CONFIRMED: Disney Cruise Line Announces Second Port in the Bahamas, Lighthouse Point; To Be Completed 2022/23
Disney Cruise Line will be getting a second port in the Bahamas.
We first told you about the new port last year. Last November, the Bahamian government approved the purchase of Lighthouse Point, a peninsula on the island of Eleuthera.
Now, officially announced at the D23 Expo, Disney Cruise Line guests can look forward to a signature island experience that celebrates the spirit and culture of The Bahamas and the natural environment at a new Disney port of call, which will be located on the breathtaking island of Eleuthera at a place called Lighthouse Point.
Joe Rohde, whose work includes the design of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, has embarked on an in-depth cultural tour of The Bahamas. With local artists and cultural experts, he has explored cultural sites across New Providence and Eleuthera, from Junkanoo shacks to noted art galleries.
Joe points out that Disney will be directly involved in conservation efforts to preserve and protect the environment and will be working with local artists to create a unique destination that is rooted in Bahamian culture and filled with Disney magic.
Construction at Lighthouse Point will begin only after an Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan are reviewed and accepted by the Government of The Bahamas and public consultation has occurred. Construction could begin in 2020 with completion in late 2022 or 2023.
Be sure to check out our livestream postshow where we discuss everything that was revealed today at the 2019 D23 Expo!