Disney Cruise Line operates year-round from Port Everglades


Disney Cruise Line and Port Everglades, Florida announce a new agreement to use the port as the cruise line’s second year-round home port. The news came for the first time in November that the cruise line went from Port Everglades to the homeport, but now the agreement has been officially finalized and confirmed.

First Disney ship to home port from autumn 2023

Disney Cruise Line is expanding its offering after signing an agreement for Port Everglades’ year-round home port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Broward County Commission and Disney Cruise Line President Thomas Mazloum attended an announcement and closing event.

“As we expand our fleet of ships and introduce innovative new cruise experiences, we are excited to bring the magic of Disney to Port Everglades.” said Mazloum. “With our own cruise terminal specially designed for our guests, we look forward to creating magical memories from the moment they arrive in this exciting new home port.”

It’s a 15-year agreement that a Disney cruise ship will depart from port starting in the fall of 2023. A second ship will be stationed seasonally from Port Everglades in 2025. The partnership includes at least 10.6 million passenger movements and three 5-year expansion options that could add an additional 11.25 million passenger movements.

“We are diversifying our cruise portfolio and will have three major cruise lines operating out of Port Everglades, which will increase visitor numbers to support our hospitality and tourism industries in Broward County.” said Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Jonathan Daniels. “Special thanks go to our district administrator Bertha Henry and our district administrators for their faith and trust. All we need is a little fairy dust to transform Terminal 4 and Disney is ready to sail. “

Port Everglades, Florida
Photo credit: Port Everglades in Broward County

Disney Cruise Line will operate from Terminal 4, but it is not yet known which ship will depart from the port. With Disney’s main homeport, Port Canaveral, just a three-hour drive north, it will be a welcome addition to the Florida-investing company.

“Disney is a big name that will bring big business to Broward County.” said Broward County Mayor Michael Udine. “We welcome everyone under the sun, and Disney Cruise Line is a great fit for our inclusive, family-friendly destination.”

Disney Cruise Line has not yet announced which cruise lines will depart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. So always check for the latest updates when these details are released. For the time being, Disney continues to operate its entire fleet as all ships are now back in service, including those from Port Canaveral, Miami and San Diego.

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