Rendering of NCL MIA Terminal by Bermello Ajamil & Partners
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., the company that operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, today unveiled the design of a new dedicated Norwegian Cruise Line terminal at PortMiami.
Pending final approval by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, the project will commence in May, and is scheduled for completion by the fall of 2019, just as Norwegian Encore, the newest ship of the Breakaway Plus class, makes her MIA debut with seasonal cruises to the Caribbean.
“Norwegian has been sailing from Miami for over fifty years, longer than any other cruise line, and we are honoured to be partnering with PortMiami and Miami-Dade County to construct an iconic terminal that will contribute to Miami's world famous skyline and strengthen its position as the ‘Cruise Capital of the World,’” said Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
At nearly 166,500 square feet, the new terminal will accommodate ships of up to 5,000 passengers, and feature new technology to support faster and more efficient embarkation and disembarkation processes, as well as expedited security screening and luggage check-in.
A dedicated lounge and service area for large groups and charters, a new parking garage, and valet parking area with direct access to the terminal and lounge are also part of the plan.
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