Disney Cruise Line is eyeing PortMiami for the future home location of two of its ships. This news follows on the heels of a report that they’re planning to debut new vessels at Port Canaveral.
- Disney Cruise Line is reportedly in talks with PortMiami to construct a new terminal as well as making the location a future home port for two ships.
- According to South Florida Business Journal, the company wants to bring two ships to the port, one in 2023 and another in 2024.
- Disney currently has plans to debut three new vessels for the Cruise Line that would join the fleet from 2021-2023.
- Disney has held a preferential berthing agreement with Miami-Dade county since 2012, and has renewed it over the years. This agreement also has an amendment guaranteeing berthing rights at Terminal F.
- According to county documents, the agreement also contains a parking revenue incentive in exchange for guaranteed passenger volumes and revenues. That agreement is set to expire on September 30th.
What they’re saying:
- Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez: “Investing in PortMiami’s infrastructure positions Miami as a global destination for visitors. We couldn’t be more excited to work with Disney on expanding growth opportunities in Miami-Dade County.”
- Earlier today, the Orlando Sentinel reported that Disney Cruise Line is planning to debut two new vessels out of Port Canaveral.
- Starting in early September, Disney Cruise Line will enact new Final Payment and Cancellation Policies for guests, with due dates depending on the length of each sailing.