Can you believe all the Disney Cruise Line news happening right now?!
The newest ship will set sail next year as the Disney Wish has its maiden voyage in the summer of 2022. During a recent sneak peek, Disney gave us HUGE details about what would be appearing onboard, like incredible 2-story suites, interactive Marvel AND Frozen dining experiences, and entertainment for both kids and grown-ups! Still, the Disney Cruise Line is continuing to make changes, and next year there could be a NEW place for guests to set sail.
According to The Orlando Sentinel, the Disney Cruise Line has been in discussions to bring a NEW year-round port to Fort Lauderdale in 2022! Currently, Disney has already made an agreement with Port Everglades as the Broward County Commission has a meeting to approve the deal.
If this deal is actually approved, it would be a big milestone for the Disney company as Fort Lauderdale would be their first year-round ship outside of Port Canaveral. Previously, the Disney Cruise Line has also sailed from other Florida ports like Miami seasonally, but this contract will end in 2024.
Port Everglades isn’t unfamiliar with Disney’s ships, as they have docked in Fort Lauderdale during storms when other ports weren’t available. Yet, this year-round agreement has already stated that the Disney Cruise Line ship could carry about 3,500 people. Along with being an new opportunity for Port Everglades, this deal would bring in more tourism, additional jobs, and increased state and local tax dollars for Broward County.
Jonathan Daniels, the Chief Executive and Port Director at Port Everglades, has gone on to express how grateful they are for the opportunity. He said, “Adding Disney Cruise Line to the Port Everglades fleet, along with the Royal Caribbean Group and Carnival Corporation, would diversify our portfolio and create a little more magic for our guests and the community.”
The Broward County Commission will undergo talks (and possible approvals) of the Disney Cruise Line and Port Everglades agreement on May 18th. As soon as we have all the details you need to know, we’ll update you on the latest Disney Cruise Line news! Stay tuned with DFB for all the Disney entertainment coming soon!
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