Disney Cruise Line has revealed further details about its new private destination in the Bahamas called Lighthouse Point.
Disney’s Lighthouse Point Destination
It seems the trend in the cruise industry are dedicated private destinations and following the heals of Royal Caribbean’s all-new CocoCay private island in the Bahamas, Disney Cruise Line has now detailed its second new private destination
The cruise line has revealed some new renderings and details of its private destination which will be located at Lighthouse Point on Eleuthera island in the Bahamas. The details were revealed at the D23 Expo today which is a huge event across all aspects of Disney and its brands.
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek, said:
“With three new ships joining our fleet, we thought this would be an incredible opportunity to add another unique destination to our ports of call. We looked all over The Bahamas and Caribbean for an ideal location that would enable us to create new experiences, while celebrating the culture of this amazing region.”
This is the first time we’ve seen what the destination will look like since Disney Cruise Line completed its purchase of privately owned Lighthouse Point earlier this year. The agreement was signed with the Government of The Bahamas that guides the responsible and sustainable way the site will be developed.
The cruise line plans on keeping what makes the area special and from looking at the renderings isn’t planning on completely redeveloping Lighthouse Point. Nature and making sure the environment takes center stage is an important factor of the area for Disney.
Lighthouse Point will become Disney’s second private destination in the Bahamas. The cruise line already has a full private island called Castaway Cay which was previously known as Gorda Cay until Disney purchased the lease from the Bahamas.
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.
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