A New Disney Cruise Line Destination is Coming in 2024

by | Mar 9, 2023 | Cruise Itineraries, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line News, Lighthouse Point, Ports of Call

You won’t want to miss the newest addition to Disney Cruise Line’s sailings in the Bahamas: Lighthouse Point, a one-of-a-kind island that’ll open for the first time next summer!

If you’re looking for a reason to book your next Disney Cruise Line vacation, we’ve got one for you! Disney has just announced that Guests will have the chance to explore an entirely new destination on 2024 cruises throughout the Bahamas. And this incredible island destination, called Lighthouse Point, will be a spot unlike any other.

Scheduled to welcome its first Guests in summer 2024, here’s everything we know about this exciting new Disney Cruise Line destination so far!

Lighthouse Point Will Welcome Guests to a Vibrant Island Retreat

The new destination that’s being added to Disney Cruise Line itineraries sailing through the Bahamas is Lighthouse Point, which is located on the island of Eleuthera. Designed as both a relaxing beach escape and a place for families to have plenty of fun, this new destination will offer the best of both worlds for every type of cruise Guest!

Lighthouse Point was created in close collaboration with local artists and advisors from the Bahamas and Eleuthera itself. As a result, this destination will celebrate Bahamian culture and include all of the perks you know and love about a Disney vacation. 

When cruise Guests arrive at Lighthouse Point, they’ll discover standout architecture and bright, saturated colors that evoke both the local scenery and artistry of the island. But that’s not all – this Disney Cruise Line destination was designed with sustainability in mind, too.

The details of Lighthouse Point will feature artistic expressions, glimpses of the flora and fauna native to the Bahamas, and even a bit of history with references to the pageantry and history of Junkanoo parades. The local culture will have a strong presence, with references to playful characters from Bahamian folklore appearing throughout the island retreat. And, to take advantage of the natural resources, at least 90 percent of the electricity used at Lighthouse Point will come from solar power to limit the impact on the landscape.

Find Fun for Every Age and Interest

Whether you’re interested in learning about the natural wildlife and landscape of Eleuthera or want to relax on sandy beaches, it’ll all be possible at Lighthouse Point! Guests of all ages will be able to explore different interests and activities tailored to however they’d like to spend their day onshore. 

When Disney Cruise Line ships visit arrive at Lighthouse Point, Guests will have the opportunity visit gorgeous beaches, take part in active adventures, and even enjoy some special Bahamian storytelling – and there will be Disney characters along the way, of course! Similar to the varied activities available at Castaway Cay, Lighthouse Point will offer areas and activities for every age group.

If enjoying the beach is your favorite cruising activity, you’ll be able to relax or play on white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Lighthouse Point will feature a large family beach on the east side of the island (with market-style dining, amenities, and plenty of recreational activities nearby!). Want to keep things adult-only? Head north, where an adult-exclusive beach will be located, with a dedicated dining area plus six private cabanas.

Or, enjoy the water without all of the sand and head to the interactive family water play area! Designed for kids of all ages, this brightly-colored and interactive area will feature two slides, water drums, fountains, and more to enjoy. There will even be a special special space dedicated to toddlers’ playtime!

Those looking for some quiet family time will love the beach along the southwestern shore of Lighthouse Point, which will offer 20 premium family cabanas available for rent, including double cabanas for larger groups. Here, you can relax independently and have a little bit of time away from the crowds – and massage services will be available, too!

If you’re interested in local art and culture, you won’t want to miss the Bahamian art and culture pavilion featuring local artists and special programs at Lighthouse Point. Visitors here will be able to learn about and celebrate the traditions of the island itself and the Bahamas at large. 

Cruise Guests between the ages of 3 and 12 years old can also have plenty of fun at the themed kids’ club led by highly-trained Disney Cruise Line counselors. Here, younger Guests can enjoy a splash pad inspired by The Little Mermaid and their very own dedicated dining area.

And both kids and kids-at-heart will have plenty of fun enjoying the recreational activities at Lighthouse Point, like a covered gaming pavilion, a volleyball court, a gaga ball pit, watercraft and bicycle rentals, nature trails (which you can hike or bike), and a whole new collection of Port Adventures developed in partnership with local tour operators. You can spend your entire day at Lighthouse Point or venture out into the larger beauty of the island of Eleuthera. 

Book a 2024 Disney Cruise Line Sailing to Experience Lighthouse Point Firsthand

Are you excited to see everything that’s possible at the all-new Lighthouse Point cruise destination? So are we! While this location won’t welcome guests until summer 2024, you can book a 2024 sailing now if you’re hoping to be among the first to visit. 

To learn more about planning your Disney Cruise Line vacation and which select sailings will include stops at the new Lighthouse Point, click below:

Posts by Heather Adams

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather Adams

Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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