MSC Cruises has revealed details of a new innovative cruise terminal at PortMiami that will support its expanding presence in North America and in the Caribbean in particular. As per the terms of the agreement, approved by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, MSC Cruises will design, construct, operate and maintain a large building that hosts two cruise terminals (AA and AAA) as well as two berths.
Designed by architecture firm Arquitectonica, MSC Cruises’ new PortMiami terminals will be capable of hosting two mega cruise ships at the same time, allowing the Company to conduct two turnaround operations simultaneously, handling up to 28,000 passenger movements per day.
Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises Executive Chairman, said: "The new terminal will ensure that we can provide our guests with an enhanced end-to-end high-quality experience while both embarking and disembarking, thus adding to their ability to fully enjoy every moment of their vacation."
MSC Cruises currently operates four vessels out of PortMiami: MSC Seaside and MSC Armonia year-round; MSC Divina seasonally; and MSC Meraviglia, which will join the ships sailing from Miami this fall, seasonally. With the new cruise facilities, MSC Cruises will bring a total of 1 million guests through PortMiami each year.
Work on the new terminals is due to commence in early 2020.