Royal Caribbean opens PortMiami terminal
Royal Caribbean has found a new home for its largest cruise ships.
The Doral-based cruise line unveiled its new Terminal A at PortMiami on Nov. 2.
The sleek terminal, which resembles a ship, will be the base for the company’s Symphony of the Seas, currently the world’s largest cruise ship, as well as sister ship Allure of the Seas. Symphony of the Seas, which measures 1,188 feet long, has a capacity of 6,680 passengers.
“Terminal A is an important milestone in the growth of the cruise industry The interior of Royal Caribbean’s Terminal A at PortMiami in South Florida and underscores our commitment to Miami, where our company was founded almost 50 years ago,” said Richard D. Fain, chief executive officer and chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises, who attended the official unveiling of the terminal Friday.
Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos A. Giménez said, “With the opening of Terminal A, we are excited to welcome even more visitors to Miami.”
The port handles about 750,000 passengers a year from Royal Caribbean or about 15 percent of the total port traffic.
With the new terminal, the cruise line officials expect to boost that number to 2 million passengers a year.