Disney Cruise Line Finalizes Deal to Sail Year-Round from Port Everglades
As we have been reporting, Disney Cruise Line was finalizing a deal to have one of their ships sail year-round from Fort Lauderdale, Florida at Port Everglades. Today, Broward County, Florida – where Fort Lauderdale is located and home of Port Everglades, have come officially announced that a deal with Disney Cruise Line has been reached.
With news of today’s deal, this means that a Disney Cruise Line cruise ship will sail from year-round from Port Everglades beginning as early as Fall 2023. The 15-year deal also includes three 5-year extensions.
🛳️The secret is OUT! @DisneyCruise Line will sail out of Broward County’s @PortEverglades starting in the fall of 2023. In true celebrity fashion, we rolled out the red carpet this morning to welcome Captain Minnie and Disney executives to celebrate this milestone announcement. pic.twitter.com/TQKNkRRPoe
— Broward County Government (@BrowardCounty) December 14, 2021
In addition, a second Disney Cruise Line vessel will also sail from Port Everglades seasonally beginning in 2025. It is not known at this time which ship will call Fort Lauderdale it’s home port nor which second ship will join it in 2025.
The deal with Broward County also gives Disney Cruise Line a dedicated terminal at Port Everglades and makes getting to the port a breeze as Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport being just a few miles down the highway.
Port Everglades becomes the Happiest Cruise Port on Earth. Disney Cruise Line President Thomas Mazloum and Capt. Minnie Mouse celebrated a new agreement with Broward County Commissioners naming Port Everglades as Disney’s 2nd second year-round homeport. #porteverglades #DCL pic.twitter.com/xX0OqfX0Hr
— Port Everglades (@PortEverglades) December 14, 2021
To announce today’s deal, Disney Cruise Line President, Thomas Mazloum, Captain Minnie Mouse, and the Broward County Commission on hand. Mazloum said, “As we expand out fleet of ships and introduce innovative new cruise experiences, we couldn’t be more pleased to bring the magic of Disney to Port Everglades. With a dedicate, specially designed cruise terminal for our Guests, we look forward to creating magical memories starting the moment they arrive at this exciting new home port.”
Broward County Mayor, Michael Udine, said, “Disney is a big name that will bring big business to Broward County. We welcome everyone under the sun, and Disney Cruise Line is an excellent fit for our inclusive, family friendly destination.”
Currently, Disney Cruise Line is booking through early 2023. It will likely be towards Spring of 2022 before we know what ship will be calling Port Everglades home and what itineraries will be offered. Make sure to keep it here with us at MickeyBlog.com for all the latest!
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