November 2, 2018.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. today officially opened the new Terminal A in collaboration with Miami-Dade County. The new facility is nicknamed “The Crown Of Miami”. The new terminal is a striking addition to PortMiami and will serve as the homeport to Royal Caribbean International ships such as Symphony of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, two of the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ships.
PortMiami currently serves 750,000 Royal Caribbean passengers annually, representing roughly 15% of the port’s overall passenger traffic. Because of the new terminal, Royal Caribbean expects to increase its Miami passenger intake to nearly 2 million annually. This will make PortMiami Royal Caribbean’s largest cruise port in the U.S., solidifying PortMiami’s status as the Cruise Capital of the World.
The new LEED certified facility, which is the largest and most modern cruise facility in the U.S., has leveraged new technologies to enhance the waiting areas and boarding experience of guests. Overall, the design evokes the points in Royal Caribbean’s crown and anchor logo when viewed from the water; the ‘M’ of Miami when viewed from the east or western approaches; and a sense of waves rising or ships passing when viewed from the terminal side. As a result, the terminal will serve as a dynamic addition to the Miami skyline.
Actually the terminal has already received one ship, Mariner Of The Seas, a few days ago and the Allure Of The Seas is scheduled to arrive on November 5. The Symphony Of The Seas arrives on November 9, which is expected to garner all the attention – new ship at new terminal.