Cruise News Today — September 12, 2022 [VIDEO]

Disney Announces Next Ship Name

Disney Wish has only just joined the Disney Cruise Line fleet, and already the company is rolling out details about their next ship.

During this weekend’s D23 Expo — a celebration of all things Disney — it was revealed that the sixth ship in the fleet will be named Disney Treasure.

Although details were scant, Josh D’Amaro, head of the Disney Parks, Experiences, and Product division said the ship was designed to celebrate Walt’s love of adventure. He also revealed that the Grand Hall (the atrium) would be inspired by Aladdin and feature a statue of Aladdin and Jasmine riding the magic carpet.

There’s no word yet on where the ship will homeport, let alone itineraries, but Treasure is expected to begin sailing in 2024.

STORY: Disney Announces Name of Sixth Cruise Ship, Itineraries to New Destinations

Norwegian Cruise Line is Returning to Baltimore

And Norwegian Cruise Line will be returning to Baltimore for a few sailings in the fall of 2023.

As first reported by Cruise Industry News, Norwegian Sky will do two sailings in September of next year, one a 10-day voyage and the other an 11-day trip, both ending in Quebec City. The rest of the year will find the Sky sailing a variety of itineraries ranging from three to 15 nights out of Miami.

Interestingly, the ship is slated to return to Baltimore in September of 2024 for a single 11-day sailing to Canada.

New Nassau Port Area Update

And we turn now to the port of Nassau, Bahamas for a construction update on the new cruise terminal. After three years in the making, the port redevelopment project only has months until completion.

The cruise berths are wrapped up, with the final touches being put on the covered passenger walkways between docks, along with the main covered walkway from the dock to the new terminal.

A staging area for tour boats, like catamarans and the Blue Lagoon Island ferry, is also set up along the pier at a dedicated spot. The shopping market and excursion booths are also taking shape with the structures built and only needing to be outfitted, as is the new terminal building.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year with the new markets, guest security center, a 3,500 seat amphitheater, and Junkanoo museum open by early 2023.

The redevelopment project costs a total of $300 million, which included dredging, new cruise ship docks, a cruise terminal, and eating and shopping facilities.

An estimated 3.7 million cruise passengers filter through Nassau each year on an estimated 1,200 cruise ship calls.

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