Disney Gives Unexpected Update on Lighthouse Point, NEW Private Island

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Today, during the 9th Annual Eleuthera Business Outlook, The Walt Disney Company unexpectedly provided an update regarding Disney Cruise Line’s second private island destination, a project currently being referred to as Lighthouse Point.

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Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek previously confirmed that the second private Bahamian port of call — which will join Disney’s existing private island, Castaway Cay — was still in the works, and had not been scrapped as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Now, these exciting new details have emerged, per Disney Cruise Line Blog:

The Honorable Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation started the event with the keynote address which included the following informative overview of the status of Disney Cruise Line’s Lighthouse Point project.

“With regard to the Disney project in South Eleuthera, I’m delighted to report that COVID delays not withstanding, that project is progressing. Disney, I’m advised has satisfactory completed its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), addressed all of the concerns brought forward at the town hall meeting and other gatherings. Is currently working on its Environmental Management Plan (EMP) with the Department of Environmental Planning and Protection. In addition, I am also advised it has identified its contractor. The plan currently is to commence construction of this project in early 2022.”

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It was also confirmed that Lighthouse Point is expected to open to Disney Cruise Line Guests in 2024, which had been projected previously.

At this time, it is not yet known what itineraries will visit Lighthouse Point, but presumably ships based in Port Canaveral — and potentially Port Everglades, if Disney’s terminal there comes to fruition — will have stops at this island destination.

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Although Disney’s remaining 2021 cruises may look quite different due to pandemic era protocols, Disney is planning a huge return to sailing in 2022. The fleet’s first Triton Class cruise ship, the Disney Wishwill take her maiden voyage in June 2022.

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This all-new luxury liner features a first-of-its-kind Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge, a Toy Story splash pad just for kids, and incredible Frozen and Marvel dining experiences for the whole family!

The Wish will be the fifth ship in the DCL fleet, joining the Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy, the Disney Magic, and the Disney Wonder. She will be based in Port Canaveral.

Are you excited about Lighthouse Point?

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