The cruise line’s private islands are often the highlight of a cruise. While most cruise line’s have at least one private cruise port for their cruise ships to visit, one cruise line is looking to add a second private cruise port in the Bahamas.
The Tribune 242 in the Bahamas is reporting that Disney Cruise Line has interest in building a second cruise port. The cruise line currently has Castaway Cay, one of the most popular private cruise ports.
The area that Disney Cruise Line is looking at is a 700 acre property for sale on Eleuthera. The property, named Lighthouse Point, has exceptional beachfront acreage, colorful coral reefs, and breathtaking landscape.
The newspaper went on to state that Disney has been named as the group behind the potential acquisition and development of the property.
Why would Disney Cruise Line look into building a second private cruise port in the Bahamas? While the cruise line currently only has four cruise ships in service, the cruise line has an order for three additional vessels.
These three new 140,000 gross ton cruise ships will be added to Disney’s fleet in 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Other cruise lines that have private islands for their cruise ships to stop at include Norwegian Cruise Line (Great Stirrup Cay), Holland America Line (Half Moon Cay – Carnival ships also stop here), Princess Cruises (Princess Cays), and Royal Caribbean (CocoCay and Labadee).
MSC Cruises is in the middle of developing their own private destination in the Bahamas. Ocean Cay will be the largest private cruise destination in the world and is scheduled to open later next year.