Disney expanding operations at Port Canaveral

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A rendering of Disney's upgraded Terminal 8 at Port Canaveral.
A rendering of Disney's upgraded Terminal 8 at Port Canaveral.

Disney Cruise Line's operations in Port Canaveral, Fla., will be expanded to accommodate new ships.

Under an agreement with the Canaveral Port Authority, Disney will continue to have exclusive use of Terminal 8 for two ships and will have preferential use of Terminal 10 for a third.

Disney's new ships are expected to be delivered in 2021, 2022 and 2023, and two of them will homeport in Port Canaveral for at least their first five years of operation. 

A new operating agreement will begin June 1, 2019, replacing an existing agreement that was set to expire on Dec. 31, 2027. The new agreement provides a 20-year primary term with two additional five-year renewals. 

Initially, Disney will guarantee 150 port calls, but that increases to 180 calls in 2023 and up to 216 in 2024 through the remainder of the 20-year term. 

Disney's two biggest ships, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, currently sail from Port Canaveral year-round. The Disney Magic and Disney Wonder rotate homeports.

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