Port of Galveston - Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves

11/22/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/22/2019 11:49

MAGIC OF DISNEY RETURNS TO GALVESTON WITH THE ARRIVAL OF DISNEY WONDER

Galveston, TX (Nov. 21, 2019) - Disney Cruise Line's Disney Wonder returns to the Port of Galveston, fourth busiest cruise port in North America, for winter season sailings Nov. 22, 2019, through January 2020.

Disney Wonder returns to the popular homeport for a special series of sailings to the Caribbean and Bahamas, with options of four, six and seven nights.

Rodger Rees, Galveston Wharves port director and CEO, said, 'We're always excited when Disney comes back to Texas. Families from all around this region love to come to Galveston to visit our historical island city and experience the magic of Disney cruise vacations.'

The cruise line will once again offer a selection of holiday-themed sailings out of Galveston on the newly upgraded ship.

Disney Wonder underwent a variety of enhancements in September that include the addition of a new French Quarter Lounge featuring live music and themed family activities, a redesigned retreat for teens, and an adults-only coffee shop. The French Quarter Lounge will be a companion to the existing Tiana's Place Restaurant on the Disney Wonder - both inspired by the Disney animated feature 'The Princess and the Frog.'

Earlier this year, port officials announced that they had signed an agreement with Disney Cruise Line that extends preferential berthing agreement rights at the port for an additional 10 years with an option to renew for two additional five-year periods effective Nov. 1, 2018.

The agreement outlines plans for a shared cruise terminal that will accommodate a ship equal to or larger than the Disney Magic/Disney Wonder class of vessel. Additionally, it is projected that over the first five years of the potential 20-year agreement, Disney will nearly double its sailings. Disney Cruise Line has orders on the books for three new cruise ships.

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About the Port of Galveston

Perfectly situated at the entrance to Galveston Bay and the Houston Ship Channel, Galveston Wharves has been a thriving maritime commercial center since 1825. Just 30 minutes from open seas, the 840-acre port has infrastructure and assets to serve growing cruise, cargo and commercial businesses. As the fourth busiest U.S. cruise port, it welcomed almost 1 million cruise passengers in 2018. One of the top 20 ports in the U.S and one of the busiest in Texas, the port moved 4 million tons of cargo in 2018 and has an estimated annual state economic impact of $2.3 billion.