For the first time ever, Disney Cruise Line will set sail from three new ports in 2012 – New York, Seattle and Galveston, Texas – making the Disney family cruise vacation more accessible to guests around the country.
Starting from May 2012, The Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York City will be Disney’s new home port. At Chelsea Piers with a view of New York’s Hudson River, Karl Holz, President of Disney Cruise Lines, announced that next year will bring new itineraries from three new ports of embarkation: New York City, Seattle and Galveston, Texas.
New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg has confirmed Disney Cruise Line will be calling New York City its newest homeport from May 2012. Disney Magic will sail 20 cruises from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, with destinations that include the Bahamas and Canada, the line confirmed announcing its 2012 line-up. While making the announcement, Michael Bloomberg hoped it will generate $11 million in additional revenue.
Disney is the 6th major cruise line to call the city its homeport. New York City ranks among the nation’s top ten cruise ports. The addition of Disney is anticipated to help meet the Mayor’s goal of attracting 50 million tourists annually by 2012.
While the Disney Fantasy will sail its maiden voyage from Port Canaveral on March 31, 2012, the Disney Magic will not move to New York until May, meaning that there will be a month and a half where there will be three Disney Cruise Line ships departing from Port Canaveral.
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