MIAMI — Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., has broken ground on its new terminal at PortMiami.
After receiving approval from the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners earlier this month, a groundbreaking ceremony took place on April 26 at PortMiami’s Terminal B, which was attended by top NCL executives, government officials, and representatives from the architecture and construction firms on record, Bermello Ajamil & Partners and the NV2A-Haskell joint venture.
The state-of-the-art terminal will begin construction on May 1, and is scheduled for completion by the fall of 2019, timed to coincide with the debut of Norwegian Encore, the newest ship of NCL’s Breakaway Plus class.
At nearly 166,500 square feet, the Norwegian terminal will accommodate ships of up to 5,000 passengers and will feature state-of-the-art technology to support faster and more efficient embarkation and disembarkation, as well as expedited security screening and luggage check-in. A dedicated lounge and service area will offer a warm and welcoming arrival for guests, and a new parking garage and valet parking area with direct access to the terminal will streamline the entire arrival and departure process for more efficiency.
“This iconic terminal represents our continued partnership with Miami-Dade County, our commitment to excellence and Miami as a world capital,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “As a global cruise company we’re transforming and elevating guest experiences through design and innovation on our ships, and this new terminal at PortMiami is the next step in that journey. We are honoured to be here today alongside the team dedicated to making this dream a reality.”