Disney Cruise Line Set to Sign Berthing Agreement in Tortola on January 17th

According to a report from the Virgin Islands Platinum News, Disney Cruise Line along with Norwegian Cruise Line are set to sign berthing agreements in Tortola by the end of the month. It was revealed this past October that these two cruise lines were in talks when Carnival decided to cancel calls beginning in 2014 when the BVI Port Authority was unable to confirm available berthing dates for the 2015 – 2016 cruise season as a result of ongoing negotiations with the government and both NCL & DCL.

In November, Karl Holz confirmed that Disney is working on an agreement, and on the heals of today’s report, Disney Cruise Line added Tortola, British Virgin Islands to their site map, however at this time the link is just a placeholder.

DCL Site Map Tortola Jan 2014

It appears Disney is preparing their website for an upcoming itinerary announcement which based on today’s news may very well include an Eastern Caribbean itinerary with a stop in Tortola.

UPDATE: A new article from the Caribbean Journal (and here) reports that Karl Holz will join Colin Murphy, NCL’s Vice President, for a official signing ceremony on Friday, January 17, 2014. According to the article, the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority states it will formally enter into preferential berthing agreements with Norwegian Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line each of which will guarantee 75,000 passengers annually.

16 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line Set to Sign Berthing Agreement in Tortola on January 17th

  1. Sarah

    Yeah!!! I’m waiting for the August 2015 itineraries to come out. I will keep checking back daily (knowing me twice or three times daily) right here 🙂
    Thank you for all your updates!

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  2. Gina

    I’ve been checking daily for summer 2015 itineraries! Does anybody have any idea if DCL will continue with Alaska? I sure hope so!

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  3. FellowCollector

    I’m hoping to have this new option on DCL, too. NCL’s site already shows the Getaway out of Miami on an Eastern including Tortola starting April 25, 2015. Other stops are St. Thomas and Nassau.

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  4. Janet

    I’m hoping the remaining 2015 itineraries come out soon. We were planning on the Med in July 2015, but the rumors of Northern European destinations are intriguing. Can’t wait!

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  5. Michael

    This is great news, I was on the Magic back in Dec 2009 when we wer supposed to go to St. Croix but because so many ships were going to be in port that day we went instead to Tortola. What a beautiful island. We did a shore excursion where we snorkelled off the coast of the island that inspired Treasure Island. Glad to see DCL is going back.

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  6. Kim

    Is there any chance that if the deal does go through, Eastern Carribean itineraries for spring ’15 will change from St. Thomas to Tortola?

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  7. Erin

    Hello – this is my first comment, but I have been on this site many times. THANK YOU for all the wonderful information you provide on this site. Do you have any idea when the summer 2015 itineraries will be posted? I read on disboards that it may not be until March… I hope we do not have to wait that long!!

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