Disney Cruise Line will add a second destination in the Bahamas in the coming years, following government approval to develop a 700-acre plot of land.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that the Bahamas’ National Economic Council gave approval to Disney last Friday (Oct. 19) for a proposal to develop the Lighthouse Point Development, a 700-acre section of land on the south end of the island of Eleuthera.
New ships, new destination
Negotiations on the agreement are currently underway, after which the proposal will be presented to Parliament.
Disney aims to open the new destination between 2021 and 2023, when the cruise line will have seven ships sailing; the first of three new vessels will debut in 2021.
The new development will be Disney’s second in the Bahamas, joining the private island of Castaway Cay which opened in 1998; currently, 75 per cent of Disney cruises call in Bahamas.