Disney Cruise Line confirmed that they’ll be staying put in Galveston for two more years, this according to a local Galveston paper. The two-year commitment to Galveston guarantees at least 20 sailings per year and comes with another one-year renewal option.
“This is a wonderful thing for us,” port Director Mike Mierzwa said. “It brings during the winter season 38 more calls to Galveston. I am sure there will be some spike in benefits to the city of Galveston and with The Strand and restaurants.”
The two year deal with Disney is estimated to bring in over $2.4 million in revenue for the city along with additional revenue in port parking fees. The port offers 2,750 parking spots but is unsure if the Disney guest is a more fly or drive cruise demographic. The port receives $14.52 for every parking spot occupied.
Disney Magic begins sailing from Galveston on September 22, joining Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises.
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