Disney Cruise Lines to Double Sailings from Galveston
Galveston can expect to see double the number of Disney cruises sailing from the city on the Gulf of Mexico over the next five years, according to port officials.
Disney Cruise Line will expand the numbers of trips it offers from the city to 26 cruises a year by 2023. The agreement guarantees the company will operate out of the Port of Galveston for the next 10 years.
The deal comes a month after the port announced plans to develop a new $85 million cruise terminal with Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Galveston partners with Royal Caribbean on new $85 million cruise ship terminal
Last year, Disney Cruise Line sailed 12 cruises from Galveston to destinations such as the Cayman Islands, Mexico, Jamaica and Castaway Cay, Disney's private island in the Bahamas, Rees said. The company's five-year contract with the port was set to expire this year, he said.
Source: The Associated Press