The new terminal will feature a futuristic design that includes an observation deck, indoor/outdoor gathering areas and enhanced elevators. It’s set to open in 2020 and is the first of its kind in Galveston since 2008.
The “miami cruise port” is a new terminal that is taking shape in the city of Galveston, Texas. The terminal will be located on the west side of the island and will have more than 1,000 feet of waterfront.
The development of Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise terminal in Galveston, Texas, is on schedule, according to the port. Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas will utilize the 161,300 square-foot terminal, which located on 10 acres in the port’s eastern sector. She will be the largest ship to ever call Texas home.
The Port of Galveston is used by many cruise companies to display their newest and largest ships. Carnival Cruise Line will homeport its newest LNG-powered ship, Carnival Jubilee, in Texas during the next two years, while Norwegian Cruise Line will homeport Norwegian Prima, the first of six Project Leonardo Class ships, in Galveston.
The newest Royal Caribbean terminal will open in the fall of 2022.
The new $125 million home for Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas is planned to launch in autumn 2022. The large 161,300-square-foot terminal, also known as Pier 10, is located on ten acres in the eastern side of the Port of Galveston and will be used solely by Royal Caribbean ships entering or departing from the city.
Royal Caribbean International, Ceres Terminal Holdings, LLC, and the Galveston Wharves collaborated on the 125 million USD project. The 68-foot tall building front’s construction began in the summer of 2021, when it broke ground. The terminal’s construction has since risen and will be finished in the autumn of this year.
The debut voyage of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ship, Allure of the Seas, from its new island home will take place in only eight months.
The new terminal will be a pleasant sight in Galveston and a nice change to the city’s skyline. Colorful blue panels, vertical accent windows, and the trademark Royal Caribbean anchor insignia will adorn the building’s façade.
Royal Caribbean provided the rendering.
Royal Caribbean’s interior concept depicts a soaring, sun-drenched area with vivid, tropical hues. At the terminal, mobile check-in and face recognition will improve boarding and disembarking.
Also read: A Sneak Peek Inside Royal Caribbean’s $125 Million Galveston Terminal
Royal Caribbean has committed to build the terminal to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation requirements as part of the port’s Green Marine strategy.
New Terminal & Cruise Ships Will Be Huge Boost For Galveston
Galveston will be severely impacted by the arrival of an Oasis-class cruise ship. Not only will 5,400 passengers board and depart each week, but thousands of staff members will also stop in Galveston for a few hours in between trips.
The new Royal Caribbean cruise terminal alone will generate 400 construction jobs, 400 permanent employment, 1.4 billion in local business services, and 5.6 million in state and local tax revenue.
Royal Caribbean provided the rendering.
Not only that, but there’s more. Carnival Cruise Line has committed the Carnival Jubilee to Galveston, while Norwegian Cruise Line will send Norwegian Prima, a new Project Leonardo Class ship, to the port. Each week, the three ships will welcome around 13,000 passengers to the port.
When she sails for the first time from Galveston on November 13, Allure of the Seas will offer 7-day Western Caribbean cruises with stops in Roatan, Costa Maya, and Cozumel.
Beginning in November 2023, the Carnival Jubilee will sail the same route and visit the same ports. From December 2023, Norwegian Prima will operate out of Galveston, sailing Western Caribbean routes.
Radiance of the Seas will be redeployed to Galveston and New Orleans from October 2022 to April 2023, according to Royal Caribbean International.
Frequently Asked Questions
What ships are Royal Caribbean getting rid of?
A: Royal Caribbean is currently getting rid of all their ships that were built before 2010. They are also discontinuing the Freedom class, which was one of their most popular ships.
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Where is Royal Caribbean going instead of Labadee?
A: Royal Caribbean is going to Freeport, Grand Cayman.
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