Norwegian Cruise Lines is Planning a New Terminal in Miami
Norwegian is hoping to get approval from Miami-Dade County Commissioners to start work in May on the new terminal at PortMiami.
“Norwegian has been sailing from Miami for over fifty years, longer than any other cruise line, and we are honored 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,” Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., said in a statement released by NCL on Thursday. “This terminal marks the latest step in our continual efforts to strengthen our presence in strategic home ports around the world.”
The plan is for completing the new terminal by fall of 2019, which would be in time for the company’s newest ship, Norwegian Encore, to use it as it begins departing from Miami on Caribbean cruises.
“Investing in PortMiami’s infrastructure positions Miami as a global destination for visitors,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “The construction of a new cruise terminal with the capacity to berth an additional 5,000-passenger cruise ship represents thousands of jobs and increased opportunities for our community. We are grateful for Norwegian Cruise Line’s continued partnership.”