This morning, the board of administrators for the Port Canaveral Port Authority accredited a brand new 20-year settlement with Disney Cruise Line that has been within the works for practically a yr. The brand new settlement replaces one which has been in place since 1995, however wasn’t set to run out till 2027. The brand new contract is will result in two of the brand new Disney ships which are being constructed discovering their residence at Port Canaveral.
At present Disney is required to have a ship name at Port Canaveral no less than 150 occasions per yr, and that quantity stays in place till 2023 when it’s then elevated to 180 calls per yr. In 2024, that quantity jumps to 216 calls.
Disney has additionally dedicated that two of the three new ships it at present has in manufacturing will, no less than initially, name Port Canaveral residence. The primary of these ships comes on-line in January 2022.
Capt. John Murray, Canaveral Port Authority CEO, referred to as it “a major deal.”
Officers additionally accredited a contract for the design and development of upgrades wanted at Terminal eight, Disney’s present terminal, and Terminal 10 subsequent door. Underneath the brand new settlement, Disney may have most popular use of Terminal 10.
Terminal eight will see an upgraded 6,939 sq. foot baggage screening space, room for 24 extra vehicles on the visitor drop off space, an expanded arrivals corridor, and a bigger concierge space, plus a brand new ADA compliant debarkation ramp and new jet-way model passenger boarding bridge.
As well as, some check-in desks will likely be eliminated to permit for 1,000 extra chairs within the seating space of the terminal.
Throughout the eight or 9 week development course of on Terminal eight, Disney will name Terminal 10 residence. Development is ready to start in April 2020.
Upgrades at Terminal 10 will likely be extra modest, with an expanded entrance, new concierge space, and up to date seating. The terminal will likely be “dynamic” so as to have the look of a Disney terminal some days, and swap to seem like a Norwegian (or different cruise line) terminal the remainder of the week.
The price of the enhancements is over $46 million, a lot of which will likely be coming from Disney by means of a capital price restoration cost of $three.15 per passenger motion.
Each the brand new settlement with Disney and the contracts for the terminal upgrades had been unanimously accredited.
Sources: WFTV / Disney Cruise Line Weblog / Port Canaveral