Royal Caribbean Plans New PortMiami Cruise Terminal For Ships With 7,000 Passengers

Miami-Dade commissioners voted yesterday to approve a deal that will see another Royal Caribbean Cruise Terminal built at PortMiami.

Royal Caribbean’s headquarters complex at PortMiami will also resume construction as part of the deal.

Construction of the HQ complex stopped during the pandemic. Around 4,000 employees were expected to be working from the new offices.

Instead of the HQ complex being financed by RCL, the county will now finance construction.

The county will also finance construction of the new terminal, which will be known as Cruise Terminal G.

RCL is promising to pay increased rent for the office complex, pay back part of construction, and add additional employees. They will also guarantee a minimum number of passengers, among other guarantees.

Cruise Terminal G will be capable of handling RCL’s new Icon class vessels capable accommodating up to 7,000 cruise passengers.

It will also be built with shore power.

Completion of the new terminal is expected in 2027.

The county is agreeing to finance up to $325 million for the new cruise terminal, plus up to another $450 million for the office complex.

 

Royal Caribbean’s Crown of Miami terminal under construction in 2018:

The HQ office complex, where construction has been paused since the pandemic:

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Anonymous
14 days ago

What’s up with the new Virgin terminal? Is that the final product? It looks terrible and the lighting is so 1980. I hope it’s still under construction.., can anyone provide an update?

spartacus
14 days ago

I thought the same. Irgun has probably the coolest cruise ships and the terminal doesn’t reflect that

spartacus
14 days ago

*Virgin

Anon
14 days ago

Completely agree….the lighting is terrible ….I can see it from my balcony and it’s way too stark….I expected something like NCL terminal which is beautifully done

peej
14 days ago

Unfortunately that’s the final product, an obvious victim of V.E. (Value Engineering).

It’s a classic bait & switch when developers are on a strict budget.

Mika
14 days ago

Replacing those lights wouldn’t cost that much…

Anon
14 days ago

honestly you could kinda tell it was going to end up hideous from the original design / renderings

Myamian
14 days ago

This is truly a big disappointment. It’s also the first port you see from mainland and it’s embarrassing ugly. Virgin has a lot of money and great designers by the look of their ships so I’m not sure what’s going on with this port, it’s just fugly!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Maybe it’s not finished, the renderings were nicer than what is is now.

Anonymous
14 days ago

It would be enough to light up with LEDs of different colors in truly Miami style. Right now it looks like a construction site.

Really?
14 days ago

I thought it was under construction?!?😳 That can’t be the final product.

Ewww
14 days ago

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Anonymous
14 days ago

Um, the 1980s were the golden age of Miami lights. Try it now, where everything built is sad dark colors and residents who have never heard of curtains complain about it.

Virgin Cruiselines
12 days ago

We are proud of our terminal.

Anonymous
11 days ago

You gotta be kidding! Check out your renderings on how it was suppose to look!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Why is county funding this? Sketchy.

William
14 days ago

Prob because the county can borrow cheaper than RCL but obviously now they will have the risk if RCL goes chaper 11

Hilarious!
14 days ago

Funny how the population don’t get to vote on things like this.

Anon
14 days ago

Why is our tax money going here

Anonymous
14 days ago

Because people, well represented by the characters on this forum, are ok with this time of use of tax payers money, in the billioons, while ‘suffering great pains’ if a working person somewhere ‘gets over’ with a $100 so-called ‘handout’ or a teacher getting a $200 raise some place when THEY don’t have a child in the particular school district, blah blah blah. Crabs everywhere you look.

Anonymous
14 days ago

What.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Oh my! You didn’t get enough sprinkles on your ice cream, honey?

Anonymous
14 days ago

“Instead of the HQ complex being financed by RCL, the county will now finance construction.” Perhaps RCL knows something about the future of the cruise industry the county doesn’t. This is a fool’s bargain.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Oh wow. They can actually guarantee customers now? That is serious power. Why don’t they just create customers while at it? The shhht that mofos on here take at face value so long as it comes out of the mouths of a ‘corporation’ vs ‘the government’, is astounding. This must be the last country on earth where people, like sheep, still cannot grasp that corporations can be as full of shhht, as inefficient, as lying, as corrupt, as stupid, etc. etc. as governments. Whatever they say is consumed by the masses like a freakin religion. Likewise, you can find governing bodies and good corporations.

Kas
14 days ago

Are taxpayers going to pay for Norwegian’s new HQ?

Analyst
14 days ago

Shore power financed by us!!

Anon
14 days ago

Why? Makes no sense.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Why not? The county has built new terminals at MIA for the airlines to use; Building new terminals for cruise lines to use is the same thing.

Anonymous
14 days ago

The airport belongs to the county. The cruise terminal do not.

Anol
14 days ago

The land is owned and operated by the county Royal pays them rent as it is, before COVID Royal had the money.

Melo is sigma and Chad
14 days ago

That is nearly one billion dollars of county funding, most royal employees don’t live in Dade county and aren’t contributing to our taxes. Are tourist taking Royal cruises even dropping a billion in the county.

anonymous
14 days ago

With these new agreements, shorepower equipped ships should be required. It’s great shorepower is being built, but if the ships themselves don’t have the required equipment, what good is it.

Are the Oasis class ships shorepower capable?

Melo, the true giga chad
14 days ago

Very sketchy financing. Also, cruise ships are the biggest polluters in the planet behind cargo ships.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Tell me more at the climate conference next year where everyone flies in with Leerjets.

A Nonymous
14 days ago

I guess we didn’t learn from Marlin’s Stadium

Anonymous
14 days ago

I’ve been wondering what’s going on with the HQ complex, happy to see it moving forward. Looks nice and will hopefully attract and employ great talent.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Still no shore power?

Anonymous
11 days ago

Renderings looked so much better! Does the city have any recourse?

SkidroweDC
14 days ago

In the HQ renderings, the horrible huge parking garage currently there is nowhere to be found. (It would loom over the not-so-tall office buildings shown.). Fake rendering, or does the garage come down as part of the work? Here’s hoping for the latter, especially since, as a taxpayer, apparently I’m helping pay for this HQ.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Great infill