Bahamian Government Approves Sale Of Lighthouse Point To Disney
If you have ever sailed on Disney Cruise Line in the Bahamas, then you have surely stopped at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. That island, leased to Disney back in 1997, is such a favorite port of call for guests, Disney even added itineraries that include two days there! Seeing that popularity soar, Disney set out to find another location that guests would love as well. They are now one step closer to a second exclusive port of call after the Bahamian government approved the sale of Lighthouse Point yesterday.
Where is Lighthouse Point?
Lighthouse Point is located on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. The location makes it a perfect stop to develop a secluded port of call like Castaway Cay. It’s found on the very southern point of the island with nothing surrounding it. The 700 to 800 acres of pristine waters and sandy beaches have been up for sale since 2010 by a private landowner.
What Happens Next?
After announcing their decision, the Cabinet office detailed the next steps of the purchase in a statement.
“Negotiations will now begin on a Heads of Agreement, which will detail the scope of the project, the obligations of the Disney Cruise Lines Island Development Ltd. and the obligations of the government of The Bahamas,” the Cabinet statement said.
“The negotiation of the Heads of Agreement will commence immediately. When concluded, it will be presented to Parliament in keeping with the government’s commitment to transparency and accountability.”
Once the sale is final, Disney can begin work on the new area. With the cruise fleet doubling in size by 2023 and indications pointing to more Bahamian itineraries for those new ships, it’s no surprise that Disney Cruise Line is looking to add new, unique ports of call. Until then, guests sailing with DCL will have something to look forward to!
Source Credit: Disney Cruise Line Blog
Photo Credit: Eleuthera-Map.com
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