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Disney Announces New Year-Round Homeport

Disney Cruise Line has announced that as of fall 2023, Port Everglades will become its second year-round homeport. The cruise line and port have entered into a 15 year partnership, which includes three five-year extension options.

The port’s Terminal 4 will be dedicated for one year-round Disney ship, as well as a second seasonal one that will homeport there starting in 2025.

Disney’s other year-round homeport is Port Canaveral, which is about 200 miles north of Port Everglades.

STORY: Disney Cruise Line Names Port Everglades Its Second Year-Round Homeport

Norwegian to Homeport Seasonally in Panama City

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced plans to seasonally homeport in Panama City, Panama, becoming the first cruise line to do so.

Norwegian Jewel is set to begin offering roundtrip Panama Canal voyages from the port starting March 20, 2022. In January 2023, Norwegian Gem will offer select Panama Canal cruises, and Norwegian Joy will offer one 10-day voyage from the city the following December.

The new contract is part of an agreement that will provide Panama Canal transit benefits to Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from 2022 to 2024.

Virgin Voyages Partners With Aviation Gin

Aviation American Gin and Virgin Voyages have partnered up to bring the Oregon-based alcohol to the high seas.

After teaming up with Virgin Atlantic to bring the gin to the sky, the Ryan Reynolds-owned brand will now be served on Virgin’s cruise ships as well.

When guests pre-purchase a Bar Tab for their cruise, they’ll be able to choose from a selection of Aviation Gin cocktails served in various venues around the ship.

STORY: Cruise Line Will Soon Serve Ryan Reynolds’ Booze Onboard

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