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Canaveral to weigh terminal upgrades for Disney's Triton class

A rendering of Disney's next-generation ship design, called 'Triton' in Port Canaveral documents
Canaveral Port Authority commissioners on Wednesday are to consider authorizing port officials to negotiate contracts for improvements to two cruise terminals needed to accommodate Disney Cruise Line's Triton-class newbuilds.

'Triton' name is newly revealed

To date, Disney has not publicly used the 'Triton' name for its trio of 140,000gt, LNG-powered newbuilds at Meyer Werft, the first to enter service in 2021. Ship features haven't been announced.

Disney currently occupies Cruise Terminal 8 while the neighboring Cruise Terminal 10 is mainly used by Norwegian Cruise Line. Port officials have indicated Disney could use the larger CT-10 on days when no Norwegian ship is in port.

Landside and waterside upgrades

In agenda items for the commission meeting are plans for CT-8 and CT-10 upgrades. Landside improvemens for CT-8 include a new luggage screening building, renovation of the first and second floor of the main building, a new ADA ramp, a new arrivals area, IT and electrical improvements and site improvements including the extension of the drop-off area. At CT-10 the design will consider reconfiguration of the seating area to provide new concierge area, reconfigure the check-in counters and minor site improvements.

Waterside improvements include strengthening the pier, replacing and adding mooring fixtures and strengthening the pier deck for a new passenger boarding bridge, geotechnical exploration and bathymetric and topographic survey.

$46.5m in improvements

The documents state that Disney has conceptionally agreed with the improvement program and proposed budget of $39.7m for CT8 and $6.8m for CT10, or a total of just under $46.5m.

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