Disney Cruise Line signs 15 year deal with Broward County to Homeport in Fort Lauderdale.
Disney Cruise Line has reached an agreement with the Broward County Commission to make Port Everglades their second year round homeport in Florida.
The deal is a 15-year partnership that includes a minimum 10.6 million passenger movements, and three 5-year extension options that could add another 11.25 million passenger movements.
Thomas Mazloum, President of Disney Cruise said “As we expand our fleet of ships and introduce innovative new cruise experiences, we couldn’t be more pleased to bring the magic of Disney to Port Everglades,” said Mazloum. “With a dedicated, specially designed cruise terminal for our guests, we look forward to creating magical memories starting the moment they arrive at this exciting new homeport.”
Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Jonathan Daniels said in a statement, “We are diversifying our cruise portfolio and will have three major cruise companies sailing from Port Everglades, which will strengthen visitor numbers in support of our hospitality and tourism industry in Broward County. I extend a special thanks to our County Administrator Bertha Henry and our County Commissioners for their faith and trust. All we need is a little pixie dust to transform Terminal 4 and Disney is ready to sail.”