Is a new Port of Miami terminal to accommodate one of Royal Caribbean International’s largest mega-ships on the horizon? A proposal for just that is now making its way through the government approval process in South Florida.
The Miami Herald reported late last week that a deal is in the works between Miami-Dade County, FL, and Royal Caribbean, which has corporate headquarters at Port of Miami.
The line reportedly wants to finance and build a new cruise Terminal A, located in the northeastern section of the port; that area is now dedicated to cargo. The county says Royal Caribbean’s investment could total more than $100 million and double the number of its passengers sailing from Port of Miami.
I see this as a win-win situation for both the Port of Miami and Royal Caribbean. The port of Miami will see a 20% increase in cruise traffic, and Royal Caribbean will have a new terminal that they would be able to utilize for their mega sized Oasis class ships like the Oasis of the Seas and the Allure of the Seas.