Lighthouse Point, the new Bahamas destination for Disney Cruise Line, will open next year, the company announced late last week.
What You Need To Know
- Disney Cruise Line will open a new private island destination in 2024
- Lighthouse Point will be located on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas
- The destination will offer a variety of amenities, including market-style dining, a family water play area and an adult-exclusive beach
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The private island destination, located on the southern end of Eleuthera, will offer cruise passengers a beach retreat with market-style dining, recreation and other amenities.
Disney released new renderings of the destination’s offerings, including the family water play area, the adult-exclusive beach, the dining area and the themed kids’ club.
Disney said it worked in close collaboration with local artists and advisers when creating Lighthouse Point, which will also focus on celebrating Bahamian culture.
“At Disney Cruise Line, we have a deep appreciation for the Bahamian community,” said Sharon Siskie, Disney Cruise Line senior vice president and general manager, in a statement. “With the opening of Lighthouse Point, visitors from around the world will experience the magic of the Bahamas in a new way, one that truly celebrates its natural and cultural beauty.”
The destination will feature a Bahamian art and culture pavilion, with special programming for visitors to learn about the traditions of the Bahamas.
Lighthouse Point has also been designed with the environment in mind and limits impact to the natural landscape. About 90% of the destination’s electricity needs will be met by an on-site solar array, according to Disney.
“Lighthouse is a place of extraordinary natural beauty, so our goal has always been to create designs that accentuate its qualities in an organic way,” Walt Disney Imagineering creative director Kevin Thomas said in a statement. “We’re focused on low-density, sustainable development that protects and preserves the environment, allowing the site’s biodiversity to shine.”
Disney said it will share more information about amenities and itineraries at “a later date.” Lighthouse Point becomes Disney’s second private island destination in the Bahamas, joining Castaway Cay.
Disney first announced Lighthouse Point last fall during its D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. The new destination comes as Disney continues to expand its fleet of cruise ships. The next ship, the Disney Treasure, is expected to begin sailings in 2024.