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Disney is Still Moving Forward with Second Private Destination in the Bahamas

During a conference held by Credit Suisse, Disney Corporation confirmed it still plans to proceed with the line’s second private island. CEO Bob Chapek said the cruise line is excited about a “second island destination and three new ships.”

The cruise line is currently in progress to build the first of three new vessels, Disney Wish and has taken the opportunity to increase its private island acreage to coincide with the release of the Disney Wish and her sister ships.

Lighthouse Point

The new island was announced and reported on by Cruise Hive back in 2019, however during the pandemic, and when Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde, who had been working on the project called Lighthouse Point, retired, news slowed down. The comments from CEO Bob Chapek confirmed that Lighthouse Point is very much alive and well.

According to Disney Cruise Line:

Lighthouse point will create sustainable economic opportunities for Bahamians, protect and sustain the site’s natural beauty, celebrate culture, and help strengthen the community in Eleuthera.

“The private island will complement Disney’s existing Castaway Cay, a destination located in the Abaco chain of The Bahamas. The addition allows families to enjoy the site’s beautiful beaches and explore nature, as well as enjoy the broader tourism offerings in Eleuthera.”

Also Read: Disney Wish Named as Disney Cruise Line’s Next New Ship

The company has, in fact, been busy with the private islands Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), with a first draft being completed in December 2019. Since then, Disney has been working with the Department of Environmental Planning and Protection (DEPP) to make many revisions and make sure the private destination remains environmentally friendly.

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