disney to Port Everglades,” stated Mazloum. “With a devoted, specially built cruise terminal for our attendees, we glance ahead to creating magical memories commencing the minute they get there at this thrilling new homeport.”
Including Port Everglades as a 2nd homeport provides Disney a dedicated terminal in a current market with immediate highway access and one of the nation’s speediest rising airports, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Worldwide Airport (FLL). Disney’s first homeport is Port Canaveral, positioned in Central Florida.
“We are diversifying our cruise portfolio and will have a few big cruise corporations sailing from Port Everglades, which will fortify visitor quantities in help of our hospitality and tourism sector in Broward County,” reported Port Everglades Main Govt and Port Director Jonathan Daniels. “I increase a distinctive many thanks to our County Administrator Bertha Henry and our County Commissioners for their religion and belief. All we require is a tiny pixie dust to transform Terminal 4 and Disney is all set to sail.”
“Disney is a major title that will bring big business enterprise to Broward County,” reported Broward County Mayor Michael Udine. “We welcome anyone beneath the sunlight, and Disney Cruise Line is an great match for our inclusive, family welcoming place.
Port Everglades features every thing below the sunshine from Caribbean cruises to globe voyages to speedy ferry getaways — all from the holiday paradise of Bigger Fort Lauderdale. Port Everglades’ enviable place in the heart of South Florida and the neighboring Caribbean, would make it a single of the a few busiest cruise ports in the globe, commonly internet hosting practically 4 million passengers on a yearly basis. Company appreciate the Port’s proximity to a few global airports together with and fast increasing Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intercontinental Airport (FLL) much less than two miles absent. For pre- and post-cruise stays, Port Everglades is a shorter drive to sweeping beachfronts, a lively artwork scene, environment-course places to eat, craft breweries, enjoyment, buying, casinos, and loved ones-friendly functions — such as the area’s namesake, the Florida Everglades.
Jackie Gailey is mother of two grown-up youngsters 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 considerably, she’s cruised when aboard the Disney Aspiration and at the time on the Disney Fantasy.