Disney Cruise Line to Build Second Private Destination On Bahaman Island of Eleuthera
By Space Coast Daily // March 13, 2019
two new disney ships bound for port canaveral
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA (travelmarketreport.com) – After scoring approval to buy 746 acres of land on the island of Eleuthera, known for its pink sand beaches and surf, Disney Cruise Line this week completed the purchase, setting the stage for a second Disney private destination in the Bahamas.
Disney is expected to invest somewhere between $250 million and $400 million to complete the project. The deal stipulates that, along with the land purchase, Disney has to increase its calls at Nassau and Freeport, two other Bahamas cruise ports.
Disney currently has three new ships on order and said, last month, that the plan is to base two of those three ships out of Port Canaveral, an hour east of its theme park home in Orlando.
The first of those ships are due in 2021, around the same time the development on Eleuthera is expected to be completed, should all go as planned.
The three ships, which are slightly larger than the Port Canaveral-homeported Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, will be christened in 2021, 2022, and 2023.
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