Lighthouse Point to Welcome Disney Cruise Line Guests in Summer 2024

Today, Disney Cruise Line revealed Lighthouse Point, the line’s all new private destination in Eleuthera, Bahamas will welcome the first cruise guest in Summer 2024. When exactly? Well, that will be revealed in the very near future when the Summer 2024 itineraries are announced.

Lighthouse Point is being developed in close collaboration with local artists and advisors, the vibrant island retreat will be a unique celebration of Bahamian culture brought to life with the quality and service of a Disney vacation.

“At Disney Cruise Line, we have a deep appreciation for the Bahamian community,” said Sharon Siskie, senior vice president and general manager, Disney Cruise Line. “We are connected in many ways, including our shared values of storytelling and hospitality. 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.”

DCL Lighthouse Point D23 Expo

New details about Lighthouse Point reveal a relaxing beach escape designed with families in mind, infused with the color and energy of Bahamian artistry, and developed with a commitment to conservation at its core.

When guests arrive to Lighthouse Point, they’ll be greeted by distinctive, sweeping architecture in bright, saturated hues — a bold style inspired by nature and created in partnership with local artists.

The curvilinear buildings will at first appear as Bahamian shells scattered along the shoreline. Upon closer inspection, guests will discover artistic expressions of the native flora and fauna of The Bahamas and the pageantry and history of Junkanoo parades. Throughout the destination, references to playful folklore characters will evoke the warmth and charm of the local culture.

Respect for the environment is at the heart of the design. At least 90 percent of the destination’s electricity needs will be met by an onsite solar array, the pier was designed to avoid the need for dredging and elevated walkways will help limit impact on the landscape.

“Lighthouse Point is a place of extraordinary natural beauty, so our goal has always been to create designs that accentuate its qualities in an organic way,” said Kevin Thomas, creative director, Walt Disney Imagineering. “We’re focused on low-density, sustainable development that protects and preserves the environment, allowing the site’s biodiversity to shine.”

At Lighthouse Point, families will enjoy a day of fun in the sun as they relax on pristine beaches, embark on active adventures and discover the magic of Bahamian storytelling alongside favorite Disney characters. Much like Disney’s cruise ships and private island of Castaway Cay, Lighthouse Point will offer activities and areas for every age group.

Families can relax and play along white sandy beaches and turquoise waters at the expansive family beach on the east side of the island, which will be centrally located near market-style dining, recreation and other amenities.

A Bahamian art and culture pavilion featuring special programs and local artists will provide visitors to Lighthouse Point opportunities to learn and celebrate the traditions and natural beauty of The Bahamas.

A brightly-colored, interactive family water play area will include two slides, water drums, fountains and more, along with a dedicated space for toddlers.

DCL Lighthouse Point Waterplay Area

Additional recreational activities will be available for kids and kids-at-heart, including a covered gaming pavilion; a volleyball court and gaga ball pit; watercraft and bicycle rentals; nature trails for hiking and biking; and more.

Lighthouse Point – Adult Exclusive Beach

North of the family area at Lighthouse Point will be an adult-exclusive beach — a glorious stretch of sun-drenched serenity complete with a dedicated dining area for convenient access to food and drinks throughout the day, plus six private cabanas available by reservation.

Children ages 3 to 12 will splash and play at a themed kids’ club under the care of highly-trained Disney Cruise Line counselors. It will include a splash pad inspired by favorite undersea creatures from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Little Mermaid,” plenty of shade and a dedicated dining area.

Lighthouse Point – Kids’ Club

Set away from the activity of the main family area, a peaceful beach along the south-western shore will be lined with 20 premium family cabanas available to rent, including four double cabanas that accommodate larger groups and offer massage services.

DCL Lighthouse Point Cabana Interior

Lighthouse Point – Family Cabanas

Visitors to Lighthouse Point will have the opportunity to be surrounded by the wonders of nature and get a glimpse into the efforts taking place to conserve wildlife and their unique island habitats.

A collection of new Port Adventures developed in partnership with local tour operators will take guests beyond Lighthouse Point to explore the rich culture and breathtaking beauty of Eleuthera.

Disney’s new island destination is being thoughtfully designed to provide a hassle-free experience for families, including complimentary beach essentials (towels, chairs and umbrellas and lunch) and convenient tram transportation.

DCL Lighthouse Point Dining

Disney Cruise Line’s new destination on the island of Eleuthera will be a vibrant beach retreat infused with the color and energy of Bahamian artistry. Guests can refuel with a variety of freshly grilled lunch offerings at the family dining spot located near the beach and water play area. (Disney)

Lighthouse Point will open for guests on select sailings in summer 2024. Details on inaugural itineraries and additional information about signature entertainment, dining, retail and excursions will be released at a later date.

source: Lighthouse Point to Welcome Disney Cruise Line Guests in Summer 2024 • The Disney Cruise Line Blog


My gut tells be that at least for the first year this will be a Wish/Treasure only destination.


So would this mean a typical itinerary for the 3-4 day cruises would be Castaway Cay, Lighthouse Point (in lieu of Nassau?). If so, sign me up!


I love these pics! I think they could go bigger on a pool / splash pad, but this will do nicely.

I assume they will do either or on shorter cruises, but I, too would like it this way!

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I don’t think it will be in lieu of Nassau, too much excursion revenue to give away.

I think either Lighthouse as a Wish exclusive (no Castaway) or a Castaway/Lighthouse double dip combo (with Nassau) exclusive to Wish.


I suppose you re right, but a girl can dream! (pun intended)

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sign me up

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Not skipping Nassau, but multiple opportunities to visit Castaway/Lighthouse on one cruise! Dreams do come true!


This is great! I guess I wrong about being a Wish exclusive but glad to see itineraries doing Lightouse/Castaway combos. I might give those a try!


Not that many though. Unless I am missing something.

well, double dips were not that common to begin with. You really had to hunt them if you wanted one.

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I count 6? I was expecting zero, so I call it a win!


DVC mbrs were supposed to be able to book Lighthouse cruises today but the site still says “coming soon” and GS says they’re “busy, please call back” and hangs up. Gotta’ love Disney IT :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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I booked a 4 night cruise on the Magic for late August 2024 with a stop at Lighthouse Point! Hope I can convince my daughters to go!


If they don’t will you be taking volunteers are tribute? I mean, ones that would even pay their share. Asking for a friend.