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
2 months 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
2 months ago

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

spartacus
2 months ago

*Virgin

Anon
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

Replacing those lights wouldn’t cost that much…

Anon
2 months ago

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

Myamian
2 months 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
2 months ago

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

Anonymous
2 months 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?
2 months ago

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

Ewww
2 months ago

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Anonymous
2 months 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
2 months ago

We are proud of our terminal.

Anonymous
2 months ago

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

Anonymous
2 months ago

Why is county funding this? Sketchy.

William
2 months ago

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

Hilarious!
2 months ago

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

Anon
2 months ago

Why is our tax money going here

Anonymous
2 months 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
2 months ago

What.

Anonymous
2 months ago

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

Anonymous
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

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

Analyst
2 months ago

Shore power financed by us!!

Anon
2 months ago

Why? Makes no sense.

Anonymous
2 months 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
2 months ago

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

Anol
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

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

Anonymous
2 months ago

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

A Nonymous
2 months ago

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

Anonymous
2 months 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
2 months ago

Still no shore power?

Anonymous
2 months ago

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

SkidroweDC
2 months 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
2 months ago

Great infill