Here’s What to Know About Disney’s New Cruise Terminal in Fort Lauderdale That Is Now Open
Disney Cruise Line’s new dedicated cruise terminal at Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is now open! Here are five reasons why guests will love setting sail from Fort Lauderdale with Disney Cruise Line.
SECOND YEAR-ROUND DISNEY CRUISE HOMEPORT IN FLORIDA
Disney Cruise Line is in the midst of its largest expansion ever and opening our second, year-round home port is an important milestone. The Disney Dream will begin sailing from Fort Lauderdale today, followed by the Disney Magic on May 9, 2024, offering guests the opportunity to sail on a mix of three-, four- and five-night cruises to tropical destinations in The Bahamas and the Caribbean.
AN EMBARKATION EXPERIENCE THROUGH THE BIG BLUE WORLD
As guests enter the terminal, they’ll travel from land to sea and “dive” into the world of the Disney and Pixar’s film, “Finding Nemo.” There, they’ll find some of their favorite friends from the movie on colorful murals, including fish, rays and beautiful coral. Guests will “swim” by Nemo’s school friends, including Tad, Sheldon and Pearl, and as they inch closer to embarkation, they’ll be welcomed by Nemo, Marlin and Dory.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
With the Walt Disney World Resort just hours away from Fort Lauderdale, families can create lifelong memories together on land and at sea. The port is located in the heart of South Florida with close proximity to three international airports. And for pre- and post-cruise stays, Fort Lauderdale is just a short drive to the beach, offering a vibrant art scene, world-class restaurants, entertainment, shopping and family-friendly activities – including the area’s namesake, the Florida Everglades.
MORE CHANCES TO VISIT DISNEY’S ISLAND DESTINATIONS
Sail aboard the Disney Dream on four- and five-night cruises to tropical locales in the western Caribbean and The Bahamas. These sailings will visit to Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Nassau, along with stops at Castaway Cay, a private island paradise reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests to enjoy world-class beaches and ample amenities with a touch of Disney magic.
And for even more tropical fun, in 2024, families can sail from Fort Lauderdale to our new island destination, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point in Eleuthera, The Bahamas. Disney is collaborating with talented artists and cultural advisors in The Bahamas who are helping to shape an experience at our new destination that celebrates the natural beauty, traditions and artistry of this one-of-a-kind nation.
DISNEY CRUISE LINE GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
Disney Cruise Line is committed to creating lasting, positive impact in the port communities we call home. In recognition of our arrival to the Broward County community, Disney Cruise Line is partnering with Junior Achievement South Florida and Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and making a donation to each organization. The donations will support a variety of initiatives, including programs that inspire career exploration, innovation and storytelling.