Disney Cruise Line signs long-term agreement to put new ships at Port Canaveral
Disney Cruise Line and The Canaveral Port Authority agreed on a new 20-year agreement that will expand operations and make Port Canaveral home for two of Disney’s three new ships.
The new pact provides a 20-year primary term with two additional five-year renewals. Initially, the call guarantee remains at 150 calls, but increases to 180 calls in 2023 and up to 216 calls in 2024 through the remainder of the 20-year term. It will go into effect on June 1 and replaces an existing marine terminal agreement that was set to expire December 31, 2027.
Disney Cruise Line's new ships are estimated to be 140,000gt and will be powered by liquified natural gas.
The terms of the new agreement continue Disney’s exclusive operation from Cruise Terminal 8, in addition to providing preferential use of Cruise Terminal 10 for a third homeport vessel. The planned waterside and landside improvements to CT-8 and CT-10 will accommodate the growth of Disney’s fleet. The new ships are expected to be delivered in 2021, 2022 and 2023, with two of them homeporting in Port Canaveral for at least their first five years of operation.