Public: Disney Cruise Line is set to work on new & # 39; authentic & # 39; £ 308million private Caribbean island resort
- The Florida-based company bought a 751-acre plot called Lighthouse Point in the Bahamas
- Renderings show how cruisers will have access to prime beach access with various activity options
- Highlights include a family beach, wellness spa, an arts and culture center and wildlife conservation facility
In a bid to attract more Mickey and Minnie-loving customers on board, Disney Cruise Line is set to work on its second private Caribbean island resort this year – a £ 308million ($ 400million) project.
Last year, the Florida-based company purchased a plot called Lighthouse Point on the Bahamian Island House of Eleuthera by Lenny Kravitz and will develop it into a destination with strong Bahamian themes and many activities to offer.
Renderings show how cruisers will access prime beach access with various dining and entertainment options available on the low-lying part of paradise.
Disney Cruise Line is set to begin this year at its second private island resort on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera (above)
Renderings show how the resort cruise-goers will offer prime beach access and various dining and entertainment options
Instead of a strong Disney theme, the conceptual drawings show how the buildings will be more in line with Bahamian culture
Instead of a strong Disney theme, the conceptual drawings show how & # 39; the buildings will be more in line with Bahamian culture.
A private beach concept plan shows how ships will dock at a pier for long access.
Passengers will then pass through a security center to a small marina, where they are then free to explore different areas.
Highlights include a family beach, wellness spa, an arts and culture center and wildlife conservation facilities.
This view shows a proposed Lighthouse Point dining area, with colorful backpacks and table umbrellas
For the more restless holiday goers, there is a & # 39; adventure camp & # 39; complete with & # 39; bars & view towers & # 39 ;.
Giving a taste of what cruise passengers can expect, Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde says in a promotional video: & # 39; The project is based on two inspirations. One is the vibrant nature of Lighthouse Point itself.
& # 39; The second inspiration is cultural and we will take a local idea and local people and local feelings and local stories and bring them to life in this place.
& # 39; But to make it authentic, we need to do this together with Bahamian artists and Bahamian thinkers and people from the Bahamian country.
& # 39; There & # 39; s storytelling, they will be musical experiences, they will all come together to create this very unique vibrant, colorful art. & # 39;
Construction is expected to begin this year with plans and permits approved by the Bahamian government
Disney Cruise Line currently has four ships – the Magic, Wonder, Dream and Fantasy – and three more are currently being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany
Construction is expected to begin this year with plans and permits approved by the Bahamian government.
A Disney Cruise Line spokeswoman told MailOnline Travel that the company & # 39; submitted a comprehensive environmental assessment based on more than two years & # 39; work of high-quality scientists and conservationists and that it is currently being reviewed & # 39 ;.
Disney says it will develop less than 20 percent of the & # 39; 751-acre site it & # 39; s bought it with 190 acres of private land a government. But it is still unclear how the government plans to use it.
The major project – which is set to be completed by the end of 2022 or 2023 – has a projected cost of between $ 250 million and $ 400 million.
Castaway Cay, which is the other island of Disney Cruise Line, also opened in the Bahamas in 1998. It was used for filming Pirates of the Caribbean scenes.
The company has four ships – the Magic, Wonder, Dream and Fantasy. Three more ships are now being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.
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