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Cruise Ports Annual
CRUISE MARKET WATCH
Our record of performance, and
Carnival’s renewed commitment to our port with the new long-term operating agreement, are the foundation of sound planning and pillars of fnancial success.
– Capt. John Murray,
CEO, Port Canaveral
The frst LNG powered cruise ship, AIDAnova from Carni- memorandum of understanding with MSC to build cruise val’s German subsidiary AIDA Cruises, launched in Novem- Terminal AAA at the port. MSC already occupies Terminal ber 2018. AIDAnova also accommodates 6,500 guests. F at PortMiami, a terminal reconditioned in time to accom- modate the line’s new fagship, the MSC Seaside, as well as p morT iami the MSC Divina.
PortMiami will host both the 6,800 passenger Symphony The completion of the Terminal F was celebrated with an of the Seas from Royal Caribbean and in two years, an un- offcial ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, December named 7,000-passenger ship from MSC; plus Richard Bran- 7, 2017 attended by Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Juan Kuryla, son’s adults only Scarlet Lady in 2023. And, this too, will all PPM director & CEO of Port of Miami, Rick Sasso, chair- require new terminals. man of MSC Cruises USA, Roberto Fusaro, president of
In December 2018, Branson won approval from Miami-Dade MSC Cruises USA and members of the Miami-Dade Board
County for Virgin Cruise Terminal for a new 100,000-square- of County Commissioners. With that done, MSC began ne- foot terminal would be located on the northwest side of the gotiations for a completely new terminal to host their as yet
Miami port. Cost of the terminal is estimated at $150 million, named, 7,000-guest cruise ship, which would then be the according to the cruise line. Branson also said that he had got- largest in the world.
ten approval to sail into Havana from Miami and that he will The terminal will sit east of the other two new terminals soon be announcing the purchase of an island. already in construction from Royal Caribbean Cruises and “We’ve got a beautiful island which we’ll soon to be an- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. nounce where people will be going in the Bahamas so it’s very Royal Caribbean’s Terminal A will be completed this fall convenient,” he told reporters. to bring its new Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest
The Miami-Dade Board of Commissioners approved Bran- cruise ship, to Miami. At maximum occupancy, Symphony son’s 100,000-square-foot terminal, the Virgin Voyages Ter- can carry 6,680 guests. The $250 million terminal is a part- minal, will be located on the northwest side of PortMiami. nership between Miami-based Royal Caribbean and Miami-
Construction will begin in 2019 with completion expected by Dade County. The cruise line funded construction; and the
November 2021 in time for the 2,700 passenger Scarlet Lady. county provided around $15 million in infrastructure sup-
A second ship, also under construction, would debut in Miami port. Royal Caribbean will pay the county $9.5 million per for the 2021-2022 season. year to rent the land.
The two-story glass terminal’s rooftop is designed by archi- Norwegian’s new $100 million Terminal B will be com- tect Architectonica to resemble a palm tree grove with roof- pleted in fall 2019 to coincide with the launch of its newest top pockets that allow natural light to fow into the building. ship, the Norwegian Encore, which carries 3,998 passengers
At night, the company’s Virgin Voyages red logo will be il- at double occupancy.
luminated along with shafts of light fashing against the sky With 22 cruise lines berthing 55 ships at PortMiami, mil- and Biscayne Bay. lions of passengers travel through the South Florida port ev-
The Miami-Dade County Commission also approved a ery year with an emphasis on cruises to the Bahamas, the 42 Maritime Logistics Professional January/February 2019 | |