Disney commits to keep cruising from Canaveral
The deal will bring 2 new ultra-liners to the Brevard port and require millions in upgrades.
Jason Garcia |Sentinel Staff Writer March 20, 2008
PORT CANAVERAL - After more than a year of negotiations, Disney Cruise Line and Port Canaveral struck a deal Wednesday that will keep Disney ships sailing out of Brevard County for the next 15 years.
Under the agreement, Disney will station the two new cruise ships it is having built in Germany at Port Canaveral for at least three years after they begin sailing in 2011 and 2012. Each of the ships will carry 4,000 passengers, or 1,300 more than the existing Disney Magic and Disney Wonder liners.
The agreement also ensures that some combination of Disney's four ships will remain based at Canaveral until at least 2023, making a combined 150 calls every year.
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