The Port of Galveston has announced a new agreement with Disney Cruise Line, extending their existing preferential berthing agreement for an additional 10 years.
- The Port of Galveston announced this new agreement in a post on their Facebook page.
- The new agreement comes with an option to renew for two additional five year periods.
- The deal also includes plans for a shared cruise terminal that would be capable of accommodating a ship equal to or larger than the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder.
- According to the port, it is also projected that Disney will double its sailings out of Galveston.
- There are currently 10 Disney cruises scheduled to sail out of Galveston in 2019.
What they’re saying:
- Port of Galveston CEO/Port Director, Rodger Rees: “September 22, 2012 marked the first time ever that a Disney Cruise Line ship set sail from the State of Texas with the maiden voyage of Disney Wonder. The Port has been seasonal homeport to both Disney Wonder and Disney Magic ever since. We are thrilled to be able to continue to give Texas and the southwest region of the United States the opportunity to experience Disney cruise vacations from their own backyard. We are proud to be one of the few selected homeports for Disney Cruise Line.”
- Jeff Vahle, president of Disney Signature Experiences and Disney Cruise Line: “Our guests have loved visiting Galveston and setting sail from this historic port to the western Caribbean, Key West and the Bahamas. As we plan to expand our fleet and introduce new experiences and entertainment aboard our ships, we couldn’t be more excited to extend our commitment with the Port of Galveston.”
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