.What if Disney breaks with tradition and names its new cruise ship after a character?
Port Canaveral documents refer to Disney’s next ship as Triton, an obvious reference to King Triton from “The Little Mermaid” the first film during a period known as the Disney Renaissance. The name Triton shows up in documents on terminal construction at Port Canaveral. Also, a “Triton class” of ships also appears on part of the agenda for the Canaveral Port Authority commission meeting that was held this past Wednesday. It is likely, however, that Triton is simply a code name and the real name will be revealed by Disney at a later date.
Port Canaveral Officials will also be in negotiations for contracts for both landside and waterside improvements to Terminals 8 and 10. These improvements are expected to cost upwards of $46 million.
Disney will be expanding its presence at the Port to occupy both Terminal 8 and 10, the former will be receiving a redesign and the latter will be shared with Norwegian Cruise Line.
Port Officials say that at least one of two new sister ships will be coming online in 2022 and 2023.